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Five knife fads and fashions that need to go away

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Cutlery goes through fads and fashion cycles just like anything else. Here are a few that need to fade into the sunset.

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Video: What to carry in your big game hunting daypack

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A hunter’s daypack houses a very personal collection of gear designed to keep you safe, dry and warm. It also must contain meat cutting tools and equipment. Here’s what I carry in mine.

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Best whitetail knife? First impressions of the Bark River Bobcat

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Somebody did their research on the new Bark River Bobcat, and it was obviously designed by a deer hunter. I predict this is going to be a really, really popular hunting knife.

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Video: Cross Knives Forged Hunter combines good looks with usability

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Don’t let the good looks fool you –  this Cross Knives Forged Hunter, handmade by Pete Winkler, is pretty as well as being a hard working user. 

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Bark River 5 inch Kephart

Best utility knife? Check out the Bark River Kephart five-inch blade

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The Kephart design blade is a proven performer. This latest Kephart from Bark River may prove to be the best version yet.

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Can Damascus steel cut it in the deer hunting world?

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Damascus steel is REALLY pretty in a knife blade. But how does it work in the field? I took a Jesse Hemphill custom blade on a deer hunt, and used it hard. Check out the review.

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True Saber Shawnee, deer hunting knife, best hunting knife

Review: The True Saber Shawnee may be the hunting knife for you

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There’s nothing like a several-hour, hands-on meat cutting session to help you decide if you like a knife or not.

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Field test | How do these hunting knives perform as meat cutters?

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To test a hunting knife for its intended purposes, you must do some meat cutting and processing. I took several to a butcher shop to do some hands-on testing.

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Bravo 1.25 LT Custom Modified – Could this be the ultimate hunting knife?

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Bark River had a HUGE challenge by me to improve on their most popular “Bravo LT” model. But, with a request to modify the blade, you won’t believe the results. It may just be the best hunting knife ever.

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What survival knife do you carry every day?

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Question from Reader: “You’ve written abut the best survival knife, the best EDC knife, the best hunting knife, fillet, pocket knife, etc., etc. Skip the options, the analysis and potential survival scenarios and answer this: What is the knife you have on you right now?”

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