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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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recommendations for skinning knife

what is a good skinning knife for deer that doesnt break the bank and will hold an edge and sharpen easily? thanks
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 02:56 PM
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I like the Outdoor Edge Razor-Blaze knife. The blades are replaceable and cheap. On sale at Cabelas right now for 34.99..I gave up on sharpening my hunting knives every time I skinned a deer. With this knife, you always have a new razor sharp blade.

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I second the Outdoor edge.

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Easy to sharpen and edge retention do not come together as I understand it. Harder steel holds and edge longer, and is harder to sharpen. May also be more brittle. Easy to sharpen usually means softer steel and looses an edge quicker. Edge geometry also factors in. I got the worksharp ken onion last year and it is the easiest way to get scary sharp knives I have ever seen. If you don't want to sharpen blades, get a havalon. Blades are cheap on Amazon as well. I will be adding one to my gear next year for an elk hunt. Carry one lightweight knife and some extra blades should be great for large skinning jobs.
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Buck 110 hunter. You can skin many deer before it needs to be sharpened.
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anything buck makes that is comfortable in your hand....
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exocet w/STS, munch mount
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2117 w/ blazer vanes and brass inserts
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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 07:12 PM
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If you are boning I like a cheap fish fillet knife from Walmart. Like Bob said get a heaver Buck for hide and taking hind quarters and shoulders off.
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I use a fish fillet knife for the whole deer....
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A few years ago I decided to go a totally different route....Havalon ( disposable scalpel blades ). I use it every thing...deer, small game, fubearers; Iíve even skinned a half dozen moose with them. I buy the 100 pack of blades on eBay, itíll last a couple of years
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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 08:43 PM
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When I was in the market for a dedicated skinning knife, I went to my local butcher supply store and bought one. Mine has around a 6" blade that has a round tip, no point. Made skinning much easier. This year I added a Havalon to my collection and will be packing it with me in a few days on an elk hunt. I hope I get to try it, and if I don't like it I'll have the one I know works for me.
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