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Old 09-15-2021, 09:50 AM   #1
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OK green screen, a little market research here. What's your favorite hunting knife that fits these criteria: Production, not custom. Fixed blade, not folding. Regular blade, not replaceable.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:57 AM   #2
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Mine is a buck fixed blade with rubber ribbed handle. I have the large one and the gut hook one both rubber handle. Hold a great edge.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:02 AM   #3
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Best knife I have ever owned and still own. Made by SHARP and came from K-Mart. My MIL gave it to me for Christmas about 30 years ago. Holds an edge better than any others I've had.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:02 AM   #4
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Knives of Alaska "Cub Bear"

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Old 09-15-2021, 10:07 AM   #5
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If I had to pick, it would be one I have from Knives of Alaska. I don't remember the model name but it has a 4.5" blade and the Suregrip handle.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:09 AM   #6
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I'm a big fan of my Buck Vanguard in S30V steel as well as the Buck Open Season Small Game.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:09 AM   #7
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Best knife I have ever owned and still own. Made by SHARP and came from K-Mart. My MIL gave it to me for Christmas about 30 years ago. Holds an edge better than any others I've had.
I had a KMart Sharp folding hunter (kind of a Buck clone) that was without a doubt the best knife that I have ever had. I could get it unbelievably sharp with an Arkansas stone and it would hold an edge forever. I eventually lost it somewhere.

I know that Kmart did not own a knife making company so Iím sure that Buck, Shrade or one of the other big knife companies made it under contract.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:10 AM   #8
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Buck Vanguard. Have had mine since 1994.

My buddy rounded the tip off accidentally showing me how well his worksharp worked.... but other than that its still a great knife. Its still in my pack but the replaceables come out first. The guthook in the pic was an add-on



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Old 09-15-2021, 10:12 AM   #9
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Cutco makes a good fixed blade , knives of Alaska pricey but good
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:12 AM   #10
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Case Finn. I have 50 year old one with a bone handle and a newer one with a bigger rubberized handle. To me this profile of blade works better for breaking down animals. Too many of today’s knives have these fat blades that work great for skinning but suck for working in tight areas.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:13 AM   #11
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Esee makes a nice knife too.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:15 AM   #12
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Any of the knives of Alaska

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Old 09-15-2021, 10:28 AM   #13
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My favorite is the Buck 118 that I got from my grandad before he died...LOVE that knife! (only thing I wish it had would be a grippier handle)
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:30 AM   #14
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Esee Izula

Have really been wanting to get a hold of the Benchmade Altitude and Argali Carbon Knife.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:33 AM   #15
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Moracniv or a good ol K-Bar.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:37 AM   #16
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KOA makes a great product right here in Grayson County Texas.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:39 AM   #17
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Knives of Alaska Cub Bear or the Knives of Alaska Jaeger
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:00 AM   #18
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Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:29 AM   #19
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I've got a duffel bag full of knives and always end up with the KOA Whitetail Hunter on my belt. This thing's done everything I could ever want. I use the gut hook to build brush blinds and it's broken down literal tons of antelope and deer from head to toe in the field without sharpening.
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:40 AM   #20
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I usually use a folder Buck PBS the early ones for a fixed blade production i have a Case 4 inch skinner i like. I am surprised at how many people say Knives of Alaska.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:12 PM   #21
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I have using a knife made by Western out of Boulder Colorado for the last several years. It was made in the early fifties. I got it after my Grandpa died. I loved the feel of it and it would stay sharp for a good long while. Unfortunately the handle was stacked leather and has started deteriorating and coming apart so it looks like I won't be using it any more. I will go back to using the Schrade sharp finger I've had for 30 years.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:18 PM   #22
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Anything Buck, bought my first when I was 10, still have it, 53 years old.

Second, Cutco.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:19 PM   #23
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That fixed blade buck with the rubber handle is hard to beat! I've had the Zipper for 15 years.

I also have the fixed blade Cutco non-serrated version. I like it a lot as well.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:34 PM   #24
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I like these Boker knives.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:35 PM   #25
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OK green screen, a little market research here. What's your favorite hunting knife that fits these criteria: Production, not custom. Fixed blade, not folding. Regular blade, not replaceable.
Most of the men in my family has this particular style case knives.
case xx 5 finn stag fixed blade from 1965-1969 - measures 4 1/4" blade 7 3/4" overall. They are hard to find - maybe an estate sale or EBay.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:37 PM   #26
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for small work, I use those new razor blade knives.
My Buck Vanguard is my all-time go-to knife.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:43 PM   #27
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Schrade PH1 gets used a lot.

