Best Hunting Knives for Gutting Deer in 2022 – Top 10 Picks For Hunters!

For the amazing people who has the hobby of going off the grid to the deep forest, one thing they must have is the knife or the so-called hunting knife. Owning a knife does not allow you to stab someone legally, but the life away from home is not convenient without such knife.

Especially, the knife is a portable protection tool that could help you in some urgent situation. The knife’s origin could be traced back to thousands of years ago in the pre-historic period when people discover the iron and invent the knife for hunting. Until now, the knife has been developed for the convenience of the users. It now is more portable with its foldable design and the rubber grip handle for more firm handling. It’s getting more user-friendly and more advanced day by day.

However, getting the right knife is not the normal task as you might have thought. As mentioned above, hunting knives now vary greatly in terms of style, materials, design, etc giving you the extreme dilemma to make the decision. In this article, we will guide you through the top 10 hunting knives available on the market with the description of features and details of each product. Yet, there are something you need to know about the hunting knives.

  • Be clear about what type of knife you are looking for. Whether it is the fixed/non-foldable knife or the folding knife. The portability and the cutting pressure are the important factors to make a decision.
  • Align the buying with the purpose of using. You may need the knife for the daily activities or the once-in-a-while traveling. You might choose the one with the excellent cutting performance for the daily works, but the portable one when traveling.
  • Understand about the blade’s materials. The materials used to makes blade should not leave the stain or rust when encountering the harsh environment like raining, saltwater, etc.

10. Gerber Freeman Guide Folding Knife

  • By: Gerber
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

The early guest of this year’s list is the Gerber’s guide knife that has the extra fine edge blade and the gut hook. This knife features the patented TacHide Onlay folding system. This patented design allows your folding knife to be securely locked in the grip regardless of any conditions. Indeed, it gives you less harm or risk when keeping in your bag or pocket.

GERBER Freeman Guide Folding Knife, Fine Edge, Drop Point [31-000591]
  • TacHide Onlay - For secure grip in all conditions
  • Large Finger Grooves - For comfort and security
  • Lightweight Handle - Easy to carry
  • Full Fine Edge Blade or Gut Hook
  • Nylon Sheath - Wear resistant
Model NameG0591
Special FeatureLightweight, Foldable
Age Range (Description)Adult
Included ComponentsG0591
Power SourceAC/DC
Item Weight0.1 Kilograms
Blade ShapeDrop Point
Blade EdgeFine

Moreover, the knife has the lightweight nylon-made sheath. Users could handle the knife safely even your palm is wet or whatsoever. The design also adds the large finger grooves for users to handle it easier, though your hand is big or small. When folded, you can place it in the little pocket for safer keeping.

Talking about its performance, its fine edge blade could cut into whatever you need. Whether it is the line, nylon wire, tree branches, or even replacement for the cooking knife, you could rely on this knife. Just regularly sharpen the edge, it will be ready to go.

9. Havalon Piranta Z Folding Blade Skinning Knife

  • By: Havalon
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

Your very first impression to this small blade would be reckoning its performance. Do not judge the book by its cover, and also do not judge with the blade size. This skinning knife could do more than you think with this tiny fine edge blade.

Havalon Piranta-Edge - Outdoor Knife + 12 Replacement Blades, Sharp Skinning Knives for Hunting, Fishing, Deer & Survival, Orange
  • Our best selling knife is the perfect hunting companion for faster, easier skinning and field dressing of any kind of wild game
  • Blaze orange handle is stain resistant with an easy-grip black rubber inlay, liner-lock construction and a pocket clip
  • Includes 12 additional surgically-sharp replaceable #60A blades at 2.75" in length, ensuring you always have a superior blade in hand
  • Open knife measures 7.25" in length; fits 60A and 60XT blades; heavy duty stainless steel blade & military grade polymer handle
  • Features ambidextrous thumb studs and an open back for easy cleaning & care; nylon holster included
Model NameXTC-60AEDGE
Special FeatureFolding Knife
Age Range (Description)Adult
Included ComponentsHunting, Airsoft and Paintball;Hunting Knives;hunting-folding-knives
Handle MaterialPlastic
Blade MaterialStainless Steel

The design of long and wide handle allowing you to control the knife’s blade perfectly like the case of a doctor performing the surgery as well. Moreover, with the 60XT razor-sharp blade, it is the sharpest blade ever you’ll ever use. Though you use to cut the nylon wire, iron wire, or whatever thing you need, you don’t even need to sharpen it again, it stays sharp until the day you lose it. Moreover, it also features the plastic handle with rubber on the side panels for the comfort grip.

This foldable knife needs only one hand to open with its thumb studs. the lanyard hole and the pocket clip are all built-in for your comfortable choice to clip it on your journey. This skinning knife from Havalon is available in two colors, black, and the orange.

