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Hutch~n~Son Archery
11-17-2012, 02:46 AM
Knives for gutting, What do you guys use? also What knife sharpener do you use?


11-17-2012, 07:14 AM
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11-17-2012, 08:30 AM
I have three knives that I constantly use. A Buck Skinner, and a Schrade Oldtimer 1520 that are always in my pack, and a Smith & Wesson 'Homeland Security' first production run CK9H folder that I carry in my pocket. I keep them all shaving sharp with an old Saunder's broadhead whetstone that I've worn 1/2 a dozen knives away with, had it since 1968. It is a two grit stone, medium and fine. I gut with the S & W, skin with the Buck, and de-bone with the little cheapie Schrade OT 1520. This little knife is so handy, and popular in our family, all of us have one, hard to beat this knife, costs less than $20, and will hold an edge all the way through the entire process, has a sort of utility blade design as you can go from from gutting to de-boning with it. Not much more I can say about the stone other than it has out lasted more that a 1/2 dozen knives, and looks like it did the day I got it.

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11-17-2012, 10:37 AM
Swing blade and an old american made gerber

11-17-2012, 10:42 AM
Swingblade and Havalon Touch.

Double S
11-17-2012, 11:25 AM
I have this 3 set of buck knives. The Skinning and caping knives work great. In the heat of the moment after killing my deer i keep forgetting that I have a gut hook knife and end up using the caping knife for almost everything. I have cut through the chest cavity and even split an pelvic bone with the little knife.


I told the wife I would like one these work Sharpeners really bad for Christmas. Some of the guys over on AT in the traditional Forum have even been using it to sharpen certain broadheads.


bob cooly
11-17-2012, 08:36 PM
Hutch; been using a Buck Woodsman 102 for ever, guts, (skins if you want to), and debones a 120-200lb deer just fine. It's the only knife I carry hunting or fishing, I carry a small folding diamond hone to touch up if needed. Sent you an E-Mail.

11-18-2012, 08:42 AM
I use two SOG knives with AU8 steel and your basic stone with rough and fine sides.

11-18-2012, 10:50 AM
Buck Vanguard with guthook. Had this knife about 6 years, and I use it for everything hunting. I use it to cut through the breastbone as well. Only have to sharpen it every couple deer. It'll stay sharp for at least 2 deer, I just don't push it beyond that. For a sharpener, I use the Gatco system with the diamond stone for the final stone. For a quick tune up on knives, I use either a Smith's carbide sharpener, or a flat diamond stone.

bob cooly
11-30-2012, 04:35 PM
Trying to post a picture but keep getting a message that the file is too large, how can I make it fit.

Arrow Splitter
11-30-2012, 04:55 PM
Trying to post a picture but keep getting a message that the file is too large, how can I make it fit.
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bob cooly
11-30-2012, 05:13 PM

12-27-2012, 10:48 PM
These go everywhere with me, the Woodsman is always on my belt.
These live in the motorhome for camp site duty. Haven't had the chance to use them yet. Outdoor Edge.
These are in my Elk pack now, Christmas bonus. Outdoor Edge.

Mike G
12-28-2012, 12:09 AM
I always carry my Wyoming knife for gutting. When the blade gets a bit dull I replace it with a new blade, but they'll put up with a lot and have gutted many deer before I have to replace the blade. I also always have a lock back folding knife on me always. I have at least half a dozen different lock backs that people have given me and I am always carrying one every where I go. It's just one of those things I never leave home without.

bob cooly
12-28-2012, 10:48 PM
NuttyNative; The Woodsman is all the knife I've ever needed to get a deer out of the woods. I some times keep a couple of the hooked razor knife blades in my pack, they worked great for skining a coyote and if I decide to gut a deer, which I seldom do. Granted our deer our not 300lb Whitetails or big mulies. Where I hunt their more the size of Blacktail deer, probably a cross between Californa Mule Deer and the Blacktails. Had a good friend who died from Fernly, Roy F. had a pizza place there for a few years.