About 10 or so years ago on a hunting trip to Austria, the host gave each of us a cool knife with a design that I’d never seen before, a twin-blade knife with a hinge pin.
Open one side and the thinner gut hook was exposed while the main blade was protected by the handle. Open it the other way, and the gut hook was protected. It was one of the neatest gifts I’ve ever received. Unfortunately, the stag and mouflon sheep didn’t play well with us on that trip and I didn’t get to use it.
Bear & Sons Cutlery has a pretty cool twin-blade model with similar blades but, to me, is better because of its more compact and, I believe safer, design. It has a gut hook and drop-point blade for skinning, trimming and more.
Here’s the press release from Bear:
The Bear Edge Model 61519 is every hunter’s must-have cutlery tool this hunting season. This double blade knife features a razor-sharp gut hook for quick and controlled cleaning of most large game animals and a 3-7/8” drop-point blade for everyday tasks.
The Bear Edge is designed and built for hunters who pursue big game animals like whitetail deer, elk, and antelope who need a knife that can both assist in prepping wild game in the field and accomplishing common chores around camp. The 61519 features two 440 Stainless Steel blades: a functional gut hook and a sharp drop-point.
The gut hook provides effortless field dressing and supports hunters with a safe and positive control while cutting. The 3 7/8” drop-point blade easily accomplishes any cutting tasks commonly found in hunting camp. Both blades are housed in a strong, aluminum handle that is dependable, comfortable to hold and simple to clean. The lightweight handle material was selected to minimize unnecessary weight without compromising its structural integrity.
- Blade Material: Black Coated 440 stainless steel
- Handle Material: Aluminum (Mossy Oak Country Camo)
- Open Length: 9 ¾”
- Closed Length: 4 ½””
- Blade Length: 3 7/8””
- Weight: 7 oz.
- MSRP: $44.99