What to Look for in a Combat Knife

A combat or tactical knife is a knife that is designed solely for military use and for hand-to-hand combat. Now, a tactical blade is not a regular knife. There are important distinctions that every knife enthusiast or person interested in combat blades should be aware of.


One of the most important design factors in a combat knife is the ergonomics. This dictates how comfortable the knife is going to feel in your hand. If it isn’t comfortable, you won’t be able to handle it under high stress situations. It should not pinch in your hands or feel unnatural when holding it. You should make sure that there are no finger grooves, as this will force your hands into a fixed position that may be uncomfortable.


The second most important factor is the material of the blade. Make sure that you do your research before making a purchase. There are a few things that you should look for:

•    Good quality stainless steel
•    Stabilized materials for handles that won’t absorb sweat or water
•    No natural materials (I.E. wood, ivory or bone)

Ultimately, you should do your share of research before investing in any knife. There are a lot of aspects to look for when choosing the best tactical knife. Check out this website for more information on combat blades in San Diego.

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