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jabell
01-02-2011, 1:02 PM
I just wanted to recommend a killer knife that we used last week to gut, skin & bone out a hog.
One of the guys brought up the Havalon Piranta.
It served all purposes great & what I liked most about it because I can't sharpen knives for sh*t is it has replaceable surgical steel blades.
The blades are cheap to replace.
Something like $5 a dozen or $15 for 100 & the knife is only $35 & comes with a dozen blades.
I have nothing to do with the company & just want to pass on some info about a product I really liked.
Cheers,
Jeff

clay32
01-02-2011, 2:08 PM
I don't mean to hijack, but forum member Dirtydave recommended this kit to me:
http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-SWCAMP-Campfire-Campknife/dp/B000UUTB14/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3QOKZHDJKZZQ7&colid=12H0YCD6OOENK
I watched him gut a hog with it, so I got one for Christmas, it's a good set if you are willing to sharpen.

novabrian
01-02-2011, 2:19 PM
Then you will need this.http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Kershaw-Camp-Tool-Utensil-Set/4494779/product.html

Then invite me over for dinner.

norcal01
01-02-2011, 3:07 PM
+1 for the Piranta, I used one to completely skin and bone out my bear this year and I only used 2 blades.

qbi2001
01-02-2011, 3:13 PM
The havalon Jeff is speaking of is my knife. I brought it up for the hunt and I have never seen anything quite like it. The stuff you other guys are talking about is a full set of multiple knives. The Havalon does it all as a single knife. We gutted, skinned, deboned, and butchered all with the same knife. When the blade started to dull you just snap on a fresh blade.

Its amazing check it out.
http://www.havalon.com/xt60-edge.html
Matt

jabell
01-02-2011, 8:23 PM
they are missing the point that you don't need all that crap.
one small lightweight knife that is only a snap away from a surgical edge.

clay32
01-03-2011, 8:53 AM
The havalon Jeff is speaking of is my knife. I brought it up for the hunt and I have never seen anything quite like it. The stuff you other guys are talking about is a full set of multiple knives. The Havalon does it all as a single knife. We gutted, skinned, deboned, and butchered all with the same knife. When the blade started to dull you just snap on a fresh blade.

Its amazing check it out.
http://www.havalon.com/xt60-edge.html
Matt

That IS a great idea, I might have to get one of them as well, probably save the heavy set for the camp kitchen!! The lightness and packability of that knife should be perfect for field gutting and boning out. Thanks for the tips Jeff and Matt.

jabell
01-03-2011, 10:52 AM
one time i was hunting with these Filipino guys that skinned a hog out faster than i've ever seen using one of those cheap break away tip utility knives.
i thought that was a pretty slick idea but of course they've also been skinning hogs out since they were in diapers which might have added to their expediency.

PNOY
01-03-2011, 5:47 PM
That's many moon ago Jeff. :) i now use a case trapper knife.

Eric

CSACANNONEER
01-03-2011, 5:56 PM
they are missing the point that you don't need all that crap.
one small lightweight knife that is only a snap away from a surgical edge.

Yep. I use a small Gerber to dress and skin deer. I can completely do two deer before I need to resharpen it.