Hunting knives have been around for centuries, used by all different civilizations. They understood the importance of having a solid knife which they were able to take hunting with them and knew that they needed to be top quality. Back then, they obviously didn’t have the most diverse range of options, as they couldn’t simply go down to their local store and grab the newest Buck and were instead more then often stuck with making their own. However, as times have changed there is now a huge range of knives that are great for hunting, but with that huge range of diversity, it is hard to know which one is best for you. This post aims to go through a few top hunting knives that stand out above the rest in the market.
If you are searching around for a robust and sturdy fixed blade hunting knife, then look no further and grab yourself a Gerber moment. This little beauty (well not so little at 3.63 inches long blade length) is the perfect companion to take on any camping trip. Gerber is really good at making solid hunting knives and are even used by survivalist Bear Grylls, so you know they must be doing something right. What I really like about this blade is its handle which is incredibly solid and allows you to get a really nice and tight grip. Better yet, as it is a textured rubber handle, you are not going to find yourself or your hand slipping all over the place when its wet or if your hands are covered in blood. All in all a great knife for a great price.
Sells online for around $17.
- Rugged and reliable design in all our products
- Can be used in various military, hunting, survival, tactical, industrial and outdoor situations
- All products are field tested
- Full tang construction
- Textured rubber handle scales
- Glass bead blade finish
- Fine edge blade
- Nylon sheath with metal snaps
CRKT Free Range Hunter
The Columbian River Knives and Tools company really know how to make some knives and that is clearly evidenced by the Free range hunter. This is one hell of a knife and is razor sharp right out of the box. However, my only complaint about this would be that it doesn’t hold an edge for as long as I would desire, but the good news is, due to its design it is really easy to sharpen. This blade is designed by legendary knife maker Russ Kommer and will definitely be a great addition to your knife hunting set!
Sells online for around $32.
- Fixed Clip point blade
- Double injected molded handles
- 3.3-Ounce sheath
- Satin razor sharp 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade
- 9.06-Inch overall length and weighs 3.6-Ounce
Cold Steel Master Hunter Plus
The cold Steel master hunter plus may be a bit more expensive, but you are receiving nothing but quality with this knife. First thing you will notice about it will primarily be that it features a gut-hook which is great for all your post-kill chores (so to speak). This knife is made from super high quality VG-1 San Mai III steel that is able to keep a super fine and razor sharp edge. The handle on this bad boy is also incredibly grippy and let you get a solid hold when hunting. Overall a great knife.
Sells online for around $90.
- Blade Thickness: 3/16″
- Handle: 4 3/4″ Long Kray-Ex
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Steel: VG-1 San Mai III
- Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
- Blade Length: 4-1/2″
- Handle: 4-3/4″ Long, Kraton
Overall, these would definitely have to be my list of top hunting knives currently out there on the market. However, if I had to choose one I would have to go with the Cold Steel master hunter plus just because this bad boy is top quality. However if you don’t have $90 to spend I would recommend going with the Gerber Moment.