Top 5 Deer Hunting Knives

If you spend any time outdoors, you probably carry a pocket knife.  And most folks who carry one are very loyal to their favorite knife, and are happy to tell you all about it.  We’ve taken the best of that advice and used it to create this list of the 5 best every day carry pocket knives under $100, according to our Customers.

1

Gerber Vital Big Game Folding Skinning Knife Overmolded Rubber Handle Orange/Black

Larger to offer additional purchase for big game, the Vital Big Game folder features Split Sec Tech - one of the safest exchangeable blade systems available. The surgically sharp blade can be replaced safely in seconds, and the grippy handle provides stable control.

Featuring Split Sec Tech, The Vital Big Game Folder has one of the safest exchangeable blade systems on the market. The tool-less blade replacement keeps you ready in the field, safe operation and precise utility are available at the push of a button. The surgically sharp full size blade is now even larger, offering additional purchase when working through large game. The highly visible, blaze orange handle is easily spotted and the grippy overmold keeps you in control when things get messy. Sheath included. 

Features

  • Grippy overmold handle
  • Full size blade for working through larger animals
  • High visibility blaze orange handle
  • Lock Back design for safe use
  • Pocket clip for sheath or pocket carry
  • Includes 4 extra blades: 2 drop 

 

What Customers Are Saying

Great product. I would buy again.

I used this knife to skin and quarter a whitetail deer. I like the handle and the fact that it folds. The blade was very sharp too.
- R, 3/30/2019

About Gerber

Gerber is an American icon with a heritage of trusted craftsmanship. Partnering premium materials with innovative design, Gerber remains dedicated to creating problem-solving, life-saving products that are proudly made in the USA. For over 75 years, Gerber has been the benchmark against which all others are measured – a tradition of excellence that is truly Unstoppable.

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2

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Knife 4.1" Clip Point High Carbon Steel Blade Polymer Handle Black/Military Green

The Companion is the perfect knife for an adventure, a real all-round knife. The tang runs three-quarters of the way up the knife, so that you can work with power and precision. The blade is made of carbon steel that has been treated according a secret company recipe for optimal results. Keep in mind that carbon steel knives should be wiped and oiled after usage to avoid rust and corrosion. The soft friction grip is made of TPE rubber, making the knife feel secure and steady to work with. The polymer knife sheath includes a practical belt clip so that the knife can be attached to your rucksack or belt – always close at hand.

What Customers Are Saying

Excellent general use knife.

This is the best knife for the money. I have one myself that I use all the time, this is a gift for my wife.
- Rick, 6/15/2019 Shop Now
3

Outdoor Edge Razor-Pro Folding Hunting Knife 3.5" Drop Point 420 Stainless Steel Blade Kraton Handle

Never sharpen your knife again with Outdoor Edge's new double blade folder. Featuring a replaceable razor-blade knife plus zipper blade for lightning fast field dressing. To replace a blade simply push the lock button to remove and insert a shaving-sharp new blade. The black-oxide coated blade holder provides superior support for razor-blade performance with the strength of a traditional knife. Rubberized handles ensure a secure non-slip grip, even when wet. Handles are available in black with a black nylon sheath and blaze-orange with a Mossy Oak sheath. Each knife comes complete with six surgical 420 stainless steel razor-blades.  

 

 

Features

  • Replaceable razor-blade knife
  • Rubberized Kraton handle
  • Conveniently stores in a nylon sheath

What Customers Are Saying

Handy and Effective

Ridiculously sharp and takes just seconds to change a blade. Like the fact the blade is not flimsy and the gut blade slices like a zipper with complete safety. Have been hunting elk and deer for over 50 years and the is now my go to system.
- Avid Hunter/Shooter, 1/28/2018 Shop Now
4

Uncle Henry Golden Spike Fixed Blade Hunting Knife

The Uncle Henry Golden Spike fixed blade knife features a 7Cr17 high carbon stainless steel clip point blade is well suited for skinning and slicing. The Staglon handles add a touch of class to this classic hunting and survival knife. With a nickel silver guard and pommel this knife has a rugged look and stylish accents but that doesn't mean its a shelf piece, this knife is ready for work!  The brown leather belt sheath is heavy built and includes a sharpening stone for those quick touch ups in the field.

 

What Customers Are Saying

I like the design

I have bought several cheap knives over the years with the thought of having a be-all-end-all custom built using the features I liked best. After using this knife for about 5 years, I think I will just use it and forget the custom. Blade shape and length are just right for a hunting/camp cooking/all around knife. Usually I can clean, skin, and quarter a deer with no to minimal touch up on the blade, but with the stone right on the sheath, it is easy to take a couple of swipes on the stone when needed. The sheath is nice, but needed some mink oil because it was a bit dry out of the package. Rubbed mink oil in the stone, as well, to help it cut the steel better. Didn't know what to think of the handle shape, at first, as none of the finger notches fit my fingers, but I liked the gentle curve on the back of the handle. After some years, I can say I like the handle shape all the way around (I have XXL glove hands, and if your hands are smaller, it will probably work even better for you). There are som...
- Spooky, 11/9/2019 Shop Now
5

Buck 105 Pathfinder Fixed Blade Knife 5" Clip Point 420HC Stainless Steel Blade

The Buck Pathfinder is a classically designed hunting knife, with a modified clip point stainless steel blade. This knife is perfect for cleaning game and any camp chore you can throw it's way. This is a smaller version of the popular Buck 119 Special knife. This is a classic, all-purpose, heavy duty knife.

The Buck Pathfinder features 420HC Steel. This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add an exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance Buck harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58. 

Features

  • 420HC Steel
  • Leather sheath included



What Customers Are Saying

Owned this model and a ...

Owned this model and a previous same model that had a Kraton handle. Both hold a edge well and are easy to touch up razor sharp with stone. Mine have lasted more than twenty years and is still going strong. Great blade design for field dressing, skinning, quartering and have used for caping. Although I have a buck caper that is excellent in its function as well.
- RP, 2/25/2010

About Buck Knives

Behind every Buck knife is over 110 years of experience and craftsmanship. We use the very best materials and state-of-the-art technology to create knives that meet the exacting demands you would expect of a high quality knife. We guarantee our knives with our Forever Warranty, because we believe in the integrity of our products.

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