What is the Difference Between Combat and Survival Knives?

What is the Difference Between Combat and Survival Knives?

(TacticalNews.com) – All knives are essentially a sharpened edge. However, certain knives are designed to perform a specific task. So, what are the differences between a combat knife and a survival knife?

Survival knives, such as the one in the video, are often heavier and thicker than combat knives. The reason for this variance is due to the fact that survival knives are built for bushcrafting. Survival knives are designed to take abuse and keep on going.

Combat knives are designed for — well — combat. Specifically, they are built for defense and offense against a target, typically another human being. These knives are thin, sharp, and nimble, thanks to their light design.

If you’re looking for a knife that will help you endure a rough spell in the wilderness, the survival knife is the better option. However, if your aim is personal protection, the combat knife is the ideal choice.

Of course, if you find yourself in a situation that calls for a knife and you only have one, you will have to make the most of what you have. You just need to recognize that it may have limited use depending on your particular circumstances.

A survival knife can be a useful self-defense knife; however, a combat knife likely isn’t going to last long doing bushcraft activities. So be sure to consider that if you choose to carry only one knife with you at a time.

If you’re looking for a good every day carry (EDC) knife, you might want to check out the Benchmade 535 Bugout knife.

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