camping knife

QUICK GUIDE TO CHOOSING A CAMPING KNIFE

A good camping knife is a knife you can use for a variety of jobs. With so much to choose from on the market these days, it is easy to get lost paying for something you don’t really need and won’t really use. Here is a look at some of the factors to consider when purchasing a knife for camping or fishing.

A SIZE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH

This will depend on the job you are using the knife for. You should also consider the size and strength of your hands. The best-sized knife has a handle that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.

HANDLE MATERIAL

Knife handle materials are also called knife scales. Knife scales can be made from many materials. The best knife scales give a huge amount of grip without absorbing moisture from the environment. If you have a wooden handle, for example, it should be treated.

KNIFE BLADE MATERIALS AND FINISH

These days, camping knives are made from a range of materials, including titanium right through to ceramic. The easiest choice for a knife blade is stainless steel because they don’t rust. Carbon steel knives are great because they can be used with fire and can also be used with a flint to make fire.

KNIFE BLADE SHAPES

An all-round knife normally has a thick black with a thick spine.

BLADE SIZE

The knife blade will have a big impact on your choice because size matters in comparison to what jobs you are using your knife for. A good all-round knife has a blade around 7 inches long.

KNIFE SHEATH

A good knife should come with a sheath. It’s just that simple. You have somewhere to put your knife to keep it safe and you safe when not using it. Always get a knife with a sheath.

 


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Bill Matthews
bill.matthews@dinga.com.au

Bill is as green friendly as they come. He's travelled the world, loves kayak fishing and camping.