There are a bunch of camp knives out there, often making it daunting to make a purchase.  The video below, in which an old-time knife connoisseur is explaining the differences in camping knives to a knife newcomer, is a great example of the diversity of the camping knife market.

The man has stretched approximately a dozen blades across the backside of a canoe and proceeds to explain the values of each one.

He talks about the convenience of folding or pocket knives.  He calls the fixed blade knife a “failsafe” because of its lack of moving parts.  He describes the importance of hunting or survival knives, which can be used to gut animals, cut wood and erect shelter.  And, lastly, he shows off a few boning knives and a couple of fillet knives.

Check out the video below: