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Best New Knives from SHOT Show 2012

Best New Knives from SHOT Show 2012

From tactical blades to pocket folders to skinning knives, there was a different sharp edge for every sort of outdoorsman at SHOT Show 2012. These are our 12 favorites.
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from Remington Metric wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

If knife makers want to impress me they will offer a knife that's a folder with one blade (I prefer a clip point) without serrations, and a good bone saw. Both blades will be no longer than 4.5 inches, and the knife blade will lock. It can have options for different grades of handles for those who want things a little more fancy but overall it's a solid tool, made completely in America. I would buy that today.

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from Ron Miranda wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

There is not a knife there that I feel compares to the Havalon Knifes with extra blades. If you want a skinning knife with blades that are as sharp than get a Havalon, they are fantastic. Many styles to choose from.

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from Shawn Evans wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Are they serious about this list? I wouldn't own many of these knives, much less buy them.I would have much more faith in a knife that carries another name than Bear's. I think of Bear, I think of someone who is all show and showed people how to die many different ways in the wilderness... doesn't exactly inspire confidence in a product with their name on it, even if it was the best looking knife in the list.

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from Ishi wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I am a little surprised Diamond Blade knives are not on the list. By far the toughest blade on the market.

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from Steven Robbins wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Just like movies, tv shows, etc., there are no new ideas out there. Top to bottom, these are some of the ugliest knives around. I'll just carry my Bear & Sons bone handle gut hook, and be happy to be seen with it!

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from swampy wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

It won't Robert. It's just that if you keep your $50 knife nice for 10 years its going to be worth zip most likely. A $400 knife will most likely be worth more that you paid for it. That is, if you buy the right $400 knife.

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from Wayne Memmler Sr. wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

My 35 year old buck folding hunter works just fine thanks

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from officerdom1987 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Highly surprised SOG didn't have anything new on the line.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

The LL Bean knives looked okay. The rest didn't do much for me unfortunately.

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from Robert Bronold wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I guess I can't understand why a $400 or more knife will field dress a deer any better then a$50 knife.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

The LL Bean knives looked okay. The rest didn't do much for me unfortunately.

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from Wayne Memmler Sr. wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

My 35 year old buck folding hunter works just fine thanks

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from Robert Bronold wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I guess I can't understand why a $400 or more knife will field dress a deer any better then a$50 knife.

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from Steven Robbins wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Just like movies, tv shows, etc., there are no new ideas out there. Top to bottom, these are some of the ugliest knives around. I'll just carry my Bear & Sons bone handle gut hook, and be happy to be seen with it!

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from Shawn Evans wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Are they serious about this list? I wouldn't own many of these knives, much less buy them.I would have much more faith in a knife that carries another name than Bear's. I think of Bear, I think of someone who is all show and showed people how to die many different ways in the wilderness... doesn't exactly inspire confidence in a product with their name on it, even if it was the best looking knife in the list.

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from swampy wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

It won't Robert. It's just that if you keep your $50 knife nice for 10 years its going to be worth zip most likely. A $400 knife will most likely be worth more that you paid for it. That is, if you buy the right $400 knife.

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from Remington Metric wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

If knife makers want to impress me they will offer a knife that's a folder with one blade (I prefer a clip point) without serrations, and a good bone saw. Both blades will be no longer than 4.5 inches, and the knife blade will lock. It can have options for different grades of handles for those who want things a little more fancy but overall it's a solid tool, made completely in America. I would buy that today.

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from officerdom1987 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Highly surprised SOG didn't have anything new on the line.

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from Ishi wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I am a little surprised Diamond Blade knives are not on the list. By far the toughest blade on the market.

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from Ron Miranda wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

There is not a knife there that I feel compares to the Havalon Knifes with extra blades. If you want a skinning knife with blades that are as sharp than get a Havalon, they are fantastic. Many styles to choose from.

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