Hunting Knives

A hunting knife is a knife used during hunting for preparing the game to be used as food: skinning the animal and cutting up the meat. It is different from the Hunting dagger which was traditionally used to kill wild game.

Some hunting knives are adapted for other uses in the wild; such as a Camp knife, which hunters may use as machetes or hatchets when those specific tools are not available. In this case, their function is similar to a survival knife.

Hunting knives are traditionally designed for cutting rather than stabbing, and usually have a single sharpened edge. The blade is slightly curved on most models, and some hunting knives may have a blade that has both a curved portion for skinning, and a straight portion for cutting slices of meat. Some blades incorporate a guthook. Most hunting knives designed as “skinners” have a rounded point as to not damage the skin as it is being removed.

Types of Hunting Knives include the following:

  • Fixed-Blade- Fixed-blade versus a folding knife is both personal and practical. If the game you hunt is large and the terrain more rugged, a fixed blade knife is often a better option for its strength and dependability.
  • Folding knives- Folding knives have the advantage of being easier to carry and to conceal. They are also considered safer.

South African hunters make constant use of their hunting knives while hunting. There is therefore a very large market for the sale of hunting knives in South Africa, and also a lot of manufacturers and suppliers of hunting knives. This site aims to soon provide a directory to hunting knive manufacturers and sales outlets of hunting knives