posted on May, 14 2011 @ 10:52 PM
One thing I found out this hunting season is that I will always carry one of those cheap,lockback razor knives that was already posted,but with the
hooked carpetéshingle type blade in it. It is without a doubt the best skinning and gutting blade I have used. I found out about them from a fellow
coyote hunter,and they work awesome for making the initial cuts for skinning. I had it with me during this last moose season,and it proved just as
effective on the moose. I`ve tried different gut hooks,and they work decent, but once you try this knife you`ll probably ditch the guthooks.I call it
my little zipper,as it unzips an animal with the same effort you need to unzip your jacket.Even on the thick moose hide it was effortless. I did one
half of the moose and another guy took the other side,and they were amazed at how well that little hook took that moose apart. Works good for the
joints too,you can hook the ligaments and cut them really easy,no more jamming your knife into the socket trying to cut it free. For less than 10
bucks you have a great little knife that never needs sharpening. When it get dull,turn the blade around,and if you need more the handle holds
As far as other knives go, I think they get less attention because they are so simple in construction. If you buy a good knife, all you need to do
from there is keep it sharp and it`ll pretty much last you a lifetime if you don`t abuse it. You can`t handload for it, put different sights on it or
buy high capacity mags. You can take courses in knofe fighting,if your interested, but most people would rather spend the time and money on firearms
and firearms training.
I agree that knives are extremely useful,and never leave the house without my Swiss Army knife, but once I have a good knife I`m pretty much
satisfied and don`t think about it much beyond that.