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5 Things You Need To Know About Tanto Survival Knives

Wilderness survival is tough. You know it and I know it. It takes drive, dedication and strength to master the art of surviving by yourself in a desolate environment.

This is exactly why you need an equally TOUGH survival knife.

MTech USA Xtreme MX-8054 Fixed Blade Tactical Knife, Black Tanto Blade, Black G10 Handle, 11-Inch Overall

Many survival knives will break, crack or rust when you try to use them for outdoor survival.

Tanto survival knives are extremely HOT at the moment. Here are five things to remember:

  1. The reinforced point style makes tanto survival knives EXTRA strong. This will come in handy for you if you need to pry, twist, or puncture with the point of your knife.
  2. Your tanto survival knife will have a primary and secondary grind. The primary grind is the long part of the knife-edge.
    -The secondary grind is the smaller, upward slanted portion of your knife’s edge.
    -This feature is really useful for making snap-cuts and other unique cuts. Remember to adjust your sharpening angle when you get to the secondary grind.
  3. Some tanto survival knives come with a hollow handle. Hollow handles come in handy for wilderness survival in a couple of ways.
    – You can store important survival ingredients in your hollow handle.
    – Put a wooden stick inside of the handle and make a spear!
  4. Serrated survival knives can be very convenient at first. They will cut through rope or wire with ease and require little attention.
    -Remember that the serrations will break off eventually and leave you with a disfigured blade that doesn’t perform like it should.
  5. Rust on knives can be like a cancer. Once it shows up, it will often spread like a wildfire.
    -You should keep your tanto survival knife dry if at all possible, and apply a light coat of oil at the end of a hard day’s work.
    -Some hollow handle survival knives are made will steel handles. Don’t forget that these types of handles will also rust if not cared for just like a steel blade.

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Guest Writer: Santiago Gutierrez

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