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New hunting knife - Spyderco Waterway Vs Benchmade Puukko 200...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Baggins, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Spyderco Waterway - LC200N

    20 vote(s)
  2. Benchmade Puukko - CPM 3V

    7 vote(s)
  3. Just buy a Buck 110 like Uncle Randy

    8 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Baggins


    Oct 13, 2017
  2. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    The Spyderco Waterway should work fine for what you mention.

    The sheath on the Spyderco will be significantly more secure in holding the knife, and more convenient.

    The BM sheath for the Puko 200 is not a good one. Not secure. Not wetmolded to the handle. It has a plastic insert in the sheath, and does not securely hold the knife if upside down, or tipped.

    Reviewers have complained about it.

    I've also been able to handle the benchmade hidden Canyon (edited)....nice knife......GARBAGE sheath. Really. Cheaply made.... very poor quality leather. I cant overstate how much I disliked the sheath!!!!! Slip that in your pocket or pack and bump arround, and you are asking for a cut-through!!!!!
    Now, there does appear to be a Kydex option on the black/tan g10 handled version. I'd go that route... but this blade is short and squat. Not a bad dedicated skinning blade.... but if it is mostly a general purpose EDC, with a possibility for hunting duty, and being the only carry piece... not my ideal.

    I have two Buck 110's and they would not be my first choice for the only knife I'd be carying. They are heavy for a folder. I'd be able to do what what ever I needed with it, and a fixed blade combo....but even more weight then. I have a Buck 110 and 120 pair. But that's a lot more weight!! They have a long and storied history. I bought a 110/120 set for each of my boys and myself. But don't know that they will be what I take on the next hunt.

    I have a custom hunter that is similar in blade length and edge to spine height to the WW (or more than one...) . Little less drop in the point, but some drop. Another that is pretty similar in a hand forged one. I've skinned/gutted zero deer with them.

    I have processes only a handful of game...and used other knives. I've done deer, elk, and a whole Beef cow... and used a variety of knives, even ones completely unsuited to the task. Shoot, I butchered an elk with a .32 thick Busse combat Ash1 model. It was fine, but heavy in hand for that task.

    Give the WW a try and report back. I've read a few reviews of people who like it very much for general carry.

    Should be significantly lighter than the buck 110!!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
  3. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Might you mean BM Hidden Canyon?
    I'm not familiar with many of the BM models.
  4. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    The Buck Alaskan Guide is worth a look.
  5. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    For deer hunting, I alternate between a regular Buck 110 or a Bear and Sons folding hunter.
    So I'd go with a Buck 110. I've never felt the need for a fixed blade.
    But IMO, the other two wouldn't be my choice for deer hunting ( might be too thin if you hit bone).
    Personally , I'd get a Buck Vanguard and with the money you save you could get a 110 too.
  6. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Indeed.. edited. I googled hidden valley benchmade (from memory) to see if it was the version I handled ( my co-worker bought the set, and immediately had to replace the sheaths).

    Google will give you the correct search results even with that Ranch flavored error!!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
  7. Revolverrodger


    Jul 23, 2007
    I have one and love it
    JJ_Colt45 and skyhorse like this.
  8. glockboy


    Oct 14, 2003
    Revolverrodger likes this.
  9. Revolverrodger


    Jul 23, 2007
  10. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I looked and handled a White River Small Game knife yesterday. I think it would function perfectly for what you need.

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