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gut hook or not

Old 03-29-2005, 10:10 PM
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I know that this will probably end up as people reccomending knives like buck and stuff. I am going to get an outdoor edge hunting knife that has a gut hook. It is $50 canadian. take a look at the link and tell me what you think of it.

http://www.outdooredge.com/product_d...D=4&prod_ID=12

or this one

http://www.outdooredge.com/product_d...ID=4&prod_ID=6

thanks and do you prefer gut hooks or not?

thanks you mark
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:39 PM
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i have several and i really like them
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:43 PM
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they are nice to use and help make opening your kill quick and clean.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:02 PM
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gut hooks are nice for a clean dressing job, but i like them for skinning, i can skin right down to the toe nails on a deer. it will cut your skinning time in half.
i owned a game processing plant, all our skinning knives had a gut hook.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:02 PM
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i have several and love them. It's not like they are in the way if you aren't gunna use it, but its always there just in case. Looks like a good knife- go for it.
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:23 AM
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I like a 4 inch Rapala fillet knife best of anything I've ever used.
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:39 AM
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I tried one last year did not like it. Quess I'm set in my ways
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Old 03-30-2005, 04:07 AM
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I have this exact knife in a 3 pack (1) gut hook knife, (1) caping knife, and (1) saw blade. This is the best hunting knife/combo I have ever owned!!! I really would recommend you looking into the combo, when I gut a deer, I use the gut hook to run down the belly and open it up real neat without puncturing the stomach. Then i switch to the caping knife to get inside the chest cavity cut the esophagus, and the membrane off of the ribs.

price ~$75 american
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Old 03-30-2005, 07:26 AM
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The only part about a gut hook is that I have a hard time keeping a good sharp edge on the hook part. Got to be an easy way, other than that it is very handy.
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Old 03-30-2005, 09:48 AM
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Guthooks are awesome! They are fast, and make it so you won't poke a hole in the paunch. I have been using the same one for 15 years and wouldn't trade it for anything! Mine is an ol'timer. You can get one from ll bean for short money, and its guaranteed for life!! All for around $30 or so, which includes the leather case.
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