Mistakes to Avoid While Handling Large Hunting knife

by Perkin Steel Perkin Knives

A quality hunting knife is everything you need, from peeling the animal to splitting through its ribcage and bone.

No matter how much professional experience you have, it's natural to make mistakes in handling or storage.

A good knife may do a lot of work in the right hands, but it can also be a walking band breathing threat in the wrong hands.

So how exactly do you handle knives safely in the wild?

If you are a frequent knife user, you need to avoid a few mistakes while handling a large hunting knife.

Mistake #1: Wrong Handling

Filleting knives, butcher knives, bowie knives, and skinning knives are available. Filleting, skinning, butcher, and UK bowie knives are available. Because of their sizes and designs, they are all treated differently. As a result, to avoid injury, make sure you examine how each knife is handled. Going into a knife fight blindly will not end well.

The thumb and index finger apply pressure on different sides of the blade, while the palm applies pressure from above with the other fingers out of the way on most knives.

Mistake #2: Using Damaged Knives

When you use a damaged knife, you're more likely to injure yourself than a well-sharpened knife. Dull or chipped knives tend to slip out of your hand, and you risk hurting yourself because you'll have to exert a lot of power to get the blade to work.

If you notice a knife is damaged, throw it away and obtain a new one as soon as possible. If you can get it repaired, do it as soon as possible. Check all of the knives you use daily and alternate their use to avoid using the same one.

Mistake #3: Forgetting to Sharpen the Blade

Sharpened blades are the safest since you will apply less pressure and be more vigilant when using them, reducing the chance of cutting yourself. Check the edge of a knife before using it to make sure it is sharp enough to tackle the task.

That's why buying a whetstone for your hunting and camping knives come in handy. After each usage, sharpen the knives right before storing them so that you can wake up to a brand new set of knives ready to use the next time you go camping.

Mistake #4: Not Cleaning them Properly

Knives tend to get a little of what they're cutting trapped on their blades and handles, and that's not good for the knife's health. When skinning an animal with a knife while hunting, the blood solidifies on the draught, and the blade will lose its lustre. Clean your knife immediately after use with adequate water.

Mistake #5: Not Storing Properly

It is a dilemma that many knife owners face. Some people were accused of storing knives, among other metallic objects, instead of in a sheath, leading to various complications. The first is that you are likely to cut your hands trying to get your hand inside the bag or storage unit, and the knives are likely to become sharpened due to the continual rubbing against metallic items as you move.


The difference between causing the most harm and getting the most out of knives is how you handle them.

Understanding how each knife is designed and its intended work are critical, and every user must do so.

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