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    Red face Thinking about getting a Buck Knives Omni 12pt Fixed Blade Knives?

    So I'm thinking about getting this knife

    https://www.cabelas.ca/product/57923...d-blade-knives

    I'm a little hesitant as it is Cabelas.

    Any one have any experience with it?



    in truth I think I am just dazzled by the camo handle.

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    No experience with that particular knife, but a couple things I've learned from having other 'inexpensive' hunting knives:

    1) Camo handle, looks great, seems like a great idea, until you're gutting a deer at dusk and you set your knife down on the leaves.
    From now on, if I buy anothe knife with a rubber grip, it's going to be blaze orange. With blinking led lights. And maybe a beeper.

    2) "With blades made of 420HC stainless steel..." While it is quite rust resistant, it just won't hold an edge for very long.

    Any of the knives on this page will have much, much better steel, for less money.
    http://www.northtrailsports.com/kniv.../fixed-blades/
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    Although this video refers to steel for pocket knives, it's worth watching to give you some idea of the different knife blade steels out there.

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    I have one, and as Rory has stated it won't hold an edge long. The blade shape, balance and feel of the knife is great, which is why I bought it, but its not my #1 knife when I'm working on a deer.
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    always check the type of steel its made from.
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    I found the Buck knives with this style of handle fit my size XXL mitts rather poorly. I really wanted to like the more expensive ones (Ergo-something?) when they first came out, but after handling one I bought their Vanguard instead. It's been riding my hip six or seven hunting seasons now. The textured rubber handle is real nice when it's -15 and covered in blood. My previous wood handled knife was rather slippery in the same conditions....
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    I love my Bucks. They make three main grades which have different materials, but I've found mine to be cutting edge.

    Rory's point about about losing knives is too true.

    I wouldn't bring a $200 knife hunting any more than I'd take a Holland + Holland bushwhacking or roadhunt in a Porsche.

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    I bought the same knife (in orange) for my apprentice one Christmas, and I kept going back and forth on whether to keep it for myself.
    I really liked the shape of it.
    He skinned a couple deer with it, and he likes it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    No experience with that particular knife, but a couple things I've learned from having other 'inexpensive' hunting knives:

    1) Camo handle, looks great, seems like a great idea, until you're gutting a deer at dusk and you set your knife down on the leaves.
    From now on, if I buy anothe knife with a rubber grip, it's going to be blaze orange. With blinking led lights. And maybe a beeper.

    2) "With blades made of 420HC stainless steel..." While it is quite rust resistant, it just won't hold an edge for very long.

    Any of the knives on this page will have much, much better steel, for less money.
    http://www.northtrailsports.com/kniv.../fixed-blades/
    I ordered a Mora today from North Trail Sports because I needed a budget knife. From all the reviews and tests I found, they are a great bargain for the price.
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    My esee 4 fell out of the truck one year, I didn't notice and I ran it over. Found it the next day, fine.
    Ground was luckily soft, and although black and dark green, the large sheath made it easier to find.
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