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Tools - Favorite Skinning Knives #1631545
12/03/09 10:44 AM
12/03/09 10:44 AM
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Upstate,NY
Redbonechick Offline OP
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Ok guys I know that this is just based on preference and everyone skins a bit different but, I am trying to decide what style to get I want to buy a high quality for all critters.I am looking for one or a few knives that you wouldnt live without in your trap shed?


Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: Redbonechick] #1631550
12/03/09 10:51 AM
12/03/09 10:51 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
I have a 3 blade "Old Timer". Cuts everytime I want it to and even sometimes when I don't.


-Goofy-
Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: HobbieTrapper] #1631554
12/03/09 10:55 AM
12/03/09 10:55 AM
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Posts: 2,221
Montana
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Montana
I will agree with the Old Timer, I have the 2 bladed Improved Muskrat model. Make sure it is one of the old Made in U.S.A. ones the newer imported ones are junk and don't stay sharp like the old models.

Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: grumpyoldman] #1631556
12/03/09 10:57 AM
12/03/09 10:57 AM
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West Central,Indiana
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West Central,Indiana
Outdoor Edge caping knife..

Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: Ridgerunner] #1631561
12/03/09 11:01 AM
12/03/09 11:01 AM
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Missouri
Coonduster Offline
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Missouri
An old pocket knife ive carried for 3 years


Killed-
Coyote-1
Squirrels-24

Trapped-
Coon-37
Muskrats-1
Beaver-1
Otter-2
Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: grumpyoldman] #1631882
12/03/09 02:11 PM
12/03/09 02:11 PM
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Oregon
Ole Hawkeye Offline
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Oregon
Originally Posted By: grumpyoldman
I will agree with the Old Timer, I have the 2 bladed Improved Muskrat model. Make sure it is one of the old Made in U.S.A. ones the newer imported ones are junk and don't stay sharp like the old models.


x2.

I've got a fillet knife I sometimes use and I've tried a lot of different knives, expensive ones like the Buck Skinner and cheap Imperials, but the Old Timer is my work horse.


It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, but only 3 for a proper trigger squeeze.
Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: Ole Hawkeye] #1631903
12/03/09 02:27 PM
12/03/09 02:27 PM
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Vancouver, WA
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Vancouver, WA
Anyone tried these knives? They use replaceable scalpel blades.
Havalon Piranta


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Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: VantuckyKain] #1631915
12/03/09 02:33 PM
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louisiana
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Ill agree with the american made old timers and if anyone is looking for one pm me Iv got a line on some of them


Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: VantuckyKain] #1631935
12/03/09 02:42 PM
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southwest Wyoming
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southwest Wyoming
Originally Posted By: VantuckyKain
Anyone tried these knives? They use replaceable scalpel blades.
Havalon Piranta

Thats all I use!Even good for quartering elk. Look out, some blades are junk, and everyone you know will want one,maybe a good x-mas gift!


If you dont try, you will never know
Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: Kirk] #1631937
12/03/09 02:43 PM
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Vancouver, WA
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Vancouver, WA
I have an Shrade Old timer Sharp finger that I use for everything. Skinned an entire deer with no sharpening. Cleaned and sharpened it and did a lot of the butchering with it. Always with me in the field. My was a hand me down from my dad but you can still find some American made ones out there. They are getting harder to find though.

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Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: VantuckyKain] #1631971
12/03/09 02:58 PM
12/03/09 02:58 PM
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South Lyon, MI
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This is what I have, it works well on everything, and it's very sharp.

Skinning Knife

I don't take it in the field, I only use it at home skinning, but does a great job.



I just find the pic amusing now... lol
Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: upstateNY] #1631984
12/03/09 03:06 PM
12/03/09 03:06 PM

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The Old timer is great and I keep one in my pocket when in the field. My favorite knife in the shop is the cheapest costing knife I've purchased. Got it from Minnesota Trapline Products. It is the black handled skinning knife they carry for less than 10 bucks.

Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: ] #1632153
12/03/09 04:59 PM
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My wonderful wife is great at picking up subtle hints and bought me a Dunn Small Skinner for Christmas a few years back. Best blade I've ever owned, and my kid will use it long after I'm gone.



Husker

Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: ] #1632201
12/03/09 05:25 PM
12/03/09 05:25 PM
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Upstate,NY
Redbonechick Offline OP
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Upstate,NY
Wow those dunn knives are pretty:) Thanks for all of the recommendations now i will have to do some shopping.

Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: Redbonechick] #1632213
12/03/09 05:29 PM
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What Husker said... Dunns. It's all I use except for a serrated pelter on coon heads.

Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: coop] #1632224
12/03/09 05:35 PM
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Beaver Bayou MN
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Hooked blade utility knife.


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Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: Mike Kelly] #1632247
12/03/09 05:46 PM
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SW Alaska
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I have the Dunn full skinner and have done a couple hundred beaver with ti and love it. I clean skin so I am really using the thing. I recently noticed a crack in the blade after finishing up with 50 beaver. I called them up sent it in and within two weeks I had a brand new one. I can't wait to use.
My favorite beaver knife though is actually a Gerber Flayer problem is they are no longer made and hard to find. When you do find one in good shape be ready to pay a premium price


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Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: otterman] #1632420
12/03/09 07:12 PM
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Alabama/ SE Wisconsin
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I skin with my pocket knife(old timer)everything but beaver. I have a homemade knife for beaver made from the blade of a pipe cutter...i have pics i think...shane


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Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: shanemoss] #1632434
12/03/09 07:17 PM
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Cleveland IL
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Cleveland IL
A little black plastic Gerber with a finger slot in it.I got it for getting a 4 year subscription to the trapper and predator caller about 12 years ago.


You only live once, so get over it!

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Re: Favorite Skinning Knives [Re: muddyriverdogz] #1632509
12/03/09 07:59 PM
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SE Oklahoma
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SE Oklahoma
Case Trapper!

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