Over the past few decades, there has been a negative association surrounding hunters mainly because they hunt for the sake of collecting ‘trophies’ which is inhumane. While there is no denying that hunting animals’ especially endangered animals just for the sake of collecting trophies is brutal, there is nothing wrong with hunting animals for the sake of being self-sufficient.
So, if you are a beginner who wants to venture into the world of hunting, you need to get the necessary tools first. This includes a hunting knife. A hunting knife is a versatile tool, it can be used to skinning, gutting and even doing other camping chores as well. So, it is important that you pick the right one.
There are two main categories for hunting knives, mainly folding knives and fixed hunting knives. You can check out MAL Knives for reviews on various hunting knife models.
Fixed knives, like the name suggests, consists of a blade that is permanently fixed to the open position. Fixed knives are relatively sturdier and considered stronger because of which they are a popular choice for people who hunt big game. They normally have to be kept sheathed when not in use to avoid injury. Because it has to be kept sheathed, you have to wear it on your person and this bulkiness adds on to extra weight.
Folding knives, on the other hand, consist of a blade that can be folded into the handle. This design feature makes it more compact and easier to carry around with you. They are not weak blades and they have a locking mechanism that prevents the blade from folding in. However, since it is retractable, it’s joint is still relatively hollow, so it is not usually used to deal with big game but it works relatively well with smaller game. For more information and to look up different hunter knives, you can visit MAL Knives.