Finding the perfect knife for your outdoor, backpacking, or every day carry needs can be extremely difficult. For some people it may take a very long amount of time, researching, soliciting feedback from friends and via forums, yet for others it’s a snap decision based on the way a particular blade looks. I’ve personally narrowed down my choice of knife through years of trial an error, but there’s a cost associate with that too.
When I stumble upon resources that may help to provide useful information about selecting a knife, understanding the differences between different knives or even just learning what all of the parts of a particular type of knife are called, I like to share that with you.
Knife Buying Guide Infographic – part 1
BladeHQ is one of my favorite online stores for buying quality knives at the lowest prices. I’m not an affiliate and I’m not getting paid to promote their site (although I should be), I’m sharing a great resource that I use. They are putting together a series of knife buying guides in the form of infographics and sharing them publicly via their site. They’ve just released part one of the series which breaks down the anatomy of different types of knives such as fixed blade, folding, and automatics to name a few. In addition to the anatomical information they provide a brief pros/cons for each type of knife that I think is also extremely helpful.
If you’re looking to buy a new knife, or just interested in learning as much as you can about knives then check out BladeHQ’s knife buying guide infographics. They have them all available on their website and even provide you with the HTML code to use them and share them via your site. If you know of any other good knife related guides or infographics, please share a link via the comments below.