When planning a hunting or camping trip, one of the main items needed is a folding hunting knife. A folding knife has a blade that folds into the handle. This protects the blade and decreases the chance of a person cutting or stabbing themselves when carrying the knife. It is also beneficial to have a folding knife as the size is decreased, therefore fitting more conveniently into smaller spaces.
There are two types of folding hunting knives. These are the lock-back folding knife and the traditional pocket knife. A beneficial feature of the lock-back knife is that they are as strong as a fixed blade knife, and, they are safer and easier to carry. Lock-back folding hunting knives also allow the user to use just one hand if the other hand is busy performing another task. The lock blade mechanism ensures that the blade does not flip out and injure the user.
The folding hunting pocket knife is a more versatile type of knife. They are the most compact, and, if a quality brand is purchased, the folding pocket knife can easily clean game.
There are many uses for folding hunting knives as well as several benefits. There are not limited to the sport of hunting. Many people who fish, camp, and hike use these types of knives as well. Not only are the folding knives good at cleaning, skinning game, and cutting back tree limbs, but many fishermen use them to clean fish and cut fishing line.
Another advantage of using a folding hunting knife is that many have a variety of different blades on them for different purposes. Types of hunting knife blades include: Clip point, drop point, and skinning blades. The clip point blade has a well-defined point and is thin. The drop point is used to skin and field dress game. It should not be used to cut twigs or for any other non-hunting related chores. Skinning knives are used primarily to skin big game. Most hunters do not need more than a four to five inch blade on their folding knife.The stability and reliability of the folding hunting knives can make your next hunting, fishing, or camping trip easier and convenient for the task at hand.
The RedHead® Camo Hunting Fixed Blade/Folding Blade Knife
The RedHead® Camo Hunting Fixed Blade/Folding Blade Knife Combo is a knife set with 7Cr17 steel blades. The blades are drop point blades. The handles are camo rubber handles, and they have a nylon sheath. The length of the blades is 3.8” and 3.42” respectively. The color is RealTree APG HD. It retails for $39.94.
The Gerber® Paraframe™ I Camo Folding Blade Knife
The Gerber® Paraframe™ I Camo Folding Blade Knife features a lightweight, easy to clean, soft-touch acmo frame with titanium nitride blades. The blade is 7.62 cm (3”) in length. It retails for $24.99.
The Buck® Mossy Oak® Blaze™ Camo Omni Hunter™ 10 Point Drop Point Folding Blade Knife
The Buck® Mossy Oak® Blaze™ Camo Omni Hunter™ 10 Point Drop Point Folding Blade Knife is designed with an emphasis on durability and efficiency. Its Mossy Oak handles have a nylon sheath. It has a 420 HC drop point blade and a mid-lockback construction. It also has a dynaflex rubber handle. The blade is 7.62 cm (3”) in length. It retails for $44.99.
The Buck® Bantam® Camo Drop Point Folding Knives
The Buck® Bantam® Camo Drop Point Folding Knives have thermoplastic textured handles in Mossy Oak Break-Up. It is easy to handle and light weight. This series features heavy-duty 420HC steel blades and single handed deployment. Due to this you can start using it immediately. The mid-lockback design ensures efficiency of operation. The ridges at the top provide comfort for holding the knives for long periods of time. They have an easy and strong grip. A Lanyard hole is provided for easy attachment to any other equipment or to the user’s self. The blades in this series retail between $14.94 and $19.94.
The Buck® Redpoint Safe-Spin Folding Blade Knife
The Buck® Redpoint Safe-Spin Folding Blade Knife is a safe and convenient knife. It is reliable to us and comes with a one-hand safe-spin deployment for easy opening and closing. It has a stainless steel blade, 420HC. It also features an all-weather grip, an over-sized utility arch and a belt clip. It retails for $29.99.
The RedHead® Big Game Hunting Knife Set
The RedHead® Big Game Hunting Knife Set is a knife set having three blades. It has a 5.75” cleaver. A 4.33” gut hook. A 3.3” caper. All three blades have a 3Cr13 steel blade and rubber handles. They also have a nylon sheath. The knives are all black. The set retails for $29.94.
The Gerber® Profile™ Gut Hook Folding Blade Knife
The Gerber® Profile™ Gut Hook Folding Blade Knife is built for heavy usage, comfort and usability. It has a non-slip rubber handle and a 7Cr17 stainless steel blade. It has a blade length of 3.5”. The overall length is 21.59 cm (8.5”). The closed length is 12.07 (4.75”). Its weight is 4.3 oz. It retails for $24.99.
The Buck® Minibuck Drop Point Lock Folding Knife
The Buck® Minibuck Drop Point Lock Folding Knife is a Minibuck lock folding knife from Buck Knives. It delivers both toughness and reliability. It is less than 3” long and weighs less than an ounce. It has a 420 high carbon steel 1-7/8” drop point blade. It also features a one-piece thermoplastic handle. It retails for $7.99.
The RedHead® 2-Blade Lockback Hunting Knife
The RedHead® 2-Blade Lockback Hunting Knife is a hunting knife with two lockback blades. The blades are made of 7Cr17 stainless steel. It has a matte finish, 55-58 Rockwell hardness, camo rubber handles and a nylon sheath. The blades are drop point blades with a gut hook and a saw blade. The blade length is 3.42”. It retails for $24.99.
The Buck® 110 Folding Hunter® Knife
The Buck® 110 Folding Hunter® Knife is easy to sharpen. It has a 420HC martensitic stainless steel blade. The steel is furnace treated and tempered. It is an original lockback hunting knife. It is razor sharp and holds its edge well. It has a natural wood stained handle and brass bolster/liners. It has a black sheath that is made of leather. The length of the blade is 3.75”. It retails for $44.99.