Recommended outdoor knives for camping!

Knives, Shieldon

The best fixed blade knife is also called “the oldest tool of the mankind.” However, with modernization, the need for it has diminished, and it has been estranged because it is “dangerous.” There are signs of change in such a situation.

While being reviewed as a survival tool to save lives in a disaster, more and more schools and events are introducing knives as teaching materials to foster the ability to live strong and creatively.

Especially in the outdoors. Cooking, chopping wood, bushcraft … A knife is an indispensable item in the field, and if you can’t handle it, you can’t say it’s full-fledged. For that matter, the person who can freely manipulate the knife is the coolest in the outdoors.

Here, the blade and handle are integrated, and there are no moving parts, so it is a very sturdy knife. A “sheath knife” stored in a sheath and a type that A “sheath knife” can safely carry by storing the blade in the handle. Let me introduce the ” Pocket knife” that is the mainstream overseas.

Sheath knife

Since the blade and tongue (core in the handle) is made of a single piece of steel, it is strong against impact and robust. Carry it in a sheath.

Helle Knives

Wabakimi, Shieldon

Wabakimi

There are many knife makers in Scandinavia, which produce abundant iron ore. This knife is also handmade by the Norwegian brand. The versatile length supports both bushcraft and cooking. The 3-layer blade has excellent sharpness and rust prevention. The birch (curly birch) handle is designed to be easy to grip with a genuine leather sheath.

Blade length: 84 mm.

Handle length: 117 mm.

Weight: 135g.

Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel.

Myra, Shieldon

Myra

The 2019 limited edition of the Norwegian brand “Helle” has been sticking to handmade products since 1932. The pattern is a combination of birch (curly birch) and oak. The sheath is made of genuine leather.

Blade length: 72 mm.

Handle length: 100 mm.

Weight: 57g.

Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel.

 

Eggen, Shieldon

Eggen

Eggen is the Norwegian word for the edge of a blade. The handle is a birch that is often used in the traditional Scandinavian cutlery “Puukko.” It is whitish at first, but when treated with flaxseed oil, it has a unique depth. The sheath is made of genuine leather.

Blade length: 101 mm.

Handle length: 110 mm.

Weight: 120g.

Blade material: Triple laminated stainless steel.

 

Utvaer, Shieldon

Utvaer

 

It is very sturdy because it has a full  tongue structure in which the steel material of the blade has the same thickness and extends to the end of the handle. It can also be used for buttoning (chopping wood). Birch is used for the handle that sandwiches the steel material. The sheath is made of genuine leather.

Blade length: 102 mm. Handle length: 120 mm. Weight: 160g. Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

Temagami CA Carbon, Shieldon

Temagami CA (Carbon)

A sharp carbon steel blade with a birch handle. This Temagami also has a stainless steel model that is resistant to rust and easy to maintain. With genuine leather sheath.

Blade length: 110 mm.

Handle length: 120 mm.

Weight: 155g.

Blade material: Triple laminated carbon steel.

 

Mora knife / Morakniv

Companion Heavy Duty Black Stainless, Shieldon

Companion Heavy Duty Black Stainless

Mora Knife was founded in 1891 in the Mora region of central Sweden. It was introducing a new type of standard model that uses stainless steel that does not easily rust. The handle is rubber, and the sheath is plastic.

Blade length: 104 mm.

Overall length: 224 mm.

Weight: 104g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

Heavy Duty, Shieldon

Heavy Duty

A classic model of Mora, a national brand in Sweden. The blade is as thick as 3.2 mm and is robust. The cost performance is high, but you need to be careful because it easily rusts. The handle is rubber, and the sheath is plastic.

Blade length: 104 mm.

Overall length: 224 mm.

Weight: 101g.

Blade material: Carbon steel (carbon steel).

 

Garberg Multi Mount, Shieldon

Garberg Multi-Mount

It has high robustness, such as a blade thickness of 3.2 mm, a full  tongue structure, and a handle that uses polyamide. Butting can also be done. The plastic sheath is a multi-mount specification that can be fixed in various places.

