There are a lot of stacked leather handle hunting knives that are big game size. But when I saw this sized-down version from L. L. Bean, it looked perfect for butchering birds. The handle and heft of this knife fit nicely with the traditional vibe. Laser-sharp right out of the box with good edge retention, I’ve yet to need the sharpening stone. It comes with a premium leather sheath for stowing and is priced right at just $69.
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