FIND YOUR OWN FOOD WITH THESE HUNTING FISHING BUYER’S GUIDE

Whether you’re taking to the fields, the woods, the lakes, or the streams in pursuit of game or fish, you’ll need the right knives. There are myriad tasks to be completed in addition to field dressing, cleaning, and prepping your take before bringing it to the table. Here are some dependable blades to get the job done.

“…in pursuit of game or fish, you’ll need the right knives.”

Let’s have a look at the knives in the Buyer’s Guide 2022 for Hunting and Fishing.

1. KNIVES OF ALASKA PRO BONING

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 9.625 inches

Blade Length: 5 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.065 inch

Blade Material: D2

Handle Material: Suregrip

Sheath Material: Boltaron

Weight: 4.2 ounces

Origin: USA

MSRP:  $49.99

KnivesOfAlaska.com

2. KNIVES OF ALASKA ALPHA WOLF

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 8 inches

Blade Length: 3 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.11 inch

Blade Material: D2

Handle Material: Suregrip

Sheath Material: Leather

Weight: 2.9 ounces

Origin: USA

MSRP: $84.99

KnivesOfAlaska.com

3. KNIVES OF ALASKA FEATHERLIGHT HUNTER

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 7.5 inches

Closed Length: 4.18 inches

Blade Length: 2.75 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.1 inch

Blade Material: D2

Handle Material: G10

Locking Mechanism: Liner lock

Origin: USA

MSRP: $89.99

KnivesOfAlaska.com

4. GERBER RANDY NEWBERG DTS

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 8.9 inches

Blade Lengths: 3.75 and 2.1 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.08 inch

Blade Material: 440C primary, D2 second blade

Handle Material: GF nylon with TPE overmold

Locking Mechanism: Back lock

Sheath Material: Nylon

Weight: 6.6 ounces

Origin: Imported

Other: Reflective patch for locating in the dark

MSRP: $60

GerberGear.com

5. OUTDOOR EDGE RAZORBONE

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 10.8 inches (with largest blade)

Closed Length: 5.8 inches

Blade Lengths: 5 inches (boning), 3.5 inches (drop point), 3.4 inches (gutting)

Material of Blade: 420J2 stainless

Handle Material: Grivory with TPR inserts

Locking Mechanism: Back lock

Sheath Material: Nylon

Weight: 3.1 ounces

Origin: Japan

Other: Includes six exchangeable blades (three drop point, two boning, one gutting)

MSRP: $64.95

OutdoorEdge.com

6. Tops Filet

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 11.5 inches

Blade Length: 8 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.09 inch

Blade Material: 154CM

Handle Material: Tan/black G10

Sheath Material: OD green Kydex

Weight: 4.2 ounces (7.3 with sheath)

Origin: USA

MSRP: $215

TOPSKnives.com

7. Victorinox Hunter Pro Alox

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 9.125 inches

Closed Length: 5.25 inches

Blade Length: 4 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.108 inch

Blade Material: Stainless steel

Handle Material: Alox

Locking Mechanism: Back lock

Weight: 6.6 ounces

Origin: Switzerland

Other: Paracord lanyard

MSRP: $99.99

Victorinox.com

8. ONTARIO (OKC) TAK 2

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 9.9 inches

Blade Length: 4.2 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.188 inch

Blade Material: 1075 carbon steel

Handle Material: Stabilized hardwood

Sheath Material: Leather

Weight: 0.6 pound

Origin: USA

MSRP: $129.95

OntarioKnife.com 

9. BENCHMADE Meatcrafter

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 11.06 inches

Blade Length: 6.08 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.09 inch

Blade Material: CPM-154

Handle Material: Santoprene

Sheath Material: Boltaron

Weight: 3.24 ounces

Origin: USA

MSRP: $160

Benchmade.com 

 

10. COLD STEEL DOUBLE SAFE HUNTER 

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 8.375 inches

Closed Length: 4.875 inches

Blade Length: 3.5 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.118 inch

Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV

Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon

Locking Mechanism: Back lock, secondary rocker lock

Weight: 4.1 ounces

Origin: Imported

MSRP: $44.99

ColdSteel.com

11. ONTARIO (OKC) HIKING KNIFE

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 8.2 inches

Blade Length: 3.4 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.125 inch

Blade Material: 420HC

Handle Material: Micarta

Sheath Material: Leather

Weight: 5.6 ounces (7.2 with sheath)

Origin: USA

MSRP: $89.95

OntarioKnife.com 

12. BENCHMADE STEEP COUNTRY

Hunting and Fishing Buyer's Guide 2022

Overall Length: 7.76 inches

Blade Length: 3.54 inches

Thickness of Blade: 0.121 inch

Blade Material: CPM-S30V

Handle Material: Santoprene

Sheath Material: Boltaron

Weight: 3 ounces

Origin: USA

MSRP: $130

Benchmade.com 

 

Editor’s Note:

A version of this article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2022 print issue of Knives Illustrated.