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Old May 1, 2012, 08:36 PM   #101
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My everyday knife is a Kershaw Blur which is always in my pocket unless I'm at work but I don't use it for hunting even though I have it with me. For hunting I have 2 knives that I always carry in the woods. One is a Kershaw sheath knife with gut hook which is a great knife and the gut hook works pretty well, the other is an old Schrade LB7 which was made right down the road about 40mi in Ellenville, NY. We were all saddened when the Schrade factory closed it's doors, it was one of the last industries in the area to go belly up. Those old Schrade knives are pretty tough to beat and hold an edge well.

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Old May 2, 2012, 02:29 PM   #102
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I own many knives case, buck, ka-bar, solingen stag handle. But my primary hunting knife is a Buck pathfinder. My daily carry folding 3-blade is a Buck Stockman. As a machinist and versed in metallurgy I can tell you its all about the steel. Buck uses a great hard SS. A little tough to sharpen but it stays sharp. I use my stockman at least 10-12 times daily. Took my almost 20 years to consider the first one used up. But I still use it for fine work.
In the kitchen its Wusthoff or Henckle (a little thick for de-boning and fillet) and on the fillet bench its Dexter. I am sure there are other quality blades but these have served me very well after trashing lesser knives.
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Old May 3, 2012, 10:33 PM   #103
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As a machinist and versed in metallurgy I can tell you its all about the steel. Buck uses a great hard SS. A little tough to sharpen but it stays sharp.
Same here. And last weekend I "field dressed" a 520 lb hereford that had to be shot and dragged thru sand to get home. Used my BuckLite (426+ SS blade) hunting knife and it is still shaving sharp. Yes I tried it, good steel.
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Old May 24, 2012, 04:04 PM   #104
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I carry several in my truck, for several years I mostly used a buck lite with interchangable blades drop point no gut hook (I hate gut hooks because when you cut from the outside to the inside you cut hair and it gets stuck to everything, I always cut from the inside out). Last year I bought a cold steel pendelton hunter, like the master hunter but with a shorter blade, the rubber grip works real well when your hands get slick or bloody.
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Old May 24, 2012, 04:34 PM   #105
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I've been using the Cold Steel Pendleton Hunter for past couple months and I like them a lot. I like the size and design of the blade making it almost perfect for hogs and deers. I like the Master Hunter too but the blade is a little too large for some use.
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Old May 25, 2012, 08:28 AM   #106
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My everyday carry knife is a CRKT M-16 and it goes on hunts and fishing trips too.
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Old June 2, 2012, 07:09 PM   #107
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Boker Magnum Safari is a keeper!

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Old July 10, 2012, 03:12 PM   #108
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Schrade is still a good knife, even the imports.

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Old July 10, 2012, 04:29 PM   #109
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Carry two with me for deer. 1st. Wyoming Knife (older chrome metal not plastic) hook blade. 2nd. A Chicago Cutlery folding {lock blade} fillet knife. Went that flat blade custom made store bought stuff till I seen a Native Canadian guide use what I now use. Kind of get a kick in watching those rookies walk around with their Big Ol' Flat Bladed Knife hanging on their pants belt in a sheath. Kind of reminds me of Tarzan of the Apes.
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Old July 10, 2012, 08:29 PM   #110
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upstate81, here's a Camillus for you. It was a 5 year anniversary gift from my place of employment (about 5 1/2 years ago). They must have had an inventory of them. It can get wicked sharp and slices through a deer hide with ease

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Old July 11, 2012, 05:06 PM   #111
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My everyday carry knife is a CRKT M-16 and it goes on hunts and fishing trips too.
Great knife. A couple of years ago I was in Kenya and a Kenyan soldier escorted our group on the banks of the Mara River to watch crocs and hippos. At the end of the tour I realized that I didn't have any cash for a tip, I gave him my M-16.
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Old July 15, 2012, 05:58 PM   #112
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The last deer that I field dressed I used a Cutco Hunter, it holds its edge very well. I just bought a Coldsteel Spartan folder that I'm anxious to try; it's gotten gotten good reviews. I always carry two in the field plus a sharpener.
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