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At Survival Gear Kits we know Quality is of great importance when it comes to choosing a good, dependable knife, especially when it comes to Survival and that is why we offer knives from most of the industry leaders.
We offer fixed blade, folding blade and assisted opening styles of Survival knives by Buck, Boker, Case, SOG, Kershaw, Columbia River, Smith & Wesson, Gerber and other premium manufactures. Choose the style that you prefer and order from the comfort of your own home.
We stock many more knives than we have room to show on this site. If there is a specific make and model that you are looking for, please E-mail us with your request.
Buck Survival Knife
Knife making excellence has been a Buck family tradition since 1902. Hoyt Buck got things started when he fashioned an old file blade into the first "Lifetime Knife."
Boker Survival Knives
As early as 1900, the majority of articles produced by Boker were distributed in the US market. H. Boker & Co. in New York concentrated primarily on cutting tools from Solingen. Soon the pocket knife became more important than scissors, shaving blades and eating utensils.
We stock knives from Buck, Boker, Case, SOG, Columbia River, Kershaw, Smith & Wesson, Gerber and other manufactures of great Survival Gear knives.
Case Survival Knife
W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company is an American manufacturer of premium, hand-crafted knives that are built to be passed down for generations. Based in Bradford, PA, Case's offerings include a wide variety of knives that fit virtually any need, from convenient, traditional pocketknives to fixed blade sporting knives to limited edition commemoratives and collectibles.
Gerber Survival Knives
A fixed blade knife was at one time the most popular form of survival knife as it was stronger due to the tang and it contained no moving parts. However the modern Folding blade knives are now more durable and have gained more popularity in recent years as they are more compact and easily carried and can be readily opened with one hand.
Puma Survival Knives
It has always been part of the PUMA philosophy to manufacture products worthy of the magic name and the high demand of this city. For more than 230 years PUMA impresses with extra ordinary quality and workmanship.
Schrade products are manufactured using only superior materials, expert workmanship and over 95 years of manufacturing excellence. Born of Schrade's on-going commitment to build the finest product, the award winning Schrade knife is safe, convenient, comfortable and easy to use.
Kershaw Survival Knives
Kershaw was started in Portland, Oregon in 1974 when Knife salesman Pete Kershaw left Gerber Legendary Blades to form his own cutlery company based on his own designs. Early manufacturing was primarily done in Japan; in 1977, Kershaw became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese KAI Group.
These items are not what is generally termed "switchblades", which open with the push of a button, these assisted opener knives require the use of pressure at the flipper or thumb-stud to open. Once the blade has been opened about a quarter of the way the spring mechanism will open it the rest of the way.
The Survival Knife is the most important item of your survival gear kit.
A good survival knife is the most important item of your survival gear and is one item that all survivors should have in their survival gear.
Your selection of the best survival knife for your needs must be based on these four criteria:
· Solid construction
Fixed Blade Survival Knives-
The best survival knife is constructed of one piece of metal, to which the handle material is attached. This style of knife construction is known as “full tang”. These knives are designed to take abuse.
Stainless Steel is resistant to rusting, however stainless steel does not hold an edge as long as a carbon steel blade does.
A knife purchased on sale at a surplus store may not be the ”best buy” if you are going to depend on your knife in a survival situation. A plain smooth edged blade is the choice for most survival situations. Such a blade is useful for carving, chopping and cutting.
Your survival knife should have a large shank guard that keeps your hand from slipping down the knife onto the blade when using it. The last thing you want while in the wilderness is a wounded hand from a poorly designed knife.
While it is argued that it is not as durable as fixed blade knives, a folding knife may be the best survival knife option for you. Folding knifes are more compact, lighter, and easier to carry than fixed blade knives.
A quality folding knife will lock solidly into position when opened, and not loosen after continued use. It should have a feature that allows you to open it with one hand, in case of injury or entrapment, and again a lanyard hole is a handy feature.
Do not overlook the necessity of a good sheath. It will have a loop for belt carry and a secure method of retaining your survival knives.