10 Best Carbon Steel Hunting Knife

Updated on: June 2022

Best Carbon Steel Hunting Knife in 2022


Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Knife with Sandvik Carbon Steel Blade, 0.125/4.1-Inch, Military Green

Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Knife with Sandvik Carbon Steel Blade, 0.125/4.1-Inch, Military Green
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • Fixed blade outdoor knife with 4.1-inch high carbon steel blade
  • Extra-large ergonomic handle with patterned, high-friction grip that makes the knife comfortable to hold and easy to handle
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125 inches (3.2 mm), Blade Length: 4.1 inches (104 mm), Total Length: 8.8 inches (224 mm), Net Weight: 4.8 oz. (135 g)
  • Color-matching plastic sheath with belt clip
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty; Made in Sweden

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Military Green

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Military Green
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Fixed blade outdoor knife with 4.1-inch high carbon steel blade
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty; Made in Sweden
  • Patterned, high-friction grip makes the knife comfortable to hold and easy to handle
  • Blade length: 4.1 inches (104 mm);
  • Blade thickness: 0.08 inch (2.0 mm); Overall length: 8.6 inch (218 mm); Weight w/ sheath: 3.9 oz. (110 g)

Hobby Hut HH-904 , 420C Stainless Steel 7.5 inch Fixed Blade Hunting Knife with Leather Sheath , Walnut wood Handle , Designed for Skinning, Camping , Hunting and Survival

Hobby Hut HH-904 , 420C Stainless Steel 7.5 inch Fixed Blade Hunting Knife with Leather Sheath , Walnut wood Handle , Designed for Skinning, Camping , Hunting and Survival
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • ✅ FULL TANG DESIGN: We believe in the ideology to provide our customers with excellent quality and experience therefore our hunting knives have a full tang construction. This ensure excellent strength, durability and strong grip which are the characteristics of a perfectly balanced hunting knife.
  • ✅ RAZOR SHARP BLADE: It is a 100% hand forged and rust resistant steel blade ensuring excellent strength and edge retention giving you an exquisite outdoor hunting experience experience like non other. The blade is good for piercing, detail work and cutting in tight places.
  • ✅ BALANCED GRIP: The comfortable grip will immediately give you a feel of balance, efficiency and durability and the premium quality classic walnut wood handle with sleek texture proves that it is a perfect combination of beauty and stability/robustness.
  • ✅ LEATHER SHEATH: The Fixed Blade Comes With A Complimentary High Grade Leather Sheath To Ensure That Your Knife Is Well protected and allows you to securely and safely carry the knife around.
  • ✅ LIFETIME GUARANTEE: We offer replacement or money back guarantee. Against all odds if you are unhappy with the beautiful piece of art that you have purchased then we are just an email or phone call away. We ensure to resolve the situation and answer all queries at they earliest.

Schrade SCHF9 12.1in High Carbon Steel Fixed Blade Knife with 6.4in Kukri Point Blade and TPE Handle for Outdoor Survival, Camping and Bushcraft

Schrade SCHF9 12.1in High Carbon Steel Fixed Blade Knife with 6.4in Kukri Point Blade and TPE Handle for Outdoor Survival, Camping and Bushcraft
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • DIMENSIONS: 12.1 inch (30.7 cm) overall length with a blade length of 6.4 inches (16.3 cm) and a weight of 15.7 ounces
  • DURABLE: Blade is made of reliable 1095 High Carbon Steel with a black, ring textured thermoplastic elastomer handle
  • DEPENDABLE: Quick and easy access with the convenient ballistic belt sheath with removable storage pouch making it ideal for everyday carry
  • SECURE: Have confidence that the blade will not slip with the security of the front quillon, thumb jimping and finger choil
  • BE PREPARED: Knife features a full tang design and a lanyard hole

Morakniv Garberg Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.3-Inch, Poly Sheath

Morakniv Garberg Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.3-Inch, Poly Sheath
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Full tang carbon steel knife with polyamide sheath is powerful enough to handle harsh tasks without the risk of breaking
  • Top grade carbon steel blade features razor sharpness, high hardness, and exceptional toughness and corrosion resistance
  • Tough, impact-resistant polyamide handle and sheath includes click-lock to prevent knife from falling out of sheath
  • Square-edged ground spine blade can be used as a striker with fire steel (sold separately)
  • Total length 9.0 inches (229 mm); blade length 4.3 inches (109 mm); blade thickness 0.13 inches (3.2 mm); weight 9.6 oz. (272 g)

Perkin - Fixed Blade Hunting Knife - Black Carbon Steel Bushcraft Knife - 12.8 Inchs Full Tang Camping Survival Knife