Cheap little knife they no longer make but I have cleaned and skinned quite a few hogs and some deer with it.
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Most of the men in my family has this particular style case knives.
case xx 5 finn stag fixed blade from 1965-1969 - measures 4 1/4" blade 7 3/4" overall. They are hard to find - maybe an estate sale or EBay.
This is what I referenced in my post. The perfect hunting knife IMO.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:49 PM   #29
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AG Russell drop point hunter for me
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:49 PM   #30
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I bought a set of Browning knives a long time ago. They are still the first out of my pack. They stay sharp and have done a lot of work over the years.
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:04 PM   #31
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My go to knife out of 20-30 is a Buck pathfinder 105 with cherrywood handle. Just the perfect size for most hunting tasks.



But I just got a Montana Knife Company Blackfoot 2.0 that I'm dying to try out. It feels great.


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Most of the men in my family has this particular style case knives.

case xx 5 finn stag fixed blade from 1965-1969 - measures 4 1/4" blade 7 3/4" overall. They are hard to find - maybe an estate sale or EBay.
Man that's a fine piece. I need to find me one of these.

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Old 09-15-2021, 01:17 PM   #33
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My go to knife out of 20-30 is a Buck pathfinder 105 with cherrywood handle. Just the perfect size for most hunting tasks.



But I just got a Montana Knife Company Blackfoot 2.0 that I'm dying to try out. It feels great.

That MKC is bad to the bone. I need one.

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Old 09-15-2021, 01:42 PM   #34
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My Gerber from the late 1970's. I have many others but this one is always in my pack and the first one I grab.



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Old 09-15-2021, 01:47 PM   #35
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Puma I have one that is about 40 yrs old
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:50 PM   #36
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:59 PM   #37
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:16 PM   #38
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My Gerber from the late 1970's. I have many others but this one is always in my pack and the first one I grab.



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I canít find mine but the 1970ís gerber with D2 or 440c blade is one awesome knife
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:40 PM   #39
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Man that's a fine piece. I need to find me one of these.

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I did a quick search & I have found some similar to the ones that we have.

Here is a set - itís pricey

https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com...ixed-blade-set

A couple more:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/22459973832...UAAOSw-LVhCHKE

https://www.ebay.com/itm/23418765802...oAAOSwGAhfsYBY

https://www.ebay.com/itm/11422074433...kAAOSwuHReud3M
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:54 PM   #40
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MY favorite is a Gerber LMF. I carry it and a Benchmade in my hunting pack. I have another Gerber in my gun safe, but don't remember the model.

I have big hands and I like a fixed blade with a big handle for cleaning deer and other chores.
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Old 09-15-2021, 03:29 PM   #42
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Join the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. They are always send you deals. I think a 25.00 donation got me these knives made by Browning, 35.00 got me a set of 5 different outdoor edge knives including one with removable blades. I got a skinner and a gut hook knife a couple of years ago.
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I like these Boker knives.
I have this same knife and love it for cleaning deer, small, light, and sharp.
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Old 09-15-2021, 03:43 PM   #44
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Should have asked "what makes it your favorite?"

Blade shape? Handle shape? How long it stays sharp?

My favorites have good stories, and a blade that stays sharp. I have several different handles, all just OK, and several different blade shapes. I know what I like though
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Benchmade steep country
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Old 09-15-2021, 03:48 PM   #46
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Puma I have one that is about 40 yrs old
My brother gave it to me
dang thing stays super sharp
I don't know the quality of Puma now but back then they were pretty high quality
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Old 09-15-2021, 04:24 PM   #47
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A zillion good choices out there. Some thing easily available, reasonably easy to sharpen, and will last forever, just get a Buck. 118, 119, 120, 105, choose the style you like.
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Old 09-15-2021, 05:06 PM   #48
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My hunting go to knife is this Puma Skinner, passed down to me by my dad in the 1980's.
Great knife, better memories
I am sure they still sell them somewhere.
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Should have asked "what makes it your favorite?"

Blade shape? Handle shape? How long it stays sharp?

My favorites have good stories, and a blade that stays sharp. I have several different handles, all just OK, and several different blade shapes. I know what I like though

The Morakniv has a carbon blade so itís easy to lap an edge on her in the field. Itís not a forged blade but it has a good edge with a bevel that will easily slice through a pigís sternum.
The blade shape and length allows the user to perform just about any cutting chore that needs doing.
The handle is easy to grip and is comfortable in the hand at any angle.
It is light and doesnít wear out the hand.
Itís a good knife at a very reasonable price.
It just works and works well.



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But I'm rednecker than you
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I've got a duffel bag full of knives and always end up with the KOA Whitetail Hunter on my belt. This thing's done everything I could ever want. I use the gut hook to build brush blinds and it's broken down literal tons of antelope and deer from head to toe in the field without sharpening.
https://www.knivesofalaska.com/Store...range-suregrip
After seeing this I just ordered one as a present.

I carry a handmade knife given to me by a friend.
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