hunting knife

a large, sharp knife, usually with a handle shaped to fit a firm grip and a blade with a slight curve toward the tip, that is used to skin and cut up game, or sometimes to dispatch it.

1795–1805, Americanism Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
hunting knife
a knife used for flaying and cutting up game and sometimes for killing it

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Example sentences
The hunting knife appears to have a rubber or plastic handle.
Use a hunting knife, not knives used at the dinner table.
He explained that it was a hunting knife that his grandfather had given him and
  that he had forgotten it was in his coat pocket.
Realizing she could identify him, he cut her throat with a foldable hunting
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