Pricing vs quality December 04 2014, 0 Comments
Pricing vs quality
- You get what you pay for; good steel and craftsmanship costs money.
Terrier Blades Classic Hunter
- Low priced knives marked plainly stainless steel, 420 steel etc will not stand a lot of use before you need to sharpen or they break and bent.
- Plain carbon steel is high maintenance as it tends to rust fast
- Generally as cheaper the knife as more the manufacturer saves on materials, quality and finish
- Good quality hunting knives, solid tools for the job and survival necessity in difficult situations will usually start @ ~ $ 150 and will last a life time
- A good knife with high quality steel will hold an edge through all the field work on a big game animal and more; a few more $$$ when buying will safe you a lot of work/time on sharpening etc
- Know about the steel and what you can expect from it
- Consider the sharpening as some steels are very difficult to sharpen
How to choose a knife
5 step guide line
- Think about how you will use the knife; all purpose, specialty, EDC ….
- Consider what features matter to you; like edge holding, looks, fixed blade vs folding etc
- Decide which blade and handle suits you; ergonomics, tip design etc
- Be sure the maker of the knife has reputation and quality not only in the past, but also in recent times not every brand will have that.
- Ask for warranty, check on reviews