Blades for Waterfowlers

Check out these essential tools for a host of outdoor chores 

By Chris Jennings

W.R. Case & Sons Ducks Unlimited Sod Buster Jr.

This classic folding pocket-knife features a blue jigged bone handle, skinner blade, and the DU logo. It measures 3 5/8 inches when the blade is folded and weighs 2.1 ounces. caseknives.com

W.R. Case & Sons Ducks Unlimited Canoe

Equipped with spear and pen blades, this go-to pocketknife is useful for a variety of tasks. It comes with an embellished antique bone handle with a laser-engraved hunting theme and the DU logo. Closed, this knife measures 3 5/8 inches long and weighs 2.9 ounces. caseknives.com

W.R. Case & Sons Ducks Unlimited Russlock

This handsome clip-blade pocketknife comes with a classic look. The exterior features a laser-engraved smooth antique bone handle, liner lock, and a metal plate stamped with the DU logo. The mirror-polished blade is constructed of Case’s Tru-Sharp stainless steel, which helps hold an edge longer than conventional steel. The knife measures 4 1/4 inches long when closed and weighs 2.7 ounces. caseknives.com

Gerber Armbar Slim Cut Multi-Tool

Don’t let this compact multi-tool’s size fool you. The Armbar Slim Cut comes with scissors for fine cuts and easy one-hand access to the 2 1/2-inch frame-lock blade. Large tabs allow you to quickly select the right tool for the job. gerbergear.com

Benchmade 15500 Meatcrafter

This unique knife is a hybrid “field-to-kitchen” tool with a fixed blade for deboning cuts of venison, carving a goose breast, or doing other kitchen prep work. The blade features Benchmade’s new SelectEdge technology, and the CPM-154 stainless steel provides the perfect balance of fine grain and sharp edge. benchmade.com