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  • corelok
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    Personaly I prefer a fixed blade whether it be for skinning or utility. Also carbon steel over S/S.

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  • Keith Costley
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    It all depends on what you are using the knife for; however, the best knife is the one that you have the most confidence in using. Ask 150 hunters what the best knife is and you will probably get 150 opinions.

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  • Sourdough Dave
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    Well I've finished the knife described above and as promised the pic is posted on my profile

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  • DakotaMan
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    I prefer a fixed blade for field dressing because it has a sharp point and enough strength/leverage to cut through breast bone and pelvis if necessary. I use a Buck for that. I prefer an easy to manipulate knife that stays razor SHARP for skinning and trimming. I use an Old Timer 4 1/2" folding blade for that. It is easy to pack and I just haven't found anything that holds an edge that long. I could probably skin a dozen deer before needing to hone it although I usually run it over a steel every 10 minutes of so. They are hard to find anymore since they are no longer manufactured.

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  • rocky d bashaw
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    that varies for each person,i like fixed blade knives with carbon steal blades.use what works best for you,try diff knives.

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  • Hobob
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    I like the Buck#(119?) sheath knife or a kershaw folding knife. The pendelton lite hunter I bought as per this websites advice is perfect too for most everything

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  • Treestand
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    Down here the boys like walking around with belt knivs
    most are K-Bars some Bucks,its a southern thing!
    my every day knife is a Case-XX folder single blade!

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  • WVOtter
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    I've downsized over the years, from "larger" fixed blades to a Case XX folding hunter pattern. My dad also just gave me a Buck folder (not sure of pattern) that has only has about a 3" blade w/ gut hook and small saw blade on opposite side. That worked very well on my doe this year. Of course, I still like to carry a fixed blade in the "always be prepared" philosophy, I just rarely use it.

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  • .300winmag
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    I have a nice fixed blade (about 5.5inch) Schrade RMEF edition that holds its edge and splits a deers ribcage like butter for easy gutting.

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  • 007
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    I like a heavy fixed blade (Buck Vanguard) that will split a deer pelvis or bear joints.

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  • 870 wingmaster 101
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    A sharp one!

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  • DSMbirddog
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    I like a drop point knife with a 3.5 to 4.5 inch blade. I also like carbon steel. I did recently buy a Cold Steel Pendleton Lite Hunter with a stainless blade. It seems like it will be a good knife.

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  • deerhunterrick
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    I'm a little different , I like L-6,A-1 or BG34 for a blade. 4.5" or 5" seems to be good length though. But depending on what I want to use it for in the field too. I am pretty partial to the Drop point so I can push instead of pull when cutting. Any high carbon stainless works,just harder to sharpen if you let them dull.

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  • FlHuntress
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    I ment cutting or killing it, sorry

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  • FlHuntress
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    A Sharp One LOL, When you say hunting do you mean, Jumping on its back and cutting killing it or are you talking about one to prepare your animal for packing it out? I have used a Puma for most of my life, and it has never let me down.

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