Tom ClayCombs Father’s Day Gifts and Review Round-Up

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If your dad is like most men, then it’s hard to go wrong giving him a knife for Father’s Day. This is about half of the knives that I have laying around in my office.

Idaho – -(AmmoLand.com)- Father’s Day is just around the corner and unfortunately, sometimes it can be hard to buy your dad a gift. But if he’s an outdoorsman, then it’s a piece of cake. When I go backpacking, I bet there are literally hundreds of items in my pack and especially if you include the fly-fishing vest inside. BUT….we do have super specific taste so it will take a little bit of research to find the gift that will light up his eyes.

Since I mainly do knife related Product Reviews for AmmoLand News we’ll start out there and see where we end up. To buy him a knife that he likes, you will first need to determine what job he is wanting to accomplish so you can then determine which design of knife to purchase. Everyone has a budget so in each category I’ll try to list out economical knives on up to the elite and expensive ones with links to many of my reviews.

The Puma SGB Skinner Commando Stag knife is an iconic skinning knife.
The Puma SGB Skinner Commando Stag knife is an iconic skinning knife.

STRAIGHT BLADES:

FOLDERS:

Colt Single Action Army and Buck 110 Folding Knife
Colt Single Action Army and Buck 110 Folding Knife

DROP POINT SKINNING KNIVES

Diamond Blades Traditional Hunter Knife in Linen Black Micarta-Mosaic Pins
Diamond Blades Traditional Hunter Knife in Linen Black Micarta-Mosaic Pins

CAPING KNIVES

Bear & Son Cutlery 5009D Caper India Fixed Blade Knife
Bear & Son Cutlery 5009D Caper India Fixed Blade Knife

BONING KNIVES

Dexter Russell “Don’t Tread On Me” 6-Inch Boning Knife
Dexter Russell “Don’t Tread On Me” 6-Inch Boning Knife

STEAK SLICING KNIVES

Forschner Eight Inch Breaking Knife
Forschner Eight Inch Breaking Knife

EDC KNIVES

Smith Battleplan Folding Knife
Smith Battleplan Folding Knife

There are a million EDC knives that will suffice but Smith’s Consumer products came out with something like twenty this year that are handy and economical. Here are a few of their models that I like.

COWBOY KNIVES

Case Amber Bone Equestrian Pocket Knife
Case Amber Bone Equestrian Pocket Knife
  • -Case Yellow Synthetic Chrome Vanadium Large Stockman
  • -Case Black Canvas Laminate Large Stockman
  • Case Equestrian Knife

CAMPING HATCHETS

  • Puma XP Forever Knife & Hatchet Camping Combo

MACHETE’S

  • -Puma SGB Kukri 17 Machete

THROWING KNIVES

  • -Buck makes some elite throwing knives. Kinetic Series Throwing Knives.

SHARPENING GEAR

Sharpening the Smith's Consumer Products Trailbreaker Knife
Sharpening the Smith’s Consumer Products Trailbreaker Knife

Smith’s Consumer Products owns the market on knife sharpening gear. Here are three of their items that I really like:

  • -8-inch Diamond Tri-Hone
  • -8-inch fine diamond stone
  • -4-inch Combination Stone

OTHER ITEMS

WHEN VARMINTS COME KNOCKING, HENRY’S LEVER ACTION .22 MAG COMES ROCKING!
WHEN VARMINTS COME KNOCKING, HENRY’S LEVER ACTION .22 MAG COMES ROCKING!

And in case your dad is deluded and thinks that he has enough knives, here are a few other items that he might be interested in.

Some of my publications on Amazon Kindle of course!! Pull up Amazon Kindle and then search for my name. Here are a few topics you may like:

1. Knife Sharpening
2. Survival Tips For The Outdoorsman
3. Last Days
4. Cooking Deer Meat

Happy Father’s Day to all of you father’s out there. And when you feel like giving up, remember. Even if you aren’t perfect, you’re still the most important man in the life of your daughters and sons.


About Tom ClaycombTom 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.”

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