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#121321 - 03/04/07 06:33 PM Best all around Beaver knife????
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If a person had too pick one knife what would it be?????

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#121332 - 03/04/07 06:37 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: ]
dirthole67 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 479
Loc: newton, il. 47yrs
if you mean a skinning knife a dexter is what you want.

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#121531 - 03/04/07 08:15 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: dirthole67]
tomstrap Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: Idaville, Indiana
Dunn
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#121760 - 03/04/07 10:06 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: tomstrap]
TasteLikeChicken Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4854
Loc: Oregon
I have 3 Dexter beaver knives. So I always have one razor sharp, ready to go. They might not be the most expensive or the best....but they sure do the job for me. A real joy to use!! I'm completely satisied with them.
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#121762 - 03/04/07 10:07 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: TasteLikeChicken]
the Black Spot Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 811
Loc: east central arkansas
bark river knife and tool. knife is the wolf river model

http://barkriverknives.com/gallery/wolfriver?page=2
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#121790 - 03/04/07 10:35 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: the Black Spot]
DanielE Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 5066
Loc: Eastern NC
I've got a couple Dexters and don't really have the need or desire to try any others. I played around with a buddies Dunn once and wasn't too impressed....not that there's anything wrong with it....I just don't need it.

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#121805 - 03/04/07 10:47 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: the Black Spot]
Judd Brooks Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 804
Loc: Montana
My favorite is the forschner 6" skinning knife. I also have a 5" russel "lamb skinner" that I carry with me in the field.



Here is the russell knife that I carry in the field. The handle on the steel and the sheath are homemade.
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#121814 - 03/04/07 11:02 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: ]
Hunt_with_dogs Offline
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Registered: 03/03/07
Posts: 789
Loc: North East, MT
Green River brand knives are great economical knives in many different styles.

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#121989 - 03/05/07 07:05 AM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: Hunt_with_dogs]
john1182 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 1338
Loc: PA
dexter is the way to go i think

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#122010 - 03/05/07 07:17 AM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: john1182]
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The best knife is one that is easy to sharpen and holds an edge. Doesn't really matter what the brand name is as long as it meets those requirements. With that said my favorite happens to be a dexter fillet knife.

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#122036 - 03/05/07 08:00 AM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: ]
Randy H Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 28
Loc: West Chester Ohio
I like Post Fur Knives, good knife and a good price

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#122805 - 03/05/07 05:46 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: Randy H]
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Thanks fellas.

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#122826 - 03/05/07 06:01 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: ]
Huntersridge Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 318
Loc: Harrison, Michigan
I'll have to take a pic of one of my "homemade" beaver knives and post a picture later. I have a Dexter but also use a "Pastry" knife (cake frosting spreader) that is honed sharp it's entire length (9" blade).The tip is rounded off completely and sharpened around the tip and on the backside about 3". This works as a fleshing knife also.

Jim

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#122842 - 03/05/07 06:15 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: Huntersridge]
wide river Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 147
Loc: SW Pa
I have a dexter and as far as I am concerned it is a piece of junk, I will own a post before next year.

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#122854 - 03/05/07 06:21 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: wide river]
DanielE Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 5066
Loc: Eastern NC
Originally Posted By: wide river
I have a dexter and as far as I am concerned it is a piece of junk, I will own a post before next year.


Not to hijack the thread...but what exactly do you find wrong with it?

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#123445 - 03/06/07 12:41 AM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: ]
rodentrangler Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 287
Loc: Pickens, South Carolina
I hope it is a good knife, I just got one!!
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#123608 - 03/06/07 08:04 AM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: rodentrangler]
blindhog Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 646
Loc: southwest Arkansas
I use a Dexter round point, and a diamond steel. I make the opening cut with a Case Trapper ATS-34 pocket knife, also for skinning around the head. Lopping shears to cut off the feet.

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#124167 - 03/06/07 05:01 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: blindhog]
Fergustrap Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 291
Loc: Quebec ,Canada
POST beaver large skinner it's the best of all, Dexter it's poor too soft steel, I skin 3 big beaver before take my sharpen, I take a cheap knife around the head for keep my knife in good shape.

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#130031 - 03/10/07 02:19 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: Fergustrap]
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Who handles post beaver knifes???

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#130035 - 03/10/07 02:38 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: ]
KYBOY Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4033
Loc: East, Kentucky
I think J.C Conner carrys post now.
http://www.jcconner.com
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#130154 - 03/10/07 04:52 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: KYBOY]
Jim Bethell Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 462
Loc: Woodhull, Illinois 72
I carry Post knives. Send me a pm and I will send you a price list. JIm

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#131166 - 03/11/07 03:46 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: Jim Bethell]
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Pm comeing at ya, Jim.

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#131322 - 03/11/07 06:08 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: ]
Beav Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 39
Loc: North Idaho
I like dexter, I got several, my first one looks really funny since it has been sharpened so many times, the blade is a continuous curve, and is getting pretty skinny..lol. I never mess around with the more expensive knives, I skin just as good with a 12 dollar dexter as I do with the more expensive varieties.

Beav
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#131520 - 03/11/07 07:53 PM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: Beav Trapper]
BMLutra Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 309
Loc: NC
I bought a knife from trapper Art in WI. called trapper Pauls rough skinner and it is way better than dexter and it is not overly priced. Its handmade and beefy.

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#131926 - 03/12/07 07:25 AM Re: Best all around Beaver knife???? [Re: BMLutra]
trapperman_58 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 233
Loc: Vermillion, South Dakota
we have always used greenriver and that probably will never change they are great knives for skining beaver

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