The fall hunting season is a great time of year, with game both big and small ready to be bagged. But there’s nothing worse than going to field dress your recent kill and realizing your hunting knife is dull and useless. Whether it’s a buck or a turkey, field dressing requires a sharp, strong blade. Here are our Top 3 hunting knife picks for the 2010 fall season.
1. General Folding Knife
A high-quality, dependable folding knife is a must-have for any serious hunter. Compact and easy to carry, folding knives are great for the occasional hunter who also wants a knife for everyday use. When choosing a folding knife, make sure it features a stainless steel drop-point blade, a thumb stud and a liner lock. Other helpful features include a belt clip and solid wood or metal handle.
2. Skinning Knife
Skinning knives are perfect for turkey hunters or buck hunters that are planning on dressing their kill in the field. A good skinning knife features an average fixed blade length of 8 inches, a stainless steel blade and a solid wood or bone handle. Make sure you pair your skinning knife up with a rugged leather sheath for easy carrying.
3. Bowie Knife
Bowie knives have been a hunting standard for years, and for good reason. Their solid design, long blade and extra-sharp tip make them perfect knives for field dressing big game. When choosing a Bowie knife, look for a stainless steel blade and stag bone handle.