Best Hunting Knives2017-11-11T20:59:41+00:00

Best Hunting Knives

What Is A Hunting Knife

When it comes to hunting, there are basically two types of bladed instruments that are used: a hunting knife and a hunting dagger. Between the two, you would be surprised to know that while one is used for killing animals, the other is used for post-hunting activities like skinning and cutting. The question is: Which blade is used for which?

In order to know, let us first ask the question: What is a hunting knife? It is the one that hunters use to skin their game and cut them into pieces. If you search for it online, you will see that there are many styles of hunting knives that are defined by their blade and handle. Others are straightforward and look very much like small kitchen knives. Others, though, are more elaborate and have arched bodies and fancy-looking handles.

If you search for “what is a hunting knife”, you will see that there is a question about which brands are the best in the world. Well, we have an answer to that in the form of a list and the list is quite extensive. The top brands are Opinel, Havalon Piranta, Buck Omni, SOG Huntspoint, among other brands.

The knives that we mentioned above are only four of the top eleven brands in the market now. But how much do they cost? Their prices vary from $12 to $400. If you’re wondering about the huge difference in the price, it is only because of the hardness of the blade. The $400 knife is made through a process called friction forging. This means that it will never dull and will never need re-sharpening ever.

Of course, if you are like most people, you are not a professional hunter and only hunt on occasion, in which case it is perfectly okay to get a cheap knife. Of course, just because you are getting a cheap one, it does not mean that it’s okay to buy the first knife you encounter online. Read the reviews on Amazon to see which affordable brands are great to buy.

What makes a hunting knife different from other knives? It has to do with the blade. It is made specifically to easily separate the skin from the meat. This is especially useful if you just hunted a large animal. Skinning with an ordinary knife will make it difficult for you to complete your hunting task. But you don’t need to take our word for it. You can see for yourself.

Aside from skinning your game, you can also use a hunting knife for gutting and for deboning. You can also use it for butchering or slicing, and you can also use it for caping. Caping is the process of creating a hunting trophy by skinning the skin around the neck, chest and shoulder. The head is then detached from the rest of the body.

Best Fixed Blade Hunting Knives For The Money

SaleBestseller No. 1
Elk Ridge Hunting Knife Two-Piece Set, 7-Inch Straight Edge and 6.5-Inch Gut Hook Blades
371 Reviews
Elk Ridge Hunting Knife Two-Piece Set, 7-Inch Straight Edge and 6.5-Inch Gut Hook Blades
  • Set of two hunting knives includes 7-inch straight edge hunting/skinning knife and 6-1/2-inch gut hook knife
  • Blades made of 440 stainless steel for excellent hardness and edge retention
  • 7-inch knife with camo ABS handle with lanyard hole; 6-1/2-inch knife with camo ABS handle and finger hole
  • Black nylon dual carry sheath for easy and safe carry
SaleBestseller No. 2
Buck Knives 0119 Special Fixed Blade Knife with Leather Sheath
1,136 Reviews
Bestseller No. 3
MOSSY OAK 14-inch Bowie Knife Wood Handle with Leather Sheath
63 Reviews
MOSSY OAK 14-inch Bowie Knife Wood Handle with Leather Sheath
  • Razor Sharp Clip Point Blade: 8.5" clip point 3CR13 blade has excellent strength, edge retention and corrosion resistance for lasting durability, good for piercing, detail work, and cutting in tight places
  • Full-tang Wood Handle: classic design made of rosewood, provides comfortable grip and balance with brass pommel / guard, non-slip grip to use
  • Overall length: 14"; Blade length: 8.5"; Handle length: 5.5"; Weight: 0.88lbs
  • Genuine Leather Sheath with Snap Fastener: high quality protective sheath with integrated belt loop for safe and secure carry with easy access
  • Suitable for various military, hunting, survival, tactical, industrial and outdoor situations
SaleBestseller No. 4
Gerber Moment Field Dress Kit I [31-002218]
80 Reviews
Gerber Moment Field Dress Kit I [31-002218]
  • Full tang construction
  • Textured rubber handle scales
  • Glass bead blade finish
  • Fine edge blades
  • Nylon sheath with metal snaps
SaleBestseller No. 6
Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed Blade Knife [30-001005]
670 Reviews
Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed Blade Knife [30-001005]
  • Compact, skeletal 420HC steel frame.
  • Black ceramic coating for minimal reflection + corrosion.
  • Diamond texture rubber handle for superior grip.
  • Modular sheath system for concealed or open carry.
  • Always on hand. Always ready. Never unprepared.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Snake Eye Tactical Black Full Tang Fixed Blade Combat Style Knife 8.5' Overall Outdoors Camping Hunting
145 Reviews
Snake Eye Tactical Black Full Tang Fixed Blade Combat Style Knife 8.5" Overall Outdoors Camping Hunting
  • Snake Eye Tactical Fixed Blade Knife.
  • 8.5" Overall Length.
  • 4.5" Saw-back Stainless Steel Blade.
  • All Black Textured Handle For Superior Grip in Different Conditions.
  • Includes Nylon Sheath.
Bestseller No. 8
Elk Ridge ER-252 Hunting Knife Set 3-Piece
54 Reviews
Bestseller No. 9
KA-BAR Knives KA9908 TDI Shark Bite, Knife, Black
113 Reviews
KA-BAR Knives KA9908 TDI Shark Bite, Knife, Black
  • Made in United States
  • The KA-BAR/TDI (Tactical Defense Institute) Shark Bite is made completely of Ultramid B3EG6, a synthetic hard plastic material
  • Features a 2.625" long and 1.438" wide blade.
  • The overall length is 5.125" and the approximate weight is 0.15 lb..
  • The Shark Bite comes with an Ultramid sheath and 24" #3 black epoxy coated steel ball chain.
SaleBestseller No. 10
F-FORCE CS-GO Stainless Steel Tactical Knife With Sheath and Cord 7 Colors Neck Knife -For outdoor survival, camping or self defenses
148 Reviews
F-FORCE CS-GO Stainless Steel Tactical Knife With Sheath and Cord 7 Colors Neck Knife -For outdoor survival, camping or self defenses
  • Material: the blade using high quality stainless steel and the case also handle using non-skid design plastic. Ergonomically designed handle
  • Usage: Very Nice tool for camping, fighting survival, self defenses
  • Maintenance: After using in water environment wipe the water off, and before put in the sheath put some lubricants.
  • Attention: the blade are Sharpe do not let kids under 13 to play or use it. The handle are plastic material do not too close with high temperature
  • Stainless steel Whole Length: 7.4inch Blade Length: 3.5inch Blade Width : 1.2inch Blade Thickness: 0.15inch

