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Posted: 11/25/2013 4:10:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/5/2013 4:40:12 PM EST by BigGunz50]
I want a knife that will do everything from gut to skin a dear. I think im going to get a kershaw skinning knife and i dont know what other knife to get to cut meat off and all the other stuff. Would the Kershaw Diskin hunter be a good all purpose knife? Is there any others that i should be looking at? I would like to stay under 80$.
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 4:15:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/25/2013 4:17:05 AM EST by grywlf52]
A dear wut? Dear friend? ;)

I use a Rapid River drop point. Got both my brother and I one several years back. Great knives. Lifetime warranty as well as sharpening and polishing. Rapid River knife works, Rapid River, MI They are a bit higher than you are looking at but well worth it in my opinion. $140
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 4:41:24 AM EST
I picked be up a Knives of Alaska alpha wolf with D2 steel for quartering Elk. After using it this year i was very impressed with edge retention. It is $68 on amazon shipped.
























Link Posted: 11/25/2013 4:54:29 AM EST
Gerber Gator for field dressing, I love the rubberized grip...helps hold onto it when things get messy.
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 5:10:31 AM EST
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This. They do not break the bank either.
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 5:31:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/25/2013 5:33:00 AM EST by FIRE1]
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I picked be up a Knives of Alaska alpha wolf with D2 steel for quartering Elk. After using it this year i was very impressed with edge retention. It is $68 on amazon shipped.
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Knives of Alaska are great. my favorite is the Pronghorn hunter. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a good ol' Buck 110 either. My son skinned and quartered 2 deer for a friend of mine the other night and didn't skip a beat with his Buck 110.






















Link Posted: 11/25/2013 5:36:18 AM EST
case leather hunter drop point
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 6:44:21 AM EST
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Gerber Gator for field dressing, I love the rubberized grip...helps hold onto it when things get messy.
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This is what I use as well. Awesome grip.
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 7:18:56 AM EST
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This is what I use as well. Awesome grip.
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Originally Posted By jbizzle:
Gerber Gator for field dressing, I love the rubberized grip...helps hold onto it when things get messy.


This is what I use as well. Awesome grip.

Yep. I use the Gator II with a gut hook. Works like a charm.
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 7:42:44 AM EST
I use a Buck omni with gut hook in blaze orange. I've lost to many knives laying them down on the ground.

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Link Posted: 11/25/2013 7:44:08 AM EST
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Yep. I use the Gator II with a gut hook. Works like a charm.
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Originally Posted By jbizzle:
Gerber Gator for field dressing, I love the rubberized grip...helps hold onto it when things get messy.


This is what I use as well. Awesome grip.

Yep. I use the Gator II with a gut hook. Works like a charm.


This is one of the knives I lost until by BIL found it a year later.

Good knife.
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 8:15:00 AM EST
Buck Omni Combo


At first I thought its size made it unweildly... but I really like it now. Great combo with the sheath!
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 8:31:19 AM EST
I've had a Cold Steel Master Hunter in Carbon V for many, many years.

And then two or three yrs ago, on a whim, I bought a Buck PacLite at Walmart got $18. That year we gutted and skinned a buck and got almost done dressing a vie elk before it got too dull to safely continue. It then sharpened right up when we got home. Great little knives for next to nothing. They're now about $20 at Walmart.
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 8:34:03 AM EST
Okay guys i think im gonna try the Buck omni then. Thanks
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 8:39:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 8:46:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/25/2013 8:46:48 AM EST by reaper556]
Wyoming knife and a Havalon Piranta-Z folder
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 5:12:35 PM EST
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I use a Buck omni with gut hook in blaze orange. I've lost to many knives laying them down on the ground.

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I own the same knife. I absolutely love it. It's a little big, but you get used to it.
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 5:24:13 PM EST
Honestly, I only use filet knives believe it or not.

Link Posted: 11/26/2013 8:19:11 AM EST


Schrade Golden Spike....the earlier, US made ones of course
Link Posted: 11/26/2013 9:48:51 AM EST
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After I'm done gutting and skinning, I agree.
Link Posted: 11/26/2013 8:14:58 PM EST
Been carrying a Buck Vanguard for 20 years. Takes and holds an edge very well. My only fault to it is the blade is a bit too wide for cutting out the rectum.
Link Posted: 11/27/2013 2:39:43 AM EST
Swingblade, the folder version, in blaze orange. Opens em up like a zipper and the rubber grip is great even when blood soaked. Easy to spot in blaze orange too.
Link Posted: 11/27/2013 2:40:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/27/2013 2:53:10 AM EST by VaFish]
I use an old cheap Mora Companion MG knife. Carbon steel blade, holds edge well, just need to clean it up so it doesn't rust.

