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As deer hunters, we are looking a knife that can do many different things.
We need a knife that can gut a deer, then skin the deer and process the deer.
This may sometimes require different knives, but we have put together an awesome collection of the best deer hunting knives that can complete all of these tasks for this review.
The biggest surprise in this year's reviews are the extraordinary performance of the replaceable blade deer hunting knives.
I put my Outdoor Edge Razor to work in Ohio last November and was amazed at how easy it made skinning and processing my deer. As soon as the blade started to dull, I replaced it in less than 30 seconds and was off and running with a new, razor sharp blade.
My preference for the best deer hunting knife is a folding blade, but I know that there are many of you that prefer a fixed blade hunting knife, so we have included the best fixed blade deer hunting knife in our reviews.
We also reached out to our readers and asked the question:
"What is the best deer hunting knife and why?"
We will share their answers with you in the testimonials below.
5 Top Rated Deer Hunting Knives
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Best Deer Hunting Knife Reviews
Let's get into the features of each deer hunting knife and why you should consider adding one of these to your deer hunting arsenal.
The Outdoor Edge Razor Pro is our Editor's Choice for the best deer hunting knife. We first used this knife last year and we were very impressed with it's durability and functionality.
The Razor Pro weighs in at 8.3 ounces, giving it a solid feel in your hand. The knife blade is 3.5 inches and the gut blade is 3.1 inches.
The handle is made from Rubberized TPR with 420J2 stainless steel liners and feels great in your hand.
I used this knife to skin a buck outside with temperatures in the 30's and the handle material was a pleasure to hold. My hunting partner was skinning his buck next to me and he couldn't believe how warm my handle on the Razor Pro was compared to his wood handle on his Buck knife.
After skinning the buck, I went on to quarter and debone the deer, all with the Razor Pro and it was flawless.
I have read reviews that claim the knife is a bit flimsy. Obviously those reviewers have not used the Razor Pro and are simply trying to sell other knives. The Razor Pro is as strong and rugged a knife as we have ever used.
The Outdoor Edge Razor Pro comes with six replaceable blades, which means you always have a razor sharp knife at your disposal.
It comes in black or orange and I have to tell you, I love the orange because it is so easy to find when you set it down in the leaves while field dressing a deer.
Here's a great video showing the features of the Razor Pro, how to change the blade and why it is the best deer hunting knife.
Below is a best deer hunting knife testimonial from one of our readers.
The Outdoor Edge cuts better then any blade I'v ever used and it feels comfortable in my hand and it's Orange so it is easy to see if I misplace it.
Top Pick - Fixed Blade
When it comes to choosing the best deer hunting knife, there has to be at least one Buck knife in the mix.
After consulting with our readers, we found that a fairly large percentage like to carry a fixed blade knife for deer hunting and this knife was the choice of many.
It is called the Zipper because of the gut hook blade that makes field dressing a deer a breeze.
The 0691 BKG features a 4 1/8" blade of 420HC steel for superior Strength, and Corrosion Resistance. The blade is also known for holding it's edge.
The knife weighs in at a very comfortable 6.6 ounces and features a texturized rubber handle with brass butt and guard.
The best part is it is made in the USA and comes with the Buck Forever Lifetime Warranty.
My name is Roger Kester and I have been a hunter for 50 years and always carry Buck knives. I own two buck knives that are over 35 years old and I find they are made with of a good quality steel, and hold an edge for a long time
Best Deer Hunting Knife for Skinning
While we have found the Havalon to be the best deer hunting knife for skinning, we also found it to be a very good knife for field dressing as well.
It's small size, lightweight design and incredible razor sharp blade make it ideal for maneuvering inside the chest and abdominal cavity.
The reason that this knife did not fare better in the overall category is that it is just not sturdy enough to make quick work of quartering and deboning an animal.
It's light weight and razor sharpness make it the perfect deer hunting knife for skinning.
Here's a great video that shows the features and more about the best deer hunting knife for skinning!
I used the Havalon Piranta for the first time last year to skin my buck taken in Ohio. I was impressed with the razor sharpness which made skinning a breeze. I would definitely recommend the Havalon as the best deer hunting knife for skinning.