Muela All-purpose Hunting Knives
Muela Bowie Knives
Muela Skinning Knives
- 1 Muela All-purpose Hunting Knives
- 2 Muela Bowie Knives
- 3 Muela Skinning Knives
- 4 Muela All-Purpose Hunting Knives
- 5 Muela Bowie Knife Review
- 6 Muela Skinning Knife
- 7 Final Thoughts on Muela Hunting Knives
Although it is one of the more overlooked brands in the United States, Muela Knives produce some of the highest quality hunting and tactical knives in the world.
The company was started by Eladio Muela about 50 years ago, starting out as a small artisan shop committed to producing finely crafted and highly functional knives. Today, those same standards of quality construction are meticulously maintained, incorporating the latest technology to produce some of the strongest stainless steel blades available.
These blades are made of Martensitic steel, named after its creator Adolf Martens. Due to an alloy construction containing higher proportions of chromium and having a carbon content of less than 1%, these blades are highly resistant to corrosion and have a hardness between 54 and 58 on the Rockwell hardness scale. This makes them not only durable but allows them to maintain a sharp edge comparatively longer than carbon steel.
Muela hunting knives all feature thoughtful construction, with blade designs and details that not only fit the intended use of the knife but aid in its ability to outperform other knives. Many of the knives in this Muela hunting knife review feature red stag antler handles, which give them a distinctive look that is also strong. They all come with a custom made red stag leather sheath with heavy-duty stitching that won't fail on you when you need it most. These knives are backed by a lifetime warranty, however, they're well known as a knife you pass onto your children or grandchildren.
Muela All-Purpose Hunting Knives
While all of the knives in this review are hunting knives, the knives in this first grouping are intended for general hunting use. Their blades have a multi-functional design that makes them suitable for any task you may encounter out in the wilderness. Any of these knives can meet the demands of hunting, from field dressing to skinning to quartering. They also make great all-purpose bush knives that will serve you well when rambling about your homestead taking care of what needs to be done.
Muela Bowie Knife Review
What red-blooded American hasn't dreamed of owning a bowie knife? This is an iconic knife, favored by the toughest men who helped to tame the wilderness in this country. Muela bowie knives are made to the traditional standards that you would expect from a bowie knife, with greater size and weight, as well as a clipped point blade for a strong and sharp point. A Muela bowie knife can be found in a range of sizes, from mountain man standard, as seen in the Magnum 26, to the practical bushcraft blade of the Muela Gredos.
Muela Skinning Knife
Skinning knives are unique in the world of hunting knives as their design is meant for a very specific purpose. They feature deep bellies that allow for longer strokes despite having considerably shorter blade lengths. These three Muela skinners also have swaged trailing points that give them a functional point while providing extra assurance against punching holes in the hide. These knives fit comfortably in your hand, allowing you to move freely while the blade shape compliments your natural movements and makes skinning go more quickly.
Final Thoughts on Muela Hunting Knives
In looking at just a handful of Muela hunting knives, it becomes painfully clear that this is a brand that deserves much more attention that it currently has. Each Muela hunting knife is meticulously assembled with handmade handles and blade designs that reflect a deep understanding of their intended use. The high-quality construction and durability of the blades and handles make for a knife that you'll look forward to passing down the line through your family after years of faithful service.
Sources and Official Brand Websites
- Muela, Official Brand Website.
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