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Fleshing Knife #6658268
11/05/19 09:12 PM
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Hey guys,
I am in the need of a new fleshing knife. Ill be honest, I currently am using a machete to flesh my furs haha. I dont do any big animals like beaver, but only trap muskrats, coons, and canines. I have looked at the necker but $80 is a bit pricey. I understand you get what you pay for, but any suggestions would be great!
Thanks!

In Jesus,
Jonny

Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658290
11/05/19 09:28 PM
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I have fleshing knives made by Tman member Lee Steinmeyer and can highly recommend them. It's trapping season though so I don't know his schedule. Send him a PM if your interested.

His website:

L & P Trapline Supply


Eh...wot?

Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658291
11/05/19 09:29 PM
11/05/19 09:29 PM
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i have been using a wiebe elite. Its great. I got it from bogmaster on here. I forget what i paid for it it was less than 80 though. You dont have to spend a fortune to get a good one but it sure isnt something you want to cheap out on.


"If you're gonna be stupid you better be tough"
Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658341
11/05/19 10:27 PM
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Been using a Necker for 26 plus years. Bobcat, Coyotes, Fox, beaver, coon, skunks, badger etc. Still a good tool. Good tools don't cost they pay. My old man taught me that. I don't even remember what I paid for the Necker but if you divide it over the years use it would be pretty reasonable plus I will probably pass it down to a grandson in a few years.


"Western SD Fur Harvesters" SDTA, NTA and life member of NRA. Cancer survivor and still fighting it.
Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658347
11/05/19 10:37 PM
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I bought a green English knife and I love it!


Just happy to be here.
Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Larry Bowden] #6658348
11/05/19 10:38 PM
11/05/19 10:38 PM
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80$ for a necker? I'm hoping that's Amazon's price(never buy Trapping supplies from Amazon as your just paying a 15-20% tax to Amazon for what they charge third party sellers).After shipping perhaps but I wouldn't spend that on a necker.

Originally Posted by Larry Bowden
Been using a Necker for 26 plus years. Bobcat, Coyotes, Fox, beaver, coon, skunks, badger etc. Still a good tool. Good tools don't cost they pay. My old man taught me that. I don't even remember what I paid for the Necker but if you divide it over the years use it would be pretty reasonable plus I will probably pass it down to a grandson in a few years.


Do you have the 500? Completely different knife than today's 600 as far as quality.

Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658426
11/06/19 05:18 AM
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I love my post

Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658435
11/06/19 05:47 AM
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you won't find a better made, prettier one than Lee Steinmeyer's knives.


"We didn't come all the way out here just to 'feel them on the line.' "
Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658441
11/06/19 05:53 AM
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I have a big green. I just trap coons and it works just fine. I believe I ordered it from Minnesota snares.

Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658462
11/06/19 06:31 AM
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If you can find buy a Zeph

Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658464
11/06/19 06:32 AM
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SniperBBB, I don't know the model number. I think there was only one Necker fleshing knife at that time. I know I bought it at least 26 years ago and I have probably used it more than the average trapper would. I have not seen the newer models.


"Western SD Fur Harvesters" SDTA, NTA and life member of NRA. Cancer survivor and still fighting it.
Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658468
11/06/19 06:40 AM
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Probably the original 500 then. The newer models are not much better than the $20 cheapos.

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Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6658476
11/06/19 06:54 AM
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Christmas is coming. Ask for a Post. The best I have ever used. You will not be disappointed.


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Be the sheepdog.
Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6659136
11/06/19 08:06 PM
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Caribou.


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Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6659170
11/06/19 08:50 PM
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I have a Post, but i purchased one of Lee's knives at the VA trappers convention and cant wait to put it to use. Eric

Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6659384
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Thank you all so much for all the input! I really appreciate it! I am looking forward to season!

Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6659522
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I have a cheap one. Do not buy a cheap one. The machete you use is likely better than the fleshing knife that I have. I have used a post fleshing knife that a friend had and that is what I will be buying with my first fur check this year. I forgot all about my lack of a good knife when buying trapping supplies this year and am currently suffering because of it. Coon Creek outdoors has a good video on youtube going through the different types of fleshing knives. It is pretty informative on each brand and design.


2019 to date 20 Coon (2 released), 11 Muskrat, 3 cottontails, 1 Beaver, 4 Skunk, 1 Mink, 1 Coyote
Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6659526
11/07/19 10:14 AM
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Don't be embarrassed about using your machete if it works for you..I have one of the real cheap knives here haven't used in many many years..When I first started concentrating on coon I made myself a knife from an old lawn mower blade..Used it for several years. Still have it haven't used it in long time.
Not sure how many years ago it was now I bought a Necker..I've used it ever since the others hang on nail on wall..They were all the rage at the time so I'm guessing from what I've heard their not as good now??? But for the money I paid the one I have has worked for me.

Mac


"Never Forget Which Way Is Up"

Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6659536
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I have a steinmeyer that I haven't used yet also a necker that I just traded for both will work well im sure but neither will ever see the amount of fur that I put up with an old drawknife and hog scraper


olden tyred
Re: Fleshing Knife [Re: Jonny8040] #6659596
11/07/19 11:41 AM
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Used a old draw knife for a very, very long time, then finally ponied up and bought a Knecker. I like having a sharp and a dull side. 20ish years worth of using it every year, and have no complaints other than I wish the handles didn't get so slippery LOL


Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure

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