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Posted: 10/28/2004 6:20:43 PM EST
I'm looking at buying a new knife for hunting. I am thinking about going with a fixed blade of about 5 inches or so. It would be used for gutting deer and large game. My question is which brand? I am looking for a knife that has good steel and holds it edge well. I am not that good at sharpening knives and want one that will keep it's edge decent.

thanks
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:36:12 PM EST
I don't hunt, but I know that Cold Steel offers a lot of value for the money.
Check out Cold Steel's hunting knives offerings:
www.coldsteel.com/hun.html
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:43:36 PM EST
A decent size folder will do the job as long as you know what your doing. All I carried to the mountain was a folder with a 3" blade. The pelvis on 3 1/2 yearold and younger deer is easily seperated due to a gristle in the middle that hasn't turned to bone yet. You dont neet to split the ribcage untill you do your final butchering. Legs come off at the joint by cutting tendons and shoulders don't have any bone holding them on. Field dressing is a snap with a small folder too. It goes into your pocket and doesn't hang on vines and brush like a sheath knife will. Also if you hang the sheath knife on your strong side it will interfere with your slung rifle quick draw. Not good!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:51:34 PM EST
I already have a couple really good folders, was kinda looking to get something different. I really haven't liked the feel of a folding knife.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:02:27 PM EST
After one of the guys in our camp let us use his Benchmade 921 Osborne, the rest of us went out and bought them. Holds its edge very well. It is a folder though. Hasn't needed sharpening after 3 elk so far. And we skin our elk. No gutting.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:12:55 PM EST
I like my Cold Steel Master Hunter a lot.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:13:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:16:49 PM EST
How about a decent priced custom one?

Check out my friend's website.

www.aescustomknives.com.ar/
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:29:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:47:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By deimos:
How about a decent priced custom one?

Check out my friend's website.

www.aescustomknives.com.ar/



I just went through the whole site. I am impressed, I may need to have a custom knife made!

Some day I hope to try making a few for myself. I really enjoyed reading all the tutorials.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:52:34 PM EST
In all honesty a good knife is a bargain after you live with it for a while. I make hand mades, but I am very fond of Randalls (the Model 25 in particular).
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:12:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By yobo:
I like my Cold Steel Master Hunter a lot.



+1
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:14:20 PM EST
But on the other hand I've got a friend who's real fond of your average hardware store Utility Knife.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:16:52 PM EST
+1 for Dozier
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:41:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By festus735:
I'm looking at buying a new knife for hunting. I am thinking about going with a fixed blade of about 5 inches or so. It would be used for gutting deer and large game. My question is which brand? I am looking for a knife that has good steel and holds it edge well. I am not that good at sharpening knives and want one that will keep it's edge decent.

thanks




A 5" blade for gutting ?!?!?!??!?!?!? OK Tarzan.
Seriously, don't be poking around in there with a Crocodile Dundee blade. A 3"er will do the trick. A Shrade Sharpfinger or Buck Mini-Mentor is perfect.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:50:01 PM EST
Get a good quality steel knife like Carbon V, A2, 440C, 1095, etc.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 7:51:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 7:53:01 PM EST by thebeekeeper1]
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