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One knife only #7368937
12/06/18 08:37 PM
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If you could only use one knife to 1/4 a whitetail for packing out, what would it be? Keep in mind, field dressing wouldn't be necessary, 1/4's can be removed by cutting connective tissue at joints. (same for the head). When you have to carry everything, you look for ways to shed weight.


An unethical shot is one you take, that you know you shouldn't.
Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7368979
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BUCK 110. Pretty much the standard for one knife for all.

Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7369002
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Tree Brand, 4.5" Trapper! 110 is a good knife, but doesn't hold an edge as long.

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Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7369007
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Cold Steel Master Hunter


"I always take care to fire into the nearest hillside and, lacking that, into darkness". - the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7369021
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Havalon and never look back.

Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7369160
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BushMonkey's S.E.R.E. And it will also let you chop some kindling and field dress a hog on your way out, and not need sharpening! This is my personal experience, not conjecture!! This knife is a true edged tool, imho.

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Re: One knife only [Re: TiggerV] #7369202
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Originally Posted by TiggerV
BUCK 110. Pretty much the standard for one knife for all.


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cheers

Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7369233
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The large Kabar folding model with two blades. The one I bought in 1970 has performed very well.....the larger blade is used for the heavy stuff and the skinner type blade for the rest.

Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7369293
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I'll take a Victorinox skinning knife like this.

I use their beef skinning knife and a deboning knife for my cattle post mortem exams. I can disassemble a grown bovine without resharpening.

I've got another set I use for processing meat for sausage, etc. I sharpen them rapidly with one of their handheld sharpeners. I know its not the best for the longevity of the steel, but their cheap enough that I'll buy new if/when they wear out. Not sexy but they work!

Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7369396
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Fixed: Mora Companion HD
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Folder: Cold Steel Pocket Bushman
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Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7369399
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For my purpose I'm liking the blade design of the Victorinox skinning knife and the fixed Mora. Need a fine, pointed blade to separate at the joints by cutting tendons. But, the Cold Steel Hunter mentioned above would serve great as a general purpose hunting knife and still not be too heavy. Good info, thanks.


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Originally Posted by TiggerV
BUCK 110. Pretty much the standard for one knife for all.


yup.

Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7369911
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Inexpensive = any of the Moraknivs

Pricier = any of the Benchmade hunters

Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7371260
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Bushmonkey model One for me. Great tool that will hold its edge through a number of animals and other chores

Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7371274
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Havalon Barcuta with an extra pack of skinning blades.

Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7371459
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https://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-Straight-Leather-Handled-Knife/dp/B005GRFLTM

I like this kabar real well, but the moras are nice too and cheap

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