by Sarah Williams
by Sarah Williams

A survival knife is just as it sounds, a knife that helps you to survive with literally a hundred survival-related functions. Easy to carry, it can perform any task during hunting and trekking escapades proving to be a saving grace in times of an animal attack. When it comes to such a knife, we follow the policy of less is more. Your utmost priority is performance and that’s enhanced solely by a skillfully designed simple survival knife.

The importance of having and carrying a survival knife with you is immense and that’s the reason there is a high supply of survival knives in UK keeping people well equipped and increasing their chances of survival in unseen situations. There are several types of survival knives but you should choose the one that you are most comfortable in using. (Or you could have one of each type if you happen to like it a bit too much, no one’s stopping)

  1. Theses knives are an absolute necessity for all those who are setting out to experience the cruelty in the wildness or all those who need to be cautious at all times and be prepared in all situations for any type of danger. It’s quite important for all the people who are in a professional field where survival preparation is crucial.
  2. They come in various sizes from a small and handy blade to a large blade as per your comfort and requirements.
  3. They will never break as they don’t have any moving parts such as in a folding one.
  4. They help you to defend yourself against humans, animals and all that which may try to harm you.
  5. They are easier to maintain and cleaning it is simple and quick.
  6. The blade on ‘fixed blade’ survival knives is twice the length of the folding ones giving it an upper hand in the knives family.
  7. Practically speaking, survival knives can be brought into action faster than folding or other types of knives.
  8. Survival knives offer great versatility as it is associated with multiple functions such as cutting, slicing, splitting, self-defence, food prep, fire making, prying, hunting, building of shelter, hammering etc.
  9. Also, it’s not given in any rule book that you have to limit yourself to one knife; you can carry several as it will only increase your chances of survival.

Size- In case of survival knifes, the bigger is not always the better and neither is a too small blade. The ideal size of the blade should be 9-11 inches in length.

Fixed Blade- A fixed blade is any day much more durable and reliable than a folding one and meets the requirements of a survival situation effectively.

Full Tang- A full tang blade is the best among the lot because it is much more robust and substantial along with being functional even after scales come off.

Sharp Pointed Tip- Though it sounds obvious, there are many survival knives available in the market which have angled, rounded or straight cut flat tips. The sharp tip can either be used for hunting purposes as well as for defence against man or beast.

Single-edged blade with Flat ground spine- A double edged blade is actually a disadvantage and doesn’t allow activities like fire starting, carving projects or constructing shelters.

Solid Pommel- A well-designed and substantial pommel or ‘butt’ of the knife makes it perfect to be used for light pounding and hammering.

So, to make long things short, there are certain survival tools you can compromise on but survival knives aren’t one of them. In times of emergencies, failure is not an option and you need immediate access to the blade making survival knives a little too important.

Thus, in case of ready-to-attack situation in UK, your survival depends on these knives alone and so there are several companies that are supplying high grade survival knives at affordable costs making sure there is one of these at every home in UK.

But you should also keep in mind that this isn’t a magic wand and you have to practice and acquire the skill to use it properly. So choose wisely and make proper use of it.