Big folder or smaller fixed blade?

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  1. observe

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    which do you prefer to carry out there while you're hunting/camping?

    a big lock blade folder or a smaller fixed blade belt knife?
    lets say if they are both about the same size and weight..:confused:

    [not these shown samples,they are just for comparison/argument sake--there are many,many different makes out there in both concepts that will fit this catagory]

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    both have their advantages and disadvantages,
    but which do you prefer?
    yes ,ultimately it propably will come down to personal preference ,but why this specific choice?
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    Small folder and a small fixed blade.
     
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    I usually prefer a fixed blades as I think most folders are difficult to get totally clean and dry after gutting an animal.

    But I really like to bring this knife when out hunting. Sometimes together with a fixed blade.
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    The Smith&Wesson Power Glide.
    I don't hang it on my belt. I just have it in a pocket.
     

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    Pure "Old School". My father's knives from the 1960's. I use them today.

    I do not like a knife in a sheath hanging from my belt. Lost a few that way. Knife stays in the hunting pack.

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    I carry a medium ish sized folder 6 inch blade made by bench made, I have had it for 5 years carry it everyday with no problems
     
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    small fixed blade
     
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    Smaller fixed blade every time... 10833623_10152651514153311_10348824_n.jpg 10833711_10152651478743311_1619207089_n.jpg 10847132_10152651479573311_1031258931_n.jpg
     
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    Smaller fixed blade every time... 12346503_147289525633881_221564389437575591_n.jpg
     
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    Smaller fixed blade every time... 10608845_10154254250043465_1829837920_n.jpg
     
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    Smaller fixed blade every time...

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    I carry a folding combo knife from Cabelas although it's not smack. It has a blade with gut hook, a saw and a fleshing knife!
     
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    After "just going to briefly glass there" then walking more than a mile from the truck, dropping a mule deer in a rugged ravine just before dark and realizing my knife was in the pack left in the truck. Never again. A Cold Steel Pendleton Mini Hunter is always in my bib pocket. Handy little knife, can gut and skin deer and antelope. A little small for moose and elk.

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    I have made my own knives since I lost an expensive one in the early 70's and have always taken a fixed blade for actual field use but I am never without a small liner lock I made a few years ago. Had always carried a smaller folder and like this one better than the factory models I had had before hand. It would do the field work if needed but I very much prefer the fixed blade.
     
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    Never out bush without a fixed blade on my belt. Usually have a leatherman and a small back up in my pack.
     

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