Re: good deer knife
I'm assuming since you said it's for deer hunting you want it for field dressing abd skinning, not survival. Look around for a Buck alpha series. They come in straight or folding version with a 3" blade and with or without a guthook. They have a great feel, hold an edge well and the guthook is a dream to use.
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