Buying OTF Knives for Using in the Wilderness

If you're looking for options for OTF knives, then you should start by looking at Benchmade knives or Piranha OTF knives. Both of these knife companies offer high quality knives that are ideally suited for being out in the wilderness. While they have other applications as well, when camping or spending a long period of time out of doors, having a knife that can do a bit of everything is going to be a must.

The Benchmade Infidel
The Benchmade Infidel is a double edged dagger knife with a thumb slide. This knife is ambidextrous, which is ideal for both left and right handed people. A retention system is in place to ensure that the blade stays put while it's in use. What's more, this manual knife has a locking mechnisim as well to ensure that once the blade has been engaged it stays that way that way until it has been released. The blade is made from D2 tool steel and has a hardness of 58-61 HRC. It's also light weight weighing only 5 ounces. For those of you who need a switchblade that works for larger hands, this one fits the bill. The handle of the blade is nearly 5" long, a great length for larger hands.

OTF Knives

The Piranha Excalibur
If you want a knife that offers some variety, then the Piranha Excalibur is the option that you want to consider. Instead of just one design, you have several handle choices from which to choose.
In addition to that, however, is the different blade options. You can choose from the wire bead blast blade, double edge mirrored edge, the part serrated blade, wire bead blase part serrated blade and more. This makes it easy to find a knife for a specific job, which many outdoors men and women prefer when they spend a lot of time out in the wild.

Why Choose an Out the Front Knife
OTF knives may not be for everyone, but they are an excellent option for people who want to have virtually instant access to their knife without having to fight with a sheath. Even a manual OTF knife will be faster to get free than a knife in a sheath.

When out in the wild, there is the potential that your access to your knife could mean life or death. Choosing a switchblade could balance things in your favor.
There are a lot of options to consider from both the Piranha and Benchmade brands. Whether you have a lot to spend or a little, both of these brands have plenty to offer.

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Dustin Williams
About the Author:

Dustin Williams is an outdoor adventurer who loves spending time living out in the wilderness. One tool he recommends to take when outdoors is a good pocket knife. OTF knives like the Benchmade Infidel and Piranha Excalibur are both good options for outdoor survival. You can visit BladeOps to learn more about these and other Benchmade OTF knives.

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