Gerber Gut-hook

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Ian M, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Guys, if you field dress critters you have to get one of these things - we just had a couple down on a hunt in Texas and they are amazing. Opened up them hoggies like they had zippers on their bellies. Very simple tool, sort of like the old Wyoming gut-hook, but this Gerber uses replaceable blades from box-cutters, it is all plastic, shaped perfectly for opening up critters - and it only costs something like 12 bucks!!! Comes with a nylon carrying sheath and spare blades.
    No idea where to buy one, maybe someone here can suggest good sources.
     

  2. Pete Lincoln

    Pete Lincoln Well-Known Member

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    Ian, i don't think you can beat a decent knife. Ive treid all the other gimicks and ive settled on a great little knife i bought in the Hanau PX. Ive a fold away saw i bought in a garden centre for sawing through the ribs and the pelvic bone (schloss in german).Still i'd be interested in trying anything that is new.
    Pete
     

  3. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Pete,
    If you can find the Gerber I believe you would be impressed. The guides on the ranches we hunted were using them, these guys unzip a lot of critters in a year. Surprised how reasonable priced it is.
    I have never had much success with guthooks on knives, but this tool worked so well I am going to get one.
     
  4. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    The little guthook is called the EZ Zip gut hook by Gerber - sells for 9-12.00 on the net.