Is there really that much of a difference between the two handeled fleshing knives sold in the trapper catalogs for ten dollars, and the ones sold in taxidermy catalogs for a hundred dollars. It seems to me that keeping the blade sharp and the person using it would make the difference. Thanks for your input.
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I have never used either, but from my expirience cheap is usually cheap ! If I were getting one I would go with the more expensive one.
Andy,Ihave one I bought from McKenzie for sixteen dollars,it always worked just fine for me.Van Dykes also sells a bone cutting electric saw for around 400-500 dollars.I don't have one,I just have a 50 dollar sawsall,which works just fine for cutting off antlers and quartering up deer.If you go this route buy a 10 inch woodcutting blade,works great.
I can't see what makes them so much better (or so much more expensive). I think I will try the 16 dollar instead of shelling out over 100 dollars for one from Van Dykes.
I bought a draw knife, It takes a razor sharp edge and it costs less. You can get them on Ebay.