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#6233459 - 02/29/12 Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game..
wildchild2010 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 549
So what do you like to use for your field dressing Big Game.

See a lot of people using the Puukko, Buck Knives Paklite, Buck 119, Havalon, Becker has the BK14 like the ESEE Izula.

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#6233734 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: wildchild2010]
dye7barrel Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 2227
Loc: Washington
The sharpest knife I have at that particular time. Varies from time to time but partial to buck knives in general.

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#6233753 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: dye7barrel]
Ralphie Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 1664
Loc: NW Wyoming
Havalon, cutco, or my knife I got from Nimrod 1949.

The havalons are the berries for caping.

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#6233766 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Ralphie]
JGRaider Offline
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Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 14593
Loc: W. Texas
I use Puma for general gutting and skinning. Without a doubt the best caping blade I've ever used is the Havalon, like Ralphie said.
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#6233798 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: JGRaider]
Blackheart Offline
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Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 5052
I generally use an Uncle Henry LB-7 or Buck 110 for field dressing and skinning and a Gransfors Bruks hunters axe for quartering.

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#6233856 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Blackheart]
Killertraylor Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3039
Loc: Warren, OR
I've got well over 30 Ingrams, May's and Winstons...and I use a Havalon. Can't beat a disposable scalpel blade at $5 a dozen for this task.

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#6233885 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Killertraylor]
Jordan Smith Offline
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Registered: 03/30/06
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Loc: Calgary, AB, Canada
Cutco, Fallkniven F1, and possibly the Dozier that I just got as a gift from a friend, but I haven't tried that one yet.
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#6233918 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Killertraylor]
kawi Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 2303
Slow down son young bull old bull! It is fare from hunting season. For skinning I like the Alaska muckrat. Next month caping. You have five months tied up there.


Edited by kawi (02/29/12)

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#6233942 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: kawi]
Tom264 Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 12/19/06
Posts: 21635
Loc: above you.....
I really really like my KOA's
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#6233959 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Tom264]
Blackheart Offline
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Posts: 5052
Originally Posted By: Tom264
I really really like my KOA's
Ain't that a campground ?

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#6233966 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: kawi]
kawi Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 2303
Yes five we forgot gutting and please tell me you don't have micro sizzers to cut the tag out. Knotch them on the hoof.


Edited by kawi (02/29/12)

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#6234090 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: kawi]
wildchild2010 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 549
I use the Mora 511, Helle Puukko 3-1/8 blade, ULA most of the time.

I was thinking of picking up a Becker BK14, Buck Paklite skinner.

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#6234198 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: wildchild2010]
GrosVentreGeorge Offline
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Registered: 09/28/07
Posts: 496
Loc: Dodson, MT
I use a KOA Alpha Wolf that I absolutely love. Had it for three seasons now and I usually end up gutting everyone's kill with it as well. I also carry a Sagen hand saw with me while hunting for rib cages and pelvises. In the truck I keep a buck hatchet and SOG folding camp saw just in case.
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#6234446 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Blackheart]
Tom264 Offline
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Registered: 12/19/06
Posts: 21635
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Originally Posted By: Blackheart
Originally Posted By: Tom264
I really really like my KOA's
Ain't that a campground ?
Knives of Alaska.
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#6234451 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Tom264]
hotsoup Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 5471
buck 110 folding hunter.

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#6234587 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: hotsoup]
Maverick940 Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 1970
Loc: Alaska
In terms turning large terrestrial wildlife into manageable salvaged portions, I use a pointed three-inch blade sheath knife and a curved four-inch blade skinner, both created by Knives of Alaska. However, when it comes to moose, I also incorporate an Estwing axe for only two practical applications. And, I also deploy a Wyoming saw for cutting through skull plates of smaller big game animals. That's it.

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#6234670 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: wildchild2010]
prairie dog shooter Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 8339
Loc: Texas
Custom skinner I use for skinning and field dressing.


Dewalt saw I use to quarter hogs. (change blades to a tree pruning blade)


And these for processing.
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#6235337 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: GrosVentreGeorge]
wildchild2010 Offline
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Originally Posted By: GrosVentreGeorge
I use a KOA Alpha Wolf that I absolutely love. Had it for three seasons now and I usually end up gutting everyone's kill with it as well. I also carry a Sagen hand saw with me while hunting for rib cages and pelvises. In the truck I keep a buck hatchet and SOG folding camp saw just in case.
How does KOA Alpha Wolf hold an edge and is it hard to sharpen with the D2 steel?

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#6235431 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: wildchild2010]
Mauser_Hunter Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 09/28/11
Posts: 4195
Loc: Colorado
Been using a Buck 110 forever, but I have thought of getting a Havalon.

Which model Havalon are you guys using? I do gutless and boning on the kill sight. I think the bigger Havalon would be better for me. Barracutta is it?
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#6236153 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Mauser_Hunter]
dvdegeorge Offline
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Registered: 10/29/04
Posts: 17366
Loc: Western N.Y.
Can't beat Gene Ingram's wares for gutting and skinning
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#6237569 - 03/01/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Mauser_Hunter]
wildchild2010 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 549
Originally Posted By: Mauser_Hunter
Been using a Buck 110 forever, but I have thought of getting a Havalon.

Which model Havalon are you guys using? I do gutless and boning on the kill sight. I think the bigger Havalon would be better for me. Barracutta is it?
Havalon I have both, one that takes the #60 is longer than the #22,#22 blade is great smaller blade and rounded edge.


Edited by wildchild2010 (03/01/12)

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#6239744 - 03/01/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: wildchild2010]
LarryfromBend Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 425
Loc: NC Montana

This has been my favorite for the last 20 years. It was one of the earlier ATS-34 blades of which I became aware. It fits my hand and the blade shape is "just right" for a combination field dressing and skinning tool.


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#6239884 - 03/01/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: LarryfromBend]
Ackleyfan Offline
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Registered: 03/10/02
Posts: 6355
I use Ingrams and a wyoming saw, but have been looking at the Havalons!

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#6241697 - 03/02/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Ackleyfan]
MILES58 Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 3378
Loc: Minnesota
I use a KOA Jaeger Hunter for gutting and quartering. I use a Sabatier boning knife for boning it out, and for most of the butchering I use a Chicago Cutlery 6.5 inch santoku. When I slice up jerkey meat I bought a Shun Nakiri that's just perfect for the job. It's like a cross between a straight razor and a cleaver and it never gets dull.

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