Best Hunting Knife?

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by KI Jim, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. KI Jim

    KI Jim

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    I am going to get my son a hunting knife for Christmas. I want to get him a folding knife-one especially suitable for deer-and one that will last a very long time. I have used a Buck knife for decades and have been pleased with it-just wondering what you folks would recommend?
     
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  2. neazor91

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    I use Buck knives also. They hold an edge and are inexpensive. If you lose one, it's no big deal to replace it. They make one with a hunter orange camo handle. It's easy to find if you lay it down while field dressing.

    Mike
     
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  3. crossneyes

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    Just purchased a outdoor edge swing blade Fri, had a chance to use it Saturday ,I'm impressed. They ain't cheap but I like having a gutting blade and drop point blade in one knife
     
  4. fishwiz

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    BUCK 110 Hunter hands down. Easy to sharpen been using
    one for over 30 years...
     
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    Yea that! Been a fan of the buck 110 for many many years!
     
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  6. Luv2hunteup

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    Think about a Rapid River Knife Works
    Bark River Knives

    Made in Michigan UP, a memory for a lifetime.
     
  7. DEDGOOSE

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    Frost mora of Sweden has the best knives for the money.
     
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  8. Corey K

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    The outdoor edge swing blade is a good knife for a beginner, use the sharp point for around the anus and the dull point for opening up the deer. Once inside the deer the dull point still works well for cutting the windpipe without the chance of poking his hand. Not the highest quality steel but , a decent knife. I like my old buck knife the best and you couldn't go wrong with a rapid river either as mentioned.
     
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  9. Joe Archer

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    Yep! I agree with the Buck Knife! I got my three kids each a special edition Buck for their first years hunting. They still love 'em!
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  10. crossneyes

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    Well I'm 52 so I guess that makes me a beginner. Lol ,grew up using buck 110's great knife no doubt,but after watching a buddy use his swing blade I decided to buy one. I've only dressed and skinned one so far but I like it.
     
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    I have a buck, marbles, rapid river and of them all, the rapid river is best to me.
     
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  12. Corey K

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    No I didn't mean it like that, I got one for a gift and have used it many times including this year. I was just saying that the round tip of the other blade is great for a new hunter gutting deer. I've poked myself and cut myself on accident, takes awhile for feel for a new hunter is all I was getting at.
     
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    I picked up a Benchmade Grizzly Creek a couple of years ago and have been real pleased with it. I like the convenience of a gut hook for unzipping, the drop-point blade shaved my arm when it came from the factory (in Oregon) and takes an edge well, the belt / pocket clip holds strong and is durable. It's compact without feeling small, perfect for carry and field dressing and also works well skinning. This knife is not decorative or flashy, just very well made from top-shelf materials. It suits me.

    http://www.benchmade.com/hunting/grizzly-creek.html
     
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    Good knife, but the wooden grip sucks. Gotta send mine back since it split.

    I'm going to request a polymer handle that won't crack like wood.
     
  15. Buck 110.
     
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