Knives are essential tools to carry with you wherever you go. There are a variety of knives but a knife meant to fit in your pocket is unmistakable because of its appearance. Everyone has their intentions for having a survival knife. Understand the properties of the knife you desire to have so that you do not pick a knife that will not meet your needs.
You should observe the blade and find out the type of metal it is. A steel blade, unlike other metals like iron, cannot rust. It will take longer before your knife wears out because steel does not rust at all.Ensure that the blade is pure steel because if it is a combination of steel and another metal, it will rust.
The design of the blade should be of your taste. Some blades are indented while others are straight; therefore, it is up to you to decide on what to take with you. Saw-like blades need another tool designed to sharpen it, unlike straight blades.
The length of the blade is also an excellent feature to look at. Whether you like it long or short depends on your perception of how long is too long and how short is too short. The length of the blade should be able to perform your tasks without much hustle.A very long blade can be difficult for you to hold in your palm and to carry in your pocket.
The blade of the knife should be thick enough because the thicker the blade, the stronger it is.A the blade that is flexible because it is thin is troublesome to use when you put it to hard tasks like chopping wood.
Every knife has a unique handle depending on the design of the manufacturer. A handle that is hollow to allow you to carry other things in it such as match sticks is not the best. The tang is somewhere halfway into the handle because of the hollow.The tang can easily break off from the handle because of the hollow. A good knife should not have the hollow that makes the joint between the tang and the handle weak.
The tang should be long enough to go deeper to the base of the handle. Your knife will withstand all the pressure and force exerted on it if the tang and the handle are compact. A tang that leaves space in the handle is a sign that the knife is weak.
The best knives have edges that are sharp and arrow-like. Different knives come with different shapes at the edge.You need a sharp pointed tip for your knife because you will need it to defend yourself if you are under attack.The pointed tips are also helpful when you go hunting.