Many excellent knife steels are available today such as M-390, VG-10, 154CM, ATS34, 440C, D2, O1 and European Bohler N690 (or Bohler N695), the most popular knife steels by far are 154CM, ATS34 and 440C among custom knife manufacturers. However, knife steels can be either very hard, which allows them to hold the edge for an extended periods of use, or very tough, which allows them to resist chipping and breakage.
Therefore, the ideal knife steel is one that is both hard and strong, which is achieved by laminating two layers of strong stainless steel with a hard VG-10 stainless steel core to create what is the ideal knife blade.
The Rockwell scale is a scale of hardness formed on the indentation hardness of a material. Thus, those of you who hunt small game and smaller species of deer should choose a knife with a hard steel blade (58-64 Rockwell), and those of you who hunt large game such as elk, moose or buffalo, should choose a knife with a hard steel blade (52-54 Rockwell).
Hunting knives are essential tools for any outdoor enthusiast, but choosing a new hunting knife can be a daunting task. Hunting knives mean that when you buy a new knife, you need to find one that is functional, well made and fits your personality. The two main points are the style of the blade and the style of the knife itself. Hunting knives come in many varieties that not only look different, but also function differently. If you field dressing big game then you need a fixed blade knife. If portability is required, then a folding knife should be considered. For a hunting knife, this would be the clip point or drop point. A clipped blade will make it easier to penetrate through skin. This ease of puncture means you will have to apply less pressure and you are less likely to accidentally push through the organs. A fixed blade does not have the same penetrating power, but they tend to be sturdier knives. This will make it easier to work with bones and joints when using a fixed blade.
The best hunting knives come in a wide variety of designs and sizes, from fixed blades to gut hook blades to drop point blades. Each type of hunting knife has its advantages and disadvantages. But when it comes down to it, you need to get one that is comfortable for you to carry around and use when the time is right.
Size is largely irrelevant, except as a personal match to your own hand size and grip comfort preferences. The answer to this question depends on the degree of ownership of the blades in general, as well as on what kind of animal is being hunted and what kind of cutting is required from you and your knife. A short knife blade is much easier to control with precision and has a much shorter reach, while a longer knife blade gives you a significantly greater reach, which is useful when skinning large game animals.
Most hunters compromise by buying a 4" blade. However, for skinning small game, 3" knives seem to be the most popular. On the other hand, many professional hunters prefer 5" or even 6" bladed knives for skinning large game animals because the longer blade allows the hand to work further away from the carcass and penetrate deep. On the other hand, many professional hunters prefer 5" or even 6" bladed knives for skinning large game animals because the longer blade allows the hand to work further away from the carcass and penetrate deeper.
Our advice when choosing blade lengths is to ignore "conventional wisdom" and stick with what you think works for you, while doing a little more research into the intricacies of these things and finding out why professional hunters use those species and types for a given animal or technique.
Everyone needs a hunting knife. Hunting knives are designed for different purposes: to kill game; come to the rescue in survival situations; collect food in the wild.
Only a few stainless and carbon steels make durable, quality blades while still being affordable for the average outdoor enthusiast. Stainless steel is the most common steel used in knife making. The industry benchmark is 440C - which holds an edge well, is easy to sharpen, corrosion resistant and reasonably priced. Carbon steel is less resistant to corrosion than stainless steel, but absorbs shock better, resists wear better, and retains a cutting edge longer than stainless steel. More expensive than stainless steel, carbon steel makes knife blades strength and superior in functionality.
Four things determine the function of a knife. These are blade shape, blade length, handle shape and balance. All other features are superfluous. The shape of the blade is the most attractive part of a knife to consumers, but it is also the most important, as it determines the overall usability. Blade length includes two factors: the actual cutting surface and how deep the blade goes into the handle. Choose knives where the steel runs across the width and length of the handle. This is commonly referred to as a full tang blade (the larger the tang, the stronger the knife). The ergonomics of the handle is the most important part when choosing a knife. It should fit comfortably in your hand. Balance is a one-time combination of blade length, thickness, and handle material. But determining the actual balance is only possible when handling the knife and this is a matter of personal preference.
The thickness of a hunting knife affects its characteristics. One of the most widely used hunting knives has a 0.175" thick blade that will suit most hunters. However, the ideal knife should fit properly in the hand, have a sharp edge, and be strong enough for its intended purpose. The thinner the blade, the better the knife is suitable for cutting and slicing game. A thinner knife provides more control that is precise. Woodworking with a ¼-inch blade will be easier and more efficient. An ideal survival knife will be about 3/16" thick. This blade will allow you to chop and "pry" "things". A blade of this thickness is suitable for a wide range of applications. For butcher knives, the ideal thickness is about 0.013 inches, which ensures a clean cut. Chef's knives used for slicing vegetables and other thicker foods require a slightly thicker blade: 0.017" is sufficient for most applications.
However, there are times when you may need a knife that does not need to go through the material. In such cases, the thickness of the blade is not so important.
Hunting knife is no longer just a tool, but a stylish and unique accessory that deserves admiration. The advantages of custom hunting knife include: · original and unique design; · sharp blades of different lengths and forms; · high durability and reliability - all the elements are precisely matched to each other.
Preparing a shelter, sharpening tent stakes, skinning game, butchering meat - these and other tasks are constantly faced by real hunting enthusiasts. Handmade hunting knife is a useful gift for anyone, who wants to be confident in their tools and look good at the same time.
Our custom knives, whose steel meets the established standards and stated characteristics, differ from all others. Most of such products are made in special workshops and according to individual designs. Noblie's knives are exclusive and made in a single copy. Nevertheless, we can make any custom hunting knife you like from our collection especially for you.
Hand-forged hunting knives are made of very hard steel, as well as knives of this type are equipped with a guard, so when using them the palm does not slip from the handle. According to the traditions of knife-making, the main purpose for which the hunting knives are used is exactly cutting, not piercing, so their blade is sharpened only from one edge.
A wide selection of custom hunting knives will appeal to the most demanding hunters. Light and sharp, refined and simple as possible - in our collection every customer will find a model to his taste. Convince yourself of this fact – buy handmade hunting knife at Noblie.
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