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Re: Hunting knives....which point do you prefer??
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2024, 07:30:04 PM »
Whatever a havalon blade is. That's the point I like  :chuckle:

I carry a havalon, especially when deer hunting.  The only bad thing about the havalon is how weak the blades are....thus why I switched to the outdoor edge.  Equally as sharp and a little more rigidity to the blade.  Still love the Havalon!!! especially for skinning.  I would say it is very close to a drop or straight point.   :tup:

Yea, this. The havalons are super great for a pocket knife, I have a few, great for cutting paracord when setting up camp, cleaning under your finger nails (careful, they are shop) but are too weak and fall short on a big game critter. I like a fixed blade drop point (I have a few) and like jreb mentioned, the OE replaceable blade knives…. My favorite combo. Edit: and those tiny havalon blades are way too small to skin off elk hide either doing boneless/gutless or even just quarters during warm weather, there’s a time crunch in those situations……
We will have to agree to disagree on that one sir as I've broken down no less than 50 elk with a havalon on we'll over a hundred deer. Sheep, mountain goats, etc. I honestly can't remember the last time I've broken a blade  :dunno: They are a cutting tool, not a pry bar. Treat them as such and there are no issues :twocents:

Can’t argue with those stats brother. I stand corrected. It’s probably my over indulgent wrenching on the H blades that caused my difficulties/negative opinion.
you pound nails with channel locks from time to time don't you  :chuckle:
Whatever a havalon blade is. That's the point I like  :chuckle:

I carry a havalon, especially when deer hunting.  The only bad thing about the havalon is how weak the blades are....thus why I switched to the outdoor edge.  Equally as sharp and a little more rigidity to the blade.  Still love the Havalon!!! especially for skinning.  I would say it is very close to a drop or straight point.   :tup:

Yea, this. The havalons are super great for a pocket knife, I have a few, great for cutting paracord when setting up camp, cleaning under your finger nails (careful, they are shop) but are too weak and fall short on a big game critter. I like a fixed blade drop point (I have a few) and like jreb mentioned, the OE replaceable blade knives…. My favorite combo. Edit: and those tiny havalon blades are way too small to skin off elk hide either doing boneless/gutless or even just quarters during warm weather, there’s a time crunch in those situations……
We will have to agree to disagree on that one sir as I've broken down no less than 50 elk with a havalon on we'll over a hundred deer. Sheep, mountain goats, etc. I honestly can't remember the last time I've broken a blade  :dunno: They are a cutting tool, not a pry bar. Treat them as such and there are no issues :twocents:

Can’t argue with those stats brother. I stand corrected. It’s probably my over indulgent wrenching on the H blades that caused my difficulties/negative opinion.
you pound nails with channel locks from time to time don't you  :chuckle:


What good handy man doesn't? JS   :chuckle: :chuckle:

No, no, no...  That's what tape measures are for.  Especially 30' Craftsmans. You want some heft to it.  Good thing they are guaranteed
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Re: Hunting knives....which point do you prefer??
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2024, 07:48:57 PM »
I have the KOA Elk Hunter, the first one that you posted on top.  I am very fussy about my knives and in order for a knife to get into the rotation it takes quite a bit as nostalgia, being passed down 4 generations means something to me.  But...  The Elk Hunter was given to me by my dad and it is a great knife.  I have deboned many Elk and Deer with it.  2 Deer or 1 Elk, no problem.  Easy to sharpen and holds an edge nicely.  The Grip is easy for tight work and also great for skinning but I primarily debone.  You can't go wrong with that knife.  I do wish the sheath was a little more slimmed down but it is robust and will hold up to abuse.   
Unless I got a bad one - my KOA elk hunter snapped in half brand new. Granted it was -5 , but I do not think I’ll ever buy another one of their knives
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Re: Hunting knives....which point do you prefer??
« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2024, 07:52:42 PM »
And outdoor edge are complete pos
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