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This is going to be a unique event combining both the USNO and OPSN. We’ll be featuring a variety of survival knives between Joe, Doug of the United Survivalist Network of Ontario and Che of the Ontario Prepper Survival Network.

A good knife is an essential survival tool. Basic survival skills including hunting, trapping, skinning, cutting wood – amongst many other things will make your life a lot easier with a good, quality survival knife.

How to choose the right knife? This greatly depends on what you want to use it for. There are some excellent knives that have been created intentionally with multi-purposes in mind and in a survival situation it’s likely you’ll be using a knife for lots of different reasons. There are several factors that must be considered when choosing a survival. We will discuss what to look for when it comes to knife selection and how to avoid cheap knives that are cosmetically appealing, yet will have poor performance in the field. A poorly designed or cheap knife is likely to cause injury so it’s important that you know what to look for when choosing the right survival knife.

Proper handling and care is also important. We will demonstrate the correct way to sharpen knives (including serrated knives) in addition to common uses, storage and handling.

Different blades are made from different materials and we’ll explain the pros and cons of these various materials.

This event will be featuring military/tactical, all-purposes/utility and hunting/outdoor knives. I addition to the large arsenal of knives that both Doug and Joe will be bringing I’ll be showcasing my three personal favorite knives: The Ka-bar, Tom Brown Tracker knife and Parry Knife.