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Travis Payne’s knife has all the right curves in all the right places
The D2 tool steel blade of Bob Dozier’s Bare Bones Buffalo Skinner boasts a deep belly and a high grind designed for optimum cutting performance.

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Bob Dozier's Bare Bones Buffalo Skinner is sharp—and comfy, too!

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Very popular in his home country of Slovakia, Jan Hafinec outfits his custom utility hunter in a 5-inch blade of forged C105 carbon steel sporting a flashy double hamon. Handle: presentation desert ironwood. Guard and sub hilt: stainless steel. Overall length: 10 inches. Sheath: by the maker and of leather. Maker’s price for a similar knife: $699. (Impress By Design image)

Custom Knives: What Defines The Best Utility Hunters

When it comes to custom knives, the best utility hunters have many of the features outlined herein.
Robert Appleby used red, black, white, and dark blue fiber spacers for the Sambar stag handle of his Loveless repro.

Dropped Hunter: The Classic Goes Stag

Robert Appleby nails a Loveless dropped hunter in crown stag.
“For fine and detail tasks, the paring knife can’t be beat,” TOPS spokesperson Jeremiah Heffelfinger advised. “It affords more control for tasks like peeling and trimming meat, fruit or vegetables.” Enter the TOPS Dicer 3.

Paring Knife: 4 Top Kitchen Tools

The Paring knife is there when you need it most, from big tasks to small. Here are options for every type of user.
Some of the latest in kitchen knife sharpeners, clockwise from left: A.G. Russell Field Sharpener, Work Sharp Culinary E5, Camillus Extreme Edge V2 Knife & Shear Sharpener, and Smith's Products Slide Sharp Edge Grip 4 Slot Sharpener.

Best Kitchen Knife Sharpener: 8 Sharp Options

Correct sharpener selection is imperative for keen household cutlery. Here are four kitchen knife sharpener options that make the cut.

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