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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2018, 06:28:16 PM »
Havalons are awesome but should come with a map to the nearest ER in the package.
Thats just funny right there  :chuckle:

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2018, 08:12:00 PM »
Wasnt a fan of the serrated cutco...sharp but jerky

Havalon is nice but I hate breaking blades...would be solved by working slower but why ??

Outdoor edge is pretty nice for an initial cuts but still prefer classic fix blad drop point for general skinning so I'm packing both

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2018, 05:23:10 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

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2018, 05:24:44 AM »
I always carry 2 a good fixed blade knife and a Havalon.

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2018, 11:08:16 AM »
I have gutted and skinned a crud load of deer and a few elk using one of these. This knife is on my belt when out hunting big game. I bought my son one as well.

https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=2043174&type=product&WT.z_btnclk=YMAL-2043174&WT.z_pg_ref=prd1216783

Won this as a prize at a trap shoot a LONG time ago, and it is my primary skinner. It lives in my pack and gets to work when its time to take a hide off... 142ot Schrade

https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/catalog/13969-schrade-142ot-guidemaster
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2018, 08:09:38 PM »
This year Iíve skinned, quartered, boned out and otherwise processed four deer, an elk and a bear with the good old 60A blades. Havenít sharpened a blade yet  :IBCOOL:
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2018, 08:40:12 PM »
I try not to overthink it, but I've never found one knife to be best at everything. I have a hand full of old folders- Schrade, Buck, Kershaw- they all work if they're sharp and I always have one in my pocket. In my pack I carry one of the old plastic "Zak knives" (like a cheapy Wyoming knife) for the zip cut. If I know I'm boning out, I carry a Forshner boning knife in the pack. Skinning at camp or home I prefer a wide bladed drop point skinner.
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2018, 09:36:32 AM »
A fillet knife, a scalpel with replaceable blades and a deboning knife. Two out of three can be had inexpensive from restaurant supply shops. Of course for all three thereís Amazon. Bring smaller sharpener as well.
Agreed.
A Forschner boning or filet knife for $20 is the best solution to part of the question.
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2018, 10:22:39 AM »
This year Iíve skinned, quartered, boned out and otherwise processed four deer, an elk and a bear with the good old 60A blades. Havenít sharpened a blade yet  :IBCOOL:
and you also modified your puffy jacket collar in Nevada with it  :chuckle:
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2018, 10:59:02 AM »
Havalon Titan. Done.

Surgical blade for the bulk of your boning, fixed blade for tougher joints, and I prefer it for skinning/caping. I also got some of the replaceable gut hooks and saw blades last year. The gut hooks made making my initial cuts for skinning ridiculously easy and fast.
This  :yeah:  If caping though its faster to use a duller knife for some of the work like an outdoor edge or fixed skinner blade.   The outdoor edge metal dulls much sooner for me. 

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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #55 on: October 03, 2018, 06:55:23 AM »
This year Iíve skinned, quartered, boned out and otherwise processed four deer, an elk and a bear with the good old 60A blades. Havenít sharpened a blade yet  :IBCOOL:
and you also modified your puffy jacket collar in Nevada with it  :chuckle:

Can't believe I waited that long to finally "mod" that.  Probably almost sliced my throat open  :chuckle:
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Re: A knife for deer and elk?
« Reply #56 on: October 03, 2018, 07:56:05 AM »
This year Iíve skinned, quartered, boned out and otherwise processed four deer, an elk and a bear with the good old 60A blades. Havenít sharpened a blade yet  :IBCOOL:
and you also modified your puffy jacket collar in Nevada with it  :chuckle:

Can't believe I waited that long to finally "mod" that.  Probably almost sliced my throat open  :chuckle:
near death experience for sure :chuckle:
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