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#6233459 - 02/28/12 Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game..  
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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 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: wildchild2010]  
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The sharpest knife I have at that particular time. Varies from time to time but partial to buck knives in general.

#6233753 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: dye7barrel]  
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Havalon, cutco, or my knife I got from Nimrod 1949.

The havalons are the berries for caping.

#6233766 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Ralphie]  
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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 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: JGRaider]  
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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 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Blackheart]  
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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.

#6233885 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Killertraylor]  
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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 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Killertraylor]  
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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.

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#6233942 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: kawi]  
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Drawer of first blood. Lol
I really really like my KOA's


#6233959 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Tom264]  
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Originally Posted by Tom264
I really really like my KOA's
Ain't that a campground ?

Bravo

#6233966 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: kawi]  
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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.

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#6234090 - 02/28/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: kawi]  
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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.

#6234198 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: wildchild2010]  
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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]  
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Drawer of first blood. Lol
Originally Posted by Blackheart
Originally Posted by Tom264
I really really like my KOA's
Ain't that a campground ?
Knives of Alaska.


#6234451 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Tom264]  
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buck 110 folding hunter.

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

#6234670 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: wildchild2010]  
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Custom skinner I use for skinning and field dressing.
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Dewalt saw I use to quarter hogs. (change blades to a tree pruning blade)
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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]  
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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?

#6235431 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: wildchild2010]  
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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]  
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Can't beat Gene Ingram's wares for gutting and skinning
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#6237569 - 02/29/12 Re: Favorite skinning, caping, butchering, knives, saws for the field dress game.. [Re: Mauser_Hunter]  
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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.

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