I`m a knife junkie. I have multiple Gerber`s, Browning`s lying around. I have the Outdoor Edge White-Tail skinner, I have a beautiful Cabela`s Alaskan Guide that Buck made with the guthook. Probably my very favorite knife though, is a Cutco, hunter orange handle knife that is without a doubt, the sharpest blade I`ve ever used. It made field dressing so easy due to the sharpness, it was almost crazy. You have to be so careful handling this knife it`s a chore remembering to slow down doing the gutting. It will cut you to the bone.
I use a little Case folder(not sure what model) but it has a couple features I really like. For one, it has a long and thin blade which helps when 'coring' the 'rear door' as I don't break the pelvis. Secondly, it has a yellow handle so when I set it down I have no trouble locating it again. I picked it up on a close out for $10 about 3 years ago, it normally retails for around $30-35. It holds a excellent edge for 2-3 deer before honing with a Lansky kit.
The handle material is soft enough that I engraved my initials plus I place a small nick on the edge for each deer I harvest then ran a black permanent marker over this etching wiping off the excess. It helps jog the memory when approaching 50 years old and also stops 'the creep'(my stuff ending up in my son's possession).
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