USA -(Ammoland.com)- So you’re getting sweet on an Outdoorsman and don’t know what to buy them this year for Christmas? Don’t panic, Santa’s little helper is here to help you out. Outdoorsmen are easy to shop for if you do a little research. Especially if they have knife addiction issues!
As I got ready to type this article it hit me. How can I even begin to list out all of my favorite knives? Much less all of the favorite knives of you readers? Look at the selection of knives from KnifeCountryUSA.
Wow, they alone must offer hundreds if not thousands of knives. This article could be as long as a thick catalog.
So, I have to narrow it down for the sake of space. I’m going to list some of my favorite knives or cool knives that I’ve tested this year or are coming out. I also have linked to a few of my past reviews on featured knives or pages where you can buy a few of them online.
- Diamond Blade Traditional Hunter. This is a great hunting knife. It has the ultimate design.
- Case Large Stockman. Yellow handle. If you’re a cowboy you have to own one of these.
- Buck 110. This is the knife that put Buck on the map. It’s a stout all around good camping, hunting everyday knife and will take a lot of abuse.
- Knives of Alaska. If you like a clip point knife check out the Pronghorn. If you like a drop point, check out their Elk Hunter.
- Spyderco Moran has a good design for skinning.
- Case Trapper Knife. If you’re a trapper check these out. I got one with an Abalone handle for extra flair.
- Browning Bushcraft Ignite. If you want a medium size survival knife this one has a 3 ¾” blade and 1 1/8” serration and a carbide Firestarter stick.
- Buck 113 is a nice looking little skinning knife.
- Knives of Alaska. The Legacy is a beautiful stag handled elegant looking knife that anyone would prize.
- Case Hunter leather handled knife. If you want an old-school leather handled knife check out the Hunter.
- Buck Abyss. This is a nice-looking fillet knife if he’s a fisherman.
- Knives of Alaska Cub Bear Skinner. All trophy hunters need a good caping knife. Look no further.
- Throwing Knives. KnifeCountryUSA offers a large selection of price point Pakistan throwing knives running from $6.75-$20 for a pkg. of three. These would be fun to play with while hanging in camp. And if the kids lost one…or three, no big deal.
- Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery 5 or 6-inch boning knives. They make the best boning knives on the market.
- Buck Glacier Knife. If you want a medium-sized, 4” lock blade folder with a pocket clip this looks like a decent one for everyday carry.
- Diamond Blade The Summit. Last year we skinned a brown bear and a moose with The Summit. Once you get going it’s like a smooth-running sewing machine. This is a great skinning knife and nice looking if you get one with a stag handle.
- Looks like Diamond Blade has come out with four new folders just in time for Christmas.
- Victorinox Swiss Army 8-inch breaking knife. These are great for slicing steaks or trimming fat.
Knife Sharpening Gear
On a knife list I have to recommend some knife sharpening gear, don’t I?
- Knife Sharpening gear. Smith Consumer Products makes some fine knife sharpening gear. The ultimate is their 8” Trihone set which has an Arkansas stone, fine diamond and coarse diamond stone but I also like their 6” fine diamond stone.
- Smooth Steel. F. Dick makes a good smooth steel.
- Electric Sharpener. Smith Consumer Products Deluxe Diamond Electric Knife Sharpener. You’ll notice that I always give out extreme caution on using electric knife sharpeners. You can burn or grind a knife blade down to nothing if you don’t know what you’re doing. But on kitchen knives I cheat. You’d wear yourself out sharpening a pile of dull kitchen knives.
About Tom Claycomb:
Tom Claycomb has been an avid hunter/fisherman throughout his life as well as an outdoors writer with outdoor columns in the magazine Hunt Alaska, Bass Pro Shops, Bowhunter.net and freelances for numerous magazines and newspapers. “To properly skin your animal you will need a sharp knife. I have an e-article on Amazon Kindle titled Knife Sharpening for $.99 if you're having trouble”