Steel Will Druid 200
With its 6-inch-plus blade, this knife is perfect for the hunter who wants one tool to do it all, be it sticking a pig, dressing a deer or chopping kindling for a fire. A strong, thick blade with a full tang extends beyond the composite handle for emergency glass-breaking or hammering of things that need hammering. A strapless leather sheath allows quick and easy removal of this multi-purpose blade when needed. MSRP: $110.
Buck Open Season Folding Skinner
Made with Buck’s standard 440HC stainless steel for excellent corrosion resistance and superior strength, this 33/4-inch skinning blade folds into a handy, 5-inch package. Designed to be opened and closed with one hand, the liner lock is solid, though easily manipulated. Pocket clip attached, sheath included. Thermoplastic (shown) or Dymondwood grips available. MSRP: $82.
L.L. Bean Hybrid Hunter Knife
Taking a stab at the unorthodox, this blade has a lot of great features the big-game hunter will find useful. Deep bevel, finger holes and jimping on the spine are great for skinning and caping, while a sharp top edge cuts through hide and hair for gutting. G10 handle material won’t swell or crack, and skeleton design is easy to clean. MSRP: $89.
Gerber Gator Premium Gut Hook
This 4-inch fixed-blade is a classic style upgraded. Premium features include a super-sharp gut hook for easy field-dressing, a full-tang blade, rubberized gator-skin molded grip, premium leather sheath and the made-in-America quality Gerber is known for. Weighing in at 8 ounces, with an overall length of 9 inches, it’s perfect for all-day belt carry. MSRP: $145.