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Offline garysco

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Your favorite fishing knife
« on: August 07, 2013, 03:41:56 PM »
Made the mistake of buying a cheap fishing knife for trout, bass etc. at Big 5. What a joke. Is there a knife brand/ make that you carry and really like?

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Re: Your favorite fishing knife
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 04:22:35 PM »
I love this knife for EVERYTHING from fish to hogs. I am sad BOTH of mine are packed away right now. I think mine were $11 each from eBay. I butchered 6 hogs and a few llamas and a few other things and have never had to sharpen them.



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Re: Your favorite fishing knife
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 11:23:19 PM »
The best fishing knife is one you dont mind dropping overboard.

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Re: Your favorite fishing knife
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 08:31:19 AM »
I love this knife for EVERYTHING from fish to hogs. I am sad BOTH of mine are packed away right now. I think mine were $11 each from eBay. I butchered 6 hogs and a few llamas and a few other things and have never had to sharpen them.

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Opinel knives are great.

I had a spectacular fishing knife from Mora of Sweden. I think one of my fishing buddies swiped it because it was so good.  ;D

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Re: Your favorite fishing knife
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 11:12:50 PM »
I find for nearly any general cutting duties, I prefer something like a Mora knife. They lack a full tang, but work exceptionally well. My suggestion is to find a blade with carbon steel and either a Scandinavian or full grind as they are simpler to sharpen. You will also find various opinions on how how to sharpen the blades; some people like to make their blades sharp enough to shave hairs off of their arm. I prefer a coarser blade as I find it cuts better for general purpose, and tends not to be as easy to chip off. Your mileage may vary...

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Re: Your favorite fishing knife
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 04:01:25 PM »
my favorite all around knife for skinning/butchering/fish cleaning is home made out of a 1.5''wood handle putty knife rounded [3/4'' radius]and sharpened around the end with a flat file
that way your cutting in ether direction of swing
its less than 3'' and no point so its legal

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