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Offline MLHSN

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Interchangeable Blade Knives
« on: July 05, 2013, 04:24:02 PM »
I like the idea of getting an interchangeable blade knife for field dressing.  I noticed the Havalon Piranta knives seem to be the go to.  Does anyone know of any brands that make a similar knife but cheaper?

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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 04:26:41 PM »
In all reality, I don't know many quality hunting knives you can buy for around $36. :twocents: 
I use my Havalon for everything now including skinning.  Just can't seem to put the razor sharp thing down.

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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013, 04:28:29 PM »
Havalon's are pretty dang cheap at 35.00 you can get the blades pretty cheap as well. If you want another one that is even cheaper but still works good. You can go to a folding box cutter using normal razor blades. They are a little tuffer then the havalon blades but not quite as sharp. I skinned to many animals to even remember just using a box cutter. The havalons are wicked sharp and don't take to much abuse. I have snapped more then a few if you are doing anything more then really skinning with them.
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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013, 04:31:15 PM »
$35, good to know.  The first one I looked at was $60.  After a quick Froogle search I realized they are a cheaper. 

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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 04:33:49 PM »
Yeah the plastic ones have a little thicker handle on them and are around 35.00 the metal ones are a little thinner profile and around 50-60.00 or so.
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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013, 04:34:18 PM »
amazing knives, works great and are cheap and lightweight ,

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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2013, 04:41:41 PM »
If you get to much bend in the blade. They break right at the front of the locking slide. I love them for working a cape or just skinning. I still like a little bigger knife for breaking animals down and field dressing. The 60xt blades are longer and been the ones that are breaking more. The shorter 22 "I think that is the numer" Has been working well and seems to take a little more.
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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013, 05:16:22 PM »
If you get to much bend in the blade. They break right at the front of the locking slide. I love them for working a cape or just skinning. I still like a little bigger knife for breaking animals down and field dressing. The 60xt blades are longer and been the ones that are breaking more. The shorter 22 "I think that is the numer" Has been working well and seems to take a little more.

I have the same one.  Great knife only draw back is what you see above.  I have had the same issue when breaking down animals.  Snapping off blades.  Then you have to try to get the old blade off while not slicing yourself open.
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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013, 05:26:29 PM »
What about the Kershaw?  Am I missing something?  Mine has been a decent knife but you can do better for sure.
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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 03:49:13 PM »
What about the Kershaw?  Am I missing something?  Mine has been a decent knife but you can do better for sure.

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I bought a Kershaw set many years ago and IMO they can't be beat for the price.

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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 06:26:48 PM »
 I carry the Havalon but also have a decent fixed blade for the heavy work. The Piranta is a great knife but be careful. I also carry a multi-tool for changing blades as it can be a little tricky with bloody hands.

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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2013, 06:35:30 PM »
I carry the Havalon but also have a decent fixed blade for the heavy work. The Piranta is a great knife but be careful. I also carry a multi-tool for changing blades as it can be a little tricky with bloody hands.
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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2013, 10:50:38 PM »
Great knife, but I also carry my bigger buck knife..I break too many blades on the havalon

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Re: Interchangeable Blade Knives
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2013, 10:56:32 PM »
What about the Kershaw?  Am I missing something?  Mine has been a decent knife but you can do better for sure.

 :yeah:
I bought a Kershaw set many years ago and IMO they can't be beat for the price.

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