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shootist16

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I believe Spyderco may be in the process of deciding on a Wegner fixed blade. Lets hope they make it.



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Dennis,

Why don't find the old thread on Spyderco Forum and give it another kick, Last time I did it we got a little information out of Tim. Who knows, Maybe Sal will tell us something this time.


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No no no! Get a Spyderco Military in CPM 440V, it is a great blade shape for a skinner. I just wish they would make one in M2
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. Still CPM 440V is very rust resistant!
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And seems to hold an edge longer
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Give me a Wegner in... M2 or CPM 420V and I will have two!

W.A.

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If not limited as to the type of metal, what would ya'll recommend?
I run in to the problem of only having a folder on me when I get "elected" to help butcher. Since my knives are sharper then my mom's, I tend to use what I have. Even if it's a Benchmade Elishewitz. The hide was worth nada after that. I still prefer fixed blades for skinning but I am more likely to have a couple folders on me on my trip home.
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For a "cheap" folding pocket knife, the Spyderco Wegner, Buck 110 Lockback in BG-42, or a Puma Lockback would be the way to go in that order of preference.

For a fixed blade, $100 to $200 opens up a world of possibilities in good knives. You've got everything from Allen Blade Talonite MEUK's, to Bob Dozier knives in D-2, to good old carbon and stainless fixed blades from any of a number of good makers and a few "production" companies.

For what it's worth, Bob Dozier has earned a reputation and still makes a living off making good no frills D-2 hunters. For ~$135 you get a good knife that has been proven in the hands of 100's of hunters.

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Much good advice preceeds this post.
Re: shootist16 Wegner fixed blade comment, use this link to see a pic of 2 Wegners- 1 folder, 1 fixed http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=269728&a=2006217&p=19563800&Sequence=0&res=high
I prefer a fixed blade for game processing but I have used my C48Wegner with no complaints other than the more difficult cleanup. I sometimes hunt in remote country and I always carry a belt knife and a backup folder. either the C48 wegner or an old Bucklite 110.
 
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Originally posted by backpacker:
The Doziers are a little more expensive at $135, but, you only will need to buy a great knife once.

Hey backpacker, if you only need to buy a great knife once, how come you bought two?
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HooDoo,
I bought the k-2 general purpose hunter and the companion. Two different blade designs for skinning and boning out the meat and delicate work. Between these two knives cutting up a deer will be easy. Also, I backpack hunt and I always carry two knives in case one getts lost.
 
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This year, dicided to try my sifu. Works well for skinning, and the recurved area grips and makes tendon and ligament cutting easy. For upland bird and ducks, you can chop easily the wings and legs. So far I am satisfied.
Jim

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What? Another knife? Don't you have enough of those things already?
How many does one person need?
And just what are you going to do with this one that you can't do with the others?
What is the purpose of all these knives anyhow??

 
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backpacker,
Nice choices. I just ordered a Dozier knife. It was a tough choice between the companion and the general utility. I was looking for a small game knife. I think either would have gotten the job done. Anything special you like about the companion?


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HooDoo,
The K-2 is probally the most versital of the two for deer hunting. Like I have stated in a previous posting, I hunt deer 12 miles into the Trinity Alps via backpacking and its not wise to carry just one knife. Therefore if I was going to spend the money for two knives, I wanted to get the best variety for my money. The K-2 is a true field dressing knife. The companion could also be used for the same purpose. The companion will also make a great trout fishing knife and will perform other delicate work with more percission. Therefore, in my humble opinion, if your going to spend the money on two knives you might as well get some variety.
 
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HooDoo,
The K-2 is probally the most versital of the two for deer hunting. Like I have stated in a previous posting, I hunt deer 12 miles into the Trinity Alps via backpacking and its not wise to carry just one knife. Therefore if I was going to spend the money for two knives, I wanted to get the best variety for my money. The K-2 is a true field dressing knife. The companion could also be used for the same purpose. The companion will also make a great trout fishing knife and will perform other delicate work with more percission. Therefore, in my humble opinion, if your going to spend the money on two knives you might as well get some variety.
 
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HooDoo,
The K-2 is probally a better all around knife for field dressing a deer. When i go 12 miles in on a deer hunting backpacking trip to the Trinity Alps, I always carry two knives in case one gets lost. The companion offered some variety that the K-2 was not vary well suited for, such as fishing and other more delicate opperations. Therefore I thought if I was to spend the money on two knives, I might as well get some variety. I believe these two knives well just about cover any outdoor activity. Also, I guess I qualify for an official knife knut now. I just bought an Alan Blade 10" combat patrol bowie.

How's that for rounding out my collection for the outdoors?
 
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