good deer knife

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by pdg929, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011

    I like it for the speed in unzipping the hide not from fear of cutting into the guts. A survival knife its not. If you had to stab something with it you'd prolly slide your hand down the blade and open it up to the bone.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  2. myfriendis410

    myfriendis410 Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lompoc California
    I've been using the Outdoor Edge swing blade and for those of you who don't like or use a gut hook you've never used this! Beautiful design and the other blade is perfect for skinning. The steel holds a great edge and still point up easily. We do a number of wild hogs a year out here and it's the best knife so far.

  3. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2012
    I have a Schrade sharp finger that I have had for years. It's a great knife and you won't go wrong buying one.

    The knife I am carrying this year is a Cold Steel Canadian Belt Knife. It's very light, I don't know I have it. Cheap enough it's almost disposable. It holds an edge very well. Last weekend it skinned 4 deer without sharpening. The rounded shape of the blade lets you use the entire front half of the blade for skinning. It's a great deboning knife as well. I do all my close to the bone work with the Cold Steel. Once I have the meat separated I just use a filet knife to cut the meat into steaks. When the meat hits the freezer there are no bones, just pure protein.
  4. Buffalochip

    Buffalochip Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Hawg--I have the same knife and love it! The gut hook works great and is very easy to sharpen with a dremmel. Unfortunately, they are now made in China, but can be had for as little as $15. Mine is one of the last U.S. made models and I paid a premium for it on Ebay
  5. cpttango30

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  6. tim peterson

    tim peterson Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    You might take a look at After you recover from price shock check out there hunting knives with there gurantee you my not need another knife. To make this short I have bought tradded and sold more than 40 diffrent hunting knives. These were quality knifes several made in America. But IMO the cutco white handle hunting knife with the serrated blade is the best knife I have ever used.
  7. pdg929

    pdg929 Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    i bought a buck woodsman and a folding egro hunter they are both very good feeling knives thank to everyone for they experiences and imput
  8. MH2008

    MH2008 Member

    Apr 14, 2011
    I use an older kershaw 1030TF that I got for free, It works well but I usually use a Buck 110. My favorite so far.
  9. Shagg

    Shagg New Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    I have an old Western L88 that I bought from E-bay. Looks like H*** but works great. Stays sharp and is the right size for me. I own a bunch of other knives but this is the one I use. I paid $24.50 plus shipping. It works as good or better than some that I paid $100.00 or more for.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
  10. kc-max

    kc-max Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    Kansas City, MO
    I carry a custom damascus knife made by a gentleman in San Antonio. Dressed 10 deer with it year before last and could still shave with it.
  11. overkillpaintball

    overkillpaintball New Member

    Feb 23, 2013
    WEAR GLOVES!!!!!!! i used to make fun of people who wear them. then at the age of 22 i was in ccu with confused docors telling me it didnt look good. i didnt know where i was at really (i was on some magic something they gave me:)) after 5 trips to the er and 4 days in ccu we found out i had contracted rockymountain spotted fever from getting a small cut on my finger while processing a deer. i was told by more than one doctor and specialist if i had not been in such good shape it would have definately killed me hell it almost did. and here i am 6 years later my heart rate is still messed up my arms and legs still get tingly/numb etc. i dont wear gloves anymore though, i mean what could go wrong? get rocky mountain spotted fever or something?
  12. overkillpaintball

    overkillpaintball New Member

    Feb 23, 2013
    oh yeah and that darn deer did 4500 dollars worth of damage to my car!!!!!!!
  13. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    I used a old Buck 105 for years but recently went with a shorter blade on their new Packlite series

    just a handy size skinning knife and it cleans up easy. The knife and sheath are not too long, so when I get in the polaris or the truck, they don't ride up on your belt like longer knifes do


    its under $40 and made in the USA
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