Knives....

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by SDK73, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. SDK73

    SDK73 New Member

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    The last few weeks I have been puchasing items for my first deer camp next year. Im at the point of purchasing a field dressing knife? Can anyone recommend anything? Any and all options are greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Price range?
     

  3. SDK73

    SDK73 New Member

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    I really don't want something cheap, from Wallyworld. Excellent blade steel that holds up. I don't have a price range really, let's set the price at $120 max.
     
  4. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    There is a MULTITUDE of F/D knives in that price range, many very good ones. My brother is the deer hunter of the family, and he swears by Muela. Case knives are very good as well, in my opinion. There are many custom knifemakers, typically beyond that price point but it's another option.

    AG Russell has a very good selection, and they typically have nothing to do with junky stuff. You might check them out.
     
  5. SDK73

    SDK73 New Member

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    Ok. Great gives me a starting point, I have been searching Google for a week now reading different articles.
     
  6. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Yeah...you could talk about good blades from now til the sun burns out, and not get around to all of them.

    Happy hunting! :)
     
  7. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The Buck Pathfinder (model # 105) is a medium sized, well made knife for well under $120. I have had mine for close to 30 years, and it still serves me well as a field dressing knife. Leather sheath, black cocobola handle,5 in. curved blade with a false edge, and a perfect balance point make it an easy to use knife that you could easily pass down to your grandkids.
     
  8. Marlinman

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    Buck 110 folder is like $30 at walmart and is a dang good knife. Buck has alot of really good knives under your top price.

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  9. od green

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    + 1 on the Buck 110 , I've had one for years but you also might want to look into a fixed blade with a non slip handle as things can and do get slick when doing the inside work. I have a Schrade with gut hook, holds an edge pretty good and have done 4 deer with out having to sharpen.
     
  10. Txhillbilly

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    I have almost as many knives as I do guns.I love my Muela fixed blades,they are made in Spain using German stainless steel.They come razor sharp,and really keep a good edge.I can usually clean and skin 2-3 hogs before I need to resharpen them. Kershaw and Puma also make some great knives with excellent steel,I have several of them also.
    Randy Porter is a member/vendor here,and makes some very nice custom knives at really great prices,go to the vendor list and give him a call to see what he might have made or tell him what you want and he can make a custom knife for you.There are a bunch of us that have his knives,they are very good knives!
     
  11. trip286

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    I'm hoping my Porter knife will be in next week! He hasn't gotten the money order yet:(

    OP, I've been a bit of a small time collector, keeping a very small collection of quality knives. I haven't tried every knife out there (haven't even heard of this muela) but I can tell you, Puma, Buck, Old Timer/Schrade, and Case are all excellent makers and well within your price range. Puma, you may have to shop a little though, the only Puma I have cost me over $200. But they have many models.
     
  12. Marlinman

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    Shrades suck now that they are made in china...gerber is another good company. As is sog

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  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I don't have a chinese schrade, wouldn't know. Mines maybe around 20 years old.
     
  14. Marlinman

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    Ya shrade moved to commi land bout 3 years ago.

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  15. Hookeye

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    I always wanted a Gerber 400S but they are pretty pricey these days.

    Tough times yrs ago, I made my deer knife from an old Jap stainless blank a guy gave me, and it holds an edge really well. Going on 27 yrs using that thing, it's done all my deer (but one) and a bunch of deer my hunting buds have shot.

    I couldn't find my sharpener once, with a doe on the deck, so used my Benchmade 530. Worked fine. I always take 2 knives, just in case I lose one or forget to sharpen one after a few uses.
     
  16. BikerRN

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    Most newcomers show up with too big of a knife.

    I like the Knives of Alaska "Cub Bear" as a general purpose hunting knife. Not too big but can get the job done. Something like this is too big, The Hunter,:

    http://www.bladeconnection.com/shopexd.asp?id=89269
     
  17. Jim1611

    Jim1611 New Member

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    I have been using a Buck 119 for close to 30 years and have no complaints. I also like the old Marble brand knives that were once made in the U.S.A. you can still buy them but they may be foriegn made.