View Full Version : Whats your favorite field dressing knife?

Horizontal Hunter
08-19-2011, 09:09 PM
What is your favorite knife for field dressing your deer? My favorite is the Grohmann GR1 Canadian belt knife. The blade size and shape are perfect and the handle, as strange as it looks, is a great fit in my hand. I ordered mine in in stainless and it was reasonably priced at less than $75.00. It wasn't as sharp as I would have liked from the factory but I am very very particular about how sharp my knives are. After about 4 deer it needs to be touched up on the strop.


My other favorite is the Buck 110FG folding hunter. This knife has been with me for over 30 years. I broke the tip of the blade off at one point and sent it in to Buck for repair. I had it back in about 3 weeks with a new blade installed in the knife. I use this a my belt knife and it is not for cleaning deer. I don't like a clip point for dressing deer and a folder is a nuisance to clean up afterward.



08-19-2011, 11:08 PM
my favorites are as follows

number 1 is my oldest. a 1980 Puma 265 made in Germany. Almost always carry and use this knife while deer hunting:icon_winkle::icon_winkle:

number 2 is a 1990s Buck Selector. I have a 42801 pointed blade (with serations that i could do without) and a 42805 gut blade. I actually got the buck from the NAHC for a field test back in the 90s ! It was my first field test item and I've got nothing but deer lure, and small items to test since. :icon_cry:

08-20-2011, 03:28 PM
My go to knife is a Buck Pathfinder with a five inch blade. I've carried one for over forty years. I am on my second one. The first I had to finally retire because it had been sharpened down to a nub.

08-20-2011, 03:42 PM
i field dresss with a butter knife...lol jk i have a buck with a 4 inch blade works perfect not to big and u can keep your finger on the back of the blade the whole time and its like your finger is a razor blade makes it really easy

Broadhead Joe
08-20-2011, 03:46 PM
I use a old buck and a razor knife with a hook blade. Same as a gut hook but they are disposable blades and very sharp.

Lab Man 58
08-20-2011, 08:29 PM
I use a Buck Pathfinder also. Had it for years. It's Just the right size.

08-20-2011, 09:53 PM
I also use the Buck 110FG folding hunter, I've been using this since my first deer kill waaayyy back in 1989 or 1990.
I have every deer I've killed and field dressed etched in the brass end caps with a little mark.

08-21-2011, 05:11 AM
I use a bunch of different ones, but the two that I use the most are the Buck 110 and a Buck 102 that I have had for 30+ yrs.

08-21-2011, 03:02 PM
I have two that I carry. One is a 9.5 inch (4.5inch blade) Gerber drop point and the second is a custom made 7 inch drop point in cocobolo wood made by Gene Ingram http://www.geneingramknives.com/ . For my son's 12th birthday (dang it's been almost 9 years already) I had Gene make a matching pair of these knifes - one for him and one for me.

I prefer the smaller gene Ingram knife for field dressing and I use the Gerber for skinning and such. both hold an incredibly sharp edge.

08-22-2011, 04:52 PM
Case clip point and this small neck knife does the job.

CT Bowhunter
08-23-2011, 10:26 AM
buck alpha hunter. Great knife and the ats-34 steel is hard as a rock.

08-23-2011, 10:55 AM
What..no-one uses the Outdoor Edge swing blade??

Horizontal Hunter
08-23-2011, 11:26 AM
What..no-one uses the Outdoor Edge swing blade??

I think Billy Bob Thornton uses the swing blade.


08-23-2011, 11:30 AM
What..no-one uses the Outdoor Edge swing blade?I have been thinking of buying one but the kershaw that i use does the job why have another one?
My kershaw is a two and one half inch folding blade i gutted and skinned many deer with it i never need to sharpen it ,
Until the job is done ,i have done more then one deer before it needs to be touched up.

08-26-2011, 10:19 PM
One of two trappers. The small one is pocket size for going light. The larger has a sheath if I want something a little larger. But mostly the smaller on gets to go.