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 Survival Knives
knife is any cutting edge or blade, hand held or otherwise, with or without a handle. Knives were used at least two-and-a-half million years ago, as evidenced by the Oldowan tools. Originally made of rock, flint, and obsidian; knives have evolved in construction as technology has with blades being made from bronze, copper, iron, steel, ceramics, and titanium.

Most modern-day knives follow either a fixed-blade or a folding construction style, with blade patterns and styles as varied as their makers and countries of origin.



Survival knives are knives intended for survival purposes in a wilderness environment, often in an emergency situation when the user has lost most of his/her main equipment. Military units issue some type of survival knife to pilots in the event their plane may be shot down. Survival knives can be used for trapping, skinning, wood cutting and other uses. Hunters, hikers, and outdoor sport enthusiasts use survival knives. Some survival knives are heavy-bladed and thick; others are lightweight or fold in order to save weight and bulk as part of a larger survival kit. Their functions often include serving as a hunting knife.


Types of knives - Wikipedia

For more details on the various types of knives, see Blade#Patterns of knife blades.


Knives as weapons

As a weapon, the knife is universally adopted as an essential tool. For example:

  • Bayonet: A knife-shaped close-quarters fighting weapon designed to attach to the muzzle of a rifle or similar weapon
  • Combat knife: Any knife intended to be used mainly for fighting
  • Throwing knife: A knife designed and weighted for throwing
  • Trench knife: Purpose-made or improvised knives, intended for close-quarter fighting, particularly in trench warfare characterised by a d-shaped integral hand guard.
  • Shiv: A crudely made homemade knife out of everyday materials, especially prevalent in prisons among inmates. An alternate name in some prisons is Shank.
  • Srbosjek: A tool for efficient execution of prisoners, designed during World War II


Knives as utensils

A primary aspect of the knife as a tool includes dining, used either in food preparation or as cutlery. Examples of this include:


Knives as tools

As a utility tool the knife can take many forms, including:

  • Bowie knife: Commonly, any large sheath knife, or a specific style of large knife popularized by Jim Bowie.
  • Butterfly knife: A folding knife also known as a balisong, with two handles counter-rotating around the tang such that, when closed, the blade is hidden within the handles.
  • Diver's knife: A knife adapted for use in diving and water sports and a necessary part of standard diving dress.
  • Electrician's knife: A short-bladed knife used to cut electrical insulation.
  • Hunting knife: A knife used to dress large game.
  • Linoleum knife: is a small knife that has a short, stiff blade with a curved point and a handle and is used to cut linoleum or other sheet materials.
  • Machete: A large heavy knife used to cut through thick vegetation such as sugar cane or jungle undergrowth; it may be used as an offensive weapon.
  • Multitool: Customarily with a knife as its most elemental feature, these tools may include a variety of other tools. Made famous by theSwiss Army Knife.
  • Pocket knife: Also known as a multi-tool or jackknife, a knife which may contain several folding blades, as well as other tools.
  • Palette knife: A knife, or frosting spatula, lacking a cutting edge, used by artists for tasks such as mixing and applying paint and in cooking for spreading icing.
  • Scalpel: A medical knife, used to perform surgery.
  • Straight razor: A reusable knife blade used for shaving hair.
  • Survival knife: A sturdy knife, sometimes with a hollow handle filled with survival equipment.
  • Switchblade: A knife with a folding blade that springs out of the grip when a button or lever on the grip is pressed.
  • Utility knife: A short knife with a replaceable triangular blade, used for cutting sheet materials including card stockpaperboard, and corrugated fiberboard
  • Wood carving knife: Knives used for wood carving, often with short, thin replaceable blades for better control.
  • X-Acto knife: A scalpel-like knife with a long handle and a replaceable pointed blade, used for precise, clean cutting in arts and crafts
  • Paper knife: Or a "Letter Opener" it is a knife made of metal or plastic, used for opening mail.





















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