Hey there, When i tan my hides i use a pressure tanner, which requires to take off all the heavy meat. Take out the skins shave down and tan again. When i take the heavy meat off i use a rounded fleshing table top thing (dont know what to call it) and a hand held fleshing knife, nothing to crazy. I am never happy with how it comes out quality/time, not to mention i am always good about putting a hole in it somewhere, so something needs to change. If i use this process and send it to the tannery they say it was poorly scrapped which i become upset about because i spend countless hours at it. I been looking into getting a beaming knife and a beam to go with it. I just want to make sure it is worth the money before i do it. I been looking into HQ supply and they have 3 different options and the sheffield knife looks the best. It says it can be used on boar shoulder, layers of bear fat and even elephants. would this be too much for a deer cape? I dont mind buying one but i want to get the best and i dont know what that is. Then there is the Minnesota knife which is just a lower gadge and 60 dollars cheaper. I really dont know which one to get or even if i should get one. I would love some input on this, i am getting tired of wasting money just to try different things. I also own a dakota 4 and a hand held mini flesher which i am not sure if i should use them on a green hides. should i try out the flesher that i already own, or is it beneficial to buy a beaming knife? keep in mind i do send some thing to the tannery. Thanks you for ready, i hope someone has some useful input!