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Havalon Baracuta #5979753 10/16/15 02:09 AM
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Does anyone or has anyone used these to skin deer? If so can you please provide the pros and cons.

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Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61] #5979800 10/16/15 02:33 AM
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they are sharp / blade is thin / but interchangeable / did I mention they are sharp


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Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61] #5979814 10/16/15 02:40 AM
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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. . .

Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61] #5979825 10/16/15 02:47 AM
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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.


Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61] #5980375 10/16/15 03:06 PM
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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.

Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61] #5980426 10/16/15 03:49 PM
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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


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Re: Havalon Baracuta [Re: Deerhunter61] #5988927 10/22/15 04:03 PM
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What BOBO said. Outdoor Edge for heavy duty work. Havalon for detail.

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