Knives have been around since the Stone Age; today, there are kitchen knives for cooking and then there are knives used for outdoor adventures. Utility knives and tools are great for outdoor enthusiasts and are especially useful for camping, fishing, and hunting. There are a variety of different Slipjoint knives
**** Locking Knives came about during the 1900's as an added security feature to knives. Lockback knives require the user to release a lever on the handle of the knife in order for it to close.
** The blade should be made of steel.
* '''Handle Composition''' Knife handles can be made from numerous different materials. Composite materials add durability to the knife and are easy to grip in extreme situations while wood handles give knives a classic look. You can also get a handle covered in leather or a plain metal handle.
* '''Weight ''' The lighter the knife, the easier it is to carry for longer periods of time.