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The Fixed Blade Gator knife is a joy to handle and use. Its grip is shaped to perfectly fill your hand, and its unique rubber surface remains soft and tacky even when wet or bloody. The frighteningly sharp high-carbon stainless-steel blade is available with a drop point, a clip point, or a gut hook. From Gerber Legendary Blades. About $50. www.gerberblades.com.-Anthony Licata
** Wash ‘n’ Wear**
Hunters looking for a great layering garment for fall should focus on the Muleskinner vest. Constructed of Omnitherm wool (machine washable) with a Windhibitor knit nylon lining (to thwart those winds that cut through you), the vest is warm, silent, and durable. And its extra-long tail covers that nether region between lower back and buttocks. From $189 (XS¿¿¿2X) to $287 (5X). From King of the Mountain. % 651-433-5999; www.thewoolking.com.-S.B.