The universal debate among outdoormen has always been “What is the right size for a wilderness knife?” or, put differently, “Do you need a big chopper-type knife or is a small belt knife just as useful in the outdoors and especially in emergency situations?” We will not try to end this argument here
Big knives have always fascinated me and I know they have the same effect on a lot of other people as well. They bring up images of Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and Daniel Boone – of long hunters, mountain men, and the Long Knives.
A small belt knife with a blade in the approximately 3-4” range can be a very useful and handy piece of equipment. For many campers and backpackers, this is the only fixed blade knife carried in order to hold down weight.
If you are interested in knives and tools for the outdoors, this is a site for you! The articles on here cover an assortment of knives that are well suited to outdoor sports, work and survival. It seems like an interest in the wilderness and in knives and tools almost always go together. Knives are essential for outdoor recreation and work, although the specific knives chosen will be based on personal preference and experience. I have always liked both fixed blades and folders, but my interest lies more in the mid-size to large fixed blade range.
Primarily, Wilderness Knives covers fixed-blade knives, machetes, axes, and other outdoor tools. For information on pocket knives and folders, please visit http://best-pocket-knives.com.