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#5645916 - 03/10/15 11:20 PM Havalon Knives
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My wife bought me one of these & I have been carrying it everyday (scary Sharp) if you dull it put a new blade on it. Did I say its sharp!!!!!!!!!!!!

website: http://www.havalon.com/


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#5646081 - 03/11/15 07:16 AM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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Yep, been using one for quite sometime now.
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#5646117 - 03/11/15 07:35 AM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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#5646225 - 03/11/15 08:44 AM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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Not for me, prefer a knife that has war marks on it to be handed down to the grandkids. One that has cleaned hundreds of animals with the same blade. Otherwise I could use a box cutter at harbor freight. To each his own.

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#5646316 - 03/11/15 09:32 AM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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It is a great knife but I always break the blade when I dress animals. I don't know why, I was breasting a turkey and broke the blade once. Trying to change the blade with bloody hands it dangerous and difficult.

Outdoor edge makes a similar version with strong blades that looks pretty cool, but I am a fixed blade kind of guy...
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#5646780 - 03/11/15 02:28 PM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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I considered those, but went with a Gerber 31-002736 Vital Exchangeable Blade Folding Knife instead. Same blades, but I thought the Gerber had better ergonomics. Either way, both are excellent cutters.
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#5646811 - 03/11/15 02:54 PM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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I have a ton of knives. I have been using the Havalon almost exclusively to do all of my dressing for the past year or so however. I don't have to sharpen constantly and the dang thing is way sharp.

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#5646856 - 03/11/15 03:35 PM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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#5647021 - 03/11/15 05:38 PM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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This replaceable blade system seems to really be catching on.

I have two Havalon and am now using the Orange handled, Hunters Edge, it has a little heavier blade and back bone, I use it for dressing and quartering. My Havalon is best for capping and skinning.

I put my Jimmy Lile Old Number 7 in the safe....
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#5651598 - 03/14/15 09:03 PM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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Back in the 1960's Tandy Leather sold a knife similar to the Havalon that used the standard Gilette single edge razor blade. Cost about $.58 cents. We never used new blades, would just wait till one of the regular blades in our razors got dull and used the old blades.
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#5652008 - 03/15/15 10:29 AM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Originally Posted By: Huntmaster
Not for me, prefer a knife that has war marks on it to be handed down to the grandkids. One that has cleaned hundreds of animals with the same blade. Otherwise I could use a box cutter at harbor freight. To each his own.

Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
It is a great knife but I always break the blade when I dress animals. I don't know why, I was breasting a turkey and broke the blade once. Trying to change the blade with bloody hands it dangerous and difficult.

Outdoor edge makes a similar version with strong blades that looks pretty cool, but I am a fixed blade kind of guy...


I want a knife that won't break and has back bone.
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#5658393 - 03/19/15 09:22 AM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: Huntmaster]
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That reminds me of my dad. For years he used the same old hunting knife for dressing deer. Some of his buddies with fancy new knives used to joke with him about it, and he said, "it ain't the knife, it's the man using it." He proceeded to go to his work truck, pull out his Stanley box cutter knife, and dressed out the deer with it. It was pretty funny.

Originally Posted By: Huntmaster
Not for me, prefer a knife that has war marks on it to be handed down to the grandkids. One that has cleaned hundreds of animals with the same blade. Otherwise I could use a box cutter at harbor freight. To each his own.
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#5658480 - 03/19/15 10:15 AM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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Best knife I have ever used to skin with.... I did 10 in a row at a deer camp and never got dull. Would I try to process/debone with one? No, but to make precision cuts it is on the mark.

If you broke one of these blades then I feel like you were likely not using it for the purpose it was intended to be used for!
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#5658513 - 03/19/15 10:34 AM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
It is a great knife but I always break the blade when I dress animals. I don't know why, I was breasting a turkey and broke the blade once. [b]Trying to change the blade with bloody hands it dangerous and difficult.

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I keep a small pair of needle nose pliers in my knife bag for changing out blades... learned my lesson early on.

Not a prying knife, but best knife I've found for peeling skulls.

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#5658590 - 03/19/15 11:24 AM Re: Havalon Knives [Re: hetman]
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I have the Havalon and Outdoor Edge. The OE seems as sharp and much stronger. want to try it out if I ever finish this job I am on.

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