Found on the Internet: How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife

If you’ve ever browsed knives, you’ll know there are more features to consider than you would expect.  Which ones are serious considerations? Which ones are superfluous?  Which ones are marketing ploys, just trying to snag the uninformed?

On The Art of Manliness blog, Creek Stewart outlines the six most important criteria for selecting a survival knife:

  • Size
  • Fixed Blade
  • Full Tang
  • Sharp Pointed Tip
  • Single-Edged Blade with Flat Ground Spine
  • Solid Pommel

A survival knife is not a magic wand nor does it have inherent magical saving powers. The true value is in the skill of the one who wields it. Skill only comes from practice and repetition. You don’t buy a survival knife to decorate your man cave–it is a tool that’s meant to be used. Since the beginning of mankind, the cutting blade helped to shape how our ancestors hunted, fought, built, and survived. From cavemen with sharp rocks to a soldier in modern warfare, there will never be a relationship quite like that between a man and his blade. Choose yours wisely.

How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife via [The Art of Manliness]

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Author: Adrian

Adrian Hannah is a system administrator and poor college student at Michigan Technological University. He currently resides in Hancock, MI where he observes the outside world and puts in his two cents.