Folders are handier to wear on your belt (especially if you’re in and out of a vehicle a lot) and safer (if you fall on one) and highly popular. Fixed-blade knives are stronger and easier to clean. You’re likely to get a somewhat better fixed-blade knife for the same amount of money as a folder because they’re cheaper to make. Personally, I’ve always used fixed blades.
Outdoor Skills – Hunting Q&A
I'm looking for a new hunting knife to field dress deer and can't decide between a fixed blade or a folder. Any suggestions?