Best Hunting Knives 2017-11-11T20:59:41+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
Morakniv Eldris Fixed-Blade Pocket-Sized Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade and Plastic Sheath
342 Reviews
Morakniv Eldris Fixed-Blade Pocket-Sized Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade and Plastic Sheath
  • Winner of 2016 Scandinavian Outdoor Award based on functionality, quality, innovation, design, and sustainability
  • Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade is razor sharp and features high hardness, exceptional toughness and good corrosion resistance
  • Two versions available: with a Neck Kit that includes hard plastic sheath, firesteel, paracord and secondary lock; or with plastic sheath alone
  • Square-edged ground spine blade can be used as a striker with firesteel; made in Sweden
  • Total length: 5.6 inches; blade length: 2.2 inches (56mm); blade thickness: 0.8 inches (2mm); weight: 2.8oz (80g); 1-year warranty
Bestseller No. 2
9' TAC FORCE Spring Assisted Open SAWBACK BOWIE Tactical Rescue Pocket Knife EDC
76 Reviews
9" TAC FORCE Spring Assisted Open SAWBACK BOWIE Tactical Rescue Pocket Knife EDC
  • Material: 440 Stainless Steel Blade
  • Partially Serrated Blade, Glass Breaker Stub Seatbelt Cutter
  • Seatbelt Cutter
  • Liner Locking System
  • Overall Length 9", Blade Length 3.5"
SaleBestseller No. 3
Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed Blade Knife [30-001005]
534 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. 4
Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed Blade Knife Deluxe Kit with Ankle Wrap [30-001006]
534 Reviews
Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed Blade Knife Deluxe Kit with Ankle Wrap [30-001006]
  • 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
CS-GO Stainless Steel Tactical Knife With Sheath and Cord 7 Colors Neck Knife -For outdoor survival, camping or self defenses
68 Reviews
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
Bestseller No. 6
Morakniv Craftline Robust Trade Knife with Carbon Steel Blade and Combi Sheath (3.6-Inches)
388 Reviews
Morakniv Craftline Robust Trade Knife with Carbon Steel Blade and Combi Sheath (3.6-Inches)
  • Fixed blade utility knife with an extra-think carbon steel blade for extra strength and durability
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125 in (0.32 cm), Blade Length: 3.6 in (9.1 cm), Total Length: 8.25 in (20.9 cm), Net Weight: 4.9 oz (140 g)
  • Ergonomic handle of TPE rubber provides optimum grip
  • Hard plastic Combi-Sheath allows for the connection of a second knife and sheath
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife, Fine Edge, Black [30-001038N]
822 Reviews
Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife, Fine Edge, Black [30-001038N]
  • Full tang, ceramic-coated 420HC drop point blade.
  • Rubberized diamond-texture handle for unshakeable grip.
  • Striking pommel at base of handle for rescue + survival.
  • Modular sheath can be mounted on MOLLE, on belt, or traditional drop leg.
  • Brute strength in the moment you need it most.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Stainless Steel Camping Hunting Knife Tactical Knife Karambit --Fixed Blade --With Rope
68 Reviews
Stainless Steel Camping Hunting Knife Tactical Knife Karambit --Fixed Blade --With Rope
  • The Knife is sharp and strong. The Handle is made of plastic,its' special design makes them comfortable and secure in your hands
  • Blade is made of high grade Stainless Steel, long lasting sharpness and corrosion prevention
  • Handle molded Black Plastic with finger hole, Hard Plastic Sheath
SaleBestseller No. 9
CRKT Minimalist Bowie Neck Knife: Compact Fixed Blade Knife - 2387 Folts Utility Knife with Bead Blast Blade, Resin Infused Fiber Handle & Sheath
1176 Reviews
CRKT Minimalist Bowie Neck Knife: Compact Fixed Blade Knife - 2387 Folts Utility Knife with Bead Blast Blade, Resin Infused Fiber Handle & Sheath
  • DURABLE BLADE FINISH: A bead blast or stonewash finish gives the blades greater wear resistance
  • TOUGH HANDLE: Glass-reinforced nylon or G10 handles are strong and lightweight for long-lasting use
  • 3 FINGER GROOVES: Help you grip this small knife safely and make detail cuts with more precision
  • HOLDER INCLUDED: Knives come with a glass-reinforced nylon sheath for multiple carrying options
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY: We'll repair or replace your knife if broken by material or manufacturing defect
SaleBestseller No. 10
MTech USA Xtreme MX-8054 Series Fixed Blade Tactical Knife, Tanto Blade, G10 Handle, 11-Inch Overall
718 Reviews
MTech USA Xtreme MX-8054 Series Fixed Blade Tactical Knife, Tanto Blade, G10 Handle, 11-Inch Overall
  • Tactical fixed blade knife ideal for camping expeditions or survival training
  • 440 stainless steel black tanto blade
  • G10 handle offers a superior grip in even the wettest of conditions
  • Includes black nylon sheath for easy and safe carry
  • 11-inch overall length, 5-1/2-inch blade length with 5.5mm thickness

