For the sportsman who spends his time hunting, fishing and enjoying life in the outdoors, there are three basic choices for the best knife to carry. They fall into one of three areas – the folding knife, fixed blade and multi tools.
Many people are searching for the best everyday carry (EDC) knife. The following are examples of EDC for sportsman. Their needs are different than others. A knife for sportsman must handle tougher jobs and more use than most knives.
Here’s a look at the three areas.
Folding knives provide a sportsman options. A great example of what a folder can do comes from the DRASTIK Folder, with a design inspired by third century BC Roman swords. Opening with just a touch of the ergonomic thumb wedge, the EDC knife for sportsman offers a black frame and black carbon fiber. It comes with a 3.8″ blade up for most any kind of task.
While many might think “fixed blade” when they think of a sportsman, the evolution of folding knives as exemplified by the DRASTIK Folder shows how far folding knives have come. This can handle everything from dicing food for the camp cookout to making tent stakes out of small branches, shavings for fire-starting, cutting rope and more!
As noted above, fixed blades are most commonly associated as a knife for sportsman. The MANIKOMIO Fixed Blade is a great example of why that is the case. Louis Krudo, whose design for this knife was inspired by his father, set out specifically to create a field knife.
The knife features a double-edged blade, sports bilateral serrations and a centerline groove that is going to handle any job a sportsman comes across. It’s good to go when camping, fishing or hunting – the sort of jobs that require a serious blade. One look at the MANIKOMIO Fixed Blade and you will see it’s very serious.
Sometimes, you want a little bit of everything. Why not? You never know what you might run up against. That’s why many sportsman also choose a great multi-tool, often in addition to a folding knife or fixed blade.
Why? Because a multi-tool can handle many different jobs. The highest quality multi-tools include:
- Needle-nose pliers
- Regular pliers
- Bottle opener
- Phillips screwdriver
- Flathead screwdriver
- Wire cutters
And those are just the basics. Some multi-tools also include a carabiner clip, electrical crimper, scissors and a host of other options. The point being that if you need something, the multi-tool has it ready for you.
By their very nature, a sportsman is prepared. When it comes to choosing the best knife for sportsman, they like to weigh the options. The good news is that with today’s advanced knife designs, they have plenty of options from which to choose.