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By way of background, my brother adopted a daughter about four years ago. She turns 12 today and has been gung-ho about hunting for the past two years. Her father, my brother, doesn't hunt very much (mostly just those canned pheasant hunts or an odd deer hunt). I do hunt and am taking my niece out tomorrow for squirrel. Because it's a big day (her first hunt and her birthday) I'm giving her my Buck 110 I've had since I think I was 12. She's going to be thrilled (I hope) but now I need a new knife. I considered replacing the Buck 110 with a new one, but I want to see what other people think. When hunting or fishing the Buck was the only knife I ever used. I liked the simplicity but think I might like a change. Suggestions?
 

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Good job Sir!

I too have an old Buck Knife, got it in high school 35 years ago. I like my KABAR and I have a couple of inexpensive Kershaws and Gerbers. But I am NOT a knife expert, I like what fits well in my hand and bag and one that I can keep sharp. If I was to buy a new one I would check out the Benchmades.
 

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Thanks, but I really can't take credit for introducing her to hunting. She reads those Hunger Game books. I'm not really looking for expertise, just curious what other hunters are carrying.
 

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I'm another one who won't claim to be anything but a novice when it comes to knives. I carry a cheap Gerber everyday and have several other Gerber and Buck knives. Both folders and fixed. Carry what feels right to you. Sounds like the Buck you had meant something to you. Get another. It won't be the same, but will remind you of the original every time you use it. By the way, thank you for introducing a youngster to the sport.
 

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Personally I've always preferred the Schrade LB7 over the Buck 110, I've just had better luck keeping an edge on it. That being said Schrade ain't what it used to be and if I were looking for an LB7 it would have to be an older one, check ebay if you're interested in one of those. For a hunting knife I always carry a sheath knife and have several to choose from. Most recently I've been favoring an old carbon steel Schrade Walden that belonged to my father, although I've also got an old Case Apache and a Buck 105. For a current hunting knife I've got a Kershaw which has a gut hook on it and a rubberized handle (can't remember the model), I don't use the gut hook although I have in the past and it does work. That knife holds an edge very well and isn't too bad to sharpen when it does dull, it's got a fairly heavy blade which I like since I tend to abuse knives. I've dressed a lot of deer with that blade and it's usually my go to knife for deer hunting.

Good job mentoring her as a hunter and it's great that you're handing down your old knife. Maybe you should pick up another 110 so you can have matching knives, maybe get them both engraved with your names so you'll be able to tell them apart and make it a little more special.

-Infidel
 

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Thank for the replies everyone! I've been looking at this buck vantage (made with s30v). Seems pretty good but I've not gotten the chance to actually hold one (which terrifies me frankly) any opinions on it?
 
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