Blade length: 109 mm.

Overall length: 229 mm.

Weight: 170g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

Bushcraft Survival Black, Shieldon

 

Bushcraft Survival Black

Black rust processing is applied to prevent rust. The fire starter attached to the plastic sheath with a diamond sharpener can be connected. The handle is made of rubber.

Blade length: 109 mm.

Overall length: 232 mm.

Weight: 123g.

Blade material: Carbon steel (black coating).

 

Kansbol Multi Mount, Shieldon

Kansbol Multi-Mount

A model that is conscious of carrying in trekking and canoeing. The relatively lightweight plastic sheath is a multi-mount that can be fixed in various places. The handle is rubber and polypropylene (center).

Blade length: 109 mm.

Overall length: 226 mm.

Weight: 100g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

Garberg Black Carbon Multi Mount, Shieldon

Garberg Black Carbon Multi-Mount

 

Popular garbage that is deeply rooted in the Mora knife lineup. It’s black carbon (black rust processing) version. The handle is made of polyamide. The plastic sheath is multi-mount.

Blade length: 109 mm.

Overall length: 229 mm.

Weight: 170g.

Blade material: Carbon steel (black coating).

 

 

Buck knife / BUCK Knives

04 Camp Knife, Shieldon

04 camp knife

A full  tongue structure in which a sturdy steel material called spring steel is sandwiched between walnut handles. It is coated in red to be easily found even if it falls in the grass, with a black leather sheath.

Blade length: 110 mm.

Overall length: 240 mm.

Weight: 201g.

Blade material: 5160 spring steel.

 

863 Selkirk, Shieldon

863 Selkirk

Adopted a highly durable pattern called My Carta, which is resin-processed with a canvas as the core. The nylon-formed sheath comes with a fire starter with a whistle function.

Blade length: 117 mm.

Overall length: 240 mm.

Weight: 212g.

Blade material: 420HC stainless steel.

 

Toyokuni

Tosa Outdoor Sword Hatchet 120, Shieldon

Solo camp hatchet 4-inch oak pattern checker

 

A sword hatchet (sharp hatchet) can be called a Japanese sheath knife. The oak pattern is engraved with a checkered pattern to enhance grip. The sheath is made of wood reinforced with a copper plate and comes with a leather band.

Blade length: 120 mm.

Overall length: 245 mm.

Weight: 230g.

Blade material: Carbon steel (Tosa original white steel).

 

Tosa Hunting Knife 120 Blue SU, Shieldon

Tosa Hunting Knife 120 Blue SU

 

A shaving and dismantling knife was made at the request of a hunter. It uses the best domestic steel for cutlery that has a long-lasting sharpness. The walnut handle is knurled to prevent slipping.

Blade length: 120 mm.

Overall length: 235 mm.

Weight: 160g.

Blade material: Carbon steel (blue paper super).

Tosa Outdoor Sword Hatchet 120, Shieldon

Tosa Outdoor Sword Hatchet 120

A classic model of Toyokuni, a blacksmith in Nankoku City, Kochi Prefecture, which handles outdoor knives. Both the delicacy that can be used for cooking and the durability that can be batoned. The oak handle has a brass guard that protects your fingers.

Blade length: 120 mm.

Overall length: 265 mm.

Weight: 220g.

Blade material: Carbon steel (Hitachi Aogami No. 2).

 

 

Denmark Design / tent-Mark DESIGNS

Camp Holic Knife Canvas My Carta, Shieldon

Camp Holic Knife Canvas My Carta

They are manufactured in Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, which is famous as a town of cutlery. Canvas My Carta, a patterned material, is made by laminating canvas and hardening it with resin and has excellent toughness and water resistance. With leather sheath.

Blade length: 138 mm.

Overall length: 272 mm.

