Re: Choice in Knives ?
Well I guess I'm odd man out here, but I love gut hooks, & own many, & have used many, from Buck, Gerber, Kershaw, & Leatherman etc.
I have a fixed blade JWH Custom that a cary along with a fixed blade Gerber with a gut hook. Both have a skinning blade shape, but the Gerber is for the dirty work, & the JWH Custom is for the skinning etc so they stay Sharp for thier intended use, but compliment eachother. Either is capable of completing the whole task, but you'd have to touch up the blade on the Gerber at least once if you were to gut, skin, & quarter, or bone out anything bigger than a deer.
The JWH Custom holds an edge like no other knife I've ever owned. It's a freakin Razor. I've never done more than wipe the blade clean durring a field job, & keep goin. It's Amazing.
I always cary a Leatherman & a folding Gerber, or Buck in my pack. It's handy on those rare occasions when your camp fills multiple tags on the same day, & you don't have time to sharpen your steel with all the field dressing, & packing. Multiple bears, or multiple Elk are a big chore for any knife.
Just Google jwhcustomknives.com & you'll see why I love mine.
Jack is a way cool guy, & builds a real good knife. He actually took some of my 270WSM rifle brass from a couple bear kills, & imbedded the case heads into the handle for me. Looks awesome. I gotta send him some Bear claws, & Elk ivorys for my next ones.
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