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
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife, Serrated Edge [31-000751]
1,563 Reviews
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife, Serrated Edge [31-000751]
  • Serrated high carbon stainless steel drop point blade - ideal for edge retention and cutting rope
  • Ergonomic textured rubber grip - maximizes comfort and reduces slippage
  • Stainless steel pommel - at base of handle for hammering
SaleBestseller No. 2
Buck Knives 0119 Special Fixed Blade Knife with Leather Sheath
1,099 Reviews
SaleBestseller No. 3
Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife, Fine Edge, Black [30-001038N]
1,015 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. 4
Benchmade - Griptilian 551 Knife, Drop-Point
628 Reviews
Bestseller No. 5
MOSSY OAK War Horse Serrated 10-inch Fixed Blade Knife with Sharpener and Fire Starter
70 Reviews
MOSSY OAK War Horse Serrated 10-inch Fixed Blade Knife with Sharpener and Fire Starter
  • Tactical hunting Rambo Full Tang knife 15-inch over all, made by 440C Stainless Steel
  • Sawback Bowie, Black Anodize, Blade Length 10-inch, Thickness: 3.5mm, ideal for camping expeditions or survival training
  • This bowie knife is the perfect camping and hunting knife. It's suitable for any hunter, camper, survivalist, or outdoor sports enthusiast so that you can enjoy your adventure
  • Full-tang Rubber Handle: classic design made of soft rubber, non-slip grip to use
  • Includes nylon sheath with a belt loop for easy and safe carry,fire Starter and sharpener included
SaleBestseller No. 6
SE Outdoor Tanto Knife with Fire Starter
3,731 Reviews
SaleBestseller No. 7
Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed Blade Knife [30-001005]
603 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.
Bestseller No. 8
NEW ARRIVAL! MASTER USA FIXED BLADE HUNTING SKINNING KNIFE WITH NYLON FIBER HARD SHEATH
74 Reviews
NEW ARRIVAL! MASTER USA FIXED BLADE HUNTING SKINNING KNIFE WITH NYLON FIBER HARD SHEATH
  • 9" OVERALL
  • 4.5" 3.5MM BLADE, STAINLESS STEEL
  • INCLUDES BLACK NYLON FIBER SHEATH
  • BLACK NYLON FIBER HANDLE
Bestseller No. 9
Morakniv Craftline Robust Trade Knife with Carbon Steel Blade and Combi Sheath (3.6-Inches)
441 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.
Bestseller No. 10
KA-BAR Knives KA9908 TDI Shark Bite, Knife, Black
72 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.

Here are the top 10 folding blade hunting knives:

Best Folding Blade Hunting Knives For The Money

SaleBestseller No. 1
TAC-FORCE Spring Assisted Opening EMT EMS ORANGE Rescue Folding Pocket Knife
1,101 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
Bestseller No. 2
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
1,299 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. 3
NEW! 7' TAC FORCE SPRING ASSISTED WOOD FOLDING POCKET KNIFE Blade Tactical Open
38 Reviews
NEW! 7" TAC FORCE SPRING ASSISTED WOOD FOLDING POCKET KNIFE Blade Tactical Open
  • Tac Force Multi-Purpose Folding Knife 7.5" Overall Length - Very Sharp 3.5" Stainless Steel Blade - Black Matte Finish 4" Smooth Pakkawood Handle - Very Comfortable Grip Includes Belt Clip Liner Lock Safety System
SaleBestseller No. 4
Benchmade - Griptilian 551 Knife, Drop-Point
628 Reviews
SaleBestseller No. 5
Benchmade - Mini Griptilian 556 Knife, Drop-Point
769 Reviews
SaleBestseller No. 6
Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches
627 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. 7
Spyderco Delica Plain Edge Knife
821 Reviews
Spyderco Delica Plain Edge Knife
  • 4 way clip: tip up/down left/right hand
  • Screw together construction
  • Skeletonized steel internal liners
  • Phosphor bronze washers
  • Enlarged opening hole
Bestseller No. 9
TAC Force Assisted Opening Black Handle Rescue Folder Half Stainless Steel Rainbow Blade Knife
564 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. 10
SOG Escape Folding Knife FF25-CP - Built-in Strap Cutter & Glass Breaker, Hardcased Black 3.4' Blade, Aluminum Handle
286 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

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