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ZMAN88
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« on: March 16, 2010, 01:31:26 PM »

What knifes are the best ones to buy for skinning any/all animals and where can I purchase them also what is recommended for fleshing when it comes to knifes. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 02:51:36 PM »

By far the best are razor blades.....thats right, razor blades!!! best fleshing knife??? razor blades! paint store grade-NOT DULL BLADES FROM LOWES!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 03:06:21 PM »

Scalpel blades, on a handle, any taxi supply. Use them on everything.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 03:25:17 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 05:03:03 PM »

     X4   Razor blades  and  scalpel blades on a handle, used for everything !
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 05:48:27 PM »

I use a scalpel to skin,razor blade to flesh and split.......buy one of those little gadgets that hold a double edged carpet blade from Tazzymoto....I love mine.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 08:13:25 PM »

Scalpel blades #22 on a #4 handle.  Ebay is the cheapest place I can find on handle and blades. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010, 08:25:32 PM »

The best in my opinion is #22 scalpel blades and #6 handle.  You just cant beat a scalpel!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2010, 10:58:12 PM »

I use a utility knife and keep a hundered pack of blades on hand, works well for me.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2010, 11:54:47 PM »

I use a cap knife, can get at Van dykes for $7.59 each.  Get it sharp and keep it sharp,keep a  strope handy.  Will last for years, mine have.  If you can't learn to sharpen a knife fast then use the razor blades.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2010, 07:02:39 AM »

Rinehart has really good skinning and fleshing knives at reasonable prices. Scalpel is a must to keep on hand.(as well as band-aids)
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2010, 07:09:00 AM »

on roos,pigs,goats and deer  and any general skinning i use a six inch vitronox rigid curved boning knife , for facial skinning i will stick to a exacto knife
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2010, 12:23:54 PM »

By far the best are razor blades.....thats right, razor blades!!! best fleshing knife??? razor blades! paint store grade-NOT DULL BLADES FROM LOWES!!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2010, 12:52:15 PM »

Chicago Cutlery Pearing/Boning knife. I skin everything from mouse to moose with this knife. You can pick them up online, sometimes in stores, and I believe Matuska sells them as well. By far the best skinning knife I've used. Make sure you get the one that looks like this:
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