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Re: Field Knife Sharpening
Reply #15 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 8:03pm
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Huntertoo wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:02am:
Hiff em both in the gorge, get a Bahco.


this needs to get added to the Bahco thread over here . . . it might yet top out the 100K views.
  

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hmm . . . couldn't seem to modify my post above and forgot to put in the bahco thread

Here it is (actually well past the 100K views now and out to 38pages)

http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1330842472/0

They are a pretty handy & cheap knife. I dunno bout carrying several knives in the field when one of these will easily do a whole deer and then still give me a good cut after being stupid  Cheesy Sad

However I generally just carry a tiny folding Gerber knife & jewel stik now Does the whole job.
  

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Reply #17 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 11:14pm
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creed wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 8:11pm:
I dunno bout carrying several knives in the field when one of these will easily do a whole deer and then still give me a good cut after being stupid  Cheesy Sad



One to spread the butter on your bread and mash in the sardines - "Baramenyn" and the other to create havoc with the deer you just shot - "Flewynanhrefn." I called it "Sting" for a bit after being a bit careless, but my dad was a Welshman and I like to keep the faith.

Mostly I just carry the one and that's for if I lose the Gerber - there's more than one of my knives sitting out there.

  
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Re: Field Knife Sharpening
Reply #18 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 8:39am
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SF90 wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 11:14pm:
creed wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 8:11pm:
I dunno bout carrying several knives in the field when one of these will easily do a whole deer and then still give me a good cut after being stupid  Cheesy Sad



One to spread the butter on your bread and mash in the sardines - "Baramenyn" and the other to create havoc with the deer you just shot - "Flewynanhrefn." I called it "Sting" for a bit after being a bit careless, but my dad was a Welshman and I like to keep the faith.

Mostly I just carry the one and that's for if I lose the Gerber - there's more than one of my knives sitting out there.



It's the A and B knife system.  Use the A knife for taking out arseholes and the B knife for buttering your bread.  Don't mix the two.
  

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Reply #19 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm
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Reply #20 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 10:32pm
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creed wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm:
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Using one Bahco is questionable. Using two would be downright ridiculous.
  

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Reply #21 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 10:43pm
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creed wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm:
gotcha . . . makes sense then  Smiley



Only if you're actually shooting deer, in which case I'm carry one Gerber too many  Wink

And MassiveAttack, I didn't know my system had a technical aspect - hell, I didn't even know it was a system  Smiley

  
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Reply #22 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 1:45pm
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SF90 wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 10:43pm:
creed wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm:
gotcha . . . makes sense then  Smiley



Only if you're actually shooting deer, in which case I'm carry one Gerber too many  Wink

And MassiveAttack, I didn't know my system had a technical aspect - hell, I didn't even know it was a system  Smiley



It also has the advantage that you leave the A knife in your daypack you have it and it's still sharp when you shoot your deer.

If you are going to run with a one knife system it's important to go B to A not A to B or B to A and back to B again.
  

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Reply #23 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 6:15pm
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MassiveAttack wrote on Apr 21st, 2017 at 1:45pm:
If you are going to run with a one knife system it's important to go B to A not A to B or B to A and back to B again.


Jeez - I'm bloody glad I know my alphabet and run with two knives.

  
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Reply #24 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 5:23pm
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I use a knife made by Ripi Knives, Its made of N690 steel. I have also owned Svords but this is the best knife by far in mop. In the field I just give it a bit of a touch up on a normal steel (not diamond) more out of habit than necessity  and after field dressing and boning out an animal I run it over ceramic rods. Easily does 3 animals without the need for the rods or a stone. I have used a strop to the point where it shaves my arm but find theres  no real need for it to be that sharp.
  

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Re: Field Knife Sharpening
Reply #25 - Apr 29th, 2017 at 12:12pm
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SF90 wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 11:15am:
My main knife is a Gerber folder and my back-up Mercator's.
I don't usually do a full butcher out there, but I have - and those knives did it okay.
Dirt and grit on a deer or pigs hide will blunt your knife quicker than anything I know.
And I carry a red Swiss knife in my 'survival' pack because I like the tweezers and toothpick - and I've done a deer with that.

+1 Snap!  Wink Gerber folder = main with Mercator as utility or spare - always together in the pikau with diamond jewelstick.
Bahco in the quad toolbox for when on friendlier ground the quad can get to.
Lansky set at home for re-setting bevels and re-facing if edges become damaged.
  
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Re: Field Knife Sharpening
Reply #26 - Apr 29th, 2017 at 4:43pm
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+1 for Mercator. It's done 3 animals over this roar, with nothing more than a quick touch up with a ezi-lap sharpener. Hold a great edge, stays sharp, both knife and ezi-lap weigh nix.  Just got this set up for my young lad who shot his first deer this roar and realises that it's how you use it that's more important than what it looks like.
  
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