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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Fleshing Knives

Im looking to buy a few items to put up my own fur. I was looking at green english fleshing knives and the necker 600. I have 5 beaver pelts in the freezer right now and want to order my stuff to put them in next week. I catch a few fox and a few coon every year too. Go ahead with your suggestions fellas
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Re: Fleshing Knives

necker is good for all but beaver, i use this for beaver

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Re: Fleshing Knives

We use a necker 600 for everything. We don't do a lot of beaver though, and I would think a larger knife would work better on them.
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Re: Fleshing Knives

Here's a fleshing knife made by Lee Steinmeyer. $75
I have a similar knife made by a local machinist. Heavy blade, good steel, very sharp and easy to use.
Also use a Necker 600.
Choosing a fleshing knife and learning how to use it, is a personal choice.

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Re: Fleshing Knives

These are all the fleshing knives I have.
1.Blue English Knife
2.Post Fleshing Knife (The Ultimate!)
3.Run of the mill Cheapo- works great on easy to flesh furbearers such as fox, muskrat and mink.

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Herns right on the money, it takes a little time to know the knife you're using and it's a personal choice.

Rick, I use the Blue English on beavers, wouldn't want to do them without it
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Just started using the POST knife this year myself.
What a thing of beauty that is to work with!

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I've tried about every knife commercially made. The MB was my favorite until I got my Post. The only down fall to the post is the handles. If you have big hands you will have blisters after a 20-30 otter or 50-60 coon day.
As stated above it comes down to personal preference. The biggest thing in my eyes is have a beam that matches the curve of your knife.

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i had a caribou and didnt like it..blade was too flexable..had a el cheapo to start out...now im running a necker 600 and have no trouble doing beaver with it...
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Got both of my fur handlers' the Blue English systems. They both like them better than many other set ups they have used in the past.

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