The best knives of Russia and the world
The first knives appeared about two million years ago. Until now, this type of weapons has come a long way to becoming a faithful human assistant. Over the past fifty years, firms that create the best knives without exaggeration, constantly compete, making the most beautiful and high-quality models.
For the kitchen, you need to choose a really good knife, in which the hostess will be sure. At first glance it seems that this question is very easy, but it is not so. As a rule, cheaper options require constant sharpening, they wear out, it quickly annoys and causes inconvenience. In order to understand which knives are the best, you need to look into a specialized store. At the moment there is a huge range, which includes Japanese, Italian, German products.
How to choose a kitchen knife?
To please yourself with a good knife model, you need to choose according to certain criteria:
- The knife should be sharp and well "sit" in the hand.
- Non-eroded material from which the blade is made.
- The model should remain its appearance for a long time, not succumbing to the influence of mechanical influences.
The real mistress never uses one knife, which she got from her grandmother. It is necessary to purchase a set of three or even six instruments. Standard packaging includes a large knife, which is required for labor-intensive cutting, several universal, suitable for medium-complexity work, and small, usually intended for cleaning fruit. In addition, it is possible to purchase special devices for cutting bread, steaks, cleaning potatoes, etc.
The best knives, or rather, some of the best quality, are made in Italy. Del Ben uses stainless steel. Their products undergo a special heat treatment, which makes it possible to achieve strength of 56 Hrc. This is what guarantees the hardness of the blade and long-term operation. In the kit, the manufacturer provides a special stand, with which the knives look more stylish and elegant.
However, what kitchen knives are the best, it's up to the landlady, most importantly, when buying, pay attention to the quality of the material from which they are made, to look and feel. After all, this device is selected for several years.
The Best Hunting Knives
A hunting knife is the device by which a person will not only cut food, but cut grass or even cut the prey. When buying a knife, pay attention to his blade. It must be of excellent quality, so that it can cope with difficult tasks. The best hunting knife is an individual concept: some models are made by well-known foreign firms, and a homemade homemade forged device is suitable for someone.
The main requirement: the blade must be made of high-carbon steel. Its hardness is determined by the amount of carbon it contains. A really good product has a hardness of more than 55 Hrc. How can we find out how much carbon contains the best hunting knife made by the most famous masters of Europe? It is necessary to look at the brand. For example, M 420 indicates that carbon in the composition of 0.5%, M 440A - 0.75%.
If you need to purchase an elastic knife, you should pay attention to strength - it should not exceed 63 Hrc. The product covered with chrome will remain sharp for a long time, and it also has anticorrosive properties, which is important for the hunter. Remembering Damascus steel, I just want to say that knives made of this material have a long operating life and never fail the owner. The downside of such a device is that at a hardness of 60 Hrc it does not practically melt away, but in a short period of time it begins to rust.
How to choose a good hunting knife?
The best knives, differing in quality and pleasant appearance, have a very high price, which is why when buying it is never worth making premature conclusions and stopping your choice on the first expensive device.
First, you should clearly understand why a hunting knife is bought, for example, for cutting meat or cutting a tree. After the final decision is made, you can proceed with the selection. It is necessary to pay attention to steel first. Its appearance, shape, length, producer - all this also plays a significant role. Since the knife is not bought for kitchen work, then it should be chosen with particular care. It is best to focus on a model that has already been manufactured by a proven firm that has been known for many years in this field.
The length of the knife should be about 10 cm. The device is shorter than it can be useful, and the long one will be inconvenient for carrying. To cut the game, you should prefer the device length of 15 cm, but not too much weight.
It is recommended to avoid knives made of Damascus steel, all because it quickly rusts. In order to check whether it's made of quality material, you need to click your finger on the blade, after which a lingering and very sonorous sound should appear.
The best knives for hunting
The best knives for a hunter are made in the USA, Finland and Japan. These manufacturers have long taken a leading position in the world and still do not give up their positions. The quality of the knives they manufacture is high, which allows using the device for a long time without additional sharpening.