Weight: 236g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

 

GSI / GSI

SANTOKU 6 ″ CHEF KNIFE, Shieldon

SANTOKU 6 ″ CHEF KNIFE

 

A camp cooking knife designed based on Japanese Santoku knives that can handle all kinds of ingredients such as meat, fish, and vegetables. The handle is made of rubber with a good grip. With a sheath of the same material.

Blade length: 152 mm.

Overall length: 277 mm.

Weight: 112g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

 

Folding knife

 

A type that folds the blade inside the handle. Safety has improved due to the evolution of the locking mechanism.

 

Spyderco

Lady Bug III, Shieldon

Lady Bug III

 

Even if one hand is occupied, the design allows you to hook the other hand’s fingers into the large hole in the blade. Lightweight and tough FRN (glass fiber reinforced plastic nylon) is used for the handle.

Blade length: 49 mm.

Overall length: 111 mm.

When stored: 62 mm.

Weight: 18g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

 

Gerber / GERBER

ULTRA LIGHT LST, Shieldon

ULTRA LIGHT LST

 

A classic American Gerber model that has been around since 1939. With a simple structure that eliminates waste, the lightweight and durable fiberglass nylon handle has a non-slip design.

Blade length: 50 mm.

Overall length: 117 mm.

When stored: 67 mm.

Weight: 17g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

 

Gerber Sakai / G ・ SAKAI

Gentleman Knife Damascus GS Pattern, Shieldon

Gentleman knife Damascus GS pattern

 

The striped pattern that emerges on the Damascus blade forged by stacking different types of steel and the geometric pattern of the GS mark (abbreviation of G.SAKAI) that decorates the stainless steel pattern is beautiful. With leather case.

Blade length: 56 mm.

Overall length: 130 mm.

Weight: 37g.

Blade material: Damascus steel.

 

 

Gerber / GERBER

US1, Shieldon

US1

 

The handle, made of tough glass fiber nylon wrapped in textured rubber, has an excellent grip. It has a good reputation for the smooth opening and closing of the blade.

Blade length: 66 mm.

Overall length: 154 mm.

When stored: 89 mm.

Weight: 29g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

 

Buck knife / BUCK Knives

818CF Apex, Shieldon

818CF Apex

 

A structure that allows you to pull out the blade with one hand quickly. The carbon fiber handle has a carabiner hook that doubles as a bottle opener and a spring-loaded clip attached to a belt or pocket.

Blade length: 66 mm.

Overall length: 158 mm.

When stored: 94 mm.

Weight: 48g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

 

Buck knife / BUCK Knives

Bantam BBW, Shieldon

Bantam BBW

 

It has studs on both sides near the base of the blade for easy opening with one hand. The handle is made of FRN (glass fiber reinforced plastic nylon) and is not slippery due to surface processing.

Blade length: 70 mm.

Overall length: 162 mm.

When stored: 95 mm.

Weight: 43g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

Folding Hunter, Shieldon

Folding Hunter

 

Released in 1964. Called “110”, it is synonymous with folding knives that are still used worldwide. The pattern is ebony and brass with a black leather case.

Blade length: 95 mm.

Overall length: 219 mm.

When stored: 124 mm.

Weight: 204g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

Opinel / OPINEL

Round Tip Stainless 7, Shieldon

Round Tip stainless # 7

A model with a rounded cutting edge for increased safety for children and beginners. As with other models, it has a lock function, so there is no risk of the blade moving and injuring you during work to the first one.

Blade length: Approximately 75 mm.

Overall length: Approximately 175 mm.

Weight: Approximately 35g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

Pattern color: All three colors.

 

COLORAMA Stainless Steel 7, Shieldon

COLORAMA stainless steel # 7

Among the colorful COLORAMA series, # 7 is an intermediate length model. The handle is beech with a leather strap. In addition to this, the series also has the standard # 8 (blade length 85 mm) for beginners.

Blade length: Approximately 80 mm.

Overall length: Approximately 178 mm.

Weight: Approximately 38g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

Pattern color: All five colors.

