It’s not often you come across a useful item in the world of hunting that is also amazingly beautiful to look at. Normally when you drop a few dollars and buy something that looks too handsome to handle, you don’t. Instead, it ends up being on display on your shelf somewhere gathering dust and only being pulled down to show the neighbors, family or friends.

There are exceptions to that rule, of course, and I recently came across one: Enter the Primos knife known simply as “The Frontier.”

It’s a gorgeous knife; there is no doubt about that. It carries with it a stag handle that is functional and fits just about perfectly in your hand—and I have a pretty big hand that often dwarfs the handles put on a blade. But it’s not the handle that had me so infatuated with this blade, but rather the steel.

The Frontier carries a blade nearly six inches in length, but built with multiple uses in mind. It’s not too skinny, not too thin and not the opposite side of that spectrum, either. Instead, it’s a top-shelf knife that has great balance and handles beautifully.

I had brought it with me on a fishing trip the other day, catching some Steelhead with a friend of mine. When the day was all done and we were firing up the grill at my buddy’s place, I pulled out The Frontier for its first test.

I have always believed that any knife that is designed to serve an all-around purpose should be able to do just that—not just dressing out game or deboning meat or filleting fish. It should be able to do it all.

So, I started on my Steelhead as my friend worked another with his filet knife. Not only were my cuts just as pretty as his, but just as quick, too.

Needless to say, I was happy and my friend was impressed. A few days later, we gave it another run, using it on a rack of lamb we had cooked up. It worked great.

While I haven’t had a chance to use this particular blade on a deer I’ve taken, I can tell you outright that it’s the new knife that’s going to be at my side when the season comes. Not only will I be trying it out dressing out that first deer of the year, but also in butchering it after. I have no doubt in my mind that it’s going to excel at that, too.

Overall, this knife sits at 10.4 inches and weighs just 5.8 ounces. It’s the perfect companion to have on your belt while out in the wilderness that we all love.

For those who don’t know, Team Primos knives are now built by Schrade, making them even more quality than they have ever been. Amazing steel and care goes into the crafting of these knives and Schrade has proven itself time and time again to be a company that stands behind its workmanship.

When I was but a boy a gift of mine was an Old Timer knife. I used that blade everywhere and for everything. I field dressed my first deer with that knife. I whittled a whistle with it. It was in my pocket throughout high school (times were different then) and was with me until, unfortunately, it was stolen my first year of college right out of my truck. Why would anyone want a beat-up old folding knife? Well, because it was still quality even all those years later.

I stand by Schrade knives, and am happy Primos is now a part of that company, especially with knives like The Frontier entering the market for everyone to enjoy.

If you want to check out every blade made by Schrade and its accompanying businesses, you can go to the Taylor Brands homepage here. To buy The Frontier, you can go to the Primos Store by clicking here. And don’t worry about breaking the bank. The Frontier will set you back just $99 and, let me tell you, the years that this knife will likely last you and the workmanship put into it is worth every penny.

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