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Knives & Multi-Tools

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Hunting Knives & Multi-Tools for Outdoor Use

If you are searching for hunting knives or folding knives for your next camping trip, DICK'S Sporting Goods carries options made of materials that range from stainless steel to wood. Choose folding or fixed blade styles from Gerber®, Buck, Smith & Wesson and other popular brands.

DICK’S Sporting Goods also offers a number of machetes and axes to assist in your outdoor activities. Our selection of knife sharpening accessories will keep your cutting blades in top shape.

For camping and hiking, our extensive selection of multi-purpose knives and axes allows you to tackle any situation effectively. Whether you’re eating, fishing or repairing a broken accessory, a simple, small, ergonomic tool is the best fit for these situations.

Buying Tips

If you are an avid outdoorsman or if you go camping for a long time, consider a multi-tool that includes more than 15 tools that range from screw drivers and wire cutters to bottle opener and pliers. Based on the amount of time you spend camping or trekking, a machete or an axe could be useful when cutting down any small branches or limbs.

When selecting the right multi-tool for you, consider what all you are going to use the multi-tool device for. Because a multi-tool can do many things from opening cans to cutting wires, many people also use these for everyday tasks around their house. DICK’S Sporting Goods offers a large selection of multi-tools so that you can find the right one for your next hunting, fishing, hiking or camping trip.

Expert Advice

When selecting between fixed and folding blades on hunting knives, consider the benefits and drawbacks of each blade type. What might work well for some hunting endeavors may be ill-suited for another. Fixed blades are generally stronger because the blade runs through the handle. They also are more durable and reliable since there are no moving parts. They are ideal for when you need to do heavy-duty work.

Conversely, fixed blades are not ideal if you are climbing and sitting frequently as they easily get in the way when sheathed on your belt. Fixed blades are also longer, and the required sheath means they are bulkier to carry and not as safe when carrying them through the woods.

Like fixed blades, folding blades are not without drawbacks. Locking blade folders can make releasing your knife when you need it in a hurry a hassle. In addition, this type of blade presents cleaning difficulties as the channel that holds the blade when it’s retracted easily collects blood, tissue and other debris. Carefully weigh the pros and cons of each blade type, and pick the option that best suits your hunting needs.

When Looking at axes and machetes, take into consideration the activities you plan on doing during your next camping or hunting trip. Axe’s work best to break, chip, cut, hammer, dig, and pierce objects. Machete’s work best to limb saw and hammer. Both tools make a great addition to any outdoor adventure.