Types of Hunting Knives

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Ehat are the common types of hunting knives?

Types of Hunting Knives

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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