The Size of the Knife
Often I see people going hunting for the first time with the new gun, the new camo, binoculars, range finder etc... and a knife big enough that it looks like it should have been used in the final fight at the Alamo instead of a knife for cleaning freshly harvested game.
In the world of knives the biggest does not mean the best. This was pointed out to me by an elderly man at the sporting good store the other day and I thought it was interesting so I decided to share it.
He said "You can tell what kind of a hunter someone is by the size of the knife. If looks like it's from a Rambo film, they most likey have never cleaned a deer and most likely know nothing about hunting!" He then asked me what I used? I let him know I had a short drop point knife and razor blade in my back tag. Thats when he replied "Your father must have taught you that because you're too young to know that on your own!!" He was correct but there is much truth to that statement. Rookie hunters often make mistakes long before they make it to the woods with over spending on fancy equipment and items that aren't field tested. Rifles that are far too large of a caliber, Bulky Equipment and the Machete instead of a good hunting knife.