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Old 08-01-2006, 02:40 PM
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Do gut hook knives really work??
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:56 PM
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I don't like them, that's just my opinion though.

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Old 08-01-2006, 04:44 PM
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While I don't actually have a gut hook knife, my uncle does and he swaers by them. I havea gut hook on my knife and it works okay. I wouldn't geta new one just for a gut hook though.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:46 PM
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I dont really see the point. aint nothin you cant do with a regular knife


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Old 08-01-2006, 05:15 PM
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I like mine , it really speeds things up .
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Old 08-01-2006, 06:05 PM
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I have found that they work amazingly well on immature deer and just ok on an old mature buck. Older deer have thicker skin and the hook doesn't cut as well as with yearlings and such. But I still like mine and will continue using it. No matter what, they save time and are simple to use. I find that they will prevent you from cutting your two fingers off if nothing else.
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Old 08-01-2006, 06:13 PM
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I like mine. I usually do 2 passes to open up a deer. First passI just unzip the skin. The second pass, I unzip the body cavity.Young deer I do in just one pass. I find it much easier and faster than a conventional knife.

I'm surprised most on here don't like them.
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Old 08-01-2006, 06:35 PM
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I bought a Spyderco Impala with a gut hook last year and really like it. It does what it is supposed to do very well and does make "unzipping" easier.
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:09 PM
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I'm still trying to figure out a good method of sharpening the hook. I've tried a large chain saw file and Dremel, but I guess I need a special made sharpener. They are handy IMHO.
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:00 PM
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I dont really see the point. aint nothin you cant do with a regular knife


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Ditto. How long does it take to make one cut with a drop point? Not long enough to warrent going out to get a special knife IMHO.
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