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Types of Knife Blades and what tasks they’re best suited…

Drop-point : good compromise between strength and utility

Sheepsfoot : no-nonsense utility knife – slicing, whittling & ideal to cut rope

Lambsfoot : popular with farmers, amongst its many uses is the trimming of lambs’ hooves!

Wharncliffe : ideal for slicing, minimizing an accidental puncture with the tip

Clip-point : for more delicate and precision work

Straight Back : sturdy, ideal for cutting and chopping

Tanto Blade : strong, handy for pushing cuts and piercing

Needle-point & Spear-point : fighting and stabbing (illegal in many places).

Gut Hook : skinning and field dressing wild game

Trailing-Point : filleting, skinning and camp food prepping

Spey : favored by hunters and trappers (usually in multi-blade folders)

The fixed blades are robust, reliable and easy to maintain; they need to be when used on tough camping / woodsman tasks. Ready to hand, in a survival situation.

*Be aware, in the UK, a fixed blade that is longer than 3inches/7.62cm is illegal for carry in a public place , this includes locking folding knives….