Best hunting knife on the market | Hunting knife reviews

You don’t have to be a hunter or fisherman to need a good knife. EVERYONE needs a good knife. I am always looking for the top products, reading reviews, and doing research to know which knives outperform the others. I have listed hunting knife reviews for what I believe are the best hunting knives on the market. I hope you will find what you’re looking for in one of these. Not only do they each make for a great skinning knife, but they are really cool pocket knives as well. Who doesn’t want that?

  1. Havalon Piranta-Edge
    This knife happens to be my go to knife in the taxidermy shop. The blades are light weight and replaceable. They are reminiscent of a #10 scalpel blade that has been lengthened. I also love to take this knife with me on elk and deer hunts. It makes an excellent addition to the light weight backpack hunters pack.


● 12 additional stainless steel #60A blades, 2-3/4″
● Rugged stain resistant ABS plastic handle
● Overall length 7-1/4″
● Ambidextrous thumb studs
● Open back for easy cleaning
● Liner-lock construction
● Removable holster clip
● Nylon holster included
● Fits #60A and #60XT blades

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2. Buck Knives-Folding Hunter Knife

Chances are you know someone that has this knife. I received this knife as a gift from one of my favorite teachers for my 8th grade graduation. I still have it. Though I have put it through a great deal of abuse, the old reliable Buck knife still holds an edge the same way it did before all of the years and miles have tarnished its appearance. The cool thing about Buck Knives is, I could send it in and have the blade replaced and get it freshened up(for a very reasonable price under their lifetime warranty), but I wouldn’t be able to look at it and remember all of those treasured memories, and times shared with loved ones who have passed.


  • Blade shape:Clip(the crescent tip on this blade makes it thinner with a sharper point. It provides good control for detail work and cutting in tight places)
  • Blade thickness: .12″
  • Blade length: 3 3/4″
  • Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Handle: Dymondwood

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3. Outdoor Edge Razor-Lite

This is another knife that my I use in the taxidermy shop. It has a little stiffer blade than the other replaceable blade knife mentioned above. This is attained by the integral spine(the black portion) that holds the replaceable blade firmly. While each knife tends to shine in its own area of “expertise”, this little knife is great for fleshing. It is also a great knife for removing the hind quarters and head from an elk during the field care process. I have the blaze orange handle to assist in not losing your knife in those low light recovery operations in the field.


  • Blade: 3.5″ / 8.9cm
  • Overall: 8″ / 20.3cm
  • Razor-Blade Steel: Japanese 420J2 Stainless
  • Razor-Blade Thickness: 0.6mm
  • Blade Holder: 420J2 stainless with black-oxide coating
  • Handle: Rubberized TPR with stainless steel liners
  • Sheath: Nylon
  • Weight: 6.4oz / 180g

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4. Benchmade D2 Steel Griptilian Plain Blade

Benchmade makes excellent knives! Their edge retention is great!  Though they are a little more pricey than some similar knives, you will be glad you spent the extra money. I have an older Benchmade of the same length that has been lost and found too many times to count. It now has a permanent home in my hunting pack where it was called upon last year to help quarter an elk. Just a couple strokes across the ceramic sharpener to refine the edge, and it was cutting like a “fresh out of the box” knife again!

  • Details:
  • Blade length: 3.45″
  • Closed length: 4.62″
  • Weight: 3.25 ounces
  • Colors: Black, Olive

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5. Gerber Myth Field Dress Kit

This packable dual knife kit offers a complete field dressing solution, packaged together in a compact, puncture-proof sheath. A built in carbide sharpener is included to keep you on the go and always ready. Gerber knives have always been a good choice for hunters.

It has a textured rubber handle, piggyback-style sheath to hold both knives, and a carbide sharpener built into the sheath.

Though I don’t own this knife set, I have had the pleasure of using many Gerber knives in the past. They have great edge retention, and when they dull they are easily resharpened to a razor sharp edge. I own a Gerber fold-able saw. Even though I did break it by being rough on it, it hung together well enough to finish the job that it was tasked with. Not many items will continue to function after being abused to the point of breaking. I would highly recommend Gerber products.


    • Small Fixed Knife:
      • Overall Length: 7.25″
      • Blade Length: 3.25″
      • Weight: 1.0 oz.
      • High carbon stainless steel blade
    • Fixed Gut Hook Knife:
      • Overall Length: 8.5″
      • Blade Length: 3.75″
      • Weight: 4.9 oz.
      • Full tang high carbon stainless steel blade

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