8. MTech USA Fixed Blade hunting knife

  • By: MTech USA
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

This hunting knife comes in the different design as it is the fixed type of knife. You cannot fold the knife into the lock as the previous ones. This fixed blade is the ideal type for your next camping trip or forest expedition.

MTech USA MT-086 Fixed Blade Hunting Knife, Black Straight Edge Blade, Black Handle, 12-1/4-Inch Overall
  • Fixed blade outdoor knife ideal for camping expeditions or survival training
  • Black stainless steel blade with straight edge
  • ABS handle with wing walk inserts for a superior grip even in wet conditions
  • Includes black nylon sheath for easy and safe carry
  • 12-1/4-inch overall length, 7-inch blade length with 3mm thickness
Model NameMT-086-MC
Special FeatureFoldable
Age Range (Description)Adult
Included ComponentsSee description
Handle MaterialAcrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
ColorBlack Blade
Blade MaterialStainless Steel
StyleMtech® Usa Full Tang Stainless Steel Jungle Survival Knife

Because of its hand grip design, it activates the powerful strength when performing any action with this knife. With its black stainless steel blade with the straight edge, this hunting knife should be on the top of your most-looking-for knife on the internet. Moreover, it also features the ABS handle with walk inserts giving you the superior grip regardless of the conditions you are in. In addition, at the end of knife’s handle, there is a glass breaker that you can use in any emergency.

The MTech’s knife will come with its black nylon sheath for safe carry in your bag and the pocket. MTech USA makes this knife available in two colors for you, the black blade for the classy look, and the digital camo blade that is easily camouflaging in some environment.

7. TAC Force Gentleman’s Assisted Folding Knife

  • By: TAC Force
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

Now back to the folding style that most of you here are looking for. It is the hunting knife from TAC Force, an American company producing the protecting and armoring tools. With this knife, TAC Force inserts the spring that assists the users in deploying the knife using only one hand.

TAC Force TF-469 Gentleman's Assisted Opening Folding Knife, Black Straight Edge Blade, Brown Pakkawood Handle, 4-Inch Closed
  • Spring assist folding knife offers rapid one-handed deployment, locks securely into place with liner lock
  • Black straight edge stainless steel blade
  • Handsome pakkawood handle inlay
  • Comes complete with a pocket clip for easy and safe carry
  • 4-inch closed length, 3-inch blade length with 3mm thickness
Model NameTF-469-MC
Special FeatureSpring Assist, Foldable
Age Range (Description)Adult
Included ComponentsSee description
Handle MaterialEngineered Wood
Blade MaterialStainless Steel
Blade Length3 Inches

The liner lock help to secure the knife that it will make no harm when not in use. The black stainless steel blade is the perfect sharpening output with the straight edge for excellent cutting. It is probably the sharpest knife ever you’ve used with this fine-cut 3-inch blade. TAC Force uses the brown pakkawood to make this knife’s inlay. There is also a removable pocket clip, so you can easily clip it in the pocket or your backpacks.

Though it is made of wood and the steel, this knife could withstand any environment you are in even in the saltwater. TAC Force guarantees no rust or stain on the knife, and the longevity of use as well. Indeed, a product that fits its name, a great knife for gentlemen.

6. TAC Force Spring-assisted Tactical Folding Pocket Knife

  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

A double-shot from TAC Force in this list as it is the second product back-to-back in this list. Similar to the previous one, it is also the folding pocket knife powered by the spring. You can easily open the knife from the pocket by pulling the lever.

TAC Force Spring Assisted Opening Tactical Rescue Folding Knife Pocket (Black)
  • TAC FORCE Spring Assisted Opening BLACK Tactical Rescue Folding Pocket Knife NEW TAC-FORCE Speed Assisted Rescue Linerlock. 4 3/4' closed. 3 1/2' black finish stainless assisted opening blade with dual thumb studs and extended tang. Blade features Tac-Force etching. Black finish aluminum handles with integrated seat belt cutter and glass breaker. Stainless pocket clip. This knife comes brand new in box.
Special FeatureFolding
Age Range (Description)Adult
Handle MaterialAluminum
ColorAs the picture show
Blade MaterialAluminum
Power SourceManual
Blade ShapeClip Point

This knife features the straight edge blade with no saw notches allowing the user to safely push on the back for more cutting pressure. However, TAC Force does not make the handle from fine wood anymore, but replace it with matte black finished metal. For comfort while using, the metal handle also has the rubber grip covering. Moreover, the knife will come with the attached pocket clip. You can take it anywhere in your pocket, very portable and convenient for you.

