Imagine gliding through pristine waters to set up camp in a beautiful wooded forest or along shores of red rock cliffs. Canoe camping’s appeal lends itself to the fact of being able to enjoy two outdoor activities on and off the water. There are plenty of opportunities to put a good knife to use and packing a variety of knives for different functions isn’t a bad idea. First and foremost is quality design and function. You’re dependent on your tools in certain situations, so failure is not an option. A strong blade that stays sharp, a sheath that can be attached in several ways, and a sturdy handle are important. At Knives of the North, we carry a large selection of great knives for canoe camping.
After a long day paddling on the water, you’ll need energy to set up camp, cut firewood and prepare food, possibly while battling slippery rocks while fishing or mosquitoes crawling up your nose while trying to clean your catch. Point being, the last thing you need is a high maintenance knife that requires special cleaning, or one of low quality. Carbon steel blades are very strong and stay sharp, but for easier maintenance, especially in wet environments, stainless steel blades may be a better option for consideration.
Fit with a stainless steel blade, the Mora Garberg Survival Knife is built for its namesake – survival. This full-tang knife comes with a quality fire steel paired with a sheath-mounted diamond sharpener. The sheath is made of well-crafted plastic into which the knife firmly click-locks with a detachable belt loop. The one tool for cleaning your catch is the Mora Fishing Comfort 155 Knife featuring a thin, semi-flexible stainless steel blade with a razor-sharp edge. No slippage here as the rubberized plastic handle has a guard in front and a hooked pommel in pack for a firm grip, even when wet. The skeleton sheath can be easily cleaned, and the knife stays in place with a clip. This sheath can be attached with a belt loop or belt clip. A handy tool that can be kept around your neck and secured under your jacket is the Mora Eldris Knife Kit. Available in several colors, this is a short, stubby, lightweight utility knife complete with a fire steel. Even though the knife click-locks into the sheath, a snap button adds extra security. Have slippery fingers or a fear of dropping your knife in the water to be forever lost? Then the Mora Floating Fine Edge Cork Handle Knife may be perfect for you. The lightweight cork handle floats pommel up when dropped in the water. It’s easy to spot being brightly colored plastic. The stainless steel offers slight flexibility and securely click-locks into a plastic sheath.
For those who like a carbon steel blade, the Wood Jewel Lappland Knife is a tradition Scandinavian camp knife with a wider blade – almost one inch – well designed for multiple camp tasks. The handle is made from curly birch with antler accents and the leather sheath has a belt loop for easy attachment. Classic. The Ahti Kaato Keukupuukko Knife is a medium-sized knife suited for a wide variety of tasks such as skinning, chopping, butchering, or other camp or wilderness tasks. The leather sheath is a traditional Scandinavian deep pouch design and comes with a belt loop.
Many of our high-quality Scandinavian knives are great knives for canoe camping. Knives of the North carries a large variety of superior-crafted Scandinavian knives that are of the highest quality, enabling you to choose the perfect knife for your canoe camping adventure. All our Scandinavian knives feature blades made of high-quality steel and most with practical sheathes. Our knives can be enjoyed for years to come.
Knives of the North sells many variations and brands of Scandinavian knives: Järvenpää knives, Brisa knives, Marttiini knives, Ahti knives, Condor knives, Mora knives, Roselli knives, Strømeng knives, River Traders knives, and Wood Jewel Knives.
We’re confident you’ll find great knives for canoe camping that enhance your water bound adventure.