Interested in learning how survivalknifes are made? If you are the type that is simply curious about the process of knife making, then you may fall into the category of people questioning the difference between a $20 knife and a $200 knife.
The fact is, even a food can lid can cut things, but a knife is much more than just a sharp edge, it requires being held comfortably, and often for longer periods of time. The process usually starts with a mock-up on paper or a plastic or wood prototype, follow by the actual product made from steel.
There are two aspects taken into consideration when a new knife is made, the environment or needs of the knife. Rather you are needing it to cut through the fuselage of a helicopter or just cutting string, when you use it you want it to work properly.
On the other hand, wants are also considered, and the design is expanded based on the users wants, such as easy to grip and comfortable to hold, with the requirement needs. This helps direct how the knife needs to be created, what materials to use, shapes, and so on.
As you might imagine, the difference between a cheaper $20 knife and a more expensive $200 knife would be the materials used, craftsmanship and complexity of the build. If you are looking to cut a helicopter in half, you can expect to pay more.