A hunting knife is a knife that the hunter needs for various work during hunting and for the possible killing of and work on hunted game. Basically almost every stable knife is suitable for this purpose. However, in the course of time special forms of hunting knives have developed for the various tasks. There are also regional peculiarities in name and type.
Hunting knives can basically be designed as folding knives or fixed knives. Fixed knives are preferred for reasons of stability, safety and easier cleaning. The blade length is usually 10-15 cm. Since the hunter needs different knives for the different jobs, they are often carried as woad cutlery in a common scabbard. Sturdy and non-slip handles are used, often made of wood or stag horn. There are foldable hunting knives that have several inserted blades or so-called interchangeable blades, which are exchanged according to use.