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    Gut hook knives?

    Anyone use them? They don't seem very popular. Not for gutting, but seem to make light work of skinning an animal.
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    I’ve used one. But prefer the old drop point. You still need to make a small incision to get the hook going.
    Also I found the hook needs to be big enough to take your steel so that you can keep an edge on it.
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    not a gut hook, but same idea - OutDoor Edge Swingblade. Love mine - a really great knife and not one to break the bank.
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    if somehow I lost the first two fingers of left hand I could see it being usefull........been gutting without a fancy hook for 40ish years so cant see the need of another knife just to do one task that is already covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    not a gut hook, but same idea - OutDoor Edge Swingblade. Love mine - a really great knife and not one to break the bank.
    https://www.blademaster.co.nz/shop/S...de+Orange.html
    I've done the same thing to a Peasant knife. 2 mins with a grinder, couple on the stone and it's good to go. Abit of fuel line over it when not in use. Good for running around the hocks as well
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    I bought one years ago when they were in fashion, found I cut myself with the blade and went back to a Mercator. Still got it somewhere if I find it you can have it.
    @MB Iíll have a look tonight.
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    Awesome, that's great! Would be good just to try it. More than happy to pay postage.

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    i have a buck "zipper" fixed blade, love it !

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    Been using one for ages. Just got used to it I spose.
    When doing venison, speed and cleanliness was important. I found I was faster and cleaner using one, once I had a system. I use it alot for head skinning as well as I can get nice lines with it.

    It is definitely not a race when hunting for the freezer but watching people fuck around for ages with poor knife work which should only take 2-3 mins max, frustrates the hell out of me.



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    Wot he said.

    I was given a Buck knife for my birthday years ago and wasn't too sure how it would go but once you get used to it, it's fine. I like it for running down the guts and up the legs. I use it more than my Sword knife these days, mainly because it's smaller, lighter and easier to carry around.

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    and it was originally designed to lift the billy off the fire and then some dick sharpened it
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    Quote Originally Posted by john worthington View Post
    and it was originally designed to lift the billy off the fire and then some dick sharpened it
    I always thought it was an Eskimo or first nations thing intended for skinning not gutting but eventually evolved to that. Seen things for sale in North America that just have the hook and no other blade.
    Surely only millenials would worry using a knife for the billy.... Plenty of sticks around one would think

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    I had a Buck Zipper. Nice knife. Gave it to my nephew and like Shootm just use my Mercator

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    $360US shipped will get you this little beauty from VD knife

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    My only question about these guthook knives is how does it go when your cutting around the bum when gutting ? Does the hook get caght up ? I have no intention of buying one just something I've always wondered.
    Would be a pita if you had to carry a second knife just for bumhole removal

 

 

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