Buck Zipper Hunting Knife$65
There are not really many gut hook knives out there that can do the job well, but the Buck Zipper is the exception to this rule. Designed in 1993 by a fourth generation Buck, this knife was made to feel the hole in the market left by their competitors which Zipper definitely filled. This is one of my favorite gut hooker knives out there and works exceptionally well. This knife is absolutely perfect for field dressing, gutting, and skinning and is one that I would definitely recommend you take out on every hunt with you. You will find yourself performing field dressing tasks at nearly double the speed you previously were with this glorious knife.
- This great hunting fixed blade knife is used for the outdoors
- This is a product of the company buck
- The item dimensions are length (in) 11.25 width (in) 2.75 height (in) 2.25
- 4-1/8″420HC Drop Point Blade with Guthook
- 8-1/2″ Overall Length, 6.3 oz.
- Heritage Walnut Dymondwood Handle with Polished Brass Butt / Guard
- Includes Genuine Leather Sheath
- Buck Forever Warranty, and Made in the USA
The blade on the Buck Zipper is 4 and a 1/8 inches long making it the perfect length for skinning and dressing but also makes it small enough for the more delicate work you may need to do. As this is a buck, you would only expect this to be made out of high-quality steel which is why I am not surprised that it is made out of some 420HC stainless steel. This is one of my favorite types of steel to see on a knife and I am really happy with it on the Zipper. The steel allows the blade to maintain a razor sharp edge from the moment you get it out of the box, to the end of hunting season. As this is high-quality stainless steel, it isn’t going to be subject to rust or corrosion meaning you don’t have to worry about it getting wet and damaged. Furthermore, as this is some strong steel, it will really need a solid beating before it chips or breaks.
Now I want to dive a bit into the handle on the Buck Zipper because I really think the team at buck have hit the nail on the head with this handle. A lot of the time when you are out hunting you will find that the blade you are using might have a nice looking or wooden handle, but when it comes to actually using it when your hands are covered in blood and rain is pouring down, you will find your hands slipping all over the place on them. This, however, is not the case with the Buck Zipper. Instead of having some really flashy handle, the team at buck opt to go for a black texturized rubber handle which provides the perfect grip in all weather conditions. Your hand will not budge one inch when using this knife and you can really get a tight grip which allows you to do precision work.
The knife weighs in at around 6.6 ounces so it isn’t the lightest knife out there, but definitely isn’t the heaviest as well.
Overall, the Buck Zipper hunting knife is one hell of knife. This is the knife I would definitely be recommending for those looking for a really solid and reliable gutting and field dressing knife. You simply need to check this knife out and give it a go, trust me you wont be disappointed. Better yet, like I said before, this knife maintains a really sharp edge for a long time so you do not have to worry about spending all your time sharpening this bad boy.