One of the most important tools to have in the wilderness is a knife and the Benchmade Infidel is a good choice. Those who go camping or hunting will have plenty of chances to use a knife. Having a top quality choice is not just convenient but sometimes necessary. In a survival situation, there is no more useful accessory than a good knife.
The Infidel is in an interesting model from Benchmade knives. It is a double automatic out the front knife that can be triggered with a thumb slide. The same thumb slide will retract the blade. It can be used with either hand and is a drop-point utility knife. The blade is nearly four inches long and is made from stainless steel. The handle is just five inches long, which makes it a convenient and compact size, perfect for carrying in a pocket as a backup to a fixed blade knife.
Carrying Benchmade pocket knives are valuable as a utility or secondary knives. The Infidel is handy as a pocket knife, but has some other appealing features. The handle is over-sized so it is easier to hold for those with larger hands. This larger handle also makes it easier to hold for those wearing gloves. The bi-directional tread pattern on the handled makes it particularly easy to hold.
As A Camping Tool
One of the most useful tools to use when camping is a Benchmade Infidel OTF. There are some situations when one hand or arm is being used to hold or secure something, leaving the other hand to reach for a knife. Tent cords can get tangled if a thunderstorm suddenly makes things very windy and there may be no way to let go of the line to open a knife. Hunters often find themselves with an animal that needs to be field dressed, but one hand has to hang on to the animal. In these kinds of situations, OTF knives are very useful because if their one-handed operation.
In some survival situations, trying to use both hands to unfold a knife may not be possible at all. Those who suddenly find themselves trapped or tangled may find using an automatic knife to be a matter of life and death. These are the times when having a Benchmade Infidel will be not just valuable, but irreplaceable. As a smaller knife, without an exposed blade, it is very convenient to carry as a backup and a pocket or other safe place where it is still accessible.
You can read these other InfoBarrel articles about survival knives:
- A Good Knife: The Essential Survival Tool
- The Benefits of the Gerber Prodigy Survival Knife
- The Benefits of the Gerber LMF II Survival Knife