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Fleshing knife #7108230
12/27/20 09:47 PM
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Are they all created equal? Do they all preform equal? What would be a good choice?

Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108237
12/27/20 09:51 PM
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Swords Creek, VA
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I have a post and a Lee Steimeyer. Both are great fleshers but I really like the one I got from Lee. Don't do like I did and buy a cheap one. Do yourself a favor and buy a quality flesher the first time. Eric

Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108241
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Lee Steinmeyer.

Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108248
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Thanks Eric that was my plan. What about a fleshing board homemade?

Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108259
12/27/20 10:02 PM
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No they do not but most i think depend on the person using them as you will see from the answers you get i've made a bunch bought a couple my preference is the large one from Lee Steinmeyer i like the size the angle of the handles the way it lays flat on the hide and its pretty enough to hang on the wall with a tanned beaver


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Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108282
12/27/20 10:13 PM
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Rodney,Ohio
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They arent. Metal qualities are different, edge profiles are different, curve of the blade are different, handles are different, etc.

Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108290
12/27/20 10:17 PM
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Fingerlakes New York
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Im using a necker. Not really anything wrong with it for the little fur I use it on, Ill be upgrading to one of Lees


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Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108402
12/27/20 11:01 PM
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I started with a necker 600 but then up graded to a Lee Steinmeyer knife. Lee's knife on the sharp side is super sharp be careful when starting out with it. Don't ask my why? lol


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Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108412
12/27/20 11:03 PM
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Lee makes the best knife out there. I own 2 of his, the original one and one of his little ones. I prefer the little one, fits me better. IMO, don't waste your money on a Necker.

Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108517
12/28/20 12:01 AM
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Another vote for Lee. Quality product!


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Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108642
12/28/20 02:03 AM
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Does anyone other than Lee sell his fleshing blades? I see on his site they are closed for trapping season. I use a Necker 600, but have been thinking about another one and would like to see what Lee's Blades look like.

Garry-


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Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108653
12/28/20 02:45 AM
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I guess I have a different opinion than most. I say get something modest and learn and get some experience. You might not enjoy putting up fur at all. A thousand dollar knife won't make anyone an instant expert.

Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108655
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Here is what I use. No reason to ever change. [Linked Image]


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Re: Fleshing knife [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7108766
12/28/20 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by TurkeyWrangler
I guess I have a different opinion than most. I say get something modest and learn and get some experience. You might not enjoy putting up fur at all. A thousand dollar knife won't make anyone an instant expert.



Thats true but you're gonna have to relearn how to flesh going from a bad knife to a good one. Youll get into bad habits with the bad knife that youll have to train yourself back out of when you upgrade. Plus youll save a lot more frustration starting out with something good.

Re: Fleshing knife [Re: nate] #7108837
12/28/20 10:00 AM
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Steel makes a BIG difference. Post for me. That is why I sell them.

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