Combat survival knives are in a family of knives called "fixed-blade". This means they do not fold. In the fixed-blade family, there are: Survival, Fishing, Hunting, Fighting, Kitchen, Dagger, and Bowie knives.
There are several options of knives you can select, but the important thing is that you select the knife or knives that will best equip you in the future.
Survival Knives are intended for survival situations. Combat survival knives are carried by Military troops & hunters, while Hiking survival knives are mostly used by backpackers & campers. Multitudes of participants in other outdoor activities carry and use survival knives. What should you consider when selecting a survival knife?
Survival knives have many designs and sizes. There are long, heavy and large survival knives with a design similar to a machete. Some are still built based on the design of the Bowie knife, with a long strong blade. Still other survival knives are of a folding design for compact carrying. We will cover some of the designs and features commonly found on survival knives.
Most survival knives have a multi-purpose blade. The blade can usually perform multiple tasks like chopping,cutting, spearing and prying. The handle often has a lanyard hole so the survival knife can be tied to a pole to make a spear.