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Offline elkmtngear

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Re: Need some new field care tools
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2016, 09:56:33 AM »
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I had the serrated blade and did not like it one bit

Other than not being able to sharpen, the serrations cut the hair instead of parting the hair and then cutting hide.
I used it once to gut an elk and had hair everywhere!

Yep!  For skinning especially...I need something I can  get razor sharp...not something that \"snags\" every time I try to \"pull and slice\".

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Re: Need some new field care tools
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2016, 10:54:54 AM »
Aaron, it could\'ve been a Kershaw filet knife - they\'re good from what I read.  My butcher uses Victorinox I believe - hard plastic, white handle.

I doubt many folks carry or bring along a knife like that but would be a blessing at home if you\'re cutting any up yourself.

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Re: Need some new field care tools
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2016, 11:42:50 AM »
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 My butcher uses Victorinox I believe - hard plastic, white handle.


I use Victorinox knives to do my deboning and steak slicing at home. Good knives that came from my 7.5 years at a packing house  :D .

In the field my Havalon will remove legs at the joint. Like Bowfreak said after doing 70-100 deer I have learned where to cut.

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Re: Need some new field care tools
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2016, 06:56:28 AM »
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But until I get good at it, id like the option to just cut through it with a saw.

I\'m pretty sure you are making it more difficult with a saw. I\'m trying to picture how I would do that with a saw, and I can say that if the only tool I had was a saw, I don\'t know if I could!

Knives do everything for me except remove a skull plate and cut branches next to the animal.

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Re: Need some new field care tools
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2016, 09:39:40 PM »
i need to get way better at knifeing my way thru a leg joint.  in my world, that is easy the most dangerous move.  i find myself getting frustrated and trying to force it.  great way of killing myself in the wild.
"the enemy of good, is great"  some plastic surgeon said this.

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Re: Need some new field care tools
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2016, 12:40:32 PM »
It\'s really easy. I figured there would be a YouTube video but I couldn\'t find one to post.  The front legs are simple.  Feel around on the side for the indent I. The knee and cut around it.  Take your time and continue to flex and cut.  Pretty soon it will open up and you\'re done.  The back legs is way more difficult.  There are 2 knuckles. You want the one closer to the hoof.  Same deal.  Keep cutting until you get it to separate.

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Re: Need some new field care tools
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2016, 01:14:21 PM »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9PD3a8QYkok

Here ya go!   I swear it\'s not that easy but take your time and it\'s doable with a small knife like a havalon.  Just don\'t try to pry with the havalon.

 

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