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Camo Knives!?

Can anyone tell me why it's so easy to find a good quality camo hunting knife while bright colored (read that blaze orange) quality blades are as common as mule deer in Kentucky?  There's at least $300 of knives sitting out there next to old gut piles that just couldn't be found at night or during a rain storm or found after being forgotten a couple of hours earlier.

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One of the first things that

One of the first things that I do when I come across a gut pile is to look around to see if they left their knife.  So far in 40+ years of hunting I have found around 10 of them.  Everything from cheap dime store stuff to a couple real nice Bucks and a couple of Gerbers and one custom one.  The custom one had the owners name engraved in the blade and I was able to track him down after a few days.  That one got me a custom made one for a reward.  Can't beat that. 

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Hey Critter, have not lost a

Hey Critter, have not lost a knife, but will you look around for my shooting sticks and a Burris scope cover.

 

Yeah it would be nice to have some brighter colored knifes fior the messy work.

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OK Goose if you give me the

OK Goose if you give me the general area I'll take a look.  It is funny in that my brother in law last year lost his shooting sticks and had no idea where he left them while we were hunting antelope.  Then over the next 5 days he missed at least one animal a day and decided that he needed a shooting stick so we headed up on top of the hill and cut him a quakie that was about right.  That night he got another chance and guess what?  He nailed that antelope at 200 yards with one shot.  He brought the same stick on the deer hunt in October and nailed a buck deer while using it.  He told all of his grand kids not to get him any of those fancy ones anymore and that he had found the stick that had the majic in it.   

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I'm guessing it's because

I'm guessing it's because camo is the money maker right now over the past decade. If you don't have camo this or camo that you will not harvest. Wish I was in the marketing business when this all came about

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Spyderco makes some oragne

Spyderco makes some oragne and yellow knives but they are all for fishing and marine use.

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True

That's true.  Camo is all the rage now and it's what people want.  Personally I think there is no practical purpose for things like knife handles and flashlights being camo'd.  Their is just no point to it. Personally I've always prefered a woodgrain knife handle or a black fiberglass reinforced nylon type handle on a hunting/outdoor knife.

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