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Gut Hook

Old 07-17-2005, 07:31 PM
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I have been looking at deer knives, and I came across the Gut Hook knives. I was wonderingwho uses them, andis having the"gut hook"really worth it, or does it get caught up on other parts while butchering etc.?

Here are a couple that I found at the Gerber website:

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Old 07-17-2005, 09:17 PM
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i have a schrade with a gut hook and a wyoming knife. i think the gut hook is very helpful. i have yet to have a problem with it getting in the way. i would recommend that if you do get one with the open hook that you be careful while you are cutting connective tissue in the body cavity. with the wyoming knife you don't have to worry about the gut hook catching on anything, but you are restricted to a shorter cutting blade.
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:57 PM
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Some people are messy and need the Gut hook knife, Since I've doing it for over 40 years I don't need it.
I have a 4" Vitorinox butcher knife that I place a deer antler handle on, that is razor sharp, and just a touch of the sharpening steel is all it needs, I cape deer and hogs with it, my total cost $4.00 plus my labor to build the removable handle, when it gets beyond thin from sharpening,I just get another blade.
a blade should last you several years.

I use these knives commercially in my taxidermyshop.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the replies, keep them coming. I will take a look at those knives.
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:04 PM
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My brother bought me one for a gift. I love it! It will open the belly of a deer in 5 seconds with no using fingers to hold the incision. Just saves time and you don't even have to think about it, like zipping up your jeans.
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:46 PM
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Can you post a pic of the knife you described. I 'm trying to picture it. It sounds interesting.

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