There are some businesses which specialize in selling knives and so they sell all kinds of knife including those carried by outdoor lovers like hunting and survival knives. The salesmen are of course happy if you buy a knife and so they do not really mind which knife you buy and so can give you good advice as to which would probably be best for your needs. This is opposed to the manufacturers that want you to only buy their knives and so what they claim are the knife’s qualities may not always be absolutely true. This means that if the manufacturer has labeled their knife, Choose This Knife as it is the best; that may not be strictly true but often a salesman will tell you if it seems to be true or not.
Most enthusiastic outdoorsmen, if asked which one knife should a person carry into the wilderness, would be in a dilemma as to a suitable answer because they probably believe that two knives are always necessary, a hunting knife and a survival knife. These two knives are what most experienced outdoorsmen will carry as they have had or heard of experiences where just one or the other was not enough and they certainly know that carrying no knife can be literally fatal.
Both the hunting knife and the survival knife, in different situations, can mean life or death to an outdoorsman venturing into the wilds. A survival knife, for instance, may be someone’s only source of defense should a wild animal attack. Yes, the hunting knife also has a sharp blade if they are rarely strong enough or large enough to be used as a viable weapon against many of the wild beasts that could be encountered. On the other hand, the survival knife is often too big and heavy to be used as an effective skinning knife and without being able to skin what you kill, what will you eat?
For many years now experienced outdoorsmen have learned that two knives are always better than one when venturing far from civilization and trying to survive in a wilderness environment. As there are so many of these types of knife available to buy today, even the most experienced outdoorsmen when it comes time to buy a new knife, will go online to see what the reviews for the knife they need say. They obviously know what features they like but may not know the qualities of any new knives on the market.