Perkin - Fixed Blade Hunting Knife - Black Carbon Steel Bushcraft Knife - 12.8 Inchs Full Tang Camping Survival Knife
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • RAZOR SHARP:- Thanks To Our Carbon Steel Blade The Full Tang Knife Stays Consistently Razor Sharp No Matter The Conditions. It Is Guaranteed To Be Effective No Matter The Situation. Perfect For A Bushcraft Knife.
  • FULL TANG:- It Is Widely Know That A Full Tang Design Is The Best For Quality. Full Tang Also Has A Plethora Of Benefits For Main Being Reliability. This Ensures That Our Full Tang Survival Knife Is 100% Reliable For When You Need It Most.
  • WALNUT HANDLE:- Our Carbon Blade Knife Is Finished Off With A Beautiful Genuine Ergonomic Walnut Wooden Handle To Ensure That You Are 100% Comfortable & Confident When Wielding Your Tactical Knife.
  • LEATHER SHEATH:- At PERKINS We Always Go Above And Beyond That's Why With Our Fixed Blade Knives We Provide You With A Complimentary High Grade Leather Sheath To Ensure That Your Knife Has A Safe Place To Be Stored Just To Ensure No Accidents Happen
  • Life Time GUARANTEE:- If By Some Miracle You Aren’t Happy With This Beautiful Piece Of Art Then All You Have To Do Is Contact Us By Email Or Phone And We Will Offer You A Replacement Or Your Money Back.

Buck Knives 119 Special Fixed Blade Knife W/Sheath, 6-Inch 5160 Carbon Steel, Dymondwood Handle 0119BRSSH

Buck Knives 119 Special Fixed Blade Knife W/Sheath, 6-Inch 5160 Carbon Steel, Dymondwood Handle 0119BRSSH
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Item Number: 0119BRSSH
  • Blade: 6" 5160 Carbon Steel
  • Handle Material: Cocobolo Dymondwood
  • Overall Length: 10.5"
  • Extras: Genuine Leather Sheath. Buck Forever Warranty. Made in the USA

Bushcraft Survival Knife | Full Tang Fixed Blade Outdoor Camping Hunting Knife in Sheath Gift for Him | 1095 High Carbon Steel Knife Fire Starter Scraper & Paracord | Bushcraft Survival Knife Gift

Bushcraft Survival Knife | Full Tang Fixed Blade Outdoor Camping Hunting Knife in Sheath Gift for Him | 1095 High Carbon Steel Knife Fire Starter Scraper & Paracord | Bushcraft Survival Knife Gift
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • ✅ ALWAYS BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES: This premium 8.6" long military knife features a razor-sharp 4.0" blade made of 1095 high carbon steel, guaranteed to cut easily wood, paper, plastic or aluminum without going blunt.
  • ✅ MAX CONTROL IN USE DUE TO THE SMART DESIGN HANDLE: The black G10 camping knife handle with the beautiful orange lining is 1.4" wide, to enhance precision use. Anti-slip & easy grip, it is designed for functionality
  • ✅ KEEP YOUR EDC KNIFE SAFE IN THE KYDEX SHEATH: The handy K-Sheath of your full tang knife features an upgraded Tek Lok + Lanyard hole, for easy attachment to your belt and safe & easy carrying everywhere.
  • ✅GET YOUR HANDS ON A COMPLETE SURVIVAL KNIFE KIT: The Flint Rod with the G10 handle and the G10 Scraper included will help you start a fire in nature, while the Allen Wrench will hold all attachments on the K-Sheath.
  • ✅ THRILL A NATURE ENTHUSIAST WITH A GIFT TO REMEMBER: Spoil a loved camper, hunter, fisherman or backpacker with the ultimate Bushcraft knife. Offered in the attractive Gift Box, this outdoor knife makes the best gift!

Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, 4.3-Inch, Black

Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, 4.3-Inch, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Fixed blade knife with 1/8-inch (3.2 mm) thick carbon steel blade with anti-corrosive black coating
  • Blade Thickness: 0.126" (3.2 mm), Blade Length: 4.3" (109 mm), Total Length: 9.1" (232mm), Net Weight: 5.4 oz. (154g)
  • Black plastic sheath with integrated diamond sharpener and Fire Starter; ergonomic handle with high-friction rubber grip
  • Morakniv Fire Starter yields 7,000 strikes and produces 3,000 degree sparks; works when wet
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty.

Skokie Knives Custom Hand Made Damascus Steel Hunting Knife Handle Camel Bone (RED WANG)

