Best New Hunting Knives for 2022

Carry a dependable hunting knife and you're ready for most any adventure. Check this selection of cutting-edge blades that include more than a few killer bargains.

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All the hunting blades you’ll need in one handy pack? That’s the skinny on the new RazorGuide Pak from Outdoor Edge, a great example of the best new hunting knives for 2022. Featured is the company’s patented RazorSafe replaceable blade change system. Built to take care of the largest big game animals from field to table, this handy three-tool set is a must-have in your pack, truck or camp. Included are two of Outdoor Edge’s most-popular knives—the RazorBone and the RazorCape. In addition, you also get the multipurpose Flip N Zip folding aluminum saw that works equally well on bone or wood. Both knives feature OE’s patented Replaceable Blade System and a host of different blade profiles, including two of the newly designed 3.0-inch caping blades, a single 3 ½-inch gutting blade, two 3 ½-inch drop-point blades and two 5.0-inch boning/fillet blades. Included is a premium waxed canvas roll pack, which converts into a belt scabbard. MSRP: $139.95


Gerber Downwind Caper

Gerber Downwind Caper

Another example of the one of the best new hunting knives for 2022, the Downwind Caper is Gerber’s nod to the  past, married with modern-day materials. This compact design built for precision cutting measures 7.24 inches with a 3.46-inch blade and overall weight of just 2.1 oz. Layered machined G-10 scales provide grip that increases when wet or bloody. In addition, subtle jimping on the spine and positive control choils allow users to maintain exacting control for precision work. Includes waxed canvas sheath. MSRP: $34.99


Carefully caping your next trophy. Field-dressing and quartering duties. The neat new RazorCape can do it all and more, with help from the company’s patented RazorSafe blade change system. The lightweight (2 ounces!) and versatile RazorCape features two replaceable, scalpel-sharp, 3-inch caping blades. In addition, two replaceable, scalpel-sharp, 3-inch drop point blades perform field-dressing and quartering duties. Finally, a single 3-inch gutting blade prevents piercing internal organs. All blades are made from Japanese 420J2 stainless steel while the handle is constructed from lightweight, non-slip Grivory polymer. MSRP: $53.95

WOOX Leggenda Folding Knife

Woox Leggenda Folding Knife


Here’s a whole new take on a premium folder. The Leggenda combines traditional craftsmanship and design with modern technology and needs. This model combines carbon fiber, steel, and American walnut; the high carbon D2 Mil specs steel offers stellar edge retention. The folding mechanism is built to be smooth and reliable due to the IKBS thrust bearing pivot system. The walnut-carbon fiber handle adds strength while reducing the overall weight. MSRPs: $249 (Walnut) and $349 (Carbon + Walnut).

Here’s another “old school” traditional hunting blade design reimagined with modern materials. Gerber’s Downwind Ulu features an overall length of 6.54 inches with 3.42-inch blade. Layered machined G-10 scales provide grip that increases when wet or bloody; jimping on the spine and positive control choils allow users to maintain control for precision cuts. A tall grind is excellent for delivering clean slices. Includes a waxed canvas sheath. MSRP: $49.99

Benchmade Saddle Mountain Skinner

Benchmade Saddle Mountain Skinner

Another one of the best new hunting knives for 2022, this premium fixed-blade design (8.7 inches w/4.2-inch blade) is ready for wherever your next hunting adventure unfolds. Based off in-field feedback, improvements to the jimping location, ergonomics and blade profile provide increased comfort and control. In addition, the updated sheath design ensures your knife is secure and protected.

Buck 112 Ranger, 50th Anniversary Edition

Buck 112 50th Anniversary

Want to carry some serious history afield? Introduced in 1972, the 112 Ranger has a classic style many hunters have come to love. It’s one of the best new hunting knives for 2022. Developed after the success of Buck’s legendary 110 Folding Hunter, the 112 features brass bolsters, a deep clip point blade and a rich genuine ebony wood handle. Commemorating 50 years, the standard 112 Ranger features a custom blade stamp to signify the anniversary. In addition, a commemorative model is available featuring the 50th blade stamp and a custom handle medallion. Don’t wait: These 112’s will only be available in 2022.

Ontario Knife Company Ti22 Equinox

Sometimes you need a compact blade that’s always there, ready for action. The second knife in OKC’s Ti22 series, this new folder is ideal as an everyday carry blade for anything from hunting and outdoor use up to tactical applications. In addition, you get the strength and light weight of titanium. The 4.41-inch, liner-lock handle of the Ti22 Equinox is completely Titanium and is anodized bronze for a classic look. The 3.03-inch blade is fashioned from S35VN steel with a hardness rating of 58-60HRC. The blade has a tanto design, giving it extra backbone for extremely tough cutting situations. The Ti22 has an extra fine point for delicate cuts, like caping. Includes built-in handle clip.


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