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it's evolved over the years. i've used small folders from Buck and Lanski then switched to a Benchmade 940 folder. Pain to clean though so then I went fixed back to OlTimer sharp finger and some others. I've settled on one that you can't buy anymore, a Blaze Orange Benchmade Altitude with only triangular carbon fiber scales toward the front, S90V steel, and Kydex sheath. Very light, easy to spot so i won't lose it, and holds an edge for a long time. Been looking at MKC knives and would probably have pulled the trigger if I didn't have this one already.

 

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6 minutes ago, nywaw said:

 

The only hunting knife I've ever used since I was a teenager. It was handed down to my father from his father, and then to me. I never had an opportunity to hunt with my grandfather but I take him with me on every hunt!

 

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better than any fancy knife in my mind. I don't have one of those. my dad has used a dull sheetrock knife. lol

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7 hours ago, dbHunterNY said:

it's evolved over the years. i've used small folders from Buck and Lanski then switched to a Benchmade 940 folder. Pain to clean though so then I went fixed back to OlTimer sharp finger and some others. I've settled on one that you can't buy anymore, a Blaze Orange Benchmade Altitude with only triangular carbon fiber scales toward the front, S90V steel, and Kydex sheath. Very light, easy to spot so i won't lose it, and holds an edge for a long time. Been looking at MKC knives and would probably have pulled the trigger if I didn't have this one already.

 

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I have the same one, I like it a lot. I can gut 3 or 4 deer before it starts to feel like it’s not a razor.

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The Sharpfinger is my favorite, and the only one that I use at home in WNY.  Larry helped me located the sheath for it, which I lost behind my old deer fridge a couple years ago. 

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I also always carry a Gerber folding saw and use that to cut thru the pelvis bone to make extra sure everything is very well cleaned out back there near the tenderloins during field dressing.  
 

I leave the Sharpfinger at home, when I am hunting my in-laws place, up in the Dack’s ,  because I feel obliged to use the old Buck 110 that my father in law gave me.  
 

I don’t like it nearly as well as the Sharpfinger, because it’s much harder to clean and it doesn’t hold an edge as well.  
 

There’s a few other knives there on the table that I’ve carried a time or two when I couldn’t find my two primaries (or the sheath for one of them).  

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The last pic is my little EDC Imperial pocket knife.  I imagine that a day will come when I use that on a deer, since I rarely leave home without it.  I always have an Original Leatherman tool in my pack also, with a well sharpened blade, so someday I may end up using that on a deer.

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Last 15 or so years I've just used a couple small Buck folders. One black. One orange. Both hold a reasonable edge. Small enough for maneuverability. Long enough to get the job done.

I've got a bunch of different ones I've used over the last 50 years. But it's the little bucks I carry now.

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I have a buck knife. I don't know the exact make and model, but I think it's this or very similar https://www.buckknives.com/custom-knife/customizable-112-ranger-knife/CKS112/

My father gave it to me on my 16th birthday and its gutted every deer and turkey since. I once had my truck broken into and my knife happened to be in my bag that was stolen. I didn't care that much about the binos, calls and rangefinder. I just wanted that knife as it meant so much to me. I put out a post on facebook to the local community. A neighbor was aware of a local kid that had a drug problem and went over there to see the dad and low and behold the kid had my bag. Thought long and hard about pressing charges, but decided the potential blowback wasn't worth it and was happy to have literally all my gear besides the snickers bar inside back haha.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

Luke 6:31 and Matthew 7:12

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It took me a few years to find something I liked. For the past few years I've been using the outdoor edge combo set. Comfortable handles, decent edge, easy to see and easy to clean, and didn't break the bank. Lately I've been eying something a little more high end, but don't see the need if the ones I use now get the job done.

 

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14 hours ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

I have the same one, I like it a lot. I can gut 3 or 4 deer before it starts to feel like it’s not a razor.

edge seems to be very useable and what many consider sharp long enough to the point comfort is a factor. In Kentucky we were pretty far from any convenience so I broke down my dad's 10 pointer using gutless method and removed the cape. I did my buck the day before and his buck with that knife without sharpening. wasn't shave your face sharp but still had a decent edge that was probably sharper than some hunters' knives will ever be. lol anything bigger than a deer I'd wrap the handle with paracord for comfort and after to help keep things secure on the way out. one time use that you wouldn't leave on it when used on an animal though.

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