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Recommendations for a small game / upland knife?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Yoda117, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Yoda117

    Yoda117 Active Member

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    Just curious to see what folks are using or recommend, as I'm on the hunt to expand my collection.

    Being a natural lefty, some of the usual choices don't work out as well for me.

    So what are you guys sporting when you're walking the fields?
     
  2. flashmax

    flashmax Well-Known Member

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    Buck 303.
     
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  3. samsonite

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  4. samsonite

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    If you are on instagram, let me know. I have a few guys that I get custom knives made from I can recommend.
     
  5. Yoda117

    Yoda117 Active Member

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    Sorry, not on instagram.

    But I like what I'm seeing from Battle Horse Knives.

    Worst case, I can always make my own, but I'm looking for something for XMAS ;)
     
  6. samsonite

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    They are great knives. The owner is a super nice guy. I would highly recommend. Met them a few years ago at an NRA show I was helping a buddy man his table, and got to talking with him for about 45min. Ended up buying a few knives from him.


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  7. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Well-Known Member

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    For Pheasants, Ducks and any other birds. I breast them out with a 6inch folding Buck Fish knife. But I just started using a 4inch Rapala fixed blade fish cleaning knife also with good results.
     

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  8. Don-mx3

    Don-mx3 Well-Known Member

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    Have carried a Buck 110 folding hunter for years. Bought it when I got out of the service in '69, seemed like a lot of money at the time, but has held up really well.
     
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  9. Yoda117

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    Hey Samsonite, what is the model that is close to what you are using?

    Figured it was worth asking.

    BTW: nice pic of your knife there :)
     
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  11. IANative

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    The Rapala Classic Bird Knife is perfect for phez/quail... I carry one in my bird vest.

    I've used the same, cheap, rubber-handle Remington Sportsman w/ gut hook for the last 15 years on deer/hogs. Takes a very fast, sharp edge w/ decent longevity, as long as I'm not cutting bone.
     
  12. Chance McCall

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    I'm really confused. While all the knives discussed here seem to be great knives, they also seem like way too much for birds and rabbits and squirrels. Wouldn't something like this be more appropriate for birds? Knives for Hunting | Free Shipping at L.L.Bean
     
  13. Chance McCall

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    This is what I use for rabbits and squirrels:

    Rabbit:Squirrel Knife.jpeg
     
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  14. flashmax

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    Buck 303, first answer posted.

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  15. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I find a good pair of shears to be much more useful for cleaning birds and small game - I don't carry these in the field but keep them in a go pack along with plastic bags and some water for rinsing.

    The knife in my pocket is a Kershaw Leek, very handy and super quick to deploy.
     
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  16. IANative

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    Did you not see this one, or is it not what you're looking for...?

    The Rapala Classic Bird Knife is perfect for phez/quail... I carry one in my bird vest.
     
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  17. ditchparrot

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    Agree. I never use a knife on birds – shears are way more efficient.

    No need to have them in the field either since I don't clean birds until they've been dead and hanging for a week.
     
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  18. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Never had the guts to try the European fowl ageing deal. Shotguns poke a lot of holes in game birds - seems like a good way to get sick.
     
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  19. ditchparrot

    ditchparrot Well-Known Member

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    Been doing it for many years and nobody in my house has ever gotten the slightest twinge of sickness from it. And it's not that aging just makes the meat slightly better on the table – it's way better!
     
  20. Yoda117

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    Maybe, but you know what they say...

    overkill is underrated

    /some times you just want to add to the collection :)
     
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