The great outdoorsman Dick Person shows you camping knife collection and explains which are best for each job, be it hunting,
filleting fish and chopping wood.
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Dick: Laura we are going to look at one of the very most important tools that you will ever take with you for the bush, you will use it everyday. You will use them all your life.
Dick: And, over here we have folding knives which are more compact than the fixed blade knives and they have their various advantages. These are generally rather all-around blades for a variety of different purposes, but the fixed blade of course is a feel safe because it has no moving parts. So again, these three knives right here including this one, I would regard also as general utility as those are. Here, we are moving in to specialty knives, these are designed for skinning, hunting knives, they have a lot of belly and on here which is very good when you are doing skinning.
Laura: And they are beautiful.
Dick: Yes are they not, and then, we move over here to knives which are kind of a transitioned almost to an axe, this is one from Finland, used as a chopping knife and so as this, I mean, they can do many different things, you can struck the shelter more easily than with the smaller knife. This is one from Germany designed for the same purpose. Here is a very heavy duty one designed as a survival knife, the scales can come off and you can make it into a spear. And this is a flaying knife and this is used for boning and it has got a nice flexible blade and you can also fillet fish with that. And the last knife is this one which is a filleting thin blade or filleting knife, do you see how flexible that is, that is for doing big fish like salmon.
Laura: So Dick, there are so many knives here. If I wanted just one knife for my pack, which one would I take?
Dick: Well, it is not an easy choice, but I think this is the one I would take.
Laura: Great. Hey, it was my birthday last week. Thank you very much.