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Is Titanium A Good Metal For Knife Blades?

When it comes to camping, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor excursions, your knife is an essential piece of survival gear. A good knife with a sharp blade can mean the difference between life and death in emergency situations. What’s really critical, is the type of knife you choose and what type of metal it’s made of.

Titanium knives are usually composed of two metals: steel and titanium. The blade is generally made of steel and the handle is made of titanium because it is less dense and lighter in weight than steel but just as strong.

There are knives available with a titanium blade, but a titanium knife blade is not considered as good as a steel blade because it’s more difficult to sharpen and because the metal is lighter and doesn’t provide the leverage a heavier blade would provide for certain tasks.