Which hunting knife do you grab the most?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by AshesFall, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. AshesFall


    Jul 16, 2019
    Sitting here looking at some of my hunting knives just got me to thinking of the one I prefer to take out the most which is the Ontario Robeson heirloom drop point. Great knife with a 4in blade and thin stock D2 steel that keeps an edge real good. I think second would be my buck Mesa, I still take the old 119 out from time to time, but the Mesa is smaller (5in blade) with thinner stock and has a kydex sheath, so better for weather conditions and comfort. I have others, but they're my go to knives right now. What's everyone else's go to hunting knives?
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  2. NapalmCheese


    Aug 24, 2006
    A standard Buck 110 has been my go-to for a while now.
  3. Cryptyc


    Sep 24, 2013
    My Fallkniven HK9 is my hunting knife. Only one I take now. Love it.
  4. l1ranger

    l1ranger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2017
    buck paklite skinner is my go to. it pretty much lives in my pack and stays ready to go.

    for small critters, I'll grab the 25OT
  5. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I’ve never owned a Fallkniven but I was just looking at that one recently. Nice looking knife. I believe 3G steel is their equivalent of R2. I have an R2 petty knife that I’ve been super impressed with...good toughness, takes a wicked edge and holds it well.

    Obviously you like this one, but I was wondering how that handle feels? It looks a bit blocky which made me wonder.
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  6. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    My old reliable is a Bill Moran drop point which I have used since Spyderco first sold it. He and it are both awesome, IMHO.

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  7. shortwinger

    shortwinger Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Over the last 10+ years it has been the Outdoor Edge w/gut hook and the CS Master Hunter that get the most use.

    Recently, the last two years you can add the Buck 119, Grohmann #3, Puma Hunter's Pal, and the CS Canadian Belt knife. The last three are not only great at white-tailed deer sized game but really excel at small game, which to me as a falconer is perfect. Of these newer knives, the Grohmann is the one that is with me all-the-time and I have really grown to love it and rely on it.
  8. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    RAT RC3 or Spyderco Sprig. Depends on what I’m hunting. I use the Sprig the most due to camping.
  9. Cryptyc


    Sep 24, 2013
    Very contoured and rounded on the edges. I have a bunch of photos in a review thread I did before.
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  10. Cogam87


    May 5, 2019
    Grohmann #4 with gut hook for big game, any folder for birds/rabbits
  11. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    I carry a 4" puukko I crafted with a Lauri differentially tempered blade. Great knife; holds a razor edge forever.
  12. Coiloil37


    Dec 2, 2013
    My primary is a Dan Crotts custom in S90V with a tapered tang, mammoth ivory, mosaic pins, thumb notches and red liners.

    My overseas traveling knife is a Dozier yps in D2 with presentation grade ironwood, red liners and thumb notches on the spine.

    For traditional hunting knives those are the only two I own. For a pig hunting/dispatch knife I’ve got a Dozier large freedom fighter.
  13. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Traditional GEC/Buck/etc. slipjoint of some sort (for squirrel, rabbit) or one of my fixed blades of 4-5" blade length (for whitetail). In the past, it's just usually been a Buck 105 pathfinder or Buck 192 Vanguard.

    Recently picked up a BRKT Manitou and Hess Tiburon, both in stacked leather, that I'm looking forward to trying out during the upcoming deer season.
  14. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    CS Master Hunter
  15. Revolverrodger


    Jul 23, 2007
    Buck vanguard !
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  16. NautiBuoys


    Jan 3, 2006
    Randall #5 in stainless
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  17. Krav

    Krav Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    image.jpg Bark river gunny hunter in carbon fiber 3v. Just perfect size shape steel for me. I'm not a hunter but I love hunting knives.
  18. KenHash


    Sep 11, 2014
    Fallkniven's 3G stands for VG5/SG2/VG5 with the SG2 being the core of the sanmai laminate. The powder steel R2 is made by Kobe Steel (Kobelco) and sold to Takefu who market it as SG2. Whatever R2 knife you have I am sure that it is a laminate.
    My go to knife is the Fallkniven F1 in 3G.
  19. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    I used a Buck 110 or a Schrade Sharpfinger for years. This season I’ll probably be using my relatively new Buck 102, or maybe my Busse Anniversary Mean Street.

    Incidentally, what exactly are you field dressing with a 119?
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  20. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    A Buck 110 mostly but also take a Buck 192 Vanguard if I plan on skinning a deer in camp.

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