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Taking A Knife Hiking Or Backpacking

 Taking a knife hiking or backpacking, man hiking on trail in green woods

It's A Good Idea!

Mora knives to take with you when hiking or backpacking

A very popular question among outdoor enthusiasts is whether or not it’s a good idea to take a knife hiking or backpacking. The most popular answer is yes – and we agree. You never know what you’ll encounter when out on the trails, so it’s best to always be prepared. Knives are helpful for simple tasks such as cutting cord or rope, cutting kindling or firewood, and preparing food or opening prepackaged food. Knives are also useful for fixing things – the tip of a knife can make a decent screwdriver, or a tool for digging stones out of the bottom of hiking boots. Self protection shouldn’t be overlooked, either. Hopefully not, but you never know, a knife would come in handy if there was a need to scare off an animal.

So, don’t hit the trails without a knife. Knives of the North carries a large selection of knives for hiking or backpacking. We have a complete line of bushcraft knives that are all-in-one survival tools. They are generally lightweight, durable, sharp and easy to handle.

A real beast, the Marttiini Full Tang Knife is a heavy, full-tang knife for those demanding superior performance and durability. This knife is strong and built for almost anything with a handle that is laminated plywood which is side-riveted to the generous tang. The stainless steel blade will stay sharp.

A legendary knife, the Mora Full-Tang Garberg Knife, is an ultimate bushcraft knife complete with a survival kit with a first-class fire steel paired with a sheathe-mounted diamond sharpener. You’ll be ready for anything with this knife!

A more compact yet extremely adept knife for hiking or backpacking is the Mora Garberg Stainless Steel Poly Sheath Knife. It features a full tang that extends beyond the pommel with a medium-length, drop-point stainless steel blade. The rubberized handle provides a good grip.

On the lighter side, the Mora Companion Spark Yellow Knife features a rubberized coating on the handle and a fire steel that detaches from the pommel. The back of the blade is designed for sparking the fire steel. This is a great, compact and completely useful package that you should never hit the trail without.

Double your efficiency with the Wood Jewel Double Knife Big Black Set, which is a combo of puukko and leuku knives so you’ll be ready to take on small tasks like cutting rope and bigger tasks like cutting wood. Both knives conveniently fit into one tough leather sheath for easy carrying.

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 the best quality knife for your next hiking or backpacking adventure at Knives of the North.