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looking for new Skinning, gutting and Game process

I have lost my old reliable folder i used for all my hunting needs. Looking to get new one(s). Needs for skinning, gutting, and processing. Any suggestions?
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Re: looking for new Skinning, gutting and Game process

Buck 110 hard to beat for folding knife, holds good edge, easy to carry..
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Re: looking for new Skinning, gutting and Game process

Like Ron said, "hard to beat a Buck" Here are just three of the one I have. Bottom is a skinner, middle is a gut hook, and top is general purpose.


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Re: looking for new Skinning, gutting and Game process

Skinning and gutting I use a havalon with the size 60 (I think) blades...look like a traditional knife blade..


Processing I have a couple dexter Russel filet knives I use...I'd like to add a little smaller/stiffer one this season now that I'm thinking about it...it'd be a little hanider than my 10-12" blades..


I have a bunch of traditional pocket knives..cases and bucks. But don't usually use them much anymore...
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 01:48 PM
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Re: looking for new Skinning, gutting and Game process

A lot of people like the Benchmade Griptilian. There's a 3.45 inch drop point version that would suit all your needs.

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Re: looking for new Skinning, gutting and Game process

I have trouble keeping a knife sharp or getting it sharp what do you guys use?
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Re: looking for new Skinning, gutting and Game process

that would be a good topic for a thread of its own!!

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Re: looking for new Skinning, gutting and Game process

I really like Havalon knives. Saw them first used in Utah while on a hunt some years ago.Skinned a lot of moose with them in Newfoundland . I ran one through my thumb last year cutting windpipe inside a deer's chest. Wasn't the knife's fault.
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Re: looking for new Skinning, gutting and Game process

The HAVALON is definitely an answer to keeping a knife sharp...long as you remember to replace the blades

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Re: looking for new Skinning, gutting and Game process

Here's my method: Get some 400, 600, 1000 and 1500 grit sandpaper. Fix it to the top of an old mousepad and gently drag your blade towards the spine and down. You don't need more pressure than the weight of your knife. After you're done sharpening at 1000 or 1500 grit, use a leather strop loaded with some kind of stropping compound to get it hair popping sharp.

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