Out of hundreds of bushcraft blades, how do you decide, “Yes, that’s the one I want?” What makes a good camping knife? What are the benefits of a camping knife?
We’ve teamed up with knife specialist Heinnie Haynes to create an expert guide on what to look for when it comes to camping knives.
You want to be happy with your purchase of a good bushcraft knife and confident that you’ve made a good choice. It’s one of the essentials for camping and the survival kit collector.
But with such a range of bushcraft knives available and many features to think about, which one might you go for?
A good camping knife for bushcraft is essential for many tasks, including hunting, field dressing, clearing bushes, building a bushcraft shelter, cutting kindling, opening tin cans, and preparing and cooking dinner.
Heinnie Haynes stocks a wide range of fixed-blade knives from high-quality brands.
In an outdoor survival situation, a fixed-blade knife is a reliable and long-lasting tool to own. The chances of a fixed blade breaking from pressure are very slim as it’s a solid piece of metal.
Here are some recommendations from Heinnie Haynes. [Prices are correct at the time of publishing.]
Fallkniven F1 VG10 Wolf
First up is the Fallkniven F1 VG10 Wolf (priced from £145.95 – £164.95). This knife is perhaps the best outdoor knife the world has ever seen.
Its full-tang stainless steel blade has higher levels of tungsten than ever before, which elevates this incarnation of the classic Fallkniven F1 to a new level.
A staple of bushcraft gear, this light, strong, and versatile knife easily tackles bushcraft tasks.
If you’re looking for a first-time blade to carry on your bushcraft journey or a replacement blade, consider this modern, updated classic knife every time.
This beautiful tool has a satin-finished blade, a convex grind, an overall length of 21cm, and a weight of 150g.
It’s available with elegant leather or zytel sheath options. The zytel sheath is newly upgraded, practical, and washable.
Reviewers recommend this highly effective knife as a “stunning example of a great, reliable tool with an upgraded steel – without breaking the bank.”
The Fallkniven F1 VG10 Wolf is frequently bought with the Fallkniven DC3 and Fallkniven DC4 whetstones.
We’ve raved about the Fallkniven F1, but you also can’t beat the Real Steel Bushcraft…