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Offline Jonathan_S

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2018, 10:03:24 AM »
Havalon Piranta will do everything.  Nice to have a heavier blade when I feel lazy but I've completely broken down, skinned, and deboned two deer, a bear, and an elk this year without actually needing anything more.

Working with a sharp, thin blade people just need to start slow and everything will be fine.  People get hurt when they're frantically working or not paying sufficient attention to what they're doing.  Knives are dangerous but so are guns, bows and broadheads.  Slow down  :tup:

Good advice.  It is hard to slow down when you got those damn yellow jackets surrounding you and fighting you for the meat

Agreed.  I had a black and yellow cloud on Saturday with a dead elk and it gets distracting.  Totally doable though  :tup:
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2018, 03:58:14 PM »
Rapala 4" fillet knife is my go to. Cheap, sturdy, and it comes with a cheap sharpener.

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 04:10:55 PM »
Sharp is the important part, get after them

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2018, 04:31:35 PM »
I've had a buck 103 for 40 years and no telling how much DNA is under the handle. It's all about how it's sharpened though.

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2018, 04:32:31 PM »
You can certainly do it with your Leatherman - a coworker and I gutted and halved 5 elk with ours (that had been shot by a geriatric poacher).  All of the above recommendations are adequate too.  The one NOT to use is a folding knife that doesn't have a locking blade.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2018, 05:30:21 PM »
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A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2018, 05:35:11 PM »
I skinned/broke down a moose, 2 bears and 3 deer before I broke a blade.  I’ve since broke 2 more.  If you go the havalon route I recommend the blaze orange.  It stands out better in the head lamp at night when you are trying to find where the heck ya put it down at!


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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2018, 06:21:36 PM »
I kinda scoffed at the born and raised guys bench made altitude when I saw the price tag but my brother is a bench made dealer so I got a good deal on one and it's a bad a*# little knife ! Stays super sharp , it's super lite and gold one heck of an edge ! I highly recommend looking at one if your looking for a sweet skinning knife , especially if your a backpacker or back country hunter !
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2018, 06:25:12 PM »
I starting to be a fan of born and raised outdoors  :tup:

Also seen that knife, I'd like one myself eventually.   For now I'm using an outdoor edge and havalon.

Only time I don't like the havalon is when my fingers are too cold to have full dexterity, then it gets scary.

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2018, 07:16:57 PM »
Havalon and serrated Cutco with orange handle!

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2018, 08:55:42 PM »
Just picked up a Havalon Titan Dual Blade and like it. Before that I had the standard Havalon and found I wanted a stronger blade at times.
It is a bit larger though.

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2018, 09:00:21 PM »
Another vote for Havalon.
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2018, 10:07:42 PM »
Outdoor edge swing blade
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2018, 11:09:02 PM »
Havalons are the Tikkas of the knife world.
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2018, 11:15:06 PM »
Havalon and serrated Cutco with orange handle!

 +1 on the Cutco serrated, but mine has the black handle. :chuckle:

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