Choosing a Tactical Knife

Choosing a Tactical Knife

One thing everyone should have in their bug out bag is a tactical knife.  But how do you know which one is right.  Here are a few tips and resources to help you choose the perfect tactical knife. Read on to learn more.

10 Things That Make a Tactical Knife

via The Daily Caller

Well, first let me say this:  I’ve heard some people (Knifemakers/Knife Companies) say the following, that there’s no difference between a “regular” knife and a “Tactical Knife.”  I ask them this question: Is there a difference between a “Combat Handgun” and a “regular” hand gun?  Damn right there is.  But unless you know what those differences are, you probably can’t tell the difference.  It has a barrel, a handle and it shoots, just like every other gun.  However, there are differences and to the educated or experienced, these subtleties can literally spell the difference between life and death.  There is also a difference between a “Tactical Knife” and a “regular” knife.  Let’s take a look.  Click here for the full article.
How to Choose a Tactical Knife

via Tactical

While there are many attributes that are less than ideal in a survival blade, here’s a list the main things you should avoid when choosing a survival knife:

  • Narrow Tang
  • Folding Knives
  • Huge Knives
  • Hollow-handed ‘Survival’ Knives

Similar to the list of ‘dont’s’ above, here’s a list of core requirements that every survival knife should meet:

  • Full Tang
  • Fixed Blade
  • Reasonable Sized

Most knives are made from two broad classifications of steel: Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel. As a general rule stainless steel is more rust resistant than carbon steel but can be more brittle (less tough) and more difficult to sharpen compared to the average carbon steel. Carbon steel on the other hand can be made extremely sharp, is tougher when being used for splitting or chopping, is easier to sharpen, but if not maintained it will easily rust.

The most important thing, as I mention in many other threads, is to find what works for you.   Click here for the full article.

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