If you are an inveterate hunter, then you just can’t imagine your life without the hobby, trying to have equipment for all cases, and a skinning knife is not exclusion.
It’s better to enjoy hunting trophies than to have troubles and additional unnecessary fuss because of them, isn’t it?
Why do we need a deer skinning knife?
Having got a booty, it’s necessary to separate hide and meat, without damaging fur; only a good knife can help to do this quickly and neatly. The skinning or gutting knives have wide, short blades with strong, not flexible edges. These professional tools are used for a skinner mostly during hunting.
Table of Contents
- Best Pick – Outdoor Edge RazorLite Folding Hunting Knife (Editor’s Choice)
- Budget Pick – GVDV Hunting Knife Kit (Editor’s Choice)
- TOP-15 Deer Skinning Knife | Best Deer Gutting Knife
- #1 Outdoor Edge 3.5″ RazorLite EDC Folding Knife
- #2 Outdoor Edge RazorLite
- #3 MOSSY OAK Hunting Field Dressing
- #4 Elk Ridge – Outdoors 2-PC Fixed Blade Hunting Knife Set
- #5 Uncle Henry 153UH Golden Spike Rat Tail Tang 9.25in
- #6 Outdoor Edge Wild Pak
- #7 Mossberg Fixed Blade Skinning Knife (with Gut-Hook)
- #8 Havalon Piranta Z Folding Blade Skinning Knife with 2.75″ blade
- #9 Outdoor Edge 3.0″ RazorLite EDC
- #10 Outdoor Edge WildLite, 6-Piece Knife Set
- #11 Outdoor Edge RazorPro Double Blade Hunting Knife
- #12 Mossy Oak Fixed Blade Hunting Knives
- #13 Gerber Gear Moment Field Dress
- #14 GVDV Hunting Knife Kit
- #15 Mossy Oak Fixed Blade Gut Hook Knife
Best Pick – Outdoor Edge RazorLite Folding Hunting Knife (Editor’s Choice)
According to the highest rate on the Amazon, Outdoor Edge Hunting Knife can be a good choice. As the knife is foldable, the blade is firmly supported by the holder, although there is no gut hook on the blade.
Budget Pick – GVDV Hunting Knife Kit (Editor’s Choice)
You’ll receive all the necessary cutting accessories for skinning and gutting for an affordable price. Field dressing cutting tools kit will come in handy for butcher game processing, deer, buck or hog hunting, fishing, or camping.
TOP-15 Deer Skinning Knife | Best Deer Gutting Knife
#1 Outdoor Edge 3.5″ RazorLite EDC Folding Knife
Stylish knife for everyday carrying (EDC) consists of black oxide coated blade holder, six replacement blades (easily changed by button pushing), Grivory polymer handle, and orange rubberized non-slip inserted grip. Additional replaceable blade sets can be bought aside. Razor-Lite EDC is designed in three colors for choice (orange, blue, gray) and two sizes (3.0 and 3.5 Inch).
#2 Outdoor Edge RazorLite
Outdoor Edge company positions RazorLite Folding Knife more for hunting than for EDC (everyday carry). According to the legal disclaimer, only people over 18 can buy these knives. There is no pocket clip on the grip and gut hook on the blade. Replaceable blades can be reused after sharpening. Be careful to avoid injuries, because the folding knife lock is not substantial enough.
#3 MOSSY OAK Hunting Field Dressing
Chinese Portable Butcher Game Processor kit includes eight 3CR13 stainless steel items: 2 knives (7.5″ for smaller game caping & 10″ for boning), 3/4″ saw for wood or bone with T-handle, non-replaceable blade, and blunt hooked tip (which prevents breaking the intestines or bladder, allowing to save meat good taste), 9.5″ gut hook skinner, foldable steel brisket spreader, V-Sharpener from tungsten carbide, the gloves for red game cleaning. The set is packed in a suitable black organizer box.
#4 Elk Ridge – Outdoors 2-PC Fixed Blade Hunting Knife Set
Elk Ridge produces the ER-300CA black stainless-steel skinner (caper knife) and gut hook knife with finger hole; both cutting tools have camo-coated nylon fiber handles and sheath. The 2-knives kit is suitable for camping, hunting, survival, or any outdoor activity. Having 7 inches overall length, knives are still good for skinning big games due to their blade’s sharpness.
#5 Uncle Henry 153UH Golden Spike Rat Tail Tang 9.25in
Since 2004 the Uncle Henry knives have been manufactured in China according to the bought patent from the U. S. Schrade Company. Uncle Henry knives are retro models with elegantly crafted handles and traditional staglon folders. A 9.25-inches stainless steel knife with a 5-inches fixed blade and staglon handle comes in handy during hunting, camping, or outdoor survival. The knives’ durability is assured due to the rat tail tang blade shape.
