THE WHITE RIVER SMALL GAME KNIFE
I don’t know how many knives have been chosen as Best of the Best simply because they didn’t get cute at the expense of usefulness, but it’s a lot. The Small Game Knife from White River Knife & Tool is a perfect example. Designed by custom smith Owen Baker Jr., this no-frills drop-point has a 2.62-inch-long fixed blade made of CPM S35VN, which is a dedicated knife steel, and can be ordered with any of six handle options, all synthetic. The handle, which is just over 41⁄2 inches long, gives you a decent grip and real leverage.
In the end, what you have here is an enlarged scalpel that’s useful all out of proportion to its size. It will gut a deer, breast a grouse, or slice carrots with equal agility, and it comes with a nice leather sheath.