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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by Oldbloke » 04 Oct 2018, 9:35 pm

I think BFS means they make a hand scabbard to hang off your belt. Could but 2 or 3 in it.
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by Crankycant » 04 Oct 2018, 9:53 pm

Green river is a top knife for butchering, I also cut one down for skinning worked a treat. The high carbon in the green river is really good for holding an edge but one must clean and a light oiling after use. That's just my personal preference after working in the skinning room at a game meat abbitoirs for a few years roos, pigs and goat are pretty hard on the best of knives. On the other hand my brother uses a traditional Japanese tanto the steel is hard as nails but holds a razor-sharp edge. What ever you choose remove the factory edge, treat it well and it will serve you flawlessly.
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by bigfellascott » 04 Oct 2018, 9:57 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:
Chronos wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:I just use a butchers boning knife, cost around $20 and works a treat and farrking sharp son of a bitch it is too and keeps a great edge.


Yep, angled boning knife makes easy work where most hunting knives can struggle. You'll need to make some kind of sheath for it which is wasy enough

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A bit of PVC pipe does the job fine. :thumbsup:


Go on.

You have me intrigued Scott, more info please.


There's heaps of vids on youtube on how to make em this one one example. :thumbsup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXSQ8o5nKGc
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by Gaznazdiak » 04 Oct 2018, 10:25 pm

OK, I had the bovine by the testes there.

I couldn't work out how PVC pipe was going to sharpen my knife.

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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by bigfellascott » 04 Oct 2018, 10:47 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:OK, I had the bovine by the testes there.

I couldn't work out how PVC pipe was going to sharpen my knife.

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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by Gaznazdiak » 04 Oct 2018, 10:54 pm

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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by bigrich » 05 Oct 2018, 9:18 am

SCJ429 wrote:I have been using some inexpensive Swedish knives, because I have lost some expensive ones while hunting. Morakniv knives have been excellent and I now have several. Highly recommended.


I had a look at these on Grandbergs website, but everything I liked was not in stock. I think i’ll Give one of these a go when they’ve got more stock. Thanks for the heads up. Cheers
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by Runnymede » 05 Oct 2018, 4:03 pm

Depends what I’m going after, if I’m out after Sambar I will take a knife roll such as Daddybang noted with a boning knife, skinner etc all purchased from butchering supply company for realistic prices ($20 to $30 each knife). Handiest knife I always have on me is a Gerber folding knife with replaceable scalpel type blade, best caping knife ever and just carry spare blades which are cheap then just replace when dull, no sharpening required ever.
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by Bigjobss » 09 Oct 2018, 4:57 pm

Anyone here experienced Victory knives from NZ?

I have nothing but praise for mine
https://www.knifeshopaustralia.com.au/c ... knive.html

Broken down half a dozen deer with it this year and have only touched the steel a couple times, still sharp. I stick to the one knife for field dressing and a scalpel for intricate caping work.
Ive previously used Victorinox and Swibo but neither as good as this one.
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by TBJ » 12 Oct 2018, 7:22 pm

At the moment I've been using a Fallkniven F1z in 3G steel. Works Perfectly for most of my field dressing needs and as my camp knife, I've also got a Fallkniven PHKz for skinning and such, as well as a Fallkniven F2z and an F4z for all my boning and filleting, Fallkniven are on the expensive side but the quality of the knives and also the steel make the purchases worth it to me, my logic buy once cry once. I've also been given a couple Bark River Knives from the states, and they're also awesome knives too and have used them with success I just love my Fallkniven's.
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by HereSkip » 14 Oct 2018, 8:41 pm

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I'm looking at getting these
elk ridge 2 hunting set, good reviews apart from the carry case can be flimsy

and probably buy a decent steel and good to go :friends:
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by Gaznazdiak » 14 Oct 2018, 9:45 pm

That top one looks like a clone of Schrade's "Old Timer", if it's half as good as the original you should be pleased with it.
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by deanp100 » 14 Oct 2018, 9:52 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:That top one looks like a clone of Schrade's "Old Timer", if it's half as good as the original you should be pleased with it.

Everyone should have a sharpfinger.
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by duncan61 » 14 Oct 2018, 10:01 pm

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The local butcher sold me these 3 I already had the case and steel
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by Gaznazdiak » 14 Oct 2018, 10:47 pm

deanp100 wrote:
Gaznazdiak wrote:That top one looks like a clone of Schrade's "Old Timer", if it's half as good as the original you should be pleased with it.

Everyone should have a sharpfinger.


They are good eh?
That one is over 40yo, still as good as day one.
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by deanp100 » 15 Oct 2018, 6:45 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:
deanp100 wrote:
Gaznazdiak wrote:That top one looks like a clone of Schrade's "Old Timer", if it's half as good as the original you should be pleased with it.

Everyone should have a sharpfinger.


They are good eh?
That one is over 40yo, still as good as day one.

I’ve had about a dozen of the things. It usually give them to people as presents as everyone loves them and then I go any buy another. They are timeless.
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by Urastus » 17 Oct 2018, 8:57 am

Bigjobss wrote:Anyone here experienced Victory knives from NZ?

I have nothing but praise for mine
https://www.knifeshopaustralia.com.au/c ... knive.html

Broken down half a dozen deer with it this year and have only touched the steel a couple times, still sharp. I stick to the one knife for field dressing and a scalpel for intricate caping work.
Ive previously used Victorinox and Swibo but neither as good as this one.


Yes, they're an awesome cheap knife. I was using them to fillet salmon professionally.
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Re: best field dressing knife

Post by Urastus » 17 Oct 2018, 9:07 am

If you like your knives, it's hard to watch these guys (dutch bushcraft knives). They torture test anything they get hold of; morakniv consistently come out with great results (these are the cheap swedish knife someone already mentioned). They are a scandi grind - personally I like a flat grind for everything. The site for knives in general: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0k91MwJuS5VvNOJdbDhPYA.
And a review of a morakniv: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKlcBpKbAvM
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