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#5498464 - 12/24/14 07:52 PM Best thin gut knife
Nick1 Offline

Registered: 07/27/14
Posts: 245
Loc: Central Tx
So as I posted in another thread I went on my first deer hunt and as God would have it I got my first doe. The one thing I realized was I need a good sharp thin knife for the well you know, rectal area gutting. I have a big buck knife that did great everywhere else.

#5498590 - 12/24/14 09:06 PM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Nick1]
scalebuster Offline
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Break the pelvic bone with your buck knife, step on both legs and pull up on the tail. After that everything will pull out smoothly. Don't overthink gutting a deer. Watch someone who has gutted hundreds and you can be through in 2 minutes and only get your fingertips bloody.

#5500134 - 12/26/14 06:38 AM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Nick1]
Dave Davidson Offline
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Limb loppers for all bone.
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#5500171 - 12/26/14 07:33 AM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Dave Davidson]
Huntmaster Offline
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I don't use a knife on any bones only a saw.

#5503536 - 12/27/14 11:13 PM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Nick1]
Nate C. Offline

Registered: 11/27/08
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Loc: Black Cat Ridge, Texas
I admit that I can't be finished in two minutes and only get my fingertips dirty, but I don't use a saw, I don't break the pelvis or any other bones, and I only use loppers to remove the legs a little more quickly and to sever the vertebrae when removing the head. A sharp knife with a 4" blade will do everything you need, including removing the hindquarters at the ball of the joint.
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#5508407 - 12/30/14 10:39 AM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Nick1]
Classic Rocks Offline
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Knives of Alaska bear cub

#5508486 - 12/30/14 11:14 AM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Nick1]
wburke2010 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 5040
Loc: Nevada, TX
I got a bird and trout knife from Jason Fry on here and it is an awesome knife, very thin and very light. Works great for that part.


#5516605 - 01/02/15 11:24 PM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Nick1]
Brother in-law Offline
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Outdoor edge replaceable blade or the regular swing blade. , you're welcome

#5516901 - 01/03/15 08:32 AM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Nick1]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
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A fillet knife is excellent to remove everything from the pelvic area. I used one of them replaceable blade knives this past weekend, it did a great job.
I also tend to separate the bones at a joint, I never have to cut or break a bone. I used loppers for a while but the sharp bones would poke through bags.

"Man is still a hunter, still a simple searcher after meat..." Robert C. Ruark

#5517471 - 01/03/15 03:41 PM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Brother in-law]
Gone to Texas Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Outdoor edge replaceable blade or the regular swing blade. , you're welcome

Bought a swing blade and it's all I use now. Might try the replaceable blade one down the road.

#5529207 - 01/08/15 09:49 PM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Nick1]
friocountyhunts Offline

Registered: 12/01/14
Posts: 546
Loc: Frio Town, Texas
Havalon works great for precision cutting and limb loopers/sawzall for getting through the pelvic bone.

#5576035 - 02/01/15 05:46 AM Re: Best thin gut knife [Re: Nick1]
Theblakester Offline

Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 234
Loc: Houston

Edited by Theblakester (02/01/15 05:48 AM)
Fast paced gregarious society forgets the healing power of solitude. It's worked thousands of years. Casting a line/gazing into a campfire/sitting in a blind after a long week is medicine for the soul. The serenity and peacefulness of it all is majestic.


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