Top Ten Uses for a Survival Knife

By on February 26, 2014

No matter how prepared you are, it’s always good to know how to use your resources in the most effective ways possible.

A good survival knife can help you out in a crunch in unexpected ways. From shelter to cleaning game, a knife is a truly versatile tool to have around.

By familiarizing yourself with some simple tips and techniques, you can make your already very useful knife even more beneficial to you in crucial situations. Take a look at these tips and tricks to fully master your survival knife.




First thing’s first- Get yourself acquainted with what survival knives are all about.




Now that you know what you’re working with, here are the top ten tips and uses of survival knives.


1. Warmth

Keeping warm is vital in survival situations. Learning the skills to use your knife for tinder gathering and fire starting could be the key to your survival.



2. Bow Drill Fire Starter

Creating a bow drill is made much easier with a good survival knife and some know how. You’ll have a fire going in no time if you master this technique.





3. Shelter

Using your knife to cut down materials to create a shelter will keep you out of the elements.



4. Rope Making

Rope is invaluable in a survival situation, and having a knife that aids in you in making your own would make your survival all the simpler.




5. Carving Tools

In a situation where hunting is necessary, fashioning a tool to do would be vital. A survival knife could be used to carve many tools in a survival situation.




 6. Preparing Game

Knives can be very useful in the preparation of game.




7. Cleaning Game

Preparing your game to cook is made much easier with a good survival knife.




8. Defense

Having a weapon on hand when encountering predators could save your life.




9. Preparedness

Never leave home without your survival knife!




10. SOS

Knowing how to use your reflective surface to signal your distress could be your way to safety.




Here’s a video showing some of these techniques in action!



Want a survival knife of your own?

Click here now to get your Credit Card Utility Knife for free*. This knife is razor sharp but folds up to fit in your pocket. Get yours today, while supplies last ==> *$2.95 s/h not included*

Get the latest news, reviews and features directly into your inbox.

By submitting above you agree to the Survival Life Privacy Policy

Like Survival Life on Facebook

Survival Life Contributor

About Survival Life Contributor

At Survival Life our mission is to be the best survival blog providing a vast array of knowledge, tactics, and skills in the survival and preparedness fields, to any and all who wish to become more prepared for whatever may come. We will take a logical and no nonsense approach to survival without bias in hopes of dispelling the myth that anyone who prepares themselves is crazy or paranoid. Our goal is to be the ultimate one stop destination for anyone that has an interest in or questions regarding survival and preparation. We strive to maintain a truthful and unbiased compendium of knowledge, both in original content, product reviews and survival tips, as well as curated articles from other top survival websites.
  • Preventec47

    I dont know how long ago the videos were made but does not seem to carry the knive any more and the
    website no longer
    would be nice to know who made the
    “standard issue pilots survival knife”

  • Ron Sansbury

    This is the finest article on knives that I have ever come across!!!

    Thank you for your knowledge and care.


  • Suresh

    Images describes more than content and these top 10 uses of best survival knife.

  • Thrower

    Nothing new here. These are very basic things you can do with any knives really

  • Jay

    Cool Infographic and great info. Thanks

  • Harshit Gupta

    I do believe that the best survival knives are very essential tool which should be used for everyday carry. I usually get these knife stuffs from Knife India:

  • shahrin

    I might want to compliment you for this incredible feature tips.I know a lot about pocket knives but I’m still learning about survival knives.There’s so much data and changing conclusions out there, a debt of gratitude is in order regarding showing the truths and helping me to get a reasonable understanding of what I ought to be considering and considering for my first survival blade buy and I want to recommend this video tutorial what is really helpful for the survival knife user.