They run about $15.
Link Posted: 11/27/2013 3:24:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/27/2013 3:25:22 AM EST by drfroglegs]
I bought a browning skinning knife at Dicks (before they were ghey) about 3 years ago. It is the best knife I have ever used, skins with no problem and is built out of very thick metal. It's fixed blade with a sheath so you don't have to worry about it folding up on you or blood/guts getting inside the twisting mechanism, etc.

For skinning make sure you do not get a sharp point (that will cut through the skin). That is why I love this knife so much, it will follow the skin line perfectly without cutting through. I use a gerber gut hook that uses razor blades but I can't recommend that.

Midway Link

Link Posted: 11/27/2013 3:54:33 AM EST
I carry a knife everyday, so I normally use whatever happens to be in my scabbard; usually a little Schrade 50T. I've even use folding pocket knives ranging from nice Case brands to the $10 el cheapos from WalMart.

Link Posted: 11/27/2013 4:26:18 AM EST
I got about 7-10 different deer knives and I've used only half of them because I don't shoot enough deer .

Used the Mora last year for gutting, works well for cutting out the bung hole but a little long for the body cavity/gutting. I thought the handle was too slick once I got blood and fat on it.

Used an old Uncle Henry clip point, which is a little on the small/thin side. I'm not a fan of clip points for gutting as they are too "pointy". I did gut my first ever buck with it so it's sorta special to me and my dad gave it to me when I was 14 or so.

Used a Buck Omni with a drop point, this worked pretty well for gutting but was too tick/wide for the bung hole.

Got a Buck 119, haven't used it for deer, seems to big and it is a clip point. I use it as a survival knife when camping.

Got a Ka-Bar BK7 with BK13 in the same sheath. Nice combo. BK7 is too big for deer but a great survival knife. BK13 is nice for gutting cheese and Spam at camp but too small for deer.

Got a Buck Skinner last year but haven't used it yet. Look like a winner.

Got a Buck Ergo-hunter (small game). Very nice for Squirrels and Turkey. A little too small for deer.

Just won a buck 119 folder in a raffle at deer camp this year, haven't tried it yet but I prefer fixed blades and drop points instead of a folder with a clip point.

Got a couple other knives I've collected over the years. Quite a few cheaper folding pocket knives I always keep one on my wherever I go, come in handy. In a pinch I could gut a deer with one but it would just be a back-up.

Don't own any knives with a gut-hook. Never tried a gut-hook.

Buck definitely makes good knives for the money.

Link Posted: 11/27/2013 5:19:57 AM EST
SOG Field Pup and they are on sale for $15 at Cabela's right now.

Grove
Link Posted: 11/27/2013 5:30:29 AM EST
I have a CRKT with a gut hook and a schrade oldtimer I use
Link Posted: 11/27/2013 5:44:57 AM EST
Esee 4 its bright neon colors so I dont lose it
Link Posted: 11/28/2013 5:55:39 PM EST
I moved to the Buck mini alpha hunter last year. Love this knife. I find you don't really need a large blade for deer. So many knives that have a small blade have a tiny grip. The mini alpha fits my hand great!
Link Posted: 11/28/2013 6:00:45 PM EST
Javalon piranta


Cleaned 2 elk with one last year. No more gutting for me

Link Posted: 11/28/2013 6:35:50 PM EST
I use a Gerber Gator Model # 06069 Clip Point Folding Blade

I have 5 of them. Best hunting/gutting knife I've used in my 26 years of hunting.
Link Posted: 11/28/2013 6:40:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/28/2013 7:18:47 PM EST
Buck Knife

used this one for over 20 years and many hundreds of animals.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 8:50:19 PM EST
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Would have been nice. Couldn't fine my case knife set and field dressed, skinned, and butchered mine with a Swiss Army knife. Eh, it worked but I hope to never have to do that again.
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 1:43:14 PM EST
Kershaw Antelope Hunter. Its good size and holds an edge for 2 field dressings. $35
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 8:37:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/5/2013 6:10:57 AM EST
Knives of Alaska - Light Hunter Combo

Link Posted: 12/5/2013 6:18:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/5/2013 6:24:17 AM EST by Iowaredneck]
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I picked be up a Knives of Alaska alpha wolf with D2 steel for quartering Elk. After using it this year i was very impressed with edge retention. It is $68 on amazon shipped.
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KoA knives are outstanding. Scary sharp and hold an edge.

Link Posted: 12/5/2013 6:27:31 AM EST
I have a gerber metolius.

Link Posted: 12/5/2013 7:35:06 AM EST
fyi Cabelas has KoA on sale with free shipping right now on any order
Link Posted: 12/5/2013 7:05:38 PM EST
Case
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 12:10:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 12:46:31 PM EST
Mora for $15.
This one
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 12:50:24 PM EST
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I have two Cutco hunting knives. One serrated, one not.
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I've got a serrated one. Nice knife.
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