What Kind Of Knife Should I Get For My Survival Kit

Most of the survival kits out there for personal usage don’t include a good knife. Really, this is one of the most important items FOR survival, so if your survival kit doesn’t have a good one, it’s time to look into buying one yourself. The knife can also be used in your first aid kit as well. Some of the kits out there do boast having everything, but once in a blue moon you just might not like what you get. Here are a few of the top rated knives in the Survival industry – one of which is from Bear Grylls.

- SOG Seal Pup: For those who want all the features of the original SEAL Knife in a smaller profile, SOG Specialty Knives and Tools have created the M37-N SEAL Pup. An excellent companion for both outdoor and underwater adventures, the M37-N showcases SOG’s sophisticated style and quality construction. Designed for use by Navy SEALs, the M37-N features a powder-coated, stainless steel, partially-serrated blade, as well as ergonomic features such as a long comfort handle, deep finger grooves, and more.

- Ka-Bar BK11 Becker Necker Neck Knife: The Becker Necker is the quintessential neck knife. Updated with 1095 CroVan steel, a redesigned sheath, and marked with the new BK&T KA-BAR stamps, the Necker is the same quality performer it has always been…only better. Black plastic injection molded glass-filled nylon sheath and 550 cord included. Also, note that the revised sheath for the Necker was designed to work with the TDI Metal Belt Clip. This allows for easy on and off mounting to a belt, in a boot, or on a tactical vest.

- Gerber Gator Folding Clip Point Serrated Edge Knife (Bear): The Gerber Gator Folding Clip Point Serrated Edge Knife features a unique thermoplastic comfort grip handle designed to offer maximum grip in both dry and wet conditions. The knife also features a drop-point blade with a convex curve bending towards the point of the blade that offers an ample amount of effective edge for slicing, making it an ideal choice as a hunting knife. The knife locks open for safety, comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and includes a black Cordura belt sheath.

- Buck 119BR Special Fixed Blade Knife (Survivor-man): Buck Knives 119BR Special is Buck Knives most popular fixed blade sheath knife. The Special features a 6″ clip point 420HC Stainless Steel Blade. It is 10-1/2″ in overall length and weighs 7.5 oz. The 119 Special also features a Cocobola handle with a polished brass butt and finger guard, and comes with a fitted black leather sheath. The 119 Special, as with all Buck Knives, comes with Buck’s 4-Ever Unconditional Lifetime Warranty.

In this instance, when choosing a knife for your survival kit, it is of the utmost important that you do NOT skimp. Even if it costs $200, chances are it will be a good knife – reliable and durable, and it will last you for years to come. There are an array of knives out there for your Swiss Army, Adventure Medical Kits and Tactical Medical Solutions kits. The one you choose will most likely depend on what it is you want from the knife itself. Most people will go with a serrated option because this can act as a knife, but also as a de-boner for fish, a saw for cutting small twigs, a slicer for rope and twine.

The handles will also depend on you. Some of them have marbled wood – which are more for show than anything else. Others will have non-slip grips. The bolster on the knife will be different as well. It’s probably suggested that if you get a knife with a slippery handle that you make sure the bolster is wide enough.. just in case your hand would slip!
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