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Types Of Knives: A Run Down Of Knife Types

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:41
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Tom Claycomb Knife ReviewsHere’s some knives I’m testing right now. I’m sure that some where in the history of the world someone said they had enough knives. (He was obviously deranged)

I recommend using a fine Diamond stone. With them you’ll be able to obtain an edge within minutes. I’ve had good luck with Smith’s Products.

USA -( Everytime I finish teaching a knife seminar everyone always asks me which knife they should buy. I always ask them what task they are wanting to perform. A knife is a tool. One size doesn’t fit all. You don’t just have one screwdriver do you?

One socket? No! It’s the same with knives. Every job requires a different knife.

It would take a book to cover all the types of knives and their applications but let’s cover some of the basic types that us outdoorsmen use.

I’ll list out each type and a good example of that type of knife and where you can buy one. Here are four economical, handy on-line stores where you can order these selections.

To conserve space, I will list the website to buy them at designated by (1) for Brownell’s, (2) for Klecker etc.


LOCK BLADE FOLDER – For a stout everyday lock blade knife you can’t go wrong with the famous Buck 110 (3).

POCKET KNIFE – If you like to carry a normal sized pocket knife check out the Case selection. They have too many great selections to list. They make literally hundreds if not thousands of models but if you want a small knife to carry in your suit pants check the Case 042 Stockman Amber Bone knife (3).

ASSISTED OPENING KNIVES – (3) Has a huge selection of economical assisted opening knives. I’d caution you to not buy a cheapo on this type of knife though or many times they won’t hold up.

CLIP FOLDER – Folding lock blades with clips that clip to the side of your pocket for easy access have become popular the last decade. I personally don’t use them because they seem to always block access to my pocket but regardless of how I feel, they’re popular. For a nice one check out the AlMar S2K SERE 2000 (3).

HUNTING KNIVES – To clean your animal check out the Case 323-5 Hunter (3), Browning Bushcraft Ignite (wood handle or G-10 handle) (3) or the Abiqwua Hunter (2). For caping your trophy check out the Havalon Piranta that uses exchangeable blades (3).

BONING KNIVES – To bone out your big game check out the Victorinox Forschner 40018 Boning Knife. (3)

FISH FILLETING KNIFE – Check out the Crappie Slab Slinger 6.5” (3).

STOCKMAN – If you’re a cowboy you’ve got to own a Case Stockman item No 00203 with the Yellow handle to cut bull calves (3).

HOBO KNIFE – If you’re in the Boy Scout mode and want a knife with a spoon & fork check out the Case 052 Hobo Amber Bone knife. (3)

MULTI TOOLS – Everyone owns at least one multi-tool. Leatherman Wingman (1). For my multi tools I want a blade, pliers, flat head and Philips screwdriver and wire cutter.

BOWIE KNIFE – Everyone respects the bowie knife, don’t they? It’s an all-time classic made famous by the legendary Jim Bowie. While canoeing the mighty Mississippi River with the Quapaw Canoe Co. I discovered that Jim made them while in Natchez, Miss. Check out the Bowie SP-5 from (4)

THROWING KNIVES – When you’re bored and setting around hunting camp, grab some throwing knives and throw at a target. Check out the (3) Pakistan Cutlery Throwing Knife 3102BK

DAGGER – If you want a dagger for a conversational piece on your coffee table check out the large selection on (3).

MACHETE – Machetes have gained popularity in the hunting world the last few years and for good reason. They’re great for cutting brush from around your blind for shooting lanes, cutting trails etc. I don’t own an expensive machete because I abuse them check out the Safari (1).

SURVIVAL KNIFE – My first thought when you say the word survival knife is the old Ka-Bar Fighting Utility Knife like my dad had (1).

SWISS ARMY KNIFE – There is a big crowd out there that carries a Swiss Army knife and many urbanites will carry one in their backpack. (1) has a decent one

KNIFE BLANKS – If you want to carry a knife with a personal twist, think about buying a knife blank and making your own handles to go on it. You can make them out of bone, antlers or wood. Many of the blackpowder/trapper/cowboy re-enactment crowds like to do this. (3)

SHARPENING STONES – We can’t cover knives without listing a stone to sharpen them on can we? For the ultimate set-up in my Knife Sharpening seminars I use the Smith’s 8-inch Tri-hone. It has three stones. An Arkansas smooth stone, a fine diamond stone and a coarse diamond stone. It is on an elevated stand which provides for smooth usage. Smith’s AC158 Diamond Tri-Hone (3).

This list may not cover every knife type but it should get you started. Which one of your favorite knife designs did I forget to cover?

About Tom Claycomb

Tom Claycomb has been an avid hunter/fisherman throughout his life as well as an outdoors writer with outdoor columns in the magazine Hunt Alaska, Bass Pro Shops, and freelances for numerous magazines and newspapers. “To properly skin your animal you will need a sharp knife. I have an e-article on Amazon Kindle titled Knife Sharpening for $.99 if you’re having trouble”

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