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Speaking of knives

Post by hoobilly » September 15th, 2020, 11:11 am

What’s your favorite hunting knife???

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Re: Speaking of knives

Post by ol bob » September 15th, 2020, 12:57 pm

G.L. Drew as fine a knife as money will buy. Hand made in N.C. not easy to get but if you find one buy it.

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Post by davisd9 » September 15th, 2020, 1:06 pm

Havalon

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Post by crow » September 15th, 2020, 1:45 pm

A Mora Knife or a hand forged antler handled knife a guy in our muzzleloader club used to make and sell

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Post by 935 » September 15th, 2020, 2:07 pm

Since it's deer season Buck 110 with finger grooves.
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Post by DD » September 15th, 2020, 3:05 pm

Morakinv Companion, $12.98 on Amazon right now.
Best knife for money. I buy 2 or 3 when their on sale, have them everywhere.
Carbon steel with Scandinavia grind,..can’t beat them for the price.

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Post by WV Ridge Reaper » September 15th, 2020, 4:35 pm

davisd9 wrote:Havalon
Didn’t know there was anything else !!!


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Post by hookedspur » September 15th, 2020, 5:09 pm

I’m probably going to catch it over this but,,,,
I don’t like the smaller Havalons because the frame that holds the blades in are to long and big,gets in the way of cutting stuff...
Their filet knife is ok kinda.

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Post by paboxcall » September 15th, 2020, 5:25 pm

I have and use a Havalon. It is terrifyingly sharp.

My favorite though is a Case Mini Finn hunter fixed blade. Perfect size for nearly all tasks spring or fall.

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Post by Jbird22 » September 15th, 2020, 7:35 pm

Knives are like guns and turkey calls, I'm glad I don't have to pick just one.

hookedspur, I agree on the Havalon. I don't have much use for it outside of caping euro mounts. For skinning, I prefer a Gerber Gator II or Outdoor Edge Dark Timber Combo/Swing Blaze.

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Post by CamoMan4025 » September 15th, 2020, 9:28 pm

I got this one last year and so far I like it. I won't go without a gut hook.

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Post by decoykrvr » September 15th, 2020, 10:12 pm

I have a fascination w/knives which goes back to my days in the Boy Scouts and have a lot of custom hand-made blades and knives, but I never go into the woods or backcountry without a Victorinox Hunter in my pack. Any of the Hunter versions contain a main locking blade, a gut-hook, a saw, and depending on the knife, a bottle opener, a can opener, wire stripper, tweezers, etc. A single blade knife is great, but at some time the blade will be used/abused for a task best accomplished by another tool designed expressly for that job. When I get my dressed deer/elk home, I have access to a myriad assortment of speciality knives and saws to process the game, but in the field I carry my pocket sized Victorinox and one of the small/short handled Gerber/Fiskars hatchets honed to a very sharp edge. As an aside, if you ever get access to a Cold Steel Canadian Belt Hunter which is a very affordable poly-handled stainless blade w/ a nylon sheath which will hold a razor edge/ Buy It!

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Post by hoobilly » September 15th, 2020, 11:04 pm

I’m liking what I read on the Diamond blade Summit
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Post by ICDEDTURKES » September 15th, 2020, 11:38 pm

Mora high carbon isnt pretty gets super sharp fast. I don't cry losing a ten dollar knife

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Re: Speaking of knives

Post by howl » September 16th, 2020, 9:38 am

Spyderco Bill Moran has been on me more often than not since about '07. Haven't had to finish a gobbler with it since switching to TSS.

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Post by hoobilly » September 16th, 2020, 11:27 am

ICDEDTURKES wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:38 pm
Mora high carbon isnt pretty gets super sharp fast. I don't cry losing a ten dollar knife
I’ve been wanting to buy one of those. I like the handle on them
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Post by hoobilly » September 16th, 2020, 11:28 am

howl wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 9:38 am
Spyderco Bill Moran has been on me more often than not since about '07. Haven't had to finish a gobbler with it since switching to TSS.
:LMAO:
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Post by HunterGKS » September 16th, 2020, 3:13 pm

I have been carrying the same BuckLite folder since it came to commemorate Desert Storm.

It is brown camo as is cordura belt carrying case. I can't even begin to count how
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Re: Speaking of knives

Post by gaswamp » September 17th, 2020, 6:39 pm

you guys that like havalon what are the reasons?

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Post by turkyjoe » September 17th, 2020, 6:56 pm

I love my case trapper floding knife I've had it 30 years blade is still super sharp.

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Re: Speaking of knives

Post by devastator » September 17th, 2020, 7:41 pm

The ones I use every day at work,see ya later sharp!!!
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Re: Speaking of knives

Post by hoobilly » September 17th, 2020, 8:54 pm

devastator wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 7:41 pm
The ones I use every day at work,see ya later sharp!!!
Carbon steel???
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Re: Speaking of knives

Post by firedup » September 17th, 2020, 9:35 pm

Have a bunch of knives. Alot of them handmade and used for special purposes. But for overall utility I am another Mora fan. Just cant beat em.

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Re: Speaking of knives

Post by WV Ridge Reaper » September 17th, 2020, 10:41 pm

gaswamp wrote:you guys that like havalon what are the reasons?
Compact size,super super sharp,east of blade change..I carry the knife and one extra blade in my vest at all times


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Re: Speaking of knives

Post by gaswamp » September 18th, 2020, 7:04 am

how long does the blade last

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