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Discussion in 'Knives/Cutlery' started by FortyXDM, Sep 27, 2020.
Show your best skinning knife....The time nears......
To skin deer I just use an Old Hickory butcher knife
I use an Alaskan Ulu similar to this one. https://www.google.com/search?q=Ala...ndroid-verizon&prmd=sivn#imgrc=tUiP2iTd6CL3bM
I've shared this one before, but it's a home made knife that I made from an old table saw blade. It's not used for butchering, only skinning.
Ulu is good all around for skinning and chopping.
Never used it yet but this is a Russell/Green River Knife made from a blade by a acquaintance of mine along with the sheath.
He had about a half dozen or so on consignment at a local gun shop.
Very sharp and a great heavy duty leather sheath.
Yup. I've got 3 actually. I use the smallest for skinning so I don't damage the meat or hide. The other 2 I use as needed for chopping meat, herbs or anything else I think they'll work better on than a traditional knife.
I have more expensive knives, newer knives and some better suited to fine work but this old pelter always finds its way into my kit. I saved up and bought it when I was 15. I don't recall the price but it was steep for me in those days. We have been on many hunting trips and dressed a fair number of animals. I guess I'd have to call it my best skinner because it always shows up. It will take and hold a nice edge.
here are some knives I made out of a sawmill band saw blade. the skinner with the gut hook (upper right) is the one I have been using for the last 20 or so years.
That's an Old Timer Sharpfinger, made by Schrade. If they are in made in the USA, good condition with the original sheath, they can still be valued over $100. The new ones can be found between $12 - $21, and have been made in China since about 2007, after Schrade & Camillus knife company closed their business.
I also bought one as my 1st hunting knife, probably back in the late 70's or early 80's. I lost the sheath somewhere along the line, but the knife is still in good shape.
I did put some 3000 grit automotive sandpaper on my jitterbug sander, and that put a nice shine back on my blade.
I normally use a 4" Rapala fillet knife to get the hide started, then I use paper towels to get a grip & just pull the hide off.
Thanks. I shall try that.
Nice Sharpfinger! Recall when you could get one for free with an Outdoor Life subscription a long time back. Great looking knife and very useful
What is the blade length of this knife......
It overall length is about 8" with a 4" blade. A couple of hours of work in the garage with mostly scrap materials. I'm content with my first try at making something like this.
I just slice a hole in top of the hide and use that to pull on. You probably wouldn't want to cut a hole if you're going to get it tanned.
For most work on deer i use a Sharpfinger or a 4" fillet knife
That's fantastic rocket. First one?