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New fleshing knife opinions #7583485
05/13/22 11:46 PM
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Looking for a new fleshing knife.

I have a Necker 600 now and I do really like it but just canít seem to keep a good edge on it anymore. Iíve had for 10ish years and 3 people have learned how to flesh with it so I think itís getting warn out.

I really like the feel, curve shape, and stiffness of the Necker. I have the Post fleshing knife and that is a great knife for beaver but donít like the flex in it for coon and other critters.

Looking for something similar to the Necker that is just higher quality. So Iím debating between a new Necker 600, Necker 700, or a Freedom Brand knife if anyone as used on of those.
Iíve also looked at the parallel Steinmeyer knife and was wondering how flexible it is compared to the Necker?

Iím really open to any option though so let me know what you all think.

Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583510
05/14/22 05:05 AM
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Go with Lee's parallel. I believe you'll like it better than your necker. Flexing is not an issue


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Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583524
05/14/22 06:18 AM
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I bought one of Mr. Steinmeyer 's at Harrisonburg, VA a few years back.
Fantastic knife and great guy!
Wish I had one 40 years ago, lol.

I started with draw knives, still use them sometimes, and then a progression of other fleshing knives.
Took me a few beaver to get used to Lee"s, but I REALLY like it.
Wish Ida bought two!

Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: Turtledale] #7583532
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Originally Posted by Turtledale
Go with Lee's parallel. I believe you'll like it better than your necker. Flexing is not an issue

This. Lee's knife is probably the most comparable to the Necker, but of better quality.

Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583547
05/14/22 06:55 AM
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Another vote for Lee Steinmeyer 's knives. I wonder if he's still running his free-pelter-with-every-purchase promotion? laugh


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Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583552
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Never tried a Necker but boight one of Lee's last fall and would highly recommend it

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Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583556
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I have Lee's mini knife. Really like it, just fits me better and I have more control. You won't find a better knife, regardless of price.

Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583591
05/14/22 07:34 AM
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Another vote for Mr Steinmeyer. I seriously doubt you can wear one out.


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Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: danny clifton] #7583600
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And another vote

Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583607
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Lee Steinmeyer

Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: Lugnut] #7583629
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
Another vote for Lee Steinmeyer 's knives. I wonder if he's still running his free-pelter-with-every-purchase promotion? laugh


I wonder if I might have gotten one of his last pelters when I bought my knife from him. I really like his T-shirts and coffee mugs too. Who would have thought you'd get so much neat stuff for just buying a fleshing knife???

Lee has nothing but great products and a person can't go wrong dealing with him. He's a great person.


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Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583631
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I was told the pelter was only for the guys he likes..... I didn't get one with my fleshing knife.....

Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583633
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I used a Necker 600 for a few years then went to one of Lee's. Haven't touched my Necker since.


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Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583635
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Leeís are spectacular. Flexing is not a problem.


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Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: bhugo] #7583734
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Originally Posted by bhugo
Leeís are spectacular. Flexing is not a problem.

I've used a lot of fleshers and Lee's are the best designed hands down. I have the short and long parallels, seems my hands like the short best. Now my Knecker is for muskrats and mink.

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Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583791
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Get one of Lee's knifes you will not go wrong


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Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: CTRAPS] #7583793
05/14/22 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by CTRAPS
Originally Posted by Lugnut
Another vote for Lee Steinmeyer 's knives. I wonder if he's still running his free-pelter-with-every-purchase promotion? laugh


I wonder if I might have gotten one of his last pelters when I bought my knife from him. I really like his T-shirts and coffee mugs too. Who would have thought you'd get so much neat stuff for just buying a fleshing knife???

Lee has nothing but great products and a person can't go wrong dealing with him. He's a great person.



Someone is getting put on the" List." with a star or two... LOL

Lee makes a great product

Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583796
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Iím pretty partial to Leeí Little knife. [Linked Image]
Those others donít get used .

Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: FarmerDan] #7583851
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Thanks guys, I'm humbled! Thats a great storage rack, Don! Yall have a great Saturday!


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Re: New fleshing knife opinions [Re: CTRAPS] #7583900
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Originally Posted by CTRAPS
Originally Posted by Lugnut
Another vote for Lee Steinmeyer 's knives. I wonder if he's still running his free-pelter-with-every-purchase promotion? laugh


I wonder if I might have gotten one of his last pelters when I bought my knife from him. I really like his T-shirts and coffee mugs too. Who would have thought you'd get so much neat stuff for just buying a fleshing knife???

Lee has nothing but great products and a person can't go wrong dealing with him. He's a great person.

I got all that free extra stuff too with mine and it wasn't even Christmas! Thanks again Lee!! grin


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