what is a good skinning knife for deer that doesnt break the bank and will hold an edge and sharpen easily? thanks
I hope you get to break in the Havalon. Have a great hunt!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.
I use either a Buck 110 or Gerber Skin/Saw/Gut for gutting. Usually one of those two or my dad's Old Timer Skinner for skinning. I use nothing but a 6" fillet knife for the butchering. I haven't found a need for a different knife for that task after having used several specific boning knives and such. Mine's a Rapala, but the $3 Walmart fillet works just as well. They're cheap, stay sharp, sharpen easily and do the job perfectly.I use a fish fillet knife for the whole deer....
I'm sure everyone will say they take them home to toss in the trash....to be PC about it. The reality is they likely chuck them away from where they're working or sit them down on a log or stump and forget to pick them up.for you guys using the havalon and similar style, what do you do with those blades when you change them in the field ?