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The Hunter’s Edge: 3 Hot Fixed Blades

You can’t beat fixed blades for down-and-dirty, heavy-duty hunting knife use, and three hot factory examples from ShopBlade are more than ready for the woods.

    Designed for fish and small game, the Buck 102BR Woodsman (second from top) boasts old-time Buck styling in an affordable ShopBlade price of $39.99. Overall length: 7.75. inches.

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    The Medium Hunter “O” Style (third from top) by Scagel Knives features a 5.5-inch blade of A2 tool steel heat treated to 58 HRC. Sporting the convex grind—the favorite grind of Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Bill Moran—the blade is designed for all types of hunting uses.

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    Speaking of Moran, Spyderco’s Bill Moran upswept hunter (top) boasts a VG-10 stainless blade and a comfy palm swell handle of fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN) at a ShopBlade price of $99.96. For out-of-the-box sharpness, this one is hard to beat.

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