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Old January 8th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #1
 
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Your best skinning knife?

I've been using a custom "Beaumont" Bob Legler knife for a couple of seasons with good luck.





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Old January 8th, 2010, 05:37 AM   #2
 
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About 10 years ago my Brother-In-Law gave me a run of the mill, nothing special, inexpensive (read cheap...it is my BIL after all) Remington R-3, two-blade folder. It has a four inch clip point and a saw/guthook combo blade. I have to tell you, it's been one of the handiest pieces of hunting equipment I own. It holds a good edge and fits me pretty well. I think I'll have it for a long time.
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This is my do all and make it all easy hunting knife. It is shaving sharp and holds an edge throughout the whole process. It was made by Jack Sarnik a So. Texas knifemaker and a friend.
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I used a cheap Mora 4" blade knife for many years. Worked fine until I lost it.

Now I use a Case 5" blade. Worked fine. Just gotta be careful opening the belly.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 07:57 AM   #5
 
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Thanks guys!

That's a nice size skinner Terry. Does your friend still make them? Website?
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Old January 8th, 2010, 10:24 AM   #6
 
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Being a knife nut, I like to try out different knives during hunting season. I am also a huge fan of Chris Reeve Knives. This year I tried out the Chris Reeve Skinner known as the "Ubajane". I got it pre-owned but in excellent condition. New they are $295, but I got this one for $210, an real bargain if you know about CRK. I sharpened it up to a hair shaving edge on my spyderco sharpmaker rather easily. I then carried it all through hunting season this past year. I gutted my 2 does with it and skinned both of my deer along with helping to skin my fathers deer as well. So thats gutting 2 deer, skinning 3 deer and it was still arm hair shaving sharp. I was quite surprised. Being a huge CRK fan and knowing of their quality, I was even surprised that it did all this without getting dull. In the past, I have tryed the BUCK Skinner, BUCK Kalinga ( old version ), older schrade knives of different designs. The CRK hands down blew all these others out of the water. If you have the money, I highly recommend this knife. The Chris Reeve Ubajane. The knife is made from One Piece of steel. It has a hollow handle so you may store a firestarter, band aids, etc. ( I have a small victorinox in mine ). The sheath is built like a tank as well. This legendary knife was recently discontinued along with the whole One-Piece Knives line, so if your interested in one, I would not hesitate as when they are gone, there will be no more. Enjoy !!



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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #7
 
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nyfemaker- that is a very interesting knife. Does it balance well? Kool man.
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nyfemaker- that is a very interesting knife. Does it balance well? Kool man.
The knife handles and balances like a charm. For being made from One Piece of steel, its very light due to the hollow handle. Chris Reeve Knives made many different styles, this is just one of their excellent designs.
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The Legler Knives "Beaumont" model is a 3 5/8" blade drop point hunting knife. The current price of a hand crafted Beaumont with hand crafted leather sheath is $136.95. (if ordered as shown)This is not considered "pricey" in the area of handcrafted knives.
Hi Bob, I just perused your entire site. Very impressive.
So many choices. BTW, No, They don't seem to be that expensive. My Benchmade is in that ball park cost wise.
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I have used an Outdoor Edge Hybrid Hunter with good results. It isn't any custom knife, but has a great hollow grind and handy size. Good price TOO!
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I have used an Outdoor Edge Hybrid Hunter with good results. It isn't any custom knife, but has a great hollow grind and handy size. Good price TOO!
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Here's one I made in 2003 using walnut from our yard, cow hoof, and a Helle blade. It has finger grips and an indent for my thumb. The handle is a tapered oval, big, but more comfortable for me than the thin, skinny ones. It's been used many, many times since then. Sorry for the poor pic as it's a scan of an actual photo.

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my best skinning knife

is a coleman fixed blade knife 7 inch blade wood handle and its perfect for skinning bunnies and small game possibly a good gut knife for white tail too. 6 dollars at walmart :P gotta love that store
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