What makes a good hunting knife?

There are many different types of hunting knives, including skinning knives, caping knives, fillet knives, boning knives, gut-hook knives, Bowie knives, and drop point knives.

A good hunting knife should be well-balanced, have a comfortable handle, and a sharp, durable blade. The blade should be made of a high-quality material such as stainless steel or carbon steel. The blade should also be the right size and shape for the intended use. A good hunting knife should also have a secure sheath to protect the blade and the user.

A good hunting knife should be sharp, durable, and have a comfortable handle. It should also be the right size and shape for the job you need it to do. Popular hunting knives include the Buck Knives 110 Folding Hunter, Cold Steel Knives, Boker, the ESEE Fixed Blade range and the quick change Havalon knives to mention a few. 

For higher end hunting knives we recommend Bark River Knives.


What is the best steel for a hunting knife?

The best steel for a hunting knife depends on the intended use. For general hunting purposes, stainless steel is a good choice because it is resistant to corrosion and holds an edge well. Carbon steel is also a good choice because it is very strong and takes a sharp edge easily. Other types of steel, such as Damascus steel, may also be used for specific applications.

What is the best knife steel?
The best knife steel depends on the application and intended use. Popular options include stainless steels such as D2 and CPM S30V, as well as high-carbon steels like 1095 and 52100. Ultimately, the best knife steel for you depends on the specific needs of your project.


What is a super steel?

Super steel is a term used to describe a type of steel that is exceptionally strong and durable. It is usually made from a combination of different types of steel and is often used in high-end knives and tools. Super steel is usually more expensive than other types of steel, but it is also much more durable and can hold an edge for a longer period of time.



Is stainless steel better than carbon steel?
It depends on the specific application. Generally speaking, stainless steel is more resistant to corrosion, staining, and rust than carbon steel, due to its higher chromium content. However, carbon steel is generally stronger and harder than stainless steel, and is more commonly used in applications where strength and hardness are required.
Stainless steel is generally more resistantto corrosion than carbon steel. It alsorequires less maintenance than carbon steel, as it forms a protective layer of chromium oxide on its surface which prevents it from rusting. Stainlesssteel is also stronger and more durable than carbon steel, so it isoften used in high-stress applications.


Can you name some super steels?

Some common super steels include CPM-S90V, CPM-M4, CPM-3V, CPM-20CV, and Elmax.

Steels are constantly being developed.  Just look at the new CPM Magnacut Steel.


Is 440C a good steel?

Yes, with a good heat treatment 440C is a high-end stainless steel that is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and strength. It is often used in knife blades, medical instruments, and high-end tools.


What are some methods of sharpening a knife?

 1. Use a sharpening stone: A sharpening stone is a flat stone used to sharpen knives and tools. It is usually made of abrasive material such as silicon carbide or aluminum oxide.

2. Use a sharpening steel: A sharpening steel is a rod-shaped tool used to hone and sharpen knives. It is usually made of steel or ceramic and is used to realign the edge of the blade.

3. Use a honing rod: A honing rod is a cylindrical rod used to sharpen knives. It is usually made of steel or ceramic and is used to realign the edge of the blade.

4. Use a sharpening system: A sharpening system is a kit usually including guides and stones to ensure appropriate and uniform angles.


What shape knife is best for skinning?

A curved skinning knife is best for skinning.


What handle material is best for a knife?

The best handle material for a knife depends on the type of knife and the user's preference. Common handle materials include wood, plastic, rubber, and metal.

What is the best knife brand?
There is no single best knife brand, as there are many excellent knife makers who specialize in different styles and uses. Some popular brands include Spyderco, Benchmade, Boker, ESEE, Cold Steel, Bark River, FOX Knives, LionSteel Knives and Kershaw.