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Hyken Lite Hunter, Bark River knives

Another look at the Hyken Knives Lite Hunter

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Thinking about the best tools for deer hunting? A useful, quality knife should be right at the top of your list. This Hyken Knives™ Lite Hunter proved to be a superb hunting knife.

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carp knives, best skinner knife, deer hunting knives

Best skinning knife? We review the Carp Knives Classic Skinner

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A good skinning knife can be invaluable to the big game hunter. This skinner is a winner for the deer or elk hunter.

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Ambush Tundra, best hunting knife

Check out these 12 top knives for deer hunting

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Here are some blades worth checking out.

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C.T. Fischer and Bark River Nessmuk knives

Review: C.T. Fischer Nessmuk Knife – a contender for best all-around knife

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Sometimes a knife just looks right, and that’s what drew my eye to an ad for a “Nessmuk” knife. It looked like a quality workhorse.

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Building an effective snow cave takes hard work and the right tools.

Do you need a machete in your emergency kit?

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I carry a machete in my car survival kit, and there are some tasks that a machete is ideally suited for. If you think one of those big South American knives is only good in the jungle or rain forests, think again!

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Jesse Hemphill custom Damascus, Damascus steel, best deer hunting knife

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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Helle Tamagami, Les Stroud

Review: Is the Les Stroud Temagami survival knife worth the money?

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I am leery of celebrity-endorsed products. But the Helle Temagami knife, designed by “Survivorman” Les Stroud, has proven to be a solid performer.

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Dry Canyon, near Bend, Oregon.

Start your survival kit with the Ten Essentials

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You don’t have any wilderness experience, but you want some. So what do you take along to make sure you get back? Where in that urban wilderness maze of outdoor stores, catalogs, websites and eBay will you find the gear you need? Start your survival kit with the Ten Essentials

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cheap survival knives, knives under $20, Mora

Five survival/preparedness knives you can buy for less than $20

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Can you get a good preparedness/survival knife for under $20? Here’s five choices.

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