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#1610270 - 11/22/09 09:37 PM Green English fleshing knife?
Prairie Wanderer Offline
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Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 122
Loc: Salina, KS
I was looking on the Minnesota Trapline Products website and saw they listed a Green English fleshing knife. It looks like a decent knife from the description but in my limited experience I haven't heard of it before. Has anyone on here tried it? How did it compare to others? I am planning on upgrading from the cheapy one I've got, but can't decide whether to try this or go for the Necker 600. I'll be working almost all raccoon, with a few beavers and coyotes. All input would be appreciated.
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#1610320 - 11/22/09 10:02 PM Re: Green English fleshing knife? [Re: Prairie Wanderer]
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
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#1610398 - 11/22/09 11:43 PM Re: Green English fleshing knife? [Re: trapperkeck]
colt Offline
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Registered: 08/17/08
Posts: 731
Loc: waubay, SD
i would have to agree with trapperkeck i use the 12". to me it is worth the money but i work for a fur buyer.

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#1611706 - 11/23/09 06:23 PM Re: Green English fleshing knife? [Re: colt]
Prairie Wanderer Offline
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Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 122
Loc: Salina, KS
Any more opinions? I acknowledge the Sheffield is a highly regarded knife, but is out of the price range I can put into a fleshing knife at this point.
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#1611785 - 11/23/09 06:51 PM Re: Green English fleshing knife? [Re: Prairie Wanderer]
jeep driver Offline
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Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 102
Loc: Perrysville OH
The Necker is a great Knife just needs a little sharpening when new. This will make you a great knife. They've worked great for me and several other guys I know for years.

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#1611851 - 11/23/09 07:10 PM Re: Green English fleshing knife? [Re: jeep driver]
Chad Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 455
Loc: Ohio
I've got the green "English style" fleshing knife (16 inch) and really like it. I'll eventually spend the cash on a Sheffield, but until then I'll be happy with my knock off. I also own a Post two handle flesher and I'm just not a big fan of it. It's too flimsy for my liking. I don't care for the Necker 600 for the same reason. I just seem to favor a big stiff blade. I've never handled a Necker 700 but it has a larger stiffer blade too.
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#1611888 - 11/23/09 07:23 PM Re: Green English fleshing knife? [Re: Chad]
RogerDoger Offline
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Registered: 07/16/08
Posts: 1787
Loc: Colchester, Connecticut
You don't need a Sheffield knife for Raccoons, but I really like it for Beaver down the middle of the back. I like the Grizzle Getter for around the neck and face of Beavers.
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#1611973 - 11/23/09 07:48 PM Re: Green English fleshing knife? [Re: RogerDoger]
Dwight Brown Offline
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Registered: 06/10/09
Posts: 41
Loc: N.E. Kansas Tecumseh
Prairie, check out the knife made by fellow Kansas L. Steinmeyer availabe thru R & M Lures from Iowa. I bought 1 several years back & won't use anything else now

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#1614160 - 11/24/09 06:47 PM Re: Green English fleshing knife? [Re: Dwight Brown]
Mifflin Fur Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 9
Loc: northern ohio
love the necker scrapped thousands of coon w it get the 700 has a wider blade pushes the fat away easier

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#1614287 - 11/24/09 07:24 PM Re: Green English fleshing knife? [Re: Mifflin Fur]
tmrschessie Offline



Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7352
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
The Post Fleshing knife is the best one I have gotten for the money spent. It maintains an edge and cut through the kneck grizzle on a boar coon like a knife thru butter. The back side is stiff and works great on the rest of the hide. Tom

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