Hunting knife is a short bladed, one or one and a half-bladed melee weapon used for hunting goals. Today there is a wide variety of hunting knives in configuration, size, type, purpose, used materials. Hunting knife has always been not only a hunting weapon, but a necessary tool at the hunting practice. Among the variety of knives it is almost impossible to find an exact copy.
When choosing a knife, it is important to remember that the main workload is most often not to the blade itself, but to its curve and the edge. And it would be easy for the more rational hunting knife to choose the blade with a sloping, semicircular blade, but the paradox is that any form of it has both strengths and weaknesses. So, straight blade is always stronger than curved one. However, the effectiveness of the latter, because while cutting it takes less muscle power. What are the nuances to consider when choosing a configuration of hunting belt knife?
There is plenty of work at any hunting camp, and when leaving to the lands the knife is also needed. Nevertheless, many experts found the most comfortable carving knife the one with a small narrow curved blade and soaring edging. However, such a hunting knife is purely functional and acceptable in most only for butchering. Therefore, many hunters in the past and nowadays enjoy hunting knife headsets consisted of a pair of blades worn in one scabbard, despite their considerable weight. Big knife performs camp chores, as well as it is used for chopping while butchering. Small knife – as a rule is purely for carving.
No matter how perfect the blade is, its advantages will come to naught if the knife is inconvenient to work with. The handle aim is to provide a stick blade action.
It affects the comfort of hands (degree of fatigue), agility and efficiency of the blade work. The size, shape and appearance of the handle depend on the functional purpose of the knife. The handle can be placed in parallel or angled blade, which often depends on the shape of the blade.
Hunting knife is easy to use, when it is properly balanced. It is usually assumed that its center of gravity is in the middle part, the compound of the blade and the handle is at the heel. Balance of your knife may depend on many elements: the method of fastening the handle (some knives have head handles as a counterweight to the blade), the material of its manufacturing, length of the blade or the handle. All this must be taken into account when choosing a particular knife for a particular purpose.