Anyone who reads any of my outdoor material knows that one of the most important tools that I have is my knife. A good knife will get you far when camping and it can also save your life. This article is about inexpensive camping knives and where to find them, however please notice that I said inexpensive and not cheap. A cheap knife will do you no good in the wilderness.
The first two camping knives are from walmart.com Wal-Mart is a good place to shop for camping knives because there is a Wal-Mart in just about every town you come to.
- The Remingt
- on fixed blade Sportsman’s knife
- Rubber coated black stainless steel handle
- 440 black stainless steel blade with etched Sportsman Series logo
- Black handle
- 5 3/8 inch serrated blade
- 10 1/2 inch overall length
Remington has long been known to make quality products or in this case put their name on quality product. This would be a good knife for general camp chores or skinning. The handle how ever is a hard material and may not be comfortable for long use if a prolonged tight grip is necessary. The fixed blade sportsman retails for about $16.97. The selection of the perfect tent to watch the stars can be made with proper research at the sites. The stargazed tents and camping will be effective for the person. The charges will be less in comparison to the normal tent. The rates will be less in comparison to the other one.
The Gerber Gator
As camping knives go this would be a very comfortable knife to use. Let’s look at the specs:
- Blade 4.02
- Stainless steel blade
- The handle is molded rubber
- Fine blade (not serrarated)
- Nylon sheath
I like this knife for the handle, generally molded rubber handles are comfortable to use. The 4.02″ blade is big enough to be a skinning knife or a small work knife. The Gerber Gator retails for $38.44
These next two camping knives come from cabelas.com. Cabela’s is well known for the reliability of the product that they carry and the have an awesome guarantee.
The K-Bar Skinner
The Skinner is a no nonsense camping knife similar to the camping knives that a lot of us grew up with one look at one, and memories of the knife that hung from your hip as a child will flood your mind.
- Blade 4 3/8″ stainless steel
- Handle is stacked leather
- Comes with a leather sheath
- SOG Fusion Jungle Primitive Knife
This is a big knife but for a camping knife, it is still practical especially if you are into back country back packing. If you need to split kindling or cut a small branch for a walking stick this would be your knife.
- Blade 9.5″ 420 stainless steel
- Overall length 15.3″
- Handle molded Kraton w/ digi grip
The blade also has a saw tooth spine to aid with really big chores. SOG is a well known company who specialize in military and survival style knives. This knife retails for $39.99
MORAKNIVES Outdoor 2000
This knife is made by Mora Knives; it would also make a quality camping knife. There are many different types of camping knives made by Mora of Sweden. This particular camping knife will be good for camping, hunting or fishing, let’s take a look at some specs.
- Blade Sandvik stainless steel blade
- Blade length 4 ½”
- Grip high friction
- Sheath green plastic with a leather belt loop
- This knife can be found at swedishknives.com and retails for $41.50
- Mora knives are well known for their quality and dependability, another notch for Mora knives is that they are favored by many survival instructors.
- No matter which camping knife you choose, remember that camping knives are mission specific and although you desire to save money you don’t want to sacrifice quality.