5. MTech USA Fixed Black Bowie Style Blade Hunting Knife

  • By: MTech USA
  • Item Weight: 12 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 2.8 x 1 inches

MTech USA makes it to the list again with the hunting knife equipping the black-bowie-style blade. This tactical knife features the non-foldable blade which is the ideal type for your next expeditions or camping. The blade is made of stainless steel coated with the black titanium color.

MTech USA MT-20-12 Fixed Blade Hunting Knife, Black Bowie Style Blade, Black Rubber Handle, 10-Inch Overall
  • Tactical fixed blade knife ideal for camping expeditions or survival training
  • 440 stainless steel bowie blade with sawback
  • Textured synthetic handle with finger grooves for comfort; lanyard hole on the end
  • Includes black nylon fiber sheath with a belt clip for easy and safe carry
  • 10-inch overall length, 5-1/2-inch blade length with 3mm thickness
Model NameMT-20-12-MC
Special FeatureStainless Steel
Age Range (Description)Adult
Included ComponentsSee description
Handle MaterialRubber
Blade MaterialStainless Steel
Power SourceManual

It has the sawback that perfectly fit for cutting the super sticky items. Moreover, it has the textured handle with the comfortable finger grooves. It allows the users to carry and hold it tight that could improve the cutting strength.  You can also attach the cord with the lanyard hole to make it easier and safer to find the knife. More interestingly, it comes with the black sheath made entirely from the high-quality nylon with one belt clip for convenient use.

4. Outdoor Edge Razor-Lite Folding Hunting Knife

  • By: Outdoor Edge
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

Yet, another folding knife hitting this year’s list. This hunting knife has a number of interesting features that could persuade you to click buy now. It is so far the only knife that allows users to change the blades for different purposes.

Outdoor Edge RazorLite - Replaceable Blade Folding Hunting Knife with Rubberized Nonslip TPR Handle, 6-Blades and Camo Nylon Belt Sheath (Orange)
  • NEVER SHARPEN YOUR KNIFE AGAIN – Change blades fast and easy! When a blade goes dull, simply push the lock release button in the handle to remove and insert a shaving-sharp new one.
  • JAPANESE 420J2 STAINLESS STEEL REPLACEMENT BLADES – 3.5 inch drop-point blades are precisely heat-treated to ensure excellent edge retention then hand finished shaving sharp; Knife includes 6 blades total and comes complete with a nylon belt sheath. Additional replacement blade packs are sold separately.
  • BLACK-OXIDE COATED BLADE HOLDER – Rigid 420J2 stainless steel blade holder supports the razor blade for the strength of a traditional knife and the sharpness of a surgeon’s scalpel.
  • RUBBERIZED TPR HANDLE – Nonslip TPR handles are mounted to a sturdy 420J2 stainless steel frame for unparalleled strength and durability while providing a secure, nonslip grip even in the most adverse conditions. The blaze-orange handle is easy to spot on the ground, saving valuable time in the field while preventing loss.
  • SERVICE FOR LIFE – Outdoor Edge produces quality cutting tools that are built to last; If you have a problem with your Outdoor Edge knife contact us; we address all replacement and service requests.
Special FeatureReplaceable Blades, Foldable
Age Range (Description)Adult
Included ComponentsRazor-Blaze
Handle MaterialRubberized TPR with stainless steel liners
Blade MaterialStainless Steel
Blade Length3.5 Inches
Power SourceAC/DC

The push button that enables you to replace the blade easily within seconds. You will get in total six blades with different sharpening edge for various uses. The stainless steel blade could put the cutting pressure on the target more than you think with its sharpening fine edge. Moreover, the knife has the handle covered with the rubber grip giving you no risk of slippage regardless of any wet conditions.

The knife comes with the fascinating sheath. Outdoor Edge makes it from the nylon with the Mossy Oak textures that give it better looks. The sheath also has the belt clip allowing you to carry the knife around hands-free. These knives are available in two colors, black, and the blaze orange.

3. Buck Knives Folding Hunter Knife

  • By: Buck Knives
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

The top 3 of the list today begins with the folding knife from Buck, an American company that has been pioneering on the knife development since 1963. Buck designs this knife’s blade with the crescent shape at the tip.

