Hunting Knives

Discussion in 'General Michigan Hunting' started by superposed20ga, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. superposed20ga

    superposed20ga Premium Member

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    I was curious as to the knives some of you prefer to use on game. There are so many good ones out there that I guess its hard to go wrong. I've been using the Marble's Woodcraft fixed blabe for deer hunting for a couple years now and found that its the sharpest knife I've ever had. I have a couple of Case locking folders that I like for rabbits and other small game, but I just bought the new Buck Alpha Dorado and it looks like it was made for rabbits. Anyone else?
     
  2. the old archer

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    I have a freind who makes custom knives and sheaths to match, so I use his creations. My favorite for small game is one made from a straight razor with an antler handle and brass bolsters and butt piece. It stays sharp for a long time and is easy to work with.

    For deer he has made me one with a gut hook and another with a drop point blade. Both are wonderfully made pieces that I will use as long as I live.

    I collect Marbels knives, so I know what you mean about their sharpness.

    Best of luck, Arch
     

  3. Shepherd

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    Before I started making knives.....I used our kitchen paring knife:D Don't tell my wife, or she would freak out:yikes: ;)
     
  4. Rupestris

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    I use a Bark River Woodland. 3" drop point, convex ground A2 steel blade w/micarta slabs. Outstanding knife.

    I've also used a Gerber LST Jr., Benchmade Mini Griptilian, and an old Imperial Drop Point Hunter made in the early 70's but still like new.
     
  5. Swamp Monster

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    Knives of Alaska Brown Bear combo with stag grips. Heavy, but built to handle anything. They have a couple newer combos out that are still strong, but a bit lighter, may have to get one of those. Also, Buck Alpha Hunter with the gut hook, did two deer with that this year and worked perfectly, held a pretty good edge as well. Someday I'll add a Marbles or such to the collection.

    I also have a couple Remington Grizzly lockbacks that hold a pretty darn good edge for inexpensive knives, but the checkered rubber grips are a nightmare to clean once they fill with fat etc.....not worth the work to use them for field dressign chores anymore.
     
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    I do like the marbles knives also except i have a hard time keepin them from rustin no matter how much iol i put on them
     
  7. Mickey Finn

    Mickey Finn One of the good guys

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    For years I used a Schrade old timer. Then some one gave me a nice bone handled jobber made from an old saw blade. This was stolen along with many hand tools. So, now I use a Buck rubber handled one with a gut hook. I like this one very much. It holds an edge pretty well.
     
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    I have my grandfathers, fathers and my first hunting knife.....all marbles

    but have been using a cutco for the last few years and it is impressive

    for rabbits....I use game shears
     
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    Main knife is good old Buck 110. A little to big but works fine. I picked up a Rapid River Knife Works Skinner model this year, very nice knife, sadley the deer didnt cooperate so i used it on roasts and steaks, works great. :p
     
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    i have an old 4 inch solengen i've been using since 1964
     
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    Rapid River (AKA: Wolverine) Droppoint in Northwoods camo. Marbles are junk since they went to mass production about 5 years ago.
     
  12. BarryPatch

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    Spyderco Chinook. Great Knife.
     
  13. tmanmi

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    Up until 3 years ago I used an old WWII marine or army combat knife my brother found with his metal detector in the mid seventies. My wife got me a Smith & Wesson 150th anniversary hunters set that had a bullseye gut hook knife, double blade folding knife, and diamond sharpening tool 3 Christmas's ago. Life has been much easier since then.
     
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    Collect the stag handle jobs [trailcraft/woodcraft and all the others], and the Case Trappers of all types/colors/materials.
     
  15. Youper

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    My favorite is my Marble's Plainsman with a stacked leather hilt. The blade shape and the leather surface work well for me.