Top 5 Best Hunting Knives

The best hunting knife may be a topic that is subjective, but there is no denying that there are many knives out there that stand above the rest. When you head into the field on your next hunt, you want to make sure you have the right gear to handle the situation. Let’s take a look at the top five hunting knives that will not let you down!

1. Buck Knives 336 Paradigm 

Buck has long been known for making quality knives. They also try to stick with the idea that a great knife doesn’t have to cost a ton, and the Paradigm is no exception to this. This knife has all of the newest innovations and materials to give you the best possible comfort and cut. It has a folding system that uses a spring-assisted opening that is smooth and reliable. 

2. Kershaw CQC-11K

The CQC-11K is the newest model in Kershaw’s hunting knives lineup and is quickly taking the hunting industry by storm. It has a 3.5-inch blade of stainless steel that is the perfect shape for skinning or processing wild games. The handle features scaling to ensure a solid grip even when your hands are wet or bloody. With a pocket clip for easy carry, the sleek design looks great too!

3. Benchmade Steep Country

This knife was specifically designed with the backcountry hunter in mind and even contributes this to its name. It has a 3.5-inch blade and a blaze orange handle that gives you a lot of grip to use. This knife also has a gut-hook model available and can be used to gut, debone, and process any animals from rabbits to moose. Benchmade produces the Steep Country in the US, so you know you are also getting quality. 

4. Buck Alaskan Guide Series 113 Ranger

Another great offering from Buck, the Alaskan Guide Series 113 Ranger remains sharp and does the job that not many other knives can do. With its 3.125 inch blade, it can be easily managed with any size of processing job that you find yourself up against. With a beautiful rosewood handle and elegant design, this knife not only performs great but looks good while doing it. Of course, this knife is produced in the US and comes backed with Buck’s great customer service. 

5. Gerber Gator Premium Fixed Blade Knife

Last but certainly not least, no hunting knife list would be complete without a product from Gerber. The Gator Premium may be one of the best knives that this company has ever come up with, and there is absolutely nothing that this knife cannot do. With its alligator skin textured handle and a curved shape to assist in skinning, this knife is a great choice for any hunt. 

Final Thoughts

It can be hard to decide on a hunting knife that will best suit your needs, but if you are looking for the best of the best, these five knives will not let you down! 

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