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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Piranta knife a time saver in the fur shed...

This year I finally broke down and purchased a Piranta Edge Knife made by Havalon. This tool has reduced my time spent skinning, and the old blades work well for scraping all the hard to reach places after fleshing...I Love It

Whats your favorite skinning knife?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 08:45 PM
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Re: Piranta knife a time saver in the fur shed...

I too bought a havalon this year...I got the tracer22 so I can use all the blades...find myself just using the big (60xt I think). blades for everything....from gutting and skinning deer to skinning everything else...

Got sick of sharpening knives...

Though I always keep a Case slimline trapper in my pocket!
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Re: Piranta knife a time saver in the fur shed...

I got one too. Very nice.


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Re: Piranta knife a time saver in the fur shed...

I use a knives of alaska caping knife..........I sharpen it once before the season, and it stays sharp all year.....

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Re: Piranta knife a time saver in the fur shed...

x3

But I've been skinning carcasses with a scalpel for 17 years, as a taxidermist, and I still go to it for everything. From Mice to Meese, nothing feels better in my hand. Some people say it's too sharp for soft skins like fox, but you learn delicacy and it feels natural after awhile. You can be quick without being aggressive. Fewer strokes. You're pulling more than you're cutting anyway so I use it more for initial cuts and the face.

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Re: Piranta knife a time saver in the fur shed...

You guys who have a Havalon knife -- where did you get it?

Not that I don't know where to buy one -- but I'm curious where trappers are getting them. They're a great knife for just about everything -- even the biggest animals. A buddy of mine shot a B&C brown bear on Kodiak Island back in '08, and his guides used Havalon Pirantas to skin it.

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Re: Piranta knife a time saver in the fur shed...

bought mine direct from Havalon...i liked being able to pick what knife i wanted (i got the tracer) and what extra blades i wanted...

i think i got atleast a dozen of all of them...find myself only using the biggest blade (think its the 60xt) i like the others..but, i can do fine with the bigger blade...i keep a couple in my wallet so i always have a few spares...spares in the pack..and a stock pile in the truck...
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Re: Piranta knife a time saver in the fur shed...

Excellent knife...I bought mine at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show at Harrisburg last year.
I bought the Orange model so I wouldn't misplace it!!!
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Re: Piranta knife a time saver in the fur shed...

Got mine through a taxidermy supply catalog. Now going for $29.95 in one of the current catalogs.

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Re: Piranta knife a time saver in the fur shed...

oh...Mus brought up a point i wanted to bring up....

the pocket clips are a bit thin...i lost one in bear season due to it...having over 100 replacement blades, and already liking the knife, i ordered a new one...im sure i snagged it on some brush...but, my benchmade was clipped on the other pocket where it is ALWAYS clipped..knock on wood, but i havent lost the benchmade..my new havalon pocket clip is already bent from getting snagged on something else LOL..i now keep it IN my pocket..
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