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    Advice on a good all purpose knife

    Im in the market for a good all purpose knife, something that i can take on a hunting trip and be able to gut, skin, stick ect. And something that should last me a good while. There seems to be so many different brands and styles i dont know where to start.

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    Bahco knife from miter ten.

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    The Bahco knives you can often find for $15 at hardware stores are really surprisingly good, high grade stainless Swedish steel.

    I have a Mora which is basically the same blade with a nicer handle but cost a bit more.

    Heaps of other good options too which doesn't help you narrow it down much! But the Bahcos are pretty hard to beat for value.

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    If you are going to be sticking (as in pigs) then you will need something with a bit more blade length than if you just want a generally useful utility knife
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    I got a victonx or something like that cant remember now for $30 from ITM. serves me well and seems to keep fairly sharp. only problem is the sheath is losing a bit of thread now hasn't spilt open yet though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    If you are going to be sticking (as in pigs) then you will need something with a bit more blade length than if you just want a generally useful utility knife
    And if you get a big long pig sticker it will be probably be a pain in the ass to try and skin+gut deer/goats/rabbits with. I don't think there is one knife design to actually do everything.

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    I have all sorts of fine knifes. Budget may be needed to take into account.
    So just an old skinning knife will do most jobs or the old bonening knife green river types x meat works.
    I had a mate that use to take a small kitchen knife light and sharp he would say 4" blade.
    If you have seen the tv programs then its differant to hunting requirements I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    And if you get a big long pig sticker it will be probably be a pain in the ass to try and skin+gut deer/goats/rabbits with. I don't think there is one knife design to actually do everything.
    Mercator I reckon I'd stick a pig with one if its too big I have a gun anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    I don't think there is one knife design to actually do everything.
    Which is why a man has so many of them
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    Cheers for the quick replys, maybe not so much sticking pigs, just a good utility knife would be what im after. Ive got my eye on one of these BUCK 119BR Special Cocobolo hunting knife | Trade Me Is this going to be too big, am i better off with a smaller blade or should something around this size do the trick?
    Price wise im looking at around 100-150

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    That looks like a good knife for posing like croc dundee. Never tried using one as a hunting knife though.

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    a drop point is far more practical for skinning etc, the Kershaw Antelope Hunter and the Muela Kodiac are great all purpose hunting knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    That looks like a good knife for posing like croc dundee. Never tried using one as a hunting knife though.
    haha maybe a smaller blade than. As posted above the Kershaw looks like a good knife and after reading a few reviews thats the style to go for by the sounds of things, also looking at this one GERBER GATOR DROP-POINT KNIFE | Trade Me

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    This eats buying in NZ for value.

    Boker Arbolito El Trampero Fixed 4" N695 Steel Blade, Guayacan Wood Handles - KnifeCenter

    You will land one for under your $150NZ. N695 steel is exactly the same as 440C steel. A real step up from Aus8 that the Kershaws and the stuff Bucks are are made from.

    I've got the same Boker and for value and performance I haven't seen anything that will touch it. Mines got a different handle to the wood one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DXROLLA View Post
    haha maybe a smaller blade than. As posted above the Kershaw looks like a good knife and after reading a few reviews thats the style to go for by the sounds of things, also looking at this one GERBER GATOR DROP-POINT KNIFE | Trade Me
    Yep that looks more practical . Have used a Gerber 'big rock' which is a really nice knife to use and seems to hold its edge well. A tad bigger than the Gator I think but not oversize. Gerber Big Rock Camp plain edge Knife w/sheath | Trade Me

    I use one of these and like it: MORA 2000 OUTDOOR / HUNTING KNIFE | Trade Me

    Kershaw above is good too, as are the equivalent Buck options.

 

 

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