These knives are solely intended for survival purposes in the wilderness. Often survival knives are used in emergencies, such as a situation where a person loses his main equipment, for hammering or batoning. In an outdoor gear kit, a survival knife is an essential one must always carry when deciding to tread the outdoors. Though any knife would become a survival knife like pocket knives, since survival knives are designed for setting traps, skinning animals, carving woods, and other outdoor jobs, they are best suited. Most survival knives have fixed blades, with full thick tangs, making them durable and reliable in a sticky situation.