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    Quote Originally Posted by H.M View Post
    Anyone run a honey badger folder? What do they go like?
    I use one. Only used it on small stuff like rabbit and possum
    Well made knife. Holds edge well. No play in blade. Excellent handel for grip. Locks secure.
    Think could have better tip angle for intial cut to get under skin.
    Sheath leaves bit to be desired.
    Best knife I've ever had for skinning was something called the little skinner. Shaped like this but with more ergonomic handle.
    Haven't been able to find one again since lost it. Name:  Screenshot_20230205_094452_com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox_edit_18818123237232.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    I had a look at mikee's Benchmade Bugout yesterday and was very impressed. Only weighs 52 grams but feels really solid. But they are not cheap. Buy once cry once maybe?
    Could always grab a chinesium one for $25 from aliex, to have a play with and decide if you like it first. Steel won’t be as good, but will still cut stuff.. I’ve got one and love it, although I’ve only used it for light duties so far.
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    Re Honey Badger folders, I think they come in two types of steel. My one is really easy to sharpen, but probably doesn't hold on quite as long between sharpens. I can deal with a couple of animals as long as I dont touch it on the bone too much. I really like it. Mine is 8Cr13Mov, sounds like yours might be the harder steel version @Ryan_Songhurst ?

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    Recently treated myself to one of these.
    https://www.completeoutdoors.co.nz/c...ng-knife-16175
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andygr View Post
    Recently treated myself to one of these.
    https://www.completeoutdoors.co.nz/c...ng-knife-16175
    I do wonder considering the price and the fact they state they are as strong as a tank, quickly followed by a 12 month warranty???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Mercator.
    Listen to this guy, you’ll have a good quality blade without being reamed. I normally get them from farmlands stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushline View Post
    Listen to this guy, you’ll have a good quality blade without being reamed. I normally get them from farmlands stores.
    Yeah. I have owned Mercators before and currently still have a knock off one in my small game kit which is a great knife. Couldn't see them on the Farmlands website but other places sell them for around $90 so not really a cheap option anymore. Looking at something a bit "special" to mark the occasion.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    90 pingers for a mercator that can fold back on you if you arent careful is a bit rich.
    Don't get me wrong, great little knives but that is a fecking lot for a very basic knife.
    Pressed tin sides etc. Paying heaps for the blade

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    Svord 3" EDC looks like quite a nifty knife
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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Sounds like my lovely wife has it sorted
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    These are good


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    Havalon but one with two fold out blades, scapel for arse, normal blade for head, take your pick for the guts. Just have to be careful with scalpel, so sharp easy to nick yourself. Reasonable priced and well made.
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    My biggest concern is folders will do just that. And I have done it. When you're reaching up inside an animal, the last thing you want to happen is to trip the folding lever.
    You could be a long way from home.
    I like folders and have several. But I wouldn't use one on an animal if I had a full knife to hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    90 pingers for a mercator that can fold back on you if you arent careful is a bit rich.
    Don't get me wrong, great little knives but that is a fecking lot for a very basic knife.
    Pressed tin sides etc. Paying heaps for the blade
    The Farmlands Mercator copy is about $12.00. Done a truckload of deer no dramas, fucked if I know how people fold them in use and cut themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushline View Post
    I do wonder considering the price and the fact they state they are as strong as a tank, quickly followed by a 12 month warranty???
    @Bushline, It seems to be well put together and I'll let you know if i ever break it.
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