March 19, 2010, Newsletter Issue #102: Types of Hunting Knives

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There are a variety of hunting knives and each is designed for specific tasks.

The Bowie hunting knives are heavy-duty all round knives with a blood groove for field dressing game. The drop-point knife is designed for small game and birds.
A Skinning knife has a wide blade and fine dge. Boning knives can do double duty as a skinning knife, but only if the blade is kept sharp. Gutting knives have a second blade at the tip with a hook to prevent snagging.
Hunting knives should never be used as multi-purpose knives. This will dull and damage the blades.  

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