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Best hunting knife

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pigkiller, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. pigkiller

    pigkiller Member

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    I am looking for a belt knife to substitute my 4-inch Gerber folding knife. I was looking at a 5-inch Buck knife which costs $50, but was wondering if there was a better alternative in that price range. I mostly hunt upland game and sometimes feral pigs. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. teddy34

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    Marbels knives are very good for about the same money as a Buck.
     
  3. ArmyMechanic

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    KBar cant be beat!
     
  4. pigkiller

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    MAH66, I really liked the value of the Kershaw knives. Thanks--might order the Bear Hunter II.
     
  5. skeeljc

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    Invest in a custom made knife and you will have something unique.

    This knife was made by Gary LeBlanc of Minnesota. It has Box Elder (Maple) handles.

    Jim Skeel<br>
    P/W Dealer/Distributor


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  6. Gregor

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    Canadian Belt Knife. Cold Steel makes a new version of this iconic North Woods knife.
     
  7. Mapper

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    It's really hard to say anymore. Buck used to be good, as did Puma, the German knife. I don't know where either of them are made now. I imagine the high end models of both are still pretty good. Case made good knives, as did Western and some others. I sometimes make my own, out of tool steel. Older Olsen knives are good as well. Maybe yard sales would be your best bet.
     
  8. quartering

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    invest in a good knife. 2 or 3 hundred bucks will get you a hattori. get a good knife. good luck with it
     
  9. EdSy

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    I've bought knives of most factory brands and I've had knives custom made to my specifications. But unless you are a "knife collector", it's hard to beat one of the Mora knives from Sweeden.

    http://www.ragweedforge.com/SwedishKnifeCatalog.html

    The Sandvik stainless steel really does take and hold an edge, while resisting corrosion better than many other stainless steels. After finding this brand, I chose a model that I liked and bought four of them. I'll never need to buy another outdoor or hunting knife. -Ed
     
  10. Martinpicker

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    IMHO if you have the patience to put a good edge on a Queen Steel Cutlery knife, they are about as tough as they come! Martinpicker
     
  11. Sprinklerman

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    The cutco with a serrated blade is best I have found for hogs. Lifetime guarranty if it should ever dull just send it in and they will sharpen all you pay is the shipping. I found them on ebay for 60.00 - 70.00. Direct from cutco they are about 100.00
     
  12. g7777777

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    There are a million good choices now and buck and gerber have a bunch of them

    Now- just an aside-- a ceramic bladed kife cuts about 5 times easier than metalic at least after 5 mins have elapsed and for all practical purposes doesnt dull even after many many complete animals

    Now they can break with side pressure

    Boker makes a folding one --once you have used one you wont really want to use any other knife for most of the work

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  13. Zuzax

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    2nd on the Canadian Belt Knife. Used one for years, best hunting knife I've seen and it won't break the bank!

    Cheers,

    George
     
  14. Anthony12ga

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    My favorite hunting knife. A little harder to sharpen, I use a Diamond bench stone. Holds an edge very well.


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  15. Ed C

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    If you like the "Canadian Belt Knife" by cold steel (which is made in Taiwan) I would suggest that you really owe it to yourself to check out the original.

    I just checked out the cold steel website, it says that it takes inspiration from a 1950s classic. Well, one look is all it takes to know that the cold steel offering is a direct copy of the Grohmann #1, although the grohmann is full tang and I believe the Cold steel is not. Grohmann is a family business which is still making these knives to this day in a multitude of blade geometry and handle material options in Pictou, Nova Scotia. There are also folding versions and do-it-yourself kits available.

    Check out their site in the header of this post.
     
  16. steele

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    Several years ago, I bought a Cutco serrated edge knife. I was fortunate enough to drop an elk that season. My guide's knife was dull, so I offered him my Cutco. He was flat amazed how it held its sharpness. He remarked, " I never had a knife that I didn't have to re-sharpen doing a elk". When I tipped him, he asked for the knife instead of $$$. They are only $60-70, depending on style. Also a lifetime warranty. Butch from Pgh
     
  17. Tee J

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    Look at the Russel Belt Knife which is made in Canada, excellent knife.

    D.H. Russell designed the Original Canadian Belt Knife. $75.00 today

    Puma used to be a great knife, but the last one I purchased was not the quality of the one I bought in the 70's still a good knife.
     
  18. Trapshooter

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    Quartering has it. The Hattori is the finest you will find if you can spend the $$$. I reaaly like mine but a very close second is my Leech Lake knives by Don Canney. Nothing will filet a fish or cut the backstrap out of an animal any better. Reeds sporting in Walker MN has them for $99 shipped and thats a bargain. Don passed away so supplies are depleting. The pairing knife is outstanding also and less than $50
     
  20. halfmile

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    Get an older Marbles at a gun show if you can. Mine came from my Dad, bought in the 30's.

    I also have a Western Folding Hunter from the 60's that serves well for small game and waterfowl usage. Be careful, though, none of that safety lockblade crap here.

    HM
     
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