Here are the top 10 folding blade hunting knives:

Best Folding Blade Hunting Knives For The Money

Bestseller No. 1
TAC-FORCE Spring Assisted Opening EMT EMS ORANGE Rescue Folding Pocket Knife
821 Reviews
TAC-FORCE Spring Assisted Opening EMT EMS ORANGE Rescue Folding Pocket Knife
  • Blade Length: 3 1/4 inches; Closed Length: 4 1/2 inches; Overall Length 7 3/4 inches; Weight 5oz
  • Plain - no logo
  • Blade: 440 Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Black and Orange aluminum with rubber EMT logo
  • Speedsafe Thumb Stud Assisted opening with Pocket Clip
SaleBestseller No. 2
Spyderco Delica4 Lightweight FRN Flat Ground PlainEdge Knife
1207 Reviews
Spyderco Delica4 Lightweight FRN Flat Ground PlainEdge Knife
  • Fourth design of one of Spyderco's most popular knives, with refined steel blade and screw-together construction that's durable and easy to clean
  • Fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle comes in a variety of colors, and has proprietary Bi-Directional Texturing for nonslip use with improved ergonomics
  • Dual skeletonized steel liners improve strength without adding weight, and anchor all external components; razor sharp VG-10 steel blade is flat saber ground
  • 7.125-inch open length and 4.25-inch closed length; 2.875-inch VG-10 steel blade with 2.56-inch cutting edge, 0.5-inch hole, and 0.09-inch thickness; 2.5-ounce weight; FRN handle material
  • Includes limited manufacturer's warranty; details included with purchase
Bestseller No. 3
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
1235 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. 4
TAC Force Assisted Opening Black Handle Rescue Folder Half Stainless Steel Rainbow Blade Knife
531 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
SaleBestseller No. 5
Kershaw Shuffle II (8750TBLKBW); Blackwash Multifunction Folding Pocket Knife, 2.6 In. 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel Tanto Blade, Includes Thumbstud and Reversible Pocketclip; 3 oz.
357 Reviews
Kershaw Shuffle II (8750TBLKBW); Blackwash Multifunction Folding Pocket Knife, 2.6 In. 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel Tanto Blade, Includes Thumbstud and Reversible Pocketclip; 3 oz.
  • With multifunctional appeals and value pricing, Shuffle II features a flathead screwdriver tip, handy bottle opener on either side of knife and lanyard hole
  • Reliable 8Cr13MoV stainless steel tanto-blade is extremely sharp and designed to puncture, slash, stab, slice, chop or scrape the surface of various tough materials
  • Reversible pocketclip is convenient for tip-down left or right handed carry
  • Dual, ambidextrous thumbstuds positioned on both sides of blade; safe and ergonomic for manual opening with no mechanical assistance
  • General all-purpose use as small carry knife for EDC tasks, hunting, fishing, camping, utility or as the perfect gift
SaleBestseller No. 6
Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) Drifter 6450K G10 Plain Edge Folding Knife
374 Reviews
Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) Drifter 6450K G10 Plain Edge Folding Knife
  • The Drifter is a locking liner folder with black G10 handle scales
  • A premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel 2.875" drop point blade
  • Blade is a gray titanium nitride finish
  • Knife features an InterFrame build with stainless steel liners and a black stainless steel clip
  • Lifetime Warranty
Bestseller No. 7
Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches
574 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
265 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. 10
Andux Land Stainless Steel Flip Player Practice Tool with Holes Curved CS/HDD14
13 Reviews

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