The largest assortment, which has unique species, is provided by the United States. Hunting is the second "friend" of the inhabitants of this state.
If there is no desire to use foreign devices or there is no money to buy them, then it should be remembered that Russian companies are no worse.
The best knives in Russia are Kizlyar. The products of this company are considered to be the most qualitative in the country. Not far from it went "Air Zlatoust", "BASKO" and "North Crown". These manufacturers also provide an opportunity to purchase not only knives directly for hunting, but also special accessories, which are designed to decorate the walls.
Domestic firms for manufacturing products use new technologies, which are used by foreign companies. Therefore, perhaps in some situations it is better to focus on them. According to some parameters, Russian knives even surpass American or Japanese knives, for example, at a price.
A popular type of weapon is a combat knife. Strangely enough, but with the advent and rapid development of pistols, assault rifles and other firearms, the most common melee weapon remains the knife. It is universal: they can get their own food, surviving in extreme conditions, and use it as self-defense. However, like a different kind of weapon, knives must be certified before they hit the counter. Interestingly, some models of combat knives may not be different from household knives. But this only applies to appearance. The difference lies in the material of manufacture, length, thickness, hardness, etc. The best combat knives for each person will be different, an unambiguous list can not be made. The criteria for choosing this question are highly individual. However, it should be noted that for the purchase of any knife of military purpose it is necessary to have a permit for the possession of firearms and a certificate that confirms the right to hunt.
The best fighting knives
The ancestor of a modern fighting knife is considered to be Khukri. This device was the weapon of the Gurkhas, who were considered the strongest soldiers of Britain. He had a blade slightly sloping forward. The handle was like the handle of an ancient pistol; it was made of elephant bones.
The best combat knives in appearance look like khukri. He can not compare much with other models, his main and main competitor is firearms.
The best option is Scandinavian knives. They are difficult to forge, than they have won trust and popularity. Good products are also products of Elka, Helle, Marttini. They are made of quality materials, while they have a low price.
The Puma knives (the German company) have a high cost, but the operating time justifies these figures. There were cases when one model was used for more than 30 years.
Russell Canadian Belt Knife
The best knives of the world are made by a large number of companies, one of them is Cold Steel. Most often in the catalogs you can find unique in appearance models, which because of the extraordinary configuration suffers functionality.
The Canadian belt knife has affordable value and high quality. It is designed for both routine daily cuts and for field work.
Despite the fact that this device is of large size, the best kitchen knives are Cold Steel. Its size is about 20 cm, the blade - 8 cm. The price varies from 1500 to 2000 rubles. It is convenient to use and will not leave indifferent any person.
"Nesmuk" - the best knives of the world, and without exaggeration. This device was created for human survival in extreme conditions. The product received the name in honor of George Sears, who had the nickname Nessmuk. He is a famous writer, traveler and ecologist. Sears is the author of the famous book "Woodcraft and Camping", which tells about the rules of survival in the forest. She survived several dozen reissues.
Knife Hells Canyon Hunter, made in the style of "Nessmuk", has a horn handle. In this case, it is not an ordinary universal device, but a set consisting of a small folding knife and a double-sided ax. At first, the Americans did not cause such admiration, but the knife quickly established itself in the everyday life of Canadian travelers.
Ulu is used by the Eskimos and other peoples of the North. The handle is located on the shoe, the knife is intended for use by women; has a semicircular, luniform shape.
To produce the handle, walrus or deer bone, wood, is used. Ulu - undoubtedly, the best knives for northern women. As before, in the cold part of the world there is an acute shortage of cutting objects, as well as high-quality materials for their manufacture.
This knife can also serve as a tool for preparing food, processing animal skins, sewing, etc. At the moment, the Ulu is used in the USA and Finland. And they make it for tourists who are interested in such antiques.
To name all the best knives is almost impossible. For each person this rating will change and be supplemented. However, the most important is to acquire the most qualitative option.