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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2019, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Sharpening Flesh'n Knife-Flesh'n Beaver

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2019, 01:22 PM
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-01-2019, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Bigbrownie, try now

Video is 1 hour, 9 minuets long.
All about Beaver skun'n and how to properly sharpen flesh'n knife.
It's a long video, but very interesting & informative.
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Works now. Very informative. Someday, before I die, Iím gonna learn how to flesh a beaver over my knee. These guys in the video are crazy fast fleshers. Must have done a dozen or so.
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Thanks for posting - good information on trapping.

Key Point #3 is solid advice....
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they didn't like necker knives,did they!

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cooncrazy, I like 'em...lol
One thing about knives, everyone has their favorite. You have to learn how to use the one you own. Or what feels comfortable in your hands.
Some problems fleshing is the beam or how the beam is set up. But guys blame the flesh'n knife.
I see folks ask questions on, what the best this or what's the best that. I can tell you what my favorite boots are, but they may not be right for you.
Years back, a friend gave me a homemade flesh'n knife. A wide blade beauty. I just couldn't get the hang of it. May have been the handle or handle position or the straight blade, but I would nick every other hide.
I gave this knife to a friend which gave it to his nephew. His nephew loves it and uses to this day. He learn to flesh with this knife, is comfortable with it. Main thing, he first learn to flesh with this knife. Maybe if his nephew would change to a Necker or Caribou, he would nick hides?

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check out 'The Fur Shed Series' some interesting stuff and some repeated stuff to zip through.
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Iím considering a new fleshing knife for beaver. Im using a Wiebe, and it is great for all around fleshing jobs. You do a lot more shaving on a beaver than on other critters, and the Wiebe has the sharp side curved out. A Caribou can be had with the sharp side curved inside to match the contour of the beam. Iím gonna borrow my buddyís knife and try it on some hides I need to flesh. But unless it makes to job a lot easier, Iíll probably end up using Wiebe.
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had a necker with soft rubber grips, gave it away to a rookie. bought another necker but it has hard rubber handles. wish I has the first one back! might try a different brand and see which I like!

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