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6 Great Knives for Deer Hunting

6 Great Knives for Deer Hunting

Knives are a crucial part of a successful hunt. Check out these six knives for deer hunting that would be a great addition to your gear.

Text by M.D. Johnson and Gary Lewis

Knives for Deer HuntingBuck Knives Open Season Folding Skinner

A tool meant specifically for hard outdoor work doesn't have to be homely. Case in point is Buck Knives' Open Season Folding Skinner. With a beautiful redwood handle, this instrument features a 4.25-inch drop point blade highlighted by Buck's Edge2x technology designed to help retain edge retention straight out of the box. buckknives.com $90

Browning Speed Load Fixed

Knives for Deer HuntingWith its patent-pending quick change blade design, unsurpassed versatility, and clean modern look, the Speed Load Fixed knife from Browning handles all jobs, big and small. This new for 2018 unit features six blades of 420J2 stainless – a deep belly skinner, drop point, gut hook/saw, and three fillet blades. browning.com $50 

Knives for Deer HuntingSOG Knives Kiku 4-Inch Fixed

The Kiku 4-inch fixed clip point features an attractive linen micarta handle and a Japanese VG-10 steel blade that holds an edge long after the processing has been done. Each Kiku comes with a rugged Kydex sheath with an adjustable low-profile locking mount. sogknives.com $254

Knives for Deer HuntingDiamondBlade Surge

With a 4-inch drop point, this fixed blade is built of friction-forged D2 high-carbon tool steel. The localized forging process in the blade's edge zone produces steel-grain microstructures that prolong the cutting edge and reduces sharpening frequency. diamondbladeknives.com $375

Knives for Deer HuntingKnives of Alaska Alpha Wolf D2 – Suregrip

Slender, thin blade reduces drag when skinning a deer. Sharpens easily. Full-tang drop-point is heat-tempered to hold an edge. knivesofalaska.com $79.99

Knives for Deer HuntingWhite River Small Game

Its bellied blade is designed with a spine that permits the index finger to extend over the top of the blade for precise control. Olive-drab handle is a continuous-weave glass fabric impregnated with epoxy. whiteriverknives.com $220 

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