A hunting knife is a knife used for hunting, especially for cutting the meat or skinning. They have only one sharpen edge, being specially design for cutting rather than stabbing.
Finding the right hunting knife may be a difficult challenge. First you have to decide whether you want to hunt a big or a small game, or what type of hunting you want to do, and what is the biggest and the smallest animal you would want to hunt. There are two kinds of knifes: with a Fixed blade hunting knivesor a folding blade. The fixed blade hunting knives are known to be stronger but you should also have to be more careful with it and carry it in a sheath. Generally there is no part that is moving at this kind of knife. It is said that a folding knife makes hunting versatile. Usually this kind of knife can be used for many other things like self-defense and if you would rather be a casual hunter than a professional one the best choice for you is the folding blade knife. A folding knife is a pocketknife because the blade fits inside the handle and it is small and easy to use.
The butterfly knives are also known to be pocketknives because the handles rotate so that they close the blade between them. The handling of this knife is hard and it may take a lot of exercise before you can flip it as a professional. The butterfly knifes are also known as ‘Bailsong’. The butterfly knive is an ancient invention of the Filipino people and it was used as a weapon. Nowadays these knives are still traditionally handmade, but many are of poor quality and they may be used for amusement or collection and not for hunting. Fixed blade hunting knives are my first choice when I go out hunting. I have had the folding type in the past but came to find the fixed blade hunting knives to be the strongest and also the most reliable for that tuff cutting.
There are many companies that make good quality hunting knives. Some of these companies are Buck, Case, Bocker, Schrade, Gerber and one of the best is also Benchmade. Even though the company was founded in 1988, they make high quality knives that will last for years. Their initial knives where the Bailsong and they broke of new ground when they started making knives with non-traditional materials and modern manufacturing, which they say it ‘not only built knives better but, inevitably built better knives’. The Benchmade butterfly knives are of guaranteed great quality and long lasting. Fixed blade hunting knives is the only way to go if you’re a true hunter.
You can buy butterfly knives from any great company that you can find on Amazon, made of stainless steel blade and with a unique design for the handles. The price varies depending on the quality of the blade, manufacturer and design. You can find them from 11.95$ and 12.75$ with free shipping or 24.99$ with a 4.99$ shipping (a 9” black butterfly knife). More expensive knives can be found at from 300$ up to 1000$.
Choosing a fixed blade hunting knife is hard but if you will find the right one for you it is guaranteed that it will be on your hip when you will need it and it will not be a paperweight that you will throw away.