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Knife for field dressing

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by JimStC, Oct 26, 2012.

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  1. JimStC

    JimStC Member

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    The Mora knives are truly an incredible value. I have yet to own one, but I am sure I will. Thanks to both of you for the recommendations.

    Jim
     
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    I use a regular box cutter and change the blade after every animal skinned. It works well on hogs too. Buy the hooked blades in the tool aisle at WalMart, 5/for about $5.
     
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    Harv,
    Very nice knives! Thanks for the picture.

    Jim
     
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    All I can add is that I do not like to use a pocketknife that is not a lockback as it coulld close while in use and cut you.
     
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    knife

    I didn't understand why I couldn't edit my post when I finally got it together to find a pic of my hunting knife. Read the FAQ's & rules and found out.

    Anyhow, this is the old Buck Woodsman I've been using for probably 30 + years

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  7. Fat_46

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    This is my field knife:

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    Kind of a hybrid design by Nick Adams (NWA on BF) in D2. One of my hunting buddies got a 10 point last week, and I helped him track it. When we started field dressing he realized that his saw was back at his stand, so I lent him this. 2 whacks to the butt and the aitch bone was perfectly split on the ~220 pound buck. As far as I know this is the only one of this design in existence.

    Photo credit goes to Nick.
     
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    There's a Japanese YouTube user who does a lot of knife reviews, including dressing game with them. Fair warning, though, the hunting ethic is a bit different there. He usually just takes the backstraps. He explains his reasoning in one of the videos' comments section. If you can be open minded about the wasted meat, he has some good info:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/virtuovice
     
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    I hear this one is nice... http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=684483

    Seriously, the sog revolver would cover the bases. Sharp blade, gutting hook, saw for splitting pelvis.

    I actually prefer my buck folder or 110 special, mostly for nostalgia's sake.
     
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    Talked to my Case Canoe bud this weekend. He figures given a deer limit of 7 per year, over the thirty years he has been deer hunting, he has field dressed 200 deer.

    He said his "current" knife is something like a filleting knife and he uses a hatchet to split the pelvis.

    I think to him the most important thing is that the knife is sharp and has a handle. :D

    I don't recommend folding knives as the one I used got a lot of blood, guts, furr inside the mechanism and was hard to clean out.
     
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    Wyoming Knife and a Buck Skinner. Meat saw to take the legs off.
     
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