Buck Knives 110 Folding Hunter Lock-back Knife, Brass Bolsters, Ebony Handles, 3-3/4" 420HC Blade with Leather Sheath
  • Razor Sharp Blade - 3-3/4" 420HC stainless steel blade has excellent strength, edge retention and is corrosion resistant. The blade has a very sharp controllable point, and is good for detail work, piercing and slicing
  • Strength and Safety - Easy to open with a nail notch on the blade. The lockback mechanism locks the blade open for reliable strength and safety while you work. Closed Length 4-7/8" Weight 7.2 oz.
  • Durable and Multi Use - Meant to withstand even the toughest conditions and stay sharp for long. Great for hunting, camping, bushcrafting, fishing, hiking, and overlanding
  • Convenient Carry - Includes a genuine high quality protective leather sheath with snap fastener. The integrated belt loop allows for safe and secure carry on your belt for easy access. The 110 is perfect as a hunting companion or for general outdoor use
  • Forever Warranty - Since 1902 Buck Knives has offered a lifetime warranty on our knives because we believe in the integrity of our products. This knife is made in the USA. Includes imported sheath.
Model Name110 Folding Hunter
Special FeatureFoldable, Locking Blades
Age Range (Description)Adult
Included ComponentsKnife, Sheath
Handle MaterialEbony Wood
Blade MaterialHigh Carbon Stainless Steel
Blade Length3.75 Inches

The crescent tip has the very sharp point which could help to facilitate your detailed jobs. Moreover, the design also features the Lockback that provide the users additional strength in the safety standard. The liner lock is in place that let the blade to stay folded. And, one thing that separates this Buck’s knife from the others is its specially crafted handle. Buck makes the handle using fine Dymondwood decorated additionally with the brass bolsters at its ends.

One genuine leather sheath will come along with the knife. You can wear the knife with your belt via its attached clip for easy and comfort carry.

2. Elk Ridge Fixed Blade Hunting Knife

  • By: Elk Ridge
  • Item Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 2 x 1 inches 

This could be the best non-folding knife you are searching for for a couple of reasons. First, this hunting knife features the crafted blade with a straight edge. It could pressure the cut on any item you wish due to its sharpening edge.

Elk Ridge - Outdoors Fixed Blade Knife - 9.5-in Overall, Mirror Finished Stainless Steel Blade, Full Tang, Wood Handle, Leather Sheath - Hunting, Camping, Survival - ER-052
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS: Made from quality materials. 3CR13 mirror polished stainless steel blade with double blood groove provides an excellent balance of hardness and corrosion resistance.
  • OUTDOOR EVOLVED: Where the outdoors meets the gentleman’s carry. Combines traditional and non-traditional materials to create handsome and, unique, combinations that redefine the category.
  • DEPENDABLE: Provides consistent razor-sharp cutting performance and high durability. A knife you can count on for camping, hiking, backpacking, hunting & fishing, the outdoors, DIY activities, survival, and emergencies.
  • DIMENSIONS: 5-inch bowie fine edge blade, 4.5-inch handle, 9.5-inches overall.
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Fixed Blade Knife, Full Tang Construction, Brown wood Handle, Includes Genuine Leather Sheath.
Model NameER052
Special FeatureManual
Age Range (Description)Adult
Included ComponentsHunter
Handle MaterialWood
ColorWood,Stainless Steel
Blade MaterialStainless Steel
Power SourceManual

Elk Ridge designs this hunting knife for the superior cutting power with the symmetrical standard of the short handle and the long and slim blade. Push on the back of the blade for extra strength of cutting pressure. Another good reason is the handle. The overlay is made of the pakkawood, attired with the silver bolster giving it looks more sophisticated.

This knife comes complete with a leather sheath for easy and safe carry, ensuring that it’s always by your side when you need it most. The camping-goers, expeditors, and fellow adventurers, this knife is a true hunting knife that crafted perfectly for you.

1. TAC Force Half-serrated Tactical Folding Knife

  • By: TAC Force
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

It is indeed a great year for TAC Force. Three of its tactical knife series made it to the top list and this particular one crowns the list with its fascinating features.

TAC Force Tf-705Rdxl Spring Assisted Knife
  • Spring assist folding knife offers rapid one-handed deployment, locks securely into place with liner lock
  • Black half-serrated stainless steel blade
  • Aluminum handle with bottle opener and glass breaker for emergencies
  • Comes complete with a pocket clip for easy and safe carry
  • 4-1/2-inch closed length, 3-1/4-inch blade length with 3mm thickness
Model NameTF-705GC-MC
Special FeatureSpring Assist, Foldable
Age Range (Description)Adult
Included ComponentsSee description
Handle MaterialAluminum
ColorGrey Camo
Blade MaterialStainless Steel

Similar to other TAC Force’s tactical knife, this series has the spring to assist the knife folding in and out of the lock using only one hand. About the blade, this tactical knife has the most sharpening and powerful blade you’ve ever used. Also, the company makes this blade of the high-quality stainless with the black titanium coating. The half serration of the blade allows the users to push on the back for more cutting pressure as they wish.

Interestingly, TAC Force takes another approach on this series of making the handle from find wood or heavy metal but replacing it with the sturdy aluminum alloy. The aluminum handle also comes along with the bottle opener and also the glass breaker for the emergency. You can carry this knife around anywhere by just clipping it to your belt or your backpacks.

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