Favorite hunting knife?

CVamberbonehead

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My favorite hunting knife is my BlackJack Model 125 Heavy Hunter, it is my go to for big game. For small game I like the bird and trout type knives like my Hess Whitetail. Sometimes I use a pocketknife (a Case trapper or Buck 110 usually) but I hate cleaning them up.
 
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my best knife!! I don't have a photo now, I took the photo of the store

www.knifepark.com/en/home/614-benchmade-bushcrafter-eod-162-1-knife-survival-knives.html
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Mack

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If that was a left handed sheath it would be absolutely perfect.
 

black mamba

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I have several, as I constantly want to try something new. These customs all work very well.

BluntCut's modernized Woodcraft style skinner in CTS-XHP @ 65 HRc
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Big Chris Berry makes a terrific knife, this Nessmuk pattern in 3V
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GL Drew drop point in ladder damascus
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Bigfattyt

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TRIO of really nice ones there. I'd love to try out many of his high hardness steels.
I have several, as I constantly want to try something new. These customs all work very well.

BluntCut's modernized Woodcraft style skinner in CTS-XHP @ 65 HRc
LgKc2gU.jpg


Big Chris Berry makes a terrific knife, this Nessmuk pattern in 3V
rj5hzUz.jpg


GL Drew drop point in ladder damascus
P9wLdJz.jpg
 

black mamba

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Big, Luong's heat treatment really does work. I've used the BluntCut hard, whacking bone and cutting boards with no thought to the edge. Skinned and cleaned a half dozen deer with it and it's still scary sharp. It may literally be years before it needs sharpening, or even stropping.
 
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These are what I carry hunting moose. Bark River Mountain Man 5" and a Buck 110. I will have a utility knife with a hook blade for the opening cuts as well. I really appreciate the longer blade for moose. For those never having done one, I am up to the hilt removing a back strap.

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I bought an LT Wright frontier valley in a2 on a whim for an additional option this deer season. After using it on its first deer it was on my hip every time I hunted. Just a very handy little knife. I did have to reprofile it though as it came rather thick behind the edge from the factory.
 

sodak

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These are what I carry hunting moose. Bark River Mountain Man 5" and a Buck 110. I will have a utility knife with a hook blade for the opening cuts as well. I really appreciate the longer blade for moose. For those never having done one, I am up to the hilt removing a back strap.

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I liked that Barkie so much I got one also. Very nice and thin behind the edge. This will come in VERY handy both in the kitchen and for butchering hogs.
 

afishhunter

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Over the last 50 - 53 years, my favorite hunting/outdoors/camping/hiking, etc. sheath/belt knife has been:

Tied for First Place:
Buck 110
Old Timer 7OT
Old Timer 6OT

Tied for Second Place:
Old Timer "Sharp Finger". I forget the "OT" number ... 152OT? ... I'm not sure.
Mora Number 1 with carbone blade. (I've never had one with a stainless steel/Inox blade.)
Cold Steel Finn Bear

Third Place:
Western L66

Regardless of which of the above I had on my belt, I always had a 4 blade Scout/Camp knife or a two or three layer SAK, and a large 4 to 4.5 inch closed stockman or 4.125 ~ 4.25 inch closed moose in my pocket.
(Usually the stockman.)

The most often taken and used when afield belt/sheath knife was/is the Buck 110 or a 7OT/6OT, since like the 4blade Scout/Camp knife or SAK, and the stockman, they are part of my normal ("normal" for me at any rate) EDC.

Over the last year or so, I have gotten a couple two blade slipjoint folding hunter belt/sheath knives, a Old Timer 25OT, and Marbles MR417. (both are 5.5 inches closed) However, they've only seen EDC carry and usage. I haven't had the opportunity to take them afield yet. I've no doubt whatsoever they are as good for peeling a deer, or any other critter as any of my other belt/sheath knives, or the pocketable folders designed for field dressing and peeling a critter are. (moose, trapper, and stockman.)
While the knife is not necessarily designed for the task, the spear point blade on the Scout/Camp knife and SAK are also quite capable of field dressing and peeling a critter, to include a yummy deer and snapping turtle. :) (a fishing license may be required to harvest a snapping turtle. It was in Missouri, when I lived there, back in 1994-1996.)
(I strongly advise using a 2 foot gaff for hooking snapping turtle on land. Snappers will bite an un-baited gaff hook, as willingly as your _(body part)_.)
 
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