Here are the top 10 folding blade hunting knives:

Best Folding Blade Hunting Knives For The Money

Bestseller No. 3
Gerber Vital Pocket Folding Knife Exchangeable Blade [31-002736]
153 Reviews
Gerber Vital Pocket Folding Knife Exchangeable Blade [31-002736]
  • Highly visual, orange rubber handle is easy to spot + grip.
  • Replaceable razor blade is safely switched out w/ the push of a button.
  • Larger finger choil + width offer solid, comfortable grip
  • Don't be without it on the big hunt.
  • Blaze orange handle makes it easy to spot
SaleBestseller No. 5
Spyderco Inc. 9000685 Delica 4 Folding Knife, Zome Green
1,247 Reviews
Spyderco Inc. 9000685 Delica 4 Folding Knife, Zome Green
  • Brand: Spyderco
  • Model: Delica
  • Color: Black, orange, red
SaleBestseller No. 6
Kershaw 4057-0530 1776Nbbw Link Assisted
153 Reviews
Kershaw 4057-0530 1776Nbbw Link Assisted
  • Stylish edc folding pocket knife is essential for everyday use-cutting tasks, food preparation, survival tool, self-defense or makes the perfect gift
  • Sharp and reliable 420HC stainless steel blade with stonewashed, blackwash finish pairs handsomely with blue, lightweight aluminum handle
  • Speedsafe assisted opening provides a quick, secure and safe open with a simple pull of the flipper moving the blade out of handle
SaleBestseller No. 7
Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches
688 Reviews
Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches
  • Cutting Edge: 2.75", Plain
  • Blade Thickness: 0.093"
  • Blade Color: Satin
  • Handle Material: Nylon 6 Handle Color: Black
  • Weight: 2.8 oz.
SaleBestseller No. 8
SOG Escape Folding Knife FF25-CP - Built-in Strap Cutter & Glass Breaker, Hardcased Black 3.4' Blade, Aluminum Handle
317 Reviews
SOG Escape Folding Knife FF25-CP - Built-in Strap Cutter & Glass Breaker, Hardcased Black 3.4" Blade, Aluminum Handle
  • Ideal everyday carry knife
  • One hand-opening blade
  • Extra line cutter blades stored under handle Slab
  • Perfect sized knife with one hand-opening blade and extra emergency tools
  • Partially serrated edge, 3.4-inch steel folding blade has a clip point shape with a hardcase black finish
SaleBestseller No. 9
Buck Knives 284 Bantam One-Hand Opening Folding Knife
518 Reviews
Bestseller No. 10
USMC Marine Tactical Folding Pocket Knife G10 Handle Sharp Tanto Blade Spring Assisted Military Knives EGA Elite Survival Semper Fi (Black)
72 Reviews
USMC Marine Tactical Folding Pocket Knife G10 Handle Sharp Tanto Blade Spring Assisted Military Knives EGA Elite Survival Semper Fi (Black)
  • Semper Fi Exclusive Officially Licensed USMC Marine Corps Elite Tactical Pocket Knife Sturdy Belt Clip With USMC Engraved
  • Three Colors to Choose Form Black Stonewashed Or Desert Tan All Come with a Sharp Tanto Blade
  • G10 Handle Military Rescue Spring Assisted Folding Knife With Window Breaker and Seat Belt Cutter
  • Ergonomic G10 Handle For The Best Grip On The Market. Officially Licensed With the EGA Logo on the Handle and Marines The Few The Proud on The Blade
  • The Perfect Size 9 Inch Opened 5 Inch Closed and 4 Inch Blade Spring Assisted Sharp Tanto Blade

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