- Sep 19, 2011
To me, my camp knife is the primary backup to my axe/hawk, and thus can be a wide range of blades. I primarily use my blades for food and wood processing, so any knife I choose falls into that realm. Plus I've never cared for the 'camp knife' term, I've seen everything between 4-10" called a camp knife. It depends on what I decide to take with me. If it is just a hawk and folder then the folder gets camp knife duties beyond what the chopper gets. I like using my knives no matter how they are classified!
I think a lot of the confusion stems from the widely varying conditions of "camping." You have everything from ultralight backpacking to month long camper camping and thus a wide variety of needs from the blades.