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Title: Small game knife
Post by: joemommapoo on December 13, 2009, 12:45:40 PM
Can anyone recommend a good small game knife?  I have a bunch that are ideal for larger game, but looking for a do it all small game knife.
Title: Re: Small game knife
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on December 14, 2009, 06:06:44 PM
I don't have a specific brand in mind but you might try a bird & trout type knife for smaller game.

Something like this (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.coldsteel-knives.com/Lg/3256_2/20BTJ_Cold_Steel_Bird_%26_Trout_Knife.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.rockynational.com/3256_20BTJ_Cold_Steel_Bird_%26_Trout_Knife.html&usg=__ETUbiLhRSDxeQCoJnzIt_ila1F8=&h=1000&w=1000&sz=237&hl=en&start=2&itbs=1&tbnid=PvDOK-dMqF--yM:&tbnh=149&tbnw=149&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbird%2B%2526%2Btrout%2Bknife%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den) is what I'm thinking.  It has a smaller blade, & the loop makes it handy to keep at hand when you might not need the blade, like when you're skinning an animal with your hands. 

I haven't used the cold steel version specifically but I have used a similarly designed knife & found it quite handy.
Title: Re: Small game knife
Post by: ChiefCornerstone on December 19, 2009, 08:09:04 PM
I use a buck trapper pocket knife good knife..
Title: Re: Small game knife
Post by: Soularcher on January 27, 2010, 02:16:39 PM
I use a 5" boning knife.  It works for fish, pheasant, and even breaking down a buck.  You can get a ggod one, like a dexter or forschner for about 20 bucks too!
Title: Re: Small game knife
Post by: chad234 on January 31, 2010, 07:32:58 PM
Not much cool factor, but I think a Victorinox stainless steel paring knife is a dandy small game knife. Light, sharp, cheap and useful.  If you want to spend more money, Bob Dozier makes some very nice patterns perfect for small game.
Title: Re: Small game knife
Post by: travis33 on February 02, 2010, 06:46:55 PM
I highly reccommend Gerber.  I have a small folding knife from them that I have used on multiple animals, and the blade is still sharp.  It's just a small folding pocket knife, and it has a pocket clip on it.  It is a little pricey, but I've had it for 3 or 4 years and the knife is the perfect size.  Folded it's about 3.5 inches unfolded, it's just under 6".
Title: Re: Small game knife
Post by: Crowman on February 19, 2010, 12:19:09 AM
Go to www.agrussell.com/ (http://www.agrussell.com/) and look at their Blackie Collin's designed Bird and Trout knives. They also have a Hunter Scalpel for $19.95 that comes with a fiberglass reinforced neck sheath. I have one of their small game knives that comes with a leather pocket sheath.  It also runs about $19.95 and really holds an edge.  It is perfect for squirrels and is a non-folder so it is easy to keep clean.