Characteristics of a hunting knife
Hunting knives are extremely robust tools. They are suitable for very tough tasks such as hunting, or preparing the game. This type of knife exists in several shapes. It can be equipped with a fixed blade or a folding blade. While larger than the compact folding blade model, the fixed blade knives are stronger and more resistant. It will allow a more efficient cut.
Using the hunting knife
Hunting knives, as its name suggests, is a weapon suitable for outdoor hunting. There are different shapes and models available for a specific use. For example, the skinning knife and the caping knife. There is also the gutting knife, the butchering model or the boning knife. To be sure to have the right knife model during a hunting expedition, it is preferable to opt for a multipurpose model like the the pocket knife as it combines different functions in one piece.
The different types of hunting knives
There are different types of hunting knives according to their use:
- The Bowie knife is a very old model, designed by James Bowie, it has a fixed blade of 10 to 30 cm. With its pointed blade, it is adapted to the cutting of meat.
- The Skinner knife has a short but rather fine blade with a rising tip. It is used to skin the beast without tearing.
- The caping knife is quite special. It is specially used to tear the skin of the animal without touching its neck, shoulders and chest.
- The boning knife is used to remove the carcass from the meat without any particular damage.
- The gutting knife is a tool dedicated to remove the viscus or the beast's organs without perforating them.
- The carving knife, as its name suggests, resembles a butcher knife.