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#6484673 - 10/06/16 10:05 PM Knife recommendations?
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I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to knives, don't know a whole lot about them other than the basic styles. I've been looking for a knife that I can carry on my person every day without looking like Rambo (maybe a 3-4"?), preferably one that is fixed blade so that I don't have to worry about junk getting into it when I skin stuff, etc. Would be making a sheath for it that would lay it down along the belt line if possible, if not then whatever works.

I generally use knives to skin, cut ropes, strings on hay bales, etc. nothing too heavy duty aside from the skinning and even then I don't do it on a daily basis. I know there's quite a few artisans on here that know much more about it that might be able to recommend me something nice, whether or not it's theirs'.

Thanks in advance!

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#6484771 - 10/07/16 05:33 AM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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You should talk to mike Conner. I am on my second knife From him. Great artist. Great prices. Great guy. Mine is the Stainless skinner on page 4 if your logged in.


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#6484935 - 10/07/16 08:15 AM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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I'd be glad to make one for you.


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#6484936 - 10/07/16 08:16 AM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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Most of us knifemakers make a knife like you describe. Myself, Chops, Mike, Andrew Griggs come to mind off the top of my head as folks who are active in this forum.
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#6485088 - 10/07/16 09:41 AM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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Thanks guys, I'll check things out. I'm tired of using my poor little case pocket knife, lol.

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#6485249 - 10/07/16 11:13 AM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: MikeC]
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Originally Posted By: MikeC
I'd be glad to make one for you.



What do you get on that style of knife with a vertical sheath? I might be interested in one.
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#6485641 - 10/07/16 04:42 PM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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#6486109 - 10/08/16 01:11 AM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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Carrying a fixed blade everyday always makes you look like rambo.

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#6486685 - 10/08/16 02:49 PM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: changedmyname]
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Originally Posted By: iliketohunt
Carrying a fixed blade everyday always makes you look like rambo.


That's why I wanted to try and get it to work with a sideways sheath.

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#6489890 - 10/10/16 08:59 PM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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Here are the two MikeC made for me. I carry the smaller one every day. I use it a lot for general stuff. I haven't skinned anything with it. I'm sure I could in a pinch but I bought the bigger one for that job.
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#6490143 - 10/11/16 06:16 AM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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I would suggest a Buck Stockman.

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#6490278 - 10/11/16 07:48 AM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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here is a small knife made for me by randallss7 a knife maker on our forum and lives in Oklahoma, great quality work. you can never go wrong with Mike C./Andrew Griggs/Chops/Mr. Fisk- I have knives from all of them.




The knife above was made to match my Ruger 45




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#6496298 - 10/15/16 09:34 AM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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I really like the Buck 113 Ranger Skinner Knife

http://www.buckknives.com/product/113-ranger-skinner-knife/0113BRS-B/


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#6496664 - 10/15/16 03:52 PM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: 7x57]
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If pancho starts making knives again try him. Admire Randall and Mike C but don't have experience with their knives. I've bought knives from 7 or 8 makers on here and panchos are the sharpest and hold great edges.
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#6509975 - 10/24/16 08:49 PM Re: Knife recommendations? [Re: hetman]
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nice
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