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Old 03-16-2020, 06:15 PM
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My nephews birthday is in couple months and heís getting his first shotgun. To go along with that Iíd like to get him a nice knife. Iíve hunted 10-12 times in the last 15 years so Iím really out of touch.
thoughts? Ideas?
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Hard to beat the classic old sharpfinger. That has been the first hunting knife for so many young hunters, me and my son included.
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Muela Kodiak. A very fine hunting knife, without breaking the bank too badly. German steel, handmade in Spain.

The Old Timer Sharpfinger was a classic, but now itís just a Chinese import.
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Originally Posted by Horticattleman View Post
Hard to beat the classic old sharpfinger. That has been the first hunting knife for so many young hunters, me and my son included.
https://www.amazon.com/Old-Timer-152OT-Sharpfinger-Stainless/dp/B000IE3ZKA/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=sharpfinger+knife &id=1584404437&sprefix=shatpfinger&sr=8-3

I thought they closed years ago. You may have ended the discussion on the first post lol
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Originally Posted by The Peddler View Post
Muela Kodiak. A very fine hunting knife, without breaking the bank too badly. German steel, handmade in Spain.

The Old Timer Sharpfinger was a classic, but now itís just a Chinese import.
darn didnít read the whole thread yet
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Classic Buck Folding Hunter model 110
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I'll go with a Buck 110 as well. May be even consider the LT and slim version's since they are more modern with thumb studs and pocket clip
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Originally Posted by The Peddler View Post
The Old Timer Sharpfinger was a classic, but now itís just a Chinese import.
I agree to a certain extent, but I bought my son one last year and it was a pretty good knife. Sheath had an issue that was our fault and when I contacted the American company who distributes them to see how to purchase a new sheath, they sent my son a whole new knife and sheath no questions asked. I didnt even ask for that.
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If he’s enthusiastic and responsible, pick him up a nice Damascus steel knife. Chances are, he’ll cherish it for life.
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If it's his first knife I would look at a folding knife 2" blade or a little less. Pocket clip with a non serrated blade preferably in stainless steel to help with corrosion and lack of maintenance.

There are lots to chose from. Pick one out that fits him / hand.
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1016875399?pid=267915
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I have a fixed blade Buck. It was my first of many and I still have it. Lately the ones with the replaceable blade have gained my interest. I have 2 and they are indeed sharp and replacing the blade is easy. You always have a sharp knife. HOWEVER for his first I think I would stick with a traditional fixed blade.
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When I started hunting my dad got me a Case Mako. It's hard to tell how many deer, turkey, and squirrels that knife has cleaned. A few years ago we switched over to the replaceable blade knives that use the snap in razor sharpness blades, but only for the convenience factor of having a super sharp blade with no effort. The mako still rides with me any time I'm in the woods and always will.
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You don't say how old your nephew is, that might be a consideration.

If it were me - i would get him a fixed blade buck. Good knife that will last forever. Also, a knife y'all won't feel bad if he loses or abuses it. Save the primo expensive knives for when you know he's old/mature enough for them.

Those replaceable blade razor/hunting knives are fantastic!
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Iíd vote a case 2 blade trapper in cv. Iíve cleaned more animals with a case trapper than I can count. One blade for general knife tasks and one blade for meat and skinning.
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Any USA blade!

Kershaw and Buck have some nice selections.
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Any of the Busse family knives are a life time treasure.
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Originally Posted by dssmith View Post
Classic Buck Folding Hunter model 110
This right here. Classic knife that will be passed down.
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cutco makes a kick ass skinner with a orange handle. ive cleaned countless deer with mine. holds a good edge. last forever

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