Hunting knives for hunters
A good knife is just as essential for hunters as a functioning rifle or good ammunition. There are many models on the market, but not all models are suitable for the same purpose. For killing an animal you need a long knife, while for eviscarating a shorter knife with a blunt appearance is needed. In this way you prevent damage to the intestines, for example, when eviscerating. There are many beautiful hunting knives for sale, but a hunting knife should be always functional.
There are many different hunting knives available: knives that can open, and fixed knives that are suitable for killing (wounded) game. When a piece of game is not killed directly by the shot or by a collision, it is the duty of every hunter to avoid unnecessary suffering immediately. Especially in case of a dangerous situation. Then a daggerstroke in the heart, lung or neck between the atlas and the turner is often the quickest and most humane way to free an injured animal from its suffering.
This is done with long, fixed knives of which the traditional naming says a lot about their use. A Saufänger, for example, is a long dagger with which a wild boar can be killed. A Hirschfänger is a long dagger with which a piece of red game can be killed and a Nicker is a smaller version for roe deer.
A hunting knife must be well in the hand and have the right notches for the fingers. A handle with which you can place your index finger behind the tip of the handle makes the hunting knife easier to steer. A hunting knife does not have a serrated blade, because knives give a frayed cut. Hunting knives can be made of different types of steel. You can choose for a harder steel that keeps its sharpness longer, but also for carbonsteel that can easily be kept sharp.