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Old 01-26-2011, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jrfrmn
Do you hone with a stone or do you use a sharpening stick?
I was raised to use stones- a two sided ancient carborumdum, and a very hard Arkansas for fine touch up. Stones take practice to use well, but it isnt difficult. Sticks usually are only good for touch ups. Actuallly, I seldom need to use the carborundum and only an occaissional swipe or two on the hard stone. The key is to swipe it very frequently.( literally every 5-10 minutes of use).
I do keep a couple diamond sticks a the camp for quick work though, and the little V pocket ceramic hones are also great for touch ups- especially for chores like cleaning pan fish, where they are very convenient.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:47 PM
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www.havalon.com Good luck.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:12 PM
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Mora Knives, the most trusty, durable, and affordable knives around. From 9$ to 60$ each knife is extremely well crafted in Sweeden. My favorite is the 2010 Bushcraft.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:06 AM
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For boning get a boning knife. Victorinox, Henkles, etc can be had for 20 bucks. They work and are easy to steel.
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:59 PM
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Default Best Knife on a Budget

I had a Mora given to me several years ago by my father-in-law. I have used that little knife for just about everything. I've also bought several other Mora knives over the years, never paying more than $25 max. Very good knife and it does everything a good knife should do. I've lost several of them over the years and at the price of about $10, I've never cried over the loss. It's not going to chop wood for ya, or cut through steel. (referring to idgits I see on youtube beating up perfectly good tools by doing things they weren't meant to do, lol.) It'll skin anything ya want to eat though, so good enough for me.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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Helle Harding.

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Great knife. Reasonable price.
Near perfect for all around big game use.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:38 AM
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:05 AM
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I will take a different angle since i came from primarily saltwater fishing into hunting.


Simple, clean and organized kit and the knives work great. Have used them on fishing/ camping trips and helping my father with the deer. Even came with a sharpening stone.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:14 PM
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I use a buck 110 to gut, a buck skinner 103 and a buck pathfinder 105 for skinning. I use a electric knife to cut loins and hams. Smoky mountain knives works is a good place to shop. My grandmother still uses her father's old hickory knives. They are still in good shape the new ones are not as good as the old ones. I have some I bought about 5 years ago and they don't sharpen or stay sharp like the old ones.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by casey012293
Allot of people use regular hunting knives for skinning or gutting. When i killed my elk this year, my buddy laughed at me when i pulled my knife out. He grabbed a new knife he started using this year, havalon knives, and started hacking away at my elk. It was unbelievable how sharp the blade stayed and that if it got dull, he carried replacement blades in his pack. They worked like razor blades (havalon are basically surgical scalpels that are a little thicker than razors), and one blade did (skinned and deboned) my whole elk and skinned the skull.

This is why we started carrying them, it might not be something you are interested in but they are fair priced, blades are cheap for as long as they can be used and it is really nice not to be able to not have to spend a whole night sharpening it. Needless to say, i replaced my heavy knife with one of the new lightweight havalon.

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I carried a Case XX folder for years until I saw a buddy use a Havalon. That sold me on them and that is what I carry. No more sharpening and like noted above, when they get dull it takes less than 30 seconds to put a new blade in it and continue. Mine has the bright orange handle which is a bonus since if I lay it down in the leaves I can find it quickly.

Try one of these and you'll probably never use anything else.
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