 

Stainless 7, Shieldon

stainless # 7

The model with a rust-resistant stainless steel blade and solid beech pattern is the mainstream these days among the many opines. By the way, six lengths of # 6 to # 10 and # 12 are currently manufactured.

Blade length: Approximately 80 mm.

Overall length: Approximately 178 mm.

Weight: Approximately 36g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

Carbon 7, Shieldon

Carbon # 7

It was a super-standard model with almost the same design and blade/handle (beech) material as when it debuted in 1890. Since 1955, it is equipped with a mechanism that locks the blade when the ring between the blade and the handle is turned.

Blade length: Approximately 80 mm.

Overall length: Approximately 178 mm.

Weight: Approximately 36g.

Blade material: High carbon steel.

 

Folding Saw 18, Shieldon

Folding saw # 18

A foldable saw that is easy to take outdoors. The handle is gently curved and is designed to fit your hand. The lock function allows you to fix the blade and work safely.

Blade length: Approximately 190 mm.

Storage length: Approximately 240 mm.

Weight: Approximately 193g.

Blade material: Carbon steel.

Pattern material: Beech.

 

Baladeo

MARINGA, Shieldon

MARINGA

Studs protrude on both sides near the base of the blade to be easily opened with one hand. The handle is lighter by removing the light from rosewood. A stainless steel belt clip is attached to the side.

Blade length: 80 mm.

Overall length: 197 mm.

When stored: 80 mm.

Weight: 76g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

ALTAMIRA, Shieldon

ALTAMIRA

The titanium-coated blade has a semi-sawtooth shape and is effective for cutting ropes. The handle is stainless steel coated with a duck pattern rubber. There is a belt clip on the side.

Blade length: 88 mm, and 120 mm when stored.

Weight: 88g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

UNIFLAME

Jagged Blade Camping Knife No.661840, Shieldon

Jagged blade camping knife No.661840

The unique shape of the blade tip is jagged. It is suitable for camping cooking, such as meat with a serrated blade at the tip and vegetables with a straight blade. ABS resin is used for the handle.

Blade length: 95 mm.

Overall length: 220 mm, and when stored: 120 mm.

Weight: 38g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

 

 

Victorinox

HUNTING PRO, Shieldon

HUNTING PRO

 

The giant thumb hole allows you to open it with one hand. The polyamide handle has an ergonomic shape and excellent grip. The color is orange or black. Comes with a military knife case.

Blade length: 100 mm.

Overall length: 223 mm.

When stored: 130 mm.

Weight: 161g.

Blade material: Stainless steel

 

Barebones

Hori Hori Classic, Shieldon

Hori Hori Classic

Dig, plant, harvest. A gardening tool that can do everything with this one. Both sides of the curved blade are quite sharp, and one side is a wavy blade, so even stubborn rhizomes can be cut crunchy. The blade also has a thread cutter (protruding part in the photo). Since it uses a full tongue structure, it will not be afraid to handle it roughly.

Blade length: 152 mm.

Overall length: 305 mm.

Weight: 680g.

Blade material: Stainless steel.

Pattern material: walnut.

 

 

Folding knife maintenance technique

The knife can be maintained with the same maintenance as at home, but the foldable multifunction knife is troublesome. It is essential not only to sharpen the blade of the knife but also to properly remove dust and dirt that collects the gaps between the moving parts and the sheath that houses the tools. Simultaneously, as cleaning, check that the knives and tools are stable and safe to use.

Soak in lukewarm water containing a neutral detergent.

Soak In Lukewarm Water, Shieldon

Open the tool and soak it in lukewarm water containing a neutral detergent to remove dirt. After removing the ground with a brush or cotton swab, wash away the detergent components with water. Wipe off the moisture with a cloth and expose it to the wind for a while to evaporate the moisture.

Inject dirt remover into moving parts

Inject Dirt Remover, Shieldon

Spray a rust preventive on the tools’ moving parts, rotate each tool several times to allow it to penetrate the gap, and wipe off excess liquid. Be careful not to get liquid on the tool body, especially the knife’s blade, which often cuts food.

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