Looking to get a new knife looking for a workhorse 4" to 6" fixed blade that can take some abuse. Which knife do you guy suggest I figured you'll would know.
I still like my old leather handled Case XX knives as good as any.
I've been partial to Bark River Knives lately, here at http://www.barkriverknifetool.com/ That site may not have all their products loaded, so here's a gallery they keep more current of what they have made and what's generally available: http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/sh...hp?tid/758829/
They have several choices in the length you mentioned, for hunting, skinning, camp, bushcraft, etc.
I've have several, including the Fox River, and Highland Special, and they definitly meet your requirement for "workhorse." Most of them are made with A2 steel.
Bark River also has an ironclad warranty/guarantee, and will repair any damage to the knife practically regardless of how it happened.
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I can second Bark River. Excellent stuff and their A2 is the best. Also like Knives of Alaska real well. I have some from when they first came out and the steel is very good. Both are higher in price than anything from the hardware store but well worth it over time.
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Good thread and actually was going to start one along these lines.
I like my knives almost as much as I like my firearms and have quite a few. For me, my favorite hunting knife is nothing fancy ... is well used Buck 119 Special.
I will also vouch for the Bark River Knives. They are made here in the USA and if you want you can even reach the owner by phone. For a super strong knife I use a Game Keeper it is indestructible. I can't see anyone needing a stiffer knife for sporting, and like said above if you have any issues BRK will take care of it, Fred.http://www.the-knife-connection.com/...keep-ss12.html
I like the Buck Vanguard (4.5" fixed blade),
You can find them for around $50 new.
I'm still using my Buck 102 Woodsman that I was given for Christmas as a young teen...about 35 years ago. Still going strong.
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I like my Randall model 7 4 1/2". But my Buck woodsman is a real work horse and not near so costly.