Favorite skinning knife?

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Timberghozt, Apr 16, 2006.


  1. Timberghozt

    Timberghozt Member

    My favorite is a stacked leather handlee,ss, CaseXX fixed blade [bow] .I have two of them in the same sheath,A large and small.Dad bought it for me as a present long ago.It has gutted and skinned,many,many whitetails and boar hogs..
    What do you prefer to use for skinning?
     
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I have two that Don made for me that have become my favorites.
     
  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I use a Kbar hunter .
     
  4. Timberghozt

    Timberghozt Member

    Hey seacowboys,Do you have any pics of them.I have a weakness for nice blades. [winkthumb]
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member


    Tg --

    Do a search on knives on the forum. We have a bunch of threads, I just couldn't find them with the rearranged front page. You might look at posts by Valkman; he is a knife maker, and there are a couple others as well.

    I gotta tend to my audit, or I'd have another look myself. I have a Valkman original that is as nice a knife as I've ever handled, and he is doing better work now than he was when I got it. :D
     
  6. Timberghozt

    Timberghozt Member

    Will do ghrit!!I might end up getting one from him [winkthumb]
     
  7. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I've even been suprised by the reaction I've gotten from my small skinners - I expected them to be used on small game but they've been used on everything from rabbits to turkey to deer to boar and black bear. One old guy said "This is the design I've been looking for for over 50 years!" That was neat.

    Here's one I just made for knifemaker Tom Krein:

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  8. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    And here's a fancier version:

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  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    They are very nice Valkman, skining needs a smaller knife than what most make, you have made the perfect skinner there.
     
  10. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    One of these days I'm gonna send one your way, QS!
     
  11. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I guess for me it would depend some on what I was skinning and if its in the field or at home. I butcher the vast majority of all the meat my family eats (beef, pork, chicken, etc)as well as hunting and butchering that stuff.

    For rabbits and such its usualy just a pocket knife or whatever. I do most of the skinning at home though and use a Forschner skinning knife thats shown in the butchering threads in back to basics.
     
  12. Timberghozt

    Timberghozt Member

    very ,very Nic Valkman,,,Monkeyman I carry an old Boker canoe pocketknife too.It does its fair share of latge and small game skinning too,,,
     
  13. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I do have a Buck Trail Boss that has done a good bit of skinning as well as field dressing of large game and most of the time before I got my Forschner.
     
  14. Rockfish Dave

    Rockfish Dave Monkey+++

    I have been meaning to post on this for a while..

    My choice is my 'Wegner Pro Hunters Knife Extreme'. It has proven to be a very well sorted out knife. Used it on everything from trout to deer. No complaints so far, and the steel (my first s30v knife) has held up with minimal maintenance.


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  15. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Here is mine
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