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Second try #7835285
04/01/23 09:26 AM
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Black dogs Offline OP
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Well hereís round two. Let er rip!

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Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7835380
04/01/23 11:14 AM
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Looks good.

Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7835493
04/01/23 01:19 PM
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Looks a lot better.

Let It dry and if you have any areas that don't dry you can take the dull side of a knife and scrap off that scab that forms over the fat deposit. Then you can scrap off that fatty area. One of those paint scrappers with that curved blade work good for removing those fat deposits.


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Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7835570
04/01/23 02:23 PM
04/01/23 02:23 PM
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I agree with the Beav, it's as much better put up. A better tool for scraping fat spots IMO is a stirrup style small pelt scrapper.
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Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7835697
04/01/23 05:13 PM
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That would be a better tool but I figured the paint scrapper would be more accessible at the nearest hardware store.


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Re: Second try [Re: The Beav] #7835819
04/01/23 07:55 PM
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Iím not opposed to buys anything that helps out and puts up a better product. Actually I think post makes one as well

Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7835852
04/01/23 08:47 PM
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Definite improvement over the first one. A few more and you'll look like a pro.

Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7836206
04/02/23 09:30 AM
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Black dogs, I flesh otter same as a coon, cut the neck push the rest, with the exception of the tail.

Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7836375
04/02/23 12:52 PM
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Thanks, unfortunately I donít have any local pros to mentor me, which isnít a good excuse but it is helpful to have someone around for the doís and donít. Luckily I still have this place with some good honest feedback. Thanks again fellas!

Re: Second try [Re: newfox1] #7836377
04/02/23 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by newfox1
Black dogs, I flesh otter same as a coon, cut the neck push the rest, with the exception of the tail.


Man, I havenít found much on annotter yet that you can push with a dull sideÖÖÖ maybe Iím missing something yet again

Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7836462
04/02/23 02:42 PM
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I rarely ever touch an otter with the sharp side of my fleshing knife. I do use a regular sharp knife around the face and ears and sometimes score the fat on the tail. I might use the sharp side on the neck/shoulder gristle on a big tough one but nowhere else.

But to do that, the back side of the knife needs to be able to bite into the membrane to push it. If the back is too rounded on the front edge, it will just ride over the membrane instead to grabbing it. My Necker would not bite well at all but once I cut the membrane and got under it, the dull side would push it fairly well.

The back side of my Steinmeyer flesher is not sharp but it has a very narrow flat edge with little to no rounding of the leading edge. It bites the membrane and starts rolling it up instead of riding up over it. Make a huge difference IMO.


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Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7836624
04/02/23 06:17 PM
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I take a file to the dull side of my Necker and square up the edges. This really helps when it comes to pushing fat and gristle.
A friend of mine just loaned me his Steinmeyer knife now I can see what all the hype Is all about. He also left me 10 green skinned beaver to practice on. LOL


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Re: Second try [Re: The Beav] #7836632
04/02/23 06:26 PM
04/02/23 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by The Beav
I take a file to the dull side of my Necker and square up the edges. This really helps when it comes to pushing fat and gristle.
A friend of mine just loaned me his Steinmeyer knife now I can see what all the hype Is all about. He also left me 10 green skinned beaver to practice on. LOL

So Beav was FINALLY taught something? Lol


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Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7836676
04/02/23 07:29 PM
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Winter otters with fat under the saddle flesh nice on a beam.
I use a hide rake to rip off the saddles and score up the neck grissel on the ones with no fat.

Last edited by Boco; 04/02/23 07:30 PM.

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Re: Second try [Re: Yukon John] #7836708
04/02/23 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Yukon John
Originally Posted by The Beav
I take a file to the dull side of my Necker and square up the edges. This really helps when it comes to pushing fat and gristle.
A friend of mine just loaned me his Steinmeyer knife now I can see what all the hype Is all about. He also left me 10 green skinned beaver to practice on. LOL

So Beav was FINALLY taught something? Lol


It's just common sense Round edges don't dig In Just like rounded jaw edges cause less foot damage.

But I learned that from one of NAFAs videos.


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Re: Second try [Re: Boco] #7836974
04/03/23 06:32 AM
04/03/23 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Winter otters with fat under the saddle flesh nice on a beam.
I use a hide rake to rip off the saddles and score up the neck grissel on the ones with no fat.


What is a hide rake?

Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7837148
04/03/23 10:59 AM
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A scraper with teeth.


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Re: Second try [Re: Black dogs] #7837156
04/03/23 11:05 AM
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I use my sharp side on otter a good bit, but I am very comfortable with my knife. I don't like pushing hard with the dull side on an otter or continually going over the same spot. My fear is that by making repeated motions with a lot of force I'll singe an area.

Using my sharp side and fleshing them like a beaver I rarely pass over the same spot twice. I push the sensitive areas like under the front legs. Haven't had one singe yet (knock on wood)...


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