A knife is an ancient hunting tool. The first knives were made of stones, shells, or bones in the Stone Age. Ancient Egyptians also used stone knives for hunting. Nowadays, hunting knives are still the main tool for any hunter. 

Hunting & survival knives are necessary to take measures to ensure your safety in any unexpected situation or worst-case scenario. A knife is an indispensable tool for a fisherman, hunter, or tourist since it will help to cope with all kinds of tasks.

The best hunting knives are made from high-strength steel. Almost all knives have a special guard element that prevents the palm from sliding off the knife.

Types of Hunting Knives

There are no absolutely universal knives. Different types of knives depend on types of hunting. The choice of a knife should be approached carefully and thoughtfully, otherwise, your purchase will become nothing more than a souvenir in the collection.

There are 2 main types of knives: folding and fixed. What type of knife to choose is a matter of personal and practical preference. 

Experienced hunters usually prefer knives with fixed blades over folding knives since fixed tools are more reliable and durable than the most modern and strong folding ones. In addition, fixed tools can withstand higher loads than folding knives. However, new technologies allow leading manufacturers to create very reliable and functional folders. Moreover, there are folding knives with automatic or semi-automatic blade openings. 

The length of the knife usually varies from 2 to 6 inches. The length of a knife depends primarily on the intended use of the cutting tool. The small one can be carried in a pocket as an operational tool that is always at hand. If you want to use a knife not only for hunting but also at home, you should pay attention to medium-sized knives. Large knives will come in handy directly in the hunt. Such tools are ready for tough long-term work.

We have all kinds of hunting knives for sale on GRITR Sports.

What types of hunting knives are available?

There are a variety of hunting knives available, ranging from fixed blade to folding blade and skinning to gutting blades. Each style is designed for different purposes, so the type you choose should depend on your individual needs.

What features should I look for in a hunting knife?

When choosing a hunting knife, it's important to consider its size, weight, shape, material and handle design. Make sure it fits comfortably in your hand and is easy to use with one hand. Additionally, make sure the blade is made from high-quality materials and is sharp enough for any task you may need it for.

How do I care for my hunting knife?

To ensure your hunting knife lasts a long time and remains sharp, clean it after every use with soap and warm water. Dry your knife thoroughly with a clean cloth before storing it in a dry place that has no moisture or humidity present. It’s also important to regularly sharpen your knife when necessary.