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
Snake Eye Tactical Black Full Tang Fixed Blade Combat Style Knife 8.5' Overall Outdoors Camping Hunting
177 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.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed Blade Knife [30-001005]
696 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. 5
Karambit Knife Stainless Steel Fixed Blade Tactical Knife with Sheath and Cord Nice Knife for Hunting Camping Fishing and Field Survival
60 Reviews
Karambit Knife Stainless Steel Fixed Blade Tactical Knife with Sheath and Cord Nice Knife for Hunting Camping Fishing and Field Survival
  • Knife Weight: 3.83Oz, lightweight easy to carry
  • Stainless Steel Blade- Rustproof, wearable and sharp
  • Knife total length: 7.4"¨19cm Blade Length: 3.3"(8,5cm)
  • Ergonomically designed handle, feels great to hold in your hand and comfortable to use
  • Multifunction- Perfectly suitable for outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, camping, etc
Bestseller No. 6
MOSSY OAK 14-inch Bowie Knife Wood Handle with Leather Sheath
102 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
Bestseller No. 7
Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife, Fine Edge, Coyote [30-001058]
1,188 Reviews
Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife, Fine Edge, Coyote [30-001058]
  • Built for combat and survival applications, the Strong-arm features a fine edge, full tang 420HC steel blade
  • Ceramic blade coating & rubberized diamond-texture grip
  • A striking pommel at the base of the handle breaks through hard surfaces, effective in rescue operations and everyday situations alike
  • Modular strap-together sheath system can be mounted vertically on MOLLE, horizontally on a belt, or in drop-leg fashion
  • Handle material is glass-filled nylon with rubber overmold
SaleBestseller No. 8
Ka-Bar TDI Law Enforcement Knife Fixed Blade
610 Reviews
Ka-Bar TDI Law Enforcement Knife Fixed Blade
  • Complete length- 5 5/8 inches, Blade length- 2 5/16 inches
  • Drop point edge
  • Blade quality- AUS-8A stainless steel blade
  • Hardness of steel- 57-59 HRC
  • Includes a black handle and sheath
SaleBestseller No. 9
Fixed Blade Neck Knife
452 Reviews
Fixed Blade Neck Knife
  • Unique Neck Knife
  • 4.25" Closed
  • Black Stainless Steel Blade
  • Black Grenade Style Handle
  • Includes Pocket Clip
SaleBestseller No. 10
Schrade SCHF36 Frontier 10.4in Stainless Steel Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife with 5in Drop Point and TPE Handle for Outdoor Survival, Camping and Bushcraft
453 Reviews
Schrade SCHF36 Frontier 10.4in Stainless Steel Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife with 5in Drop Point and TPE Handle for Outdoor Survival, Camping and Bushcraft
  • DIMENSIONS: 10.4 inch (26.4 cm) overall length with a blade length of 5 inches (12.8 cm) and a weight of 12.3 ounces
  • DURABLE:  Blade is made of reliable 1095 Powder Coated High Carbon S.S. with a black, ring textured TPE handle
  • DEPENDABLE: Quick and easy access with the convenient polyester belt sheath making it ideal for EDC
  • SECURE: Have confidence that the blade will not slip with the security of the finger choil and jimping
  • BE PREPARED: Knife features a ferro rod, sharpening stone and a lanyard hole

Here are the top 10 folding blade hunting knives:

Best Folding Blade Hunting Knives For The Money

Bestseller No. 1
Kershaw Clash Black Serrated (1605CKTST); 3.1” Stainless Steel Blade with Black-Oxide Coating; Glass-Filled Nylon Handle with SpeedSafe Open, Flipper, Locking Liner and Reversible Pocketclip; 4.3OZ
1,465 Reviews
Kershaw Clash Black Serrated (1605CKTST); 3.1” Stainless Steel Blade with Black-Oxide Coating; Glass-Filled Nylon Handle with SpeedSafe Open, Flipper, Locking Liner and Reversible Pocketclip; 4.3OZ
  • 3.1" 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade with black-oxide finish for excellent toughness, edge retention and wear resistance
  • Textured glass-filled nylon handle scales offer a solid grip with gentle contour and comfortable in-hand feel
  • Drop-point, partially serrated blade is perfect for tackling everyday tasks like opening cardboard boxes, cutting rope, stripping wire and more
  • Feature rich handle includes SpeedSafe assisted opening, built-in flipper, secure locking liner and convenient reversible pocket clip
  • The black Clash is a great tool for any hiker, hunter, angler, gardener, mechanic, backpacker or anyone in need of a solid, reliable EDC
Bestseller No. 2
8' Spring Assisted Open Folding Pocket Knife BestSeller989 Karambit Claw Combat Tactical New
87 Reviews
8" Spring Assisted Open Folding Pocket Knife BestSeller989 Karambit Claw Combat Tactical New
  • Overall Length 8" inches
  • Blade Length 3.5" inches
  • Full Aluminum Handle
  • Liner Locking System
  • Finger Grip Loop
SaleBestseller No. 3
Spyderco Inc. 9000685 Delica 4 Folding Knife, Zome Green
950 Reviews
Spyderco Inc. 9000685 Delica 4 Folding Knife, Zome Green
  • Brand: Spyderco
  • Model: Delica
  • Color: Black, orange, red
SaleBestseller No. 4
Buck Knives 0055BRS THE 55 Folding Hunter Pocket Knife
391 Reviews
Buck Knives 0055BRS THE 55 Folding Hunter Pocket Knife
  • RAZOR SHARP CLIP POINT BLADE - 2-3/8" 420HC Steel Clip Blade has great edge retention and corrosion resistance. The Clip blade has a very sharp controllable point, and is good for piercing and slicing. Closed length 3-3/8" and 1.9 oz
  • HANDSOME HANDLE - Classic American Walnut Handle with Brass Bolsters deliver a perfect combination of beauty and balance
  • STRENGTH and SAFETY - Easy to open with a nail notch on the blade. The lockback mechanism locks the blade open for reliable strength and safety while you work
  • CLASSIC and COMPACT for EVERYDAY CARRY -The 55 is a mini version of the renowned 110 Folding Hunter. This knife fits perfectly in your pocket for easy access and every day use
  • MADE IN THE USA - FOREVER WARRANTY - Since 1902 Buck Knives has offered a lifetime warranty on our knives because we believe in the integrity of our products. This knife is proudly made in the USA
SaleBestseller No. 5
SOG Escape Folding Knife FF25-CP - Built-in Strap Cutter & Glass Breaker, Hardcased Black 3.4' Blade, Aluminum Handle
348 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
Bestseller No. 6
TAC Force Assisted Opening Black Handle Rescue Folder Half Stainless Steel Rainbow Blade Knife
615 Reviews
TAC Force Assisted Opening Black Handle Rescue Folder Half Stainless Steel Rainbow Blade Knife
  • FOLDING KNIFE
  • 4.5" CLOSED
  • 3" RAINBOW STAINLESS STEEL BLADE
  • ALUMINUM HANDLE
  • INCLUDES POCKET CLIP
Bestseller No. 7
Buck Knives 0110BRS 110 Famous Folding Hunter Knife with Genuine Leather Sheath
2,095 Reviews
Buck Knives 0110BRS 110 Famous Folding Hunter Knife with Genuine Leather Sheath
  • RAZOR SHARP CLIP POINT BLADE- 3-3/4" 420HC Stainless Steel Clip Blade has excellent strength , edge retention and is corrosion resistant. The Clip blade has a very sharp controllable point, and is good for detail work, piercing and slicing
  • STRENGTH AND SAFETY - Easy to open with a nail notch on the blade. The lock back mechanism locks the blade open for reliable strength and safety while you work. Closed Length 4-7/8" Weight 7.2 oz.
  • AN AMERICAN ICON - Classic Woodgrain Handle and Brass Bolsters provide a perfect combination of beauty and balance.
  • CONVENIENT CARRY- Includes a Genuine High Quality Protective Leather Sheath with Snap Fastener. The integrated belt loop allows for safe and secure carry on your belt for easy access. The 110 is perfect as a hunting companion or for general outdoor use
  • MADE IN THE USA - FOREVER WARRANTY - Since 1902 Buck Knives has offered a lifetime warranty on our knives because we believe in the integrity of our products. This knife is proudly made in the USA.
Bestseller No. 8
Winchester 22-41324 Brass Folding Knife, 2.5-In. Blade
310 Reviews
Winchester 22-41324 Brass Folding Knife, 2.5-In. Blade
  • It is constructed of stainless steel with attractive wood overlays and polished brass bolsters
  • The stainless blade is emblazoned with Winchester and has a nail nick for easy opening
  • Blade Length: 2.5 inches; Closed Length: 3.4 inches & Overall Length: 6 inches
  • Locking mechanism: traditional lockback
  • A lanyard hole provides an alternative to pocket carrying
SaleBestseller No. 9
Havalon Piranta Z Folding Blade Skinning Knife, 2.75' Blade
320 Reviews
SaleBestseller No. 10
Benchmade - North Fork 15031 Knife, Drop-Point
208 Reviews
Benchmade - North Fork 15031 Knife, Drop-Point
  • BLADE STYLE: 2.97" (7.54cm) Drop-point style blade, weighing 3.41 oz (96.67g)
  • AMERICAN MADE STEEL: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC) premium stainless steel with well-rounded characteristics, including excellent corrosion resistance and superb edge qualities. The well-balanced stainless steel makes it one of the best choice for daily tasks.
  • DURABLE MATERIALS: The Glass-Reinforced, G10 handle offers exceptional strength to weight, imperviousness to moisture, and is physically stable under a wide range of temperatures. Also includes the exclusive AXIS lock and reversible tip-up clip.
  • INNOVATIVE AXIS MECHANISM: Ambidextrous design, the AXIS gets its function from two omega-style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang.
  • BENCHMADE LIFETIME WARRANTY: Benchmade takes pride in making high quality, precision knives. Benchmade will repair or replace, free of charge to the original owner, all genuine knives purchased from an authorized dealer that are found to have defects in materials or workmanship.

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