For deer, I've never found a better blade that the Whitetail Skinner from Outdoor Edge. I've been using this blade exclusively for deer since '97 and I love it!!! Now, you can carry a Rambo knife like some of these guys 'round here do, or you can carry an expertly sized tool for th task at hand. The gut hook opens 'em up like a zipper and the T-handle allows you to cut with a straight wrist which makes the task of reaching into a chest cavity MUCH safer.
I just got a benchmade bone collector fixed blade with guthook, It is a very nice knife made with D2 tool stell and very sharp. I also have a knives of alaska bush camp knife that I realy like, You cant go wrong with either.
easy to find and very good quality, gerber gators,,, lost one for a year, found it under the skiinig tee a year to the date i last used it,, washed the dirt off cleaned the deer with it,, you can not tell it from the one i bought 3 days earlier,,, not a spot of rust and still razor sharp!!!
Wow there is a Rapid River knifeworks, and Bark River Knives, both very close to each other in the U.P. easy to see they were modeled after Marbles, I know Rapid River Knifeworks makes some of the most beautiful knives ever, free sharpening for the lifetime, and I mean shave sharp, type to hand down for generations
mora triflex! cheap, good steel and they come shaving sharp. good edge retention and pretty easy to sharpen. and they are cheap enough to buy multiples, because trust me, you will want more then one! great all around utility knife for around camp as well.
I like guthook knives for whitetails and have a Buck Zipper and original Marbles (pre-China) guthook that are excellent. Bark River makes a very good custom that is reasonable as well. I also have a custom knife by a fellow named Roger Shirley from Ohio (RDS Knives) that is outstanding. It depends upon how much you want to invest and how long you plan on keeping your new knife.
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