The best deal going is the 0426BKS-B Bucklite on the Buck Knives web site under the web Specials. $18. Free shipping over $50. Thats just 3 knives.
I truly have tried using drop point blades on deer. They just do not work for me. And believe me, I have cleaned many many deer.
The 426 is a light weight 110 type knife that would give years of service. But too late for you to get one by the weekend.
Why do I prefer the clip over the drop point?? The clip is more a skinner. (look at blade shapes of skinning knives) Rarely is a drop point called a skinner.
When I tried the drop points, I ended up slicing into the hide more than being able to sweep down the skin with the clip.
Just my experiences. The 426/110 will also fill up your hand, full grip. Shorter knives get harder to handle (for me) when doing deer.
One of those things you have to experience I guess... Been there done that..
Sorry,,,I got off into dedicated hunting here.
Best suggestion is take him to a good knife store and let him choose.
Hunting and EDC really are two different things.
Last edited by Pack Rat; 10-01-2012 at 10:16 AM.
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