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Old June 13, 2014, 08:15 PM   #51
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Schrade SCHF9
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Old June 16, 2014, 12:26 PM   #52
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The first knife I ever used for hunting (field dressing small game and deer) was a Case slip joint. I used one for years and never had a problem. I usually cleaned the knife in a stream or puddle after the field dressing chores (or took it home and cleaned it).

Then I used a large two-blade Schrade folder similar to the Buck 110. It always did the job and I liked the second blade if the knife got a little dull or I forgot to sharpen the other blade.

Then I used a Remington trapper (Camillus made). Liked this one and always carried a smallish fixed blade as well. But the trapper did most of the work. Bascially I was more nimble cutting inside the lung area with the smaller knife.

Now I carry a Dozier fixed blade or Spyderco Moran for field dressing chores in addition to the folder. I like to keep the field knife under 5", preferrably 4" for hunting duties. The slip joint is mostly a two blade GEC #23 or #42 these days.
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Old June 16, 2014, 01:06 PM   #53
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OT small sharpfinger and a OT version of the Golden Spike.
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Old June 17, 2014, 11:04 PM   #54
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I watched a guide with a scalpel and have gone to using a taxidermist scalpel with a 3" blade for my skinning of deer/hogs and most any other mammal. For fish I still use a filet knife. I also agree with a couple of the other posters, the Mora knives are very user friendly. I generally carry a folding knife of some sort in my pocket.
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Old June 17, 2014, 11:20 PM   #55
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I really like my Buck Vanguard but it gets buried under the bibs in the winter. I generally keep a decent folder with pocket clip on the outer layer.
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Old June 22, 2014, 06:15 AM   #56
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I have two I use regularly. RAT Cutlery ESEE 4 for deer and turkey, and a 7 inch Kabar for pig hunting, especially in thick brush.
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Old June 24, 2014, 06:24 PM   #57
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can any one ID this knife? the only mark on the blade and scabbard is a small anvil,it is very well made and has seen use. i traded an other knife for it from a african tracker on my hunting trip to africa in may-june. thanks eastbank.
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Old June 24, 2014, 06:28 PM   #58
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Old June 25, 2014, 05:44 AM   #59
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You were in Africa in May and June and did not make a turn past me ........... was that South Africa.

So far a google search would reveal that the anvil mark is for a Buck custom knife. But buck stamps them in a different position and orientation and the stamp is more defined with an additional line in the anvil, so it may well be something else.
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Old June 25, 2014, 05:53 AM   #60
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You owe me .

It appears to be a hand forged knife made by a guy called Smith in South Africa.

He has since refined the mark but that particular mark was used from 2000 - 2004 so your knife is at least 10 years old.

Follow this link if you want to contact them for further details.

http://www.knifemakersdirectory.com/...sp?ListingID=8

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Old June 26, 2014, 05:00 PM   #61
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I like Buck Knives for all sorts of reasons. I think they are one of the best values out there and I really like the company.
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Old June 28, 2014, 07:32 PM   #62
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This is my latest. I love it. It holds an edge and is really easy to find when you drop it in the grass.

http://www.outdooredge.com/SwingBlaze-p/swingblaze.htm
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Old June 28, 2014, 10:23 PM   #63
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My two favorites for deer hunting are the Buck 110 , very easy to carry and fits my hand so naturally , but harder to clean , because it is a folder . The other is a Buck 105 fixed blade , not to big and not to small , easy to clean , but a little less convenient to carry , because it is longer than a folder .

I see more 110's at my hunting club than anything else .
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Old June 29, 2014, 01:00 PM   #64
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A fixed blade is highly recommended. Cleaning the congealed fat out of the blade groove of a folder gets old after a couple of years.

The Mora knives mentioned are excellent choices, and certainly the most economical ones. You can get a great knife for less than the cost of a completely unsharpenable hunk of garbage from the sporting goods section of the local XMart.

I own more knives than I do guns, and I once processed a small doe with a $200 Dozier, but the knife I always keep coming back to is the Beretta Zytel Loveless dropped point hunter. You can generally find them <$50 and the blade shape is just ideal. Here's an interesting story about losing it and then finding it years later: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...ractor-New-Pix!



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Old July 2, 2014, 04:41 PM   #65
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I just uncovered my old Schrade Golden Spike. It's been missing for years. As soon as I make a new sheath...it'll be back in the rotation.
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Old July 2, 2014, 05:15 PM   #66
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Becker BK11.
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