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    Hunting knives which one to get?

    Hi Everyone, so i can sit on the net looking for knives and read countless reviews but im after people that actually are hunters that use them heaps. So im after a knife and nothing over $100 any recommendations? Please and thankyou

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    Knives are a very personal item. Best to go and try some to see how they feel and fit.
    I carry and use this everyday. Itís a Svord Farmers model. Wonít suit everybody but itís what works for me.


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    depends on what you want to skin and gut, for a cheapy bunny knife you cant go past a mercator (about $50). i have even skinned goats and a deer with one

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    Avoid these.

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    my Mercator has been through about 250 ducks a few goats a pig and 1 deer, absolutely rate it.
    compact sharp as a scalpel and easy to carry.
    only down side would be that it is easy to loose so I keep mine on a paracord lanyard

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    for a cheap on the hill knife you could do a lot worse than a bahco about $10 each and you won't cry if you loose it too, just gotta sharpen it a bit more often than some of the high end knives

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    I use a mercator (make sure if you get one, its a genuine one not a copy)
    I'm drawn to the mountains and the bush, it's where life is clear, where the world makes the most sense.

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    Depends on the budget, as said nothing wrong with a bahco, there is someone on here... @Nga they make a "jack of all trades" knife that has been popular.
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    Plus one for the bahco the colour makes them difficult to loose. For a folder mercators are hard to beat. A bit thin in the handle but will do everything.
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    X2 on the svord farmers or similar shape anyway.
    had a Kershaw bear hunter for years. That was a good knife (still is I spose but only for the feckers that pinched it when we got burgled).
    Got the son a similar one -Antelope? I think, for his bday. That's not a bad knife either.
    Those ones by Nga look good but out of his price range.
    I'd be suggesting something closer but not quite a skinner. It will still cut up everything but have a nice belly in it.
    make it a lot easier skinning a redskin especially if he doesn't want a bunch of holes in the skin.
    In saying that the Peranta type blades with the replaceable inserts seem to get good write ups. Never had my hands on one and they are definitely not a skinner shape.
    Last edited by csmiffy; 12-10-2018 at 09:47 AM.
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    Hard to go past any of the knives used at the works. 30-40 bucks and easy to sharpen. Victronox, victory etc. Green river still bloody good as well. Or go real cheap and get a Bahco, cut like a razor and nice and small. I've gone away from carrying a knife on my belt, just easier to have a small one in a pouch or pack. Mercator will dress an animal in the bush piece of piss.
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    Always great to see new guys joining the clan

    I have a deal for you - a custom Sandt Blades hunter:

    Steel: N690
    OAL: 225mm
    Blade length: 105mm
    Blade thickness: 3.2mm
    Bolsters: stainless 304
    Weight: 147 grams
    Handle: African hardwood with red liners
    Sheath: leather right handed

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    Retail: $350

    You can have it for $100 with one condition - you post some photos for us of your next hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    Always great to see new guys joining the clan

    I have a deal for you - a custom Sandt Blades hunter:

    Steel: N690
    OAL: 225mm
    Blade length: 105mm
    Blade thickness: 3.2mm
    Bolsters: stainless 304
    Weight: 147 grams
    Handle: African hardwood with red liners
    Sheath: leather right handed

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    Retail: $350

    You can have it for $100 with one condition - you post some photos for us of your next hunt.
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    got anymore at that deal ? pm me if you do ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    Always great to see new guys joining the clan

    I have a deal for you - a custom Sandt Blades hunter:

    Steel: N690
    OAL: 225mm
    Blade length: 105mm
    Blade thickness: 3.2mm
    Bolsters: stainless 304
    Weight: 147 grams
    Handle: African hardwood with red liners
    Sheath: leather right handed

    Attachment 96826
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    Retail: $350

    You can have it for $100 with one condition - you post some photos for us of your next hunt.
    jeez @terryf there might be quite a few already on this forum that will rejoin with a new moniker to get a good deal like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
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    got anymore at that deal ? pm me if you do ?
    Ha ha I get the feeling he was helping a newbie out, you already said how good the Mercator is

 

 

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