5 Awful Traits for a Survival Knife
A survival knife is supposed to be easy to use when you need it. Many are good solid tools, but there are survival knives on the market that are less reliable.
Outdoor Life‘s Tim MacWelch has put together his list of five features you never want to see in a survival knife.
1. Hollow Handles
Yep, hollow handles are a fun place to store survival gear, but this tubular handle creates one major flaw: The knife has no tang. This means that the blade and the handle are two completely different pieces of metal, and this creates a weak point where they join. Survival knives should have a full tang, or at least a partial tang (like a “rat-tail”), so they don’t break in half when you need them the most… [continued]
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