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#6068523 - 12/05/15 06:13 PM Favorite deer skinning knife ?
BigMarsh72 Offline
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Registered: 03/10/12
Posts: 56
Loc: Orange, Texas
I love my Sharpfingers for skinning and cleaning deer. What other style knives are really good skinning knives ?

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#6072341 - 12/07/15 11:39 PM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 2091
Loc: Texas
I've got a Gerber with good upswept to the blade that I like to use alot. Their mystery steel is also easy to keep sharp.


Edited by blazin (12/07/15 11:40 PM)

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#6072381 - 12/08/15 01:42 AM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 2721
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
I've used a Buck 103 skinner for 45 years. It has always worked well, but I don't use it for gutting.
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#6074395 - 12/09/15 06:00 AM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
MWTX270 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/17/15
Posts: 38
Loc: Palo Pinto county
I now use a Havalon, love it for skinning.

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#6074484 - 12/09/15 07:42 AM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: MWTX270]
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Registered: 08/09/05
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Loc: Grayson County
One of my own. Out of all of my designs, this is the handiest to me when it comes to skinning and quartering.

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#6074937 - 12/09/15 12:05 PM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
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Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 1800
Loc: Ellis Co.
Buck 110 folder currently. Hope to replace it with one of MikeC's design by next season.
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#6075025 - 12/09/15 12:46 PM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5348
Loc: Central Texas
I'm a fan of a blade shape like what MikeC showed. My particular knife isn't fancy, being an old KaBar. I use it for skinning and for gutting. The long blade is a big help with the gutting. For de boning the meat, I use an old Browning folder with about a 4 inch thin blade that really holds an edge. Been doing it like that for over 35 years. I've tried other type blade shapes from Puma, Gerber, Buck, etc, but though they were Ok, they weren't better.

Just to get fancy, I did ask a few guys about making me a KaBar with Damascus steel, but it would have been rather expensive. And other than being pretty, it wouldn't have skinned any better. Still...the thought keeps coming back to me.

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#6075035 - 12/09/15 12:49 PM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26832
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Cant really remember how long iv had one of these..

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#6075050 - 12/09/15 12:54 PM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
also have something similar to this


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#6075274 - 12/09/15 03:06 PM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
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Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 1184
Loc: Lewisville Tx
I've been using a RMEF knife from Browning that has been great but I have a couple of new ones from MikeC and one from Kev that will get used this coming week. I'll report back.
The pic that Mike posted, the handle looks odd to me, but it is one of the best feeling and best balanced knives I've ever felt but he wouldn't let me 'borrow' it.

Top one is from Kevin's bench, bottom two are from MikeC



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#6075278 - 12/09/15 03:07 PM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
cerda12 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Austin, Tx
I love my Viscera. Works like a charm and stays sharp.

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#6076576 - 12/10/15 09:25 AM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: MWTX270]
DeadRooster Offline
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Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 139
Loc: Spicewood, TX
Originally Posted By: MWTX270
I now use a Havalon, love it for skinning.


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#6076742 - 12/10/15 10:54 AM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 1461
Loc: New Mexico
I am a fan of the Outdoor edge swingblade, the blade is great for skinning and the unique gut blade works great. "opens game like a zipper".
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#6096263 - 12/22/15 09:00 AM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
Fair Chase Offline
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Registered: 12/16/15
Posts: 5
Loc: Ft. Worth, TX
By far the best non-custom American-made knives I have used are Bark River Knives. For skinning & caping, a set of these is all you might need...
In our elk camp a few years ago, we used these to skin 5 elk and never needed to re-sharpen them!


Bark River Canadian Special and Mini Canadian
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#6096882 - 12/22/15 02:58 PM Re: Favorite deer skinning knife ? [Re: BigMarsh72]
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Loc: San Angelo
You need a knife to skin deer?
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