Does a Hunting Knife belong in the Kitchen and a Kitchen Knife in the Wild?
First, let's look at the kitchen knife and the hunting knife. Both types of knives are designed for similar purposes, cutting, slicing, chopping, and dressing animals. Although a kitchen knife is more likely to be limited to breaking down a whole fish than a beef carcass.
Let's now look at the wielder of the knife in either situation.
Imagine an encounter on a lonely beach with someone carrying a kitchen knife. What are your immediate thoughts? There is a good possibility you'll feel a bit nervous. Especially if the knife is a nice big carving knife. The same applies to an encounter with someone in the woods. We have seen enough horror movies to know what happens next. Even if the person is genuinely just using the knife for hunting, his credibility is severely diminished. We do not automatically trust that this person has any outdoor skills of note.
A person with a decent hunting knife, even drawn, does inspire quiet confidence. We would expect this person to be fully accomplished in bushcraft, fully able to thrive in the environment, build shelters and tell a decent hunting story.
Then there is the multi-functionality of a knife that is taken to the wild. It is expected to perform to a high degree of tolerance, able to accomplish many functions without losing its edge or breaking under the strain. Imagine the abuse a kitchen knife will suffer under the strain of field dressing, making camp, opening cans, popping a beer, preparing a meal... completely reasonable to expect a hunting knife to accomplish these and more.
Let's take the hunting knife into the kitchen. The hunting knife is more robust than you would expect to find in a kitchen but not altogether out of place. Able to accomplish all the tasks of a kitchen knife whilst giving the user an air of eccentric excellence. Chefs are very particular with their knives, after all, so with a fancy knife, we would be expecting some decent food preparation skills and a tasty meal.
From the forest to the beach, from camp to the kitchen, the hunting knife is the only utility knife you need to excel in all environments. The kitchen knife? Let's just leave it in the kitchen for the visitors who don't own a decent knife.
The Arno Bernard family has been making knives since the 90's and have mastered using quality steel for durability, as well as sharpness and edge retention, but also style - Tough enough to use, nice enough to collect.