The Schrade Deerslayer is one of those classic Schrade knives that made the brand so popular in the first place. Today’s version is still very solid and a quite popular skinning knife.
At first glance, what we appear to have here is a larger version of the Schrade Sharpfinger, another very popular knife from the Old Timer series. Although the Deerslayer is indeed a 10.5″ knife while the Sharpfinger is a 7.25″ knife the differences don’t stop at the size. The blade on the Sharpfinger is slightly more curved while the thumb ramp on the Deerslayer is more pronounced and has jimping to keep your thumb from slipping. The differences are subtle, but worth noting if you are deciding between the two.
Like the Sharpfinger, the Deerslayer is a full tang knife with a curved plain edge 440C blade and traditional “Saw Cut” Delrin scales. The knife is very ergonomic and balanced for skinning although it could accomplish other tasks in the field as needed. Really this is a pretty simple yet solid fixed blade knife. It holds an edge well and if you treat it well it should provide a lifetime of service.
The sheath is also quite nice when you consider that this knife sells for just over $20. Thick leather with rivets and a button retention clasp.
Where Can I Buy A Schrade Deerslayer?
The Schrade Deerslayer is currently available on Amazon. This knife is eligible for free shipping. I’ve checked out other prices and Amazon has the best deal, especially with free shipping. Click Here to Buy a Schrade Deerslayer on Amazon.