You must already know the importance of having a good hunting knife with you since it is considered every survivalist’s bread and butter. However, there is a big difference between a mediocre knife and a hunting knife that will make your job much easier. At Survival Marketplace, we have almost a century of experience when combined, and through trial and error, we have learned that having a good knife in your hand can really matter big time. In some cases, it can also save your life, much like an air gun for non-lethal self-defense. Here is a list of the three of the best hunting knives out there. We have included affordable, high quality, and compact knives.
1. Winchester 22-41324
The first thing that you notice about this beauty is the sleek design and also the fact that it is pretty lightweight. It weighs only 2.2 oz.; and also it’s not very big. The blade length is 2.5 inches, closed: 3.4, and the overall is 6 inches. It is perfect for people who like to carry their knife in their pocket. It’s foldable, which we typically prefer not to use for hunting, but we’ll make an exception for this knife.
There are two things that we love about the Winchester 22-41324. First, it’s the fact that when it folds, it is tiny and you won’t even notice that you have it in your pocket. The second is the design, which makes it a perfect knife for woodcarving, cutting ropes, and several other things that it can do.
Considering that it costs next to nothing and it is small and very light, it is expected that it’s not very sharp. However, this nuisance can be easily solved if you sharpen the blade a little.
For people who prefer small knives to have with themselves at all times, this is the perfect knife. If you add to it the low price, it is great to have it with you for many outdoor activities.
2. Mossy Oak Survival Knife
This knife looks like it came straight out of a Rambo movie. The design is impeccable, and the quality of the build is exceptional. The blade is made out of 440c premium steel blade, which is extremely sharp and can cut things as if they were made out of butter. The blade can be deployed and retracted very fast with the help of the thumb slide. Unlike many other knives, the thumb slide of this Mossy Oak knife is made to endure years of use.
There are plenty of things that are not just good, but great. Starting with the fact that it is pretty light, it is only 3.35 oz. Moreover, it also has a glass breaker, which can be very useful in some situations. Now let’s talk about the fact that the creators of this knife have designed it in such a way that you might not need to have another knife for years on end.
The only reason why some people may hesitate to buy this excellent knife is the price tag. If you think long-term, you can use this knife for maybe even decades. If it is well-kept, this knife will be your best friend in certain situations.
This model from Mossy Oak has everything that you want in a hunting knife; reliability, endurance, great design, and it is lightweight. Having a high-quality knife should be a very high priority for every survivalist.
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3. Opinel Folding Pocket Knife
To finish off this list, we have picked a classic looking knife. The moment you hold it, you will feel the comfort that it provides, and you will see that the design has been perfected to that extent, that since 1890 it hasn’t changed at all. It’s very efficient and sturdy, and it remains a staple of hunting knives to this day. The Opinel Folding Knife is an excellent present for anyone that likes outdoors or is a handyman.
This knife is made from stainless steel that is anti-corrosive thanks to the added chromium. Therefore, it doesn’t require any extra maintenance. Because of its look and functionality, it can also be used for everyday tasks. In other words, you can use it for a myriad of functions, and not only for the outdoors.
I’ve personally used this knife even when it was raining, and although the grip needed taping, it still looks as if it was brand new.
You can never go wrong with the classic Opinel Folding Knife. The blade is very sharp, it doesn’t require any maintenance, and it is very affordable. For everyone that hasn’t had used any hunting knives before, we highly suggest that you buy it.