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One knife only #7368937
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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.


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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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Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7369021
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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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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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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.

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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

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Havalon Barcuta with an extra pack of skinning blades.

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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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i'd use one of my Zydeco (my name for the design i make)

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The bush knife I made for myself; I cut me out a ground blind from oak, mesquite, cedar some dry and extremely hard., quartered a buck and still sharp.

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I have a lot of knives but my go to a buck vanguard. I have a couple of them and love em.


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I use a knife I picked up at a antique shop for $6.00 mostly. It is a lot like Doc's victorinox but has a longer blade.

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My MikeC knife


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My MikeC knife

This

Re: One knife only [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #7436612
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Good old fashioned USMC KaBar. Skinned a hundred or two deer and trimmed brush with it. You can do prettier and more expensive, but can you really do better?

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My MikeC knife

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