Skokie Knives Custom Hand Made Damascus Steel Hunting Knife Handle Camel Bone (RED WANG)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • How we make our Damascus Steel Damascus Steel Knives nicely hand forged with above (512) layers with combining forging steel (1095) and (15N20) with nickel layer, our Damascus steel Blade has been given excellent heat treatment to get a (56 to 60 ) HRC of our Damascus steel knives.
  • Skokie Knives is Manufacture of Hunting Knives with perfect Edges, Sharpness with combination of Beautiful Handle Camel Bone, also in beautiful Bull Horn, Rose Wood, Brass Spacer,Color Woods. This Beautiful Exquisite Good Quality Damascus steel we makes a unique design of Custom Hand Made Hunting knife and Folding knives.
  • Manufacturing in Beautiful Custom Hand Made Damascus Steel Unique Knife, Folding Knives ,Karambit Knife, Forged Knives with combination of different and Handle material with Natural Camel Bone, Bull Horn, Stag Horn, Ram Horn and different Colour Wood,Pakka Wood these handle material make our products unique in best around the world.
  • Excellent Design and best quality knives we manufacture with Original light brown, Dark Brown Leather Covers with Cow skins we use in making our leather covers. We provide Best quality products like Bowie knife,dagger,pocket knife, axes head, Chef set, hunting trackers.
  • Our all excellent design well made with 100% genius good quality. We use best and Excellent file work on the knives with a lot of key feathers of our products with Excellent Edges and well sharpness of the knives you will enjoy. Must use White oil on our unique knives. Damascus Knives Tips: Don’t put our Damascus Steel Knives in the original Cow leather cover for a long time. After usage of the Damascus Knives put white oil or Wax on the Damascus Blades. You enjoy our Damascus steel Knives

High-carbon Steel Vs. Stainless Steel Knife Blades

Steel selection is one of the most heated knife controversies. Everyone has an opinion and believes that their choice is the best. But there is nothing mystical or mysterious about what goes into making a good knife.

In its simplest form, steel is simply iron with carbon in it. The carbon hardens and strengthens the steel. High-carbon steel has more carbon (0.5% carbon or more) in it than other types of steel. Other metals are added to steel to enhance certain characteristics. Chromium is added for corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and to increase hardness. Steel with at least 13% chromium is termed "stainless."

The type of steel and how it was treated will determine the strength, flexibility, and toughness of the blade. It also affects how well the blade takes and keeps an edge. Any quality knife, regardless of blade material, should be capable of most tasks thrown at it. Better steels will be stronger and hold an edge better but the difference isn't usually very great. Honestly, unless you're a "knife geek", the difference between most types of steel is not worth worrying about. Besides, many of these steels are only available in expensive custom knives.

While the type of steel is important, how the steel was treated is at least as important. Heat-treating a blade involves heating up the blade then cooling it quickly. This makes the blade hard but brittle. The blade is then heated slowly to "temper" the hardness. If the blade is left too brittle it may break during use. If it is too soft it won't hold an edge well. The best steel, if improperly heat-treated and tempered, could be worse than a properly prepared lesser quality steel.

High-Carbon steel

· Holds an edge longer

· Slightly easier to sharpen

· Rusts quicker and more easily than stainless

· Requires more frequent maintenance

· Harder to store (like in a survival kit) because the possibility of rust

· Can be differentially tempered, with a hard edge and a flexible back.

· 5160 is a very popular, high-end steel. It has a good edge holding capability and is very tough. 5160 steel is often used in quality swords and knives and is put to hard use.

· L-6 is band saw steel. It is very tough and holds an edge well but easily rusts. This is a good steel to use if you're making your own knives.

· The 10-series (1095, 1084, etc.) are common types of high-carbon steel. 1095 (0.95% carbon) is the most popular due to its ability to hold an edge and is considered the "standard" carbon steel. Unfortunately, it rusts easily. 1060 (0.65% carbon) and 1050 (0.50% carbon) are also popular and are used to make sword blades.

High-carbon is the steel of choice for someone who needs a really sharp edge (like woodcarvers). For these jobs, easier sharpening is more important than rust resistance. It is quicker and easier to bring back a razor edge on a high-carbon steel blade than a stainless steel blade.

Stainless steel

· Resistant to rust - not rust proof. Remember, it's stain "less".

· More brittle than high-carbon steel.

· Requires less care and maintenance than high-carbon steel.

· Stainless steel is harder to sharpen with natural stones because the steel is harder. Stainless is usually only slightly more difficult with diamond, carbide, or ceramic sharpeners.

· Stainless will retain an edge longer because it is harder.

· Cannot be differentially tempered. The whole blade gets the same temper.

· Considered the best steel to use in wet environments, especially marine environments. This is because it's more resistant to corrosion than high-carbon steel.

· 440 steels are used in better quality production knives. There are 3 grades that are used most often. 440A (0.75% carbon) is the most rust resistant, least hard, and least expensive type. Knives made of 440A steel are good enough for most jobs but are not considered "high-end". 440B (0.9% carbon) is a mid-grade steel and very good at most jobs. 440C (1.2% carbon) is excellent high-end steel although less rust resistant than 440A. Quality 440C steel will outperform the best high-carbon steel. The bottom line is that quality high-carbon stainless steel is just as good as quality high-carbon steel.

· 420 steel (less than 0.5% carbon) is softer than 440 steel and doesn't hold an edge well. It is very rust resistant though and used mainly for diving knives. Many cheaply constructed knives are made from 420 stainless steel.

Unfortunately, you'll probably never know the exact type of steel your blade is made from unless you buy an expensive high-end or custom knife. And forget about learning how the blade was heat-treated. Most knife sellers only disclose whether the blade is stainless or high-carbon steel. The good news is that steel is steel. Even a cheap blade will do most jobs if maintained and used correctly.

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