I've bought a lot of good hunting knives over the years. I'm a knife fanatic I guess. There are a lot of good knives out there. As for fixed blade knives, the Bucks are hard to beat for the price. The steel is hard, which makes it hard to sharpen, but once it gets an edge, it will hold it all season.
My latest favorite knife isn't a fixed blade though. I never liked to carry a fixed blade on my belt. It was always in my backpack, usually far enough away to be unhandy. So I went in search of a folding knife that I could carry in my pocket, that would do anything that a fixed blade would do. I finally found it. It's a Benchmade Adamas Automatic. Automatics, which some folks call switchblades, are legal in Tennessee. For states where they aren't, Benchmade makes a spring-assisted version, as well as a fixed blade in this design. This is a heavy made knife that has a drop point blade that's almost 3/16" thick. It will handle any moose out there. The clip lets it ride low in the pocket, but handy. The spring makes one hand operation a snap. It can be very handy when a horse goes berserk involving ropes or reins. This may be my last hunting knife.
2750 Adamas® Auto AXIS Folder Product Detail