Hunting Knives and Child Safety

If you are a person who enjoys the great outdoors and owns hunting knives or who intends to purchase this type of gear in the future, listen up.  In addition to paying attention to the kind of hunting knives you own or consider purchasing, you also need to understand what you need to do to manage that knife safely.  This particularly is the case when it comes to the issue of child safety and ensuring your knife does not cause them harm.

It is important that you keep hunting knives well out of the reach of your children.  In this regard, there are products in which you can secure hunting knives to ensure that they do not end up in the curious hands of children. Keep a hunting knife up high, in a hunting gear box or bag. Keep the knife in a safety sheath so that the knife blade will never accidentally fall open.  If you can, consider owning a liner lock folding knife. These knives are made for safety with a locking mechanism to ensure the knife stays closed when it is supposed to and opens only when needed.

In addition, depending on the age of your children, you will want to talk to your child about hunting knives and how to maintain safety.  Talk to your children about what they can and cannot touch in the garage, attic or wherever you keep your hunting equipment. Talk to them about why it is important to not open or touch a knife. Let them look at it and realize how it is potentially dangerous and always let them ask questions. 

Taking a few easy steps will help ensure your family’s safety when knifes are in or around the home.

For more on hunting preparation, read The Value of a Professional Hunting Light

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