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Skinning knife?

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Old 07-13-2008, 04:22 PM
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+1 On truck!

That is the only way I had seen it done tell I was 13..

If your backpacking then I use a CUTCO Cutlery: Product Details the drop point straight edge one. My wife bought if for me and wow.

When it get dull send it back and they will sharpen it again for $6.00.

It has skinned 9 deer and boned out 5. I only use it for skinning and boning due to the sharpness. I will not use it for gutting, way to easy to cut a finger really bad real quick..Use my trust pocket knife for that
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:38 PM
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I still like you geargrinder. Your ugliness only adds to your character.

With a tructor and a Rock!!!

YouTube - skinning a deer with a rock and a tractor

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Old 07-13-2008, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by geargrinder View Post
Skinning with a knife takes too long and resembles work. I pull the skin off with a truck. Works really good on elk too. It takes about 5 minutes to skin a deer or elk.

We've been using a cable and a rock for about the last 25 years, but I bought this kit this year at the Shot Show. Looking forward to giving it a try. It also shows the preparation steps.

The 10 Minute Deer Skinner

BTW never listen to Eaglet.
I use a golf ball instead of a rock as I never seem to be able to find the right size when I need one, golf balls are always the right size,remember to stick one in your pack.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:14 PM
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I use my 30 yr old Schrade Old Timer Sharpfinger. Its carbon steel blades gets and stays sharp easily unlike the sstl blades that are so popular today. Ive had it so long the leather case wore out and I bought three replacements off eBay for a few bucks. They otto last me til I am 90 or dead.

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Old 07-14-2008, 11:19 AM
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I've always been a fan of "Case" knives because my grandpa was. I've used a case XX changer to field dress a deer and it worked pretty well. As far as a fixed blade goes, I just bought a knife from Savage Arms called the "hunters edge". It's a very nice little package because it has a saw, serrations, guthook, and plenty of ravor sharp edge. I haven't used it yet, but I'm hoping to this year.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by sullijr View Post
I use a golf ball instead of a rock as I never seem to be able to find the right size when I need one, golf balls are always the right size,remember to stick one in your pack.
I've thought a golf ball was too small. We've been using a rock about halfway between a golf ball and a tennis ball in size.

I bought the 10 minute skinner. It's got everything built in. Looking forward to trying it out.

For a knife, I use a Browning FDT. Best folding knife, in my opinion, for field dressing and prep for skinning.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:42 PM
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The area that we're hunting in will require boning out the deer and packing it out on our backs. The terrain is too rough for motorized vehicles, and it's also too rough to drag it out field dressed....:( I'll look into some of the suggestions - Thanks! I have a set of knives for butchering, but nothing for skinning. I like the Rapala fillet knives for boning.
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