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    One of my favorite small game knives.

    http://www.grohmannknives.com/index....d-knife-detail


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfinger View Post
    One of my favorite small game knives.

    http://www.grohmannknives.com/index....d-knife-detail
    Looks a lot like the Murphy Knives they made for Herter's back when.......was pictured an discussed in a couple of George Herter's books....

    https://www.rmurphyknives.com/store/...r-details.html

    Like that style as well.....
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    Yup, it's a much copied design. Grohmann are the originals, part of a series of 4 knives designed by Rudy Grohmann and D.H. Russell. Numbered #1, #2, #3 and #4 all are well thought out timeless designs.

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    I have one of those too. It is an adequate knife but not one that would make me put everything else away and write home to Mom about.

    I am sort of confused over the OP and definitions of small game knives having straight blades and being a foot long overall.

    To me small game is pheasant, quail, rabbits, squirrels, grouse and stuff that comes in under the 2-3 pound limit and it just does not take a blade 3-4 inches long to clean them. I could live with M118LR's schapel or the little 1 1/2" blade on my Case medium stockman, and have, on any "small game" I have ever taken.

    Some small game we do not even use a knife. On dove and quail we often peel off the feathers and pop off the breast meat with our bare fingers!
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    I have to agree, the OP's knives he mentioned are more of big game than a small game knives. Small knives can do the job (I watched my wife completely field dress a deer with a 2 1/2" blade pocket knife) but I prefer a little more length. I'm more concerned about it having a slender blade than I am about the length. Also, for me a small game knife gets used for game up to racoon and turkeys. I don't use folders at all on game anymore for the simple reason they're harder to clean afterwards.

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    I agree with the need to clean folders frequently -- just a fact of construction. Forget to do that and you are asking for RUST!! Looking back on my original post, I realized that it has been years since I have actually carried the Trapper style pocket knife. A change in what I do outdoors, basically! I actually have probably carried some variation of the Swiss Army Knife more than any other folding knife, on a daily basis. My present choice is a Victorinox Treckker. Think SAK on steroids. Love the tools!! My only wish was that be available with a Warncliff style blade, a blade style that I have really come to like. To that end, I frequently carry, in addition to or instead of the Trekker, a CRKT Warncliff bladed folder. Only a single blade but it meets my present needs.
    A comment on the Gut Hook on the Remington Waterfowl/Bird Knife. I too never but once used it to remove the guts from a bird. I have used the choke wrenches to install and remove screw-in choke tubes but infrequently.
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    Take a peek at this...

    https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CS2...ex-neck-sheath

    It should pretty much do all small game and handle larger stuff too, at a $22 price point.
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    Those are cool...but like a bigger handle......
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    All I would ever use on game smaller than a deer is my Buck 110 or my Folding Buck lightweight. A locking folder is all you need. I use my EDC knife all the time, and I wash it all the time, so washing it Is no big deal!

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