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5 Best Survival Knives

5 Best Survival Knives

How many knives should it take for you to be able to survive in the back country? If you choose the right survival knife, just one. With so many new products out on the market, it’s hard to choose between different brands. While most first aid and fire starting products work similarly to each other, choosing the correct survival knife could mean the difference between life and death in a survival situation.

1. Cold Steel Recon 1 Tactical Knife.

Cold Steel is famous for raising the bar in the knife industry. The Recon 1 continues the trend with its tough-as-nails build and chainsaw-like performance, setting a standard that’s tough to beat. Every facet of the Recon 1’s construction has been over-engineered to make it as strong, durable, and effective as humanly possible. The clip-point blade is made of imported Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel that’s been vacuum heat treated and sub-zero quenched, while the handle features G-10 laminate scales artfully contoured and scalloped to produce a superior nonslip grip.

– No slipping from sweaty palms
– Convenient thumb disc for easiest opening
– Blade’s tough finish eliminates glare


2. Ka-Bar Becker Companion Fixed Blade Knife.

For all those who camp, hunt or spend time afield. The Campanion works just as happily splitting out kindling as it does prying apart joints and skinning game, not to mention chopping onions for the campfire chili!Sold with a Molle compatible heavy-duty polyester sheath with front pocket.

– Very natural feeling grip
– Meant to fit larger hands
– Heavy-duty sheath with a blade insert sleeve


3. SOG Force Fixed Blade Knife.

The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools SE38-N Force is a fixed blade knife that’s virtually unbreakable with a full tang, thick blade and minimal grind design. Made of AUS-8 steel with an attractive hardcase black TiNi finish, the 6-inch straight edge, fixed blade has a clip point shape that allows a quicker and deeper puncture upon insertion, sharpens easily and makes quick work of any task. The ergonomically contoured and well-balanced handle has a black finish and is made of a high strength, no-slip, abrasion and impact resistant glass-reinforced nylon to fit comfortably in your hand. SOG’s unique cryogenic heat treatment process results in an overall increase in toughness and heightened wear-resistance.

– Impact resistant, smooth handle
– High strength glass-reinforced nylon
– Has full tang and is almost unbreakable


4. Fallkniven Fine Edge Fixed Blade Knife.

The Fallkniven A1 is an all-purpose knife on the larger side designed for heavy duty use. The powerful blade is made of extremely hard and tough Laminated VG10 steel, and will withstand the stress of hard use. The knife is superb at chopping as well finer daily cutting tasks thanks to the ergonomic grip. The full tang goes entirely through the handle so you can strike with the end of it without breaking the grip. The sturdy Black leather sheath allows you to fasten the knife on your belt or your pack, and even upside down. The Fallkniven A1 is Unaffected by water and works equally well in extreme cold and stifling heat.

– Premium steel withstands years of stress and hard use
– Smooth, natural grip
– Abrasion and extreme temperatures resistant


5. ESEE Fixed Blade Knife.

ESEE-6P fixed blade survival knife is a full tang 1095 high carbon steel construction with an black powder coated flat ground 6.50″ blade. This blade features jimping on the spine for increased thumb grip. The handle is made out of Micarta canvas, with a lanyard hole in the rounded pommel. Includes durable olive drab molded polymer carry sheath with removable clip

– Subtly scaled, anti-slip texture
– Lightweight handle
– Durable, high-quality steel

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