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removing hair around the pedicle.

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by sleeper, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. sleeper

    sleeper New Member

    I dont have a head in front of me yet, just watching my rick carter dvd. He used a flat head screw driver. Knowing my luck id stick that sucker in my forarm as he just about did.

    Any tips for this?
  2. jessiecanfield

    jessiecanfield Member

    Take your time

  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    The right tool for the right job is hammered into every person who is or was a mechanic. Flat tip screwdrivers are the most dangerous tool in any tool box. That's why flat tip screws are almost a thing of the past. Today, Phillips heads and square drives dominate the market if you need proof.

    A flat tip screw driver IS dangerous regardless of how "careful" you are. My suggestion is now and has forever been to use a 1/4 inch cabinet chisel. Cabinet chisels have long handles and blades that allow you to slice through the rubbery skin under the pedicel and then pry it downward.

    I keep my blade shaving sharp and it takes very little pressure to remove ALL the tissue and hair underneath the burr of the antler. It works even better on pronghorns, wild sheep including aoudads, exotics, and the Africrap like Cape buffalo.
  4. slammerdude

    slammerdude Member

    Yes sir! They are dangerous and almost never the right tool for the Job!

    Tried to attach a pic. Not working from the phone. 6 stitches to the palm.

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  5. I just grab it with robo grips comes right off.
  6. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Cut from the bottom up under the skin with a scalpel knife. Once it is started, the back side pulls off with your hand, the front side usually has to be cut off. imo.
  7. X-Acto Knife #2 blade.......John
  8. sleeper

    sleeper New Member

    I picked up a xacto, and a lone wolf(benchmade) caping knife.

    Thanks guys.
  9. kyddm

    kyddm New Member

    X2. Get it started with the scalpel and you can just pull a lot of it free with your hands.
  10. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    Yup, and I just use a victorinox.
  11. dablaw

    dablaw Member

    Profero perfect birds beak knife..Buy it one time and done...Sharpens very well and sturdy...
  12. I just use one of these http://www.havalon.com/ they're awesome for field dressing.

    basically a scalpel, I have used a screw driver once...