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Choice in Knives ?

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Unread 02-18-2012, 01:55 AM
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Re: Choice in Knives ?

Originally Posted by Snubbie View Post
I'm very bad to lose knives, therefore, I don't buy expensive knives. I've had good luck with Gerbers. I carry several, a couple on my belt and one or two in my pack. They sharpen and hold an edge reasonably well. If I lose one, it's not the end of the world. I don't use a gut hook, though I may have to try one of those "Flip & Zip" deals.
This reminds me of a crazy thing that happened to me years ago. I lost a good pocket knife while hunting and had no clue where I lost it.
Then some years later I was back in the same area hunting when I set up to do some prone varmint type shooting across a small valley.
I was trying to get comfortable but something was sticking into me near my leg . So I reached down to brush away this annoying rock and low and behold I found my knife! The blades were still ok as it was stainless but the body was brass and had gone green with corrosion and the timber handle was dried and cracked but I refurbished it back to good as new.
We are creatures of habit!
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Unread 02-19-2012, 01:56 PM
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Re: Choice in Knives ?

I've got a couple HELLE knives with the laminated stainless blades and I've got to tell ya you could shave an ants nads with 'em! Not custom knife pricey but not dirt cheap either but I ALWAYS have one on my belt. As for what else I carry, A Case trapperlock is always in a pocket and I have a 2 knife Browning set that lives in my pack. I've dealt with 3 deer in a day in the field with the Helle's and not had to dress them up at all. If you do go after one, make sure to get the laminated stainless blade as it has definitely been the best performer for me.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 09:41 PM
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Re: Choice in Knives ?

An SOG Field pup with a Leatherman Wave riding in the pouch on the Field pup's sheath. For me, it's a match made in heaven...
There is something soothing about ringing steel a long ways out.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 05:50 AM
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Re: Choice in Knives ?

Originally Posted by winmag View Post
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.
Thanks for the link Winmag. Really like the cheap Remington model I bought a few years ago but wish it had a better blade, I think I've found it!

This type of knife makes boneing out a deer/goat very easy in the field but its only good for one critter between sharpenings.
My pack knife is a Kersha interchangable 4 blade with a droppoint,fillet,saw and guthook.
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." -Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
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Unread 02-21-2012, 06:49 PM
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Re: Choice in Knives ?

I carry the havalon piranha/spare blades and a buck vanguard. The pirantas are sharp but not very appropriate for heavy work so I carry the buck for popping joints and also have boned out deer with just that if anything failed on the piranta. Also the rubber handle on the vanguard is great for when things are messy, also prefer to have at least one fixed blade on me
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Unread 02-25-2012, 09:10 AM
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Re: Choice in Knives ?

I was thinking one of the Havalon handles could take skinning and fillet/boning blades, anyone tried that?
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Unread 03-01-2012, 08:26 PM
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Re: Choice in Knives ?

Two real good knives that i use for gutting are the ESEE Model 3P and the ESEE Izula, the later is real good for getting up in the chest cavity and cutting the wind pipe
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