Survival knife




A knife once issued to
USN
pilots as part of a kit.

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Survival knives

are

knives

intended for

survival

purposes in a

wilderness

environment, often in an emergency when the user has lost most of his/her main equipment. Military units issue some type of survival knife to pilots in the event their plane may be shot down. Survival knives can be used for trapping, skinning, wood cutting, wood carving, and other uses. Hunters, hikers, and outdoor sport enthusiasts use survival knives. Some survival knives are heavy-bladed and thick. Other survival knives are lightweight or fold in order to save weight and bulk as part of a larger

survival kit

. Their functions often include serving as a

hunting knife

.

Features, such as hollow handles that could be used as storage space for matches or similar small items, began gaining popularity in the 1980s.

Custom or semi-custom makers such as Americans

Jimmy Lile

,

Bo Randall

, and

Chris Reeve

are often credited with inventing those features.



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    McDougall, Len (2001).

    The Field & Stream Wilderness Survival Handbook

    . The Lyons Press. pp. 76–90.

    ISBN


    978-1-58574-356-8

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    Hunt, Robert E. (2006).

    Randall Knives: Rare, Unique, & Experimental

    . Turner Publishing. pp. 143–147.

    ISBN


    978-1-59652-217-6

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    Pacella, Gerard (2002).

    100 Legendary Knives

    . Krause Publications. p. 224.

    ISBN


    0-87349-417-2

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    Southworth, Samuel A.; Stephen Tanner (2002).

    U.S. Special Forces: A Guide to America’s Special Operations Units-The World’s Most Elite Fighting Force

    . Da Capo Press. pp. 113–114.

    ISBN


    978-0-306-81165-4

    .



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    Lewis, Jack

    (2007).

    The Gun Digest Book of Assault Weapons: From Bayonet to Multi-tool

    . Gun Digest Books. pp. 221–224.

    ISBN


    978-0-89689-498-3

    .

   

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