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#5979753 - 10/15/15 09:09 PM Havalon Baracuta
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Does anyone or has anyone used these to skin deer? If so can you please provide the pros and cons.



#5979800 - 10/15/15 09:33 PM Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61]
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they are sharp / blade is thin / but interchangeable / did I mention they are sharp

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#5979814 - 10/15/15 09:40 PM Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I have used them and they are very good for skinning deer. You just need to consider them strictly as a tool; there isn't much "pride of ownership" associated with them. But, by golly, they "git 'er done!" I went back to my old Buck after snapping off a couple of blades during late night skinnings. . .

#5979825 - 10/15/15 09:47 PM Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Very handy knife and great for skinning and quartering. I still use my Buck knife for cleaning though.

As was said, they are sharp but a little flimsy and the blades will break if you over work them.

#5980375 - 10/16/15 10:06 AM Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I've used them but not for skinning. We used to have a couple I used to castrate calves. The blade is a long scalpel blade. They're sharp as heck but like others said, a bit flimsy for heavy work. I don't have one anymore. Haven't seen the need to buy one since leaving my old job.

#5980426 - 10/16/15 10:49 AM Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Barracuda for me is to long and flimsy for deer. To sharp for specks, but just right for reds and tuna and snapper.

I did use one this year on my elk when skinning it. I quartered and deboned with the piranta. With that said I think for now on I will only use a havalon for capping heads. It like the outdoor edge version better. Blade stability and durability is better and safer

#5988927 - 10/22/15 11:03 AM Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61]
Fitzwho Offline

Registered: 07/27/07
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Loc: Midland, TX
What BOBO said. Outdoor Edge for heavy duty work. Havalon for detail.


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