Most people seem to think that the only thing worth remembering about using a hunting knife is to keep the pointy end away from you. However, much like firearms safety, there are a number of things you need to know about to minimize risk of injury from one of these incredibly useful blades.
Want to know how to use a hunting knife safely? Start by keeping the sharp edge away from your hands and body. Hunting knifes are serious weapons. Tough, strong and above all sharp. Buying a hunting knife is easy. Learning to use it safely isn't hard but takes focus. One wrong move with a razor sharp edge can cause significant pain. There's a joke that says that more blood is drawn from hunters than from game. Now that we have your attention, let's learn how to use a hunting knife safely and efficiently.
Leave knife in sheath. Keep your hunting knife in its sheath until you need it. Don't walk around with it drawn. Don't play with your hunting knife. A sheath will cover the blade and keep the knife easily accessible. Make the most use of a good sheath and let it carry the knife for you.