What are the best knifes used for skinning and where do I purchase them?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by ZMAN88, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. ZMAN88

    ZMAN88 New Member

    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
     
  2. hounddoggy

    hounddoggy New Member

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    By far the best are razor blades.....thats right, razor blades!!! best fleshing knife??? razor blades! paint store grade-NOT DULL BLADES FROM LOWES!!!
     

  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

    Scalpel blades, on a handle, any taxi supply. Use them on everything.
     
  4. RTtaxidermy

    RTtaxidermy My Daughters Elk

    X2 I'm with Mr T
     
  5. muscle20

    muscle20 New Member

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    X4 Razor blades and scalpel blades on a handle, used for everything !
     
  6. DROPPINEM

    DROPPINEM New Member

    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.
     
  7. L-1

    L-1 New Member

    Scalpel blades #22 on a #4 handle. Ebay is the cheapest place I can find on handle and blades.
     
  8. rorrer

    rorrer New Member

    The best in my opinion is #22 scalpel blades and #6 handle. You just cant beat a scalpel!
     
  9. Jake of cousins outdoors

    Jake of cousins outdoors Shoot like you're hungry!

    I use a utility knife and keep a hundered pack of blades on hand, works well for me.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. WildlifeLady

    WildlifeLady New Member

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    Rinehart has really good skinning and fleshing knives at reasonable prices. Scalpel is a must to keep on hand.(as well as band-aids)
     
  12. procull

    procull QLD WILD GAME HARVESTER

    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
     
  13. Outback 33

    Outback 33 U.S.A.

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  14. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    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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