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  • I have been wanting to get a knew hunting knife. I have read that there are all kinds of blades out there, but i do not know whi

    I have been wanting to get a knew hunting knife. I have read that there are all kinds of blades out there, but i do not know which one is right for me. I want to use it for skinning and gutting big game such as deer, elk, and bear. I would like to have a drop piont blade with good edge retention. Do you have any suggestions?

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    I would recommend the Buck Vanguard Drop point knife. It has good balance, has a good grip, a hard working blade and it is reasonable priced. The stainless steel knives can be a little harder to sharpen but that can be dealt with...this knife is a winner.

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    • #3
      hands down cutco...i've had mine for 10 plus years, and only needed to sharpen it twice...which by the way, is done at no charge by cutco. if you find a used one on ebay for a good price, you can still send the knife to cutco and they'll sharpen it. lifetime guaranteed, and the company means it. if you get one, be careful...they are very sharp.

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      • #4
        if you want a knife for skinning and gutting large game, forget the drop point and get a skinning blade with a gut hook. As far as brand, I'm a fan of Russell knives. Their hand made and last forever.

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        • #5
          I'd second the Buck Vanguard drop point, but for a few extra bucks, I'd also recommend the Buck Alpha Hunter fixed blade, or my own personal fave, the Mini-Alpha. All hold an edge and sharpen easily when the need arrives.

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          • #6
            I agree with bigjake on Russell knives. But I don't like guthooks on my knife blades. Buck Alphas and Vanguards in S30V are also excellent. You might also consider the Gerber Bell & Carlson - on sale at Cabela's. Excellent design and blade (S30V) for the money. Knives of Alaska are also worth the look in D2 or AUS8 steels).

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