#6 Outdoor Edge Wild Pak
Full Tang Razor-Sharp stainless blades are appropriate for field dressing games. The hard-side case is compact and can be easily carried in the backpack. The case is packed with the tungsten carbide sharpener, rib spreader, T-handle bone saw, gloves for cleaning, the full-tang 420J2 stainless steel skinning, caping, and boning knives; their blades are thin, heat-treated, and hand-finished, with a razor-sharp edge. Outdoor Edge 8-Piece Hunting Knife Kit is identical to the MOSSY OAK set completeness.
#7 Mossberg Fixed Blade Skinning Knife (with Gut-Hook)
Mossberg skinning knife with a gut hook has a non-glare stainless steel blade (3 ½-inch) and camo handle; it is set with black ballistic cloth sheath. The sheath is convenient to carry to hunting or other outdoor activities, as it fits any regular belts. The manufacturer emphasizes the knife’s lightweight and short size (6 ¾-inches overall), its suitability for deer, or another big game skinning. But the knife is not as handy for field dressing, as for skinning.
#8 Havalon Piranta Z Folding Blade Skinning Knife with 2.75″ blade
The knife is provided with the case of 12 spare stainless steel 60A blades (2.75 inches), interchangeable with all Piranta blades. It’s possible to resharpen the blades. The 60A blades are thicker and less flexible, so firmer than the 60XT ones. The handle is made of stain-resistant ABS rugged plastic of orange and black colors.
#9 Outdoor Edge 3.0″ RazorLite EDC
Outdoor Edge Folding Knife is convenient to use by “One Hand Opening” due to the double-sided thumb stud and can be easily carried, having the Pocket Clip, integrated on the grip. Color combination of black and orange on the handle makes the knife well-visible. To replace the blade, it’s necessary to press the blade release button on the handle, then insert the new backup into the black oxide coated blade holder.
#10 Outdoor Edge WildLite, 6-Piece Knife Set
Field-to-freezer hunting game processing knives kit consists of such types: caping, skinning with gut hook, boning, or fillet, including two-stage carbide/ceramic sharpener and game cleaning gloves. The knives are packed in the hard side carry case, which can be good for the gift. Blades are manufactured in China. It’s recommended to wash the cutting tools with hands and not in the dishwasher.
#11 Outdoor Edge RazorPro Double Blade Hunting Knife
Both double-blade hunting knife, with 3.5-inch replaceable gutting Razorblade, and 4.4″ wood-&-bone saw are folding. The knife is provided with six 3.5″ drop-point backups. Camouflage nylon sheath is divided inside into separate sections for keeping a knife and spare blades for it.
#12 Mossy Oak Fixed Blade Hunting Knives
Game Processing Full Tang Knives kit includes a knife with a gut hook; a large drop-point blade knife and a small drop-point blade knife. Three straight-edge knives have wood handles; and they are packed in the black cloth sheath with the belt loops. Finger protective grooves on the handle prevent slipping during usage.
#13 Gerber Gear Moment Field Dress
Concerning the manufacturer’s description, the small knife can be good for caping and cutting along the leg bones; the large knife with Gut Hook is appropriate for larger cuts. Black nylon sheath with metal snaps is included in the set. Black textured rubber handles are comfortable for hand-holding.
#14 GVDV Hunting Knife Kit
An 8.1″ fixed caping smaller knife with a 3.1” drop-point blade is more appropriate for smaller games. An 8.7″ gut-hook skinner knife with a 3.7” curved blade is suitable for quick game processing. A 9.6″ boning and fillet knife, with a 4.7” fine edge blade (its thickness of 1.6mm), is designed to slice any fish or meat. A ribcage spreader, gloves for game cleaning, and a hard-side box are included in the knives set as well.
#15 Mossy Oak Fixed Blade Gut Hook Knife
Gut-hook skinning knife with razor-sharp 3CR13 blade provides strong edge retention. Walnut wooden non-slip handle, with finger grooves, makes the knife comfortable to hold. The belt hinge and two snap loops on the durable sheath make access to the knife easy and protect the blade during the carrying.
If you look for a quality gutting or skinning knife, you need to choose a lightweight, portable and nimble tool with a sharp and a thin blade, and a non-slide coverage handle, ensuring a secure grip. The skinning knife is curved to prevent the tip from piercing the hide or the meat. The skinning will be easy and efficient with a good cutting tool.