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Question about fleshing knife.

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by G-taxi, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. G-taxi

    G-taxi Guest

    I'm trying to make a fleshing knife. Can someone please tell me if the blade is double-edged (like a "V") or single-edged?
     
  2. sdunaway

    sdunaway New Member

    Mine is single-edged.
     

  3. You should use a knife with a single edge.With a double edge the knife will tend to "dive" and make a hole.
     
  4. KevinH

    KevinH Active Member

    Mine is single edge too
     
  5. G-taxi

    G-taxi Guest

    Thanks a lot, all. Could you also give me an idea on the bend of the knife? I don't exactly know if this will make sense but, is there a bend in the blade as well as the curve? I wan't to make a Sheffield-type fleshing knife and all I can see from pictures is the curve in the blade, I'm wondering if the actual metal is bent or straight. Also, if anyone has the time to measure the curve in the blade so that I get it cut out right, that would be appreciated.
     
  6. Gman,
    Take a peek at this one. It is what you are looking for.

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  7. http://www.nwtrappers.com/catalog/furhandling/fleshknives.asp

    Here is the link if you decide that you want to take the easy route and just purchase. They are $50 plus shipping.
     
  8. NICKYG

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