This site is dedicated to the safe hunters out there that keep our statistics of injury and death low. I would like to also dedicate this site to our country's military and veterans alike.
With this site I would like to make getting our gear alot easier than it has been in the past. For myself, if I'm gonna be travelling, I'd like it to be heading for the woods, not to a store. Whether you have a husband and you are looking for what is the best trail camera so you can buy it for your husband for a birthday or Christmas. I have it figured if I can just click onto the store it will save me time. With a simple click it will show you more products that are out there than your local store will have. I have nothing against our local hunting stores, I have used them all my life and I will always be dedicated to them on certain products. The sites that I am listing, most of us already have catalogs from or know their name and used their products.
For those of you that have been around The Deer Depot, know that
I never put a personal recommendation on any product. I just have to
tell you about this Do All Grunt Call Bow Hunters Combo by Canadian
Caller. It imitates the four most used sounds of mule and whitetail
deer - old buck, young buck, doe bleats and fawn in distress just by
moving an “O” ring in desired place. It has a flexible tube for all the
different tones just by lengthening or shortening the tube. So all in all it
has to many sounds to count. You can see through it to see where you
have your “O” ring set on the reed, and it will never freeze up from
moisture. It comes with a sleeve holder which makes it ideal for all
situations. Canadian Callers has other calls like turkey and elk and I’d
put money on it that they are just as good as my deer call. If it sounds
like I love it then you got the picture. Speaking of picture here is what it
Below are some common high carbon steels used for knife blades:
A-2 and 0-1 Are tool steels with very high carbon content. They offer
excellent edge holding and these alloys must have frequent maintenance
to prevent rust.
D-2 is a high carbon tool steel that has a high chromium content. It has
better stain and rust resistance than A-2 and 0-1. One of the finest steels
made for edge retention.
Damascus Steel Is simply a high carbon steel that takes on a layered
appearance, because of certain methods used during the manufacturing
process. It is attractive, tough, flexible and holds an edge well.
420 Lower carbon content than the 440 series makes this steel very soft,
and it doesn't hold an edge well. Normally used for cheaper knives.
440A - 440B - 440C All three resist rust well, with 440A being the most
resistant and 440C the least. If your knife is marked with just 440, it is
probably the less expensive 440A. In general the 440A is just good enough
for everyday use, 440B is a solid performer and 440C being excellent.
425M and 12C27 Both of these are very similar to 440A. 425M is used by
Buck Knives. 12C27 is a Scandanavian steel.
AUS-6 Japanese stainless steel, roughly compared to 440A.
AUS-8 Japanese stainless steel, roughly compared to 440B.
AUS-10 Japanese stainless steel, roughly compared to 440C.
GIN-1 A steel with slightly less carbon, a little more chromium, and alot
less moly than ATS-34. Used by Spyderco, a very good stainless steel.
ATS-34 Very high carbon content, giving it a very good edge retention.
154-CM Very similiar to ATS-34, premier high quality stainless, it isn't
manufactured much anymore.
ATS-55 Similiar to ATS-34, but without the moly and some other elements
added. Looks like the attempt to get the ATS-34 edge with increased
toughness. Spyderco is using this steel also.
BG-42 Similiar to the ATS-34, with two major differences. It has twice the
amount of manganese and has vanadium added. These additives make an
even better edge holding.
CPM T440V and CPM T420V Two steels that hold an edge better than
ATS-34, but difficult to get the edge there. Don't expect the toughness
Non-Steel knife blades
Cobalt - Stellite 6K A flexible material with wear resistance, is practically
corrosion resistant. Stellite 6K, sometimes seen in knives, is a cobalt alloy.
Titanium Is extremely rust resistant and is non-magnetic. Popular as
expensive used as dive knives with the Navy Seals.
Ceramics Numerous knives have been offered with ceramic blades. Usually,
those blades are very brittle, and can not be sharpened by the user. They do
hold an edge well and Boker and Kyocera make some knives with this material.