Necker Knife

Submitted by Joe on 10/4/05 at 1:52 AM. ( )

I just got a new necker knife, but haven't ever used any kind of fleshing knife before, just knives. Does anyone have any tips on using it. Thanks a lot.

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OK, I'm stupid

This response submitted by George on 10/4/05 at 10:15 AM. ( )

Will someone please tell me what the hell a "necker" knife is?

necker=fleshing knife

This response submitted by grafton on 10/4/05 at 10:29 AM. ( )

George, a necker is a brand of a curved blade two handled fleshing knife for use on a beam. It is very popular with trappers. It is a good quality knife and works well. It is a sharp knife so the action is more of a slice than a push.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHhhhhhh, a drawknife.

This response submitted by George on 10/4/05 at 1:30 PM. ( )

We keep inventing words here, I wasn't sure. I see in a post above that a northern pike has "beans" on it. Damn, I guess I should enroll in one of these newfangled taxidermy schools they advertise.

George use the orange search button to the left

This response submitted by mfb on 10/4/05 at 2:00 PM. ( )

Results 1 - 10 of about 37 from for necker knife. (0.36 seconds). Page 291 in Van Dykes catalog.


This response submitted by Gary on 10/4/05 at 2:47 PM. ( )

He got you on that one George.

Sure did

This response submitted by George on 10/4/05 at 2:48 PM. ( )

mfb, I apologize for asking a STUPID question. Thanx for the info.

Your welcome

This response submitted by mike on 10/4/05 at 3:14 PM. ( )

Anything i can do to help out is my mission. (-:

necker knives

This response submitted by ej on 10/4/05 at 10:19 PM. ( . )

they make a 500, 600 and new 700 series mainly for beaver. they are very good knives. probably the best now on the market.

necker knife #600

This response submitted by ej on 10/4/05 at 10:24 PM. ( . )

the necker people recommend using it bevel down, but i've seen one guy flesh 120 coons a day, every day during december. often turning that bevel up. especially around the head and neck area.
a well scraped coon with this knife can be tanned with out shaving. ok. now im going to get jumped on for sure! but it's a fact.

I love Necker's knives

This response submitted by jrosbor on 10/5/05 at 5:25 PM. ( )

They seem to keep an edge better than some of the other fleshing knives I have used. I also like to use a narrow beam (5 1/2") and hold the knife at about a 45deg angle (the left side about 6 inches in front of the right side). This forces you to CUT the meat and fat off, rather than push it off. Sharpen with a file, hone with a fine stone then with a butchers steel. Also works great for shaving the face area and the neck if you don't own a round knife! Joe

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