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Sheathmaker Chris Kravitt prefers a pouch sheath “because it is easier to draw and resheathe the knife without worrying about straps.” His belt model includes some fancy carving. (Chris Kravitt image)

Hunting Knife Sheaths: The Constant Companion

The correct sheath is pivotal to the complete hunting knife package. A good sheath can keep your knives safe and sharp for decades.
Very popular in his home country of Slovakia, Jan Hafinec outfits his custom utility hunter in a five-inch blade of forged C105 carbon steel sporting a flashy double hamon. Handle: presentation desert iron wood. Guard and subhilt: 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)

Right Tool For The Job

Knowing what makes a knife the best choice for the right type of game is important and can be the difference between a successful hunt and a poor one.

We Review 4 Drop Point Knives Priced $74-$450

VERY FEW BLADE PATTERNS SHARE THE STYLE AND GRACE OF THE DROP POINT. Ever since BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame® member Bob Loveless popularized the drop-point...
Jon Waltz makes a spear-point skinner that doubles as an everyday carry.

Knifemakers Offer 20 Examples of 5 Types Of Skinners

Depending on where you live and by what method you hunt, deer season is underway. There are any number of blade patterns you could...
Bobby Toerck close handle material made by Terry Dunn.

Dad Makes Knife For His Deer-Hunter Daughter

Ten-year-old Jordan Toerck had been pestering her knifemaker father, Bobby Toerck, to make her a knife for a while. But she was still young,...
Ken Onion and CRKT collaborated on the innovative Homefront knife.

Irishman uses fossilized bog oak for knife handles

Irishman Paddy Smyth of Smyth Knives in County Roscommon, Ireland, sells 90 percent of his knives through his website to customers in the USA....
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New Buck Knives Compadre Series in Hot Red

Buck Knives' new Compadre series in a hot red finish will debut Aug. 6-9 at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Tradeshow in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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