Fixed Blade for Big Game

Hunter527

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What fixed blade knife do you recommend for big game? I plan on doing the gutless method if I get a buck this year, if that changes your recommendation.
 

NBK

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I like the Knives of Alaska "Cub Bear" and a Havalon Baracuta bone saw with both bone saw blade and knife blade.
 

Wister Junkie

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Unless you are worried about weight for packing, I would buy something quality that u could use for a while. I bought myself a damasucus knife I can hopefully pass down to my boys one day. Just an idea.
 

Papadeuce

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I use a tyto. It’s as light as I’ve found and sharp as shit out of the box. I know a lot of guys use goat knives in the backcountry as well. If weight is of concern I’d go with something light like those.
 

sdolan617

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I use a tyto. It’s as light as I’ve found and sharp as shit out of the box. I know a lot of guys use goat knives in the backcountry as well. If weight is of concern I’d go with something light like those.
Seconding the tyto fixed blade, a little pricey but I love mine
 

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just a standard Havalon Piranta and a Leatherman Wave+ for me. I can get a deer done fast gutless. No reason to carry a big knife if you need a saw or to get around elk joints the Leatherman is fine. For deer the Havalon is all I need.
 

KoozeDeer

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Havalon or outdoor edge. Something with interchangeable blades is a must! You will need multiple knives to cut up an animal as the blades dull so fast on the hide. I carry outdoor edge but honestly they are both fine for the job. I carry 5-6 spare blades at a time. I also carry a small bone saw.
 
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Snake Charmer

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Havalon or outdoor edge. Something with interchangeable blades is a must! You will need multiple knives to cut up an animal as the blades dull so fast on the hide. I carry outdoor edge but honestly they are both fine for the job. I carry 5-6 spare blades at a time. I also carry a small bone saw.
Geez, what did folks back in the day do before changeable blades, well they did what I have done forever they carried good quality steel blades with sharpening gear. The indigenous people before us used felspar and obsideon rock to cut animals....
 
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Geez, what did folks back in the day do before changeable blades, well they did what I have done forever they carried good quality steel blades with sharpening gear. The indigenous people before us used felspar and obsideon rock to cut animals....

Fred,

They did this...Still do....... :joy:

ps...I use both a Havalon & OE....Carry a Flip blade I won at a CWA dinner....Favorite knife.

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Snake Charmer

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So what you are saying... there is more than one way to skin a cat!
Yep, BTW I carry a Havalon as well because they work so well but before that it was a Buck folder and then a lock blade German folder From Soligen Germany that my dear departed friend Henry gave me as gift . He was an iron worker and knew what quality steel was all about. Best utility knife I have ever owned.
 

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