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Old 11-23-2020, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default Skinning Knife on a budget

Iím looking for a skinning knife with a leather sheath. Anyone recommend anything thatís under 100.00?
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Old 11-23-2020, 11:29 PM   #2
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This is a smoking deal on a nice knife...

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Old 11-24-2020, 08:26 AM   #3
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Bokker makes a great blade. I have several myself.
They are made in Solingen, Germany, an area which has a long history of producing quality knife blades. At this price point -you can't go wrong.
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:42 AM   #4
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My MIL gave me this one about 30 yrs ago. It came from K-Mart and brand is Sharp. This cheap knife has been the best knife I have ever owned. Holds and edge great and sharpens up real nice.
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:48 AM   #5
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My MIL gave me this one about 30 yrs ago. It came from K-Mart and brand is Sharp. This cheap knife has been the best knife I have ever owned. Holds and edge great and sharpens up real nice.

I believe sharp got bought out at some point and their quality went downhill. They transitioned to using subpar steel that doesnít hold an edge for crap. I have one that has to be resharpened at least once in order to finish skinning a deer.

The old saying, they donít make things like they used to comes to mind. Iíd never get rid of that knife if I were you haha!


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Old 11-24-2020, 08:58 AM   #6
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Old Hickory has one with a leather sheath and I believe it’s around $15. No loss if you lose it. I have an old hickory kitchen knife and it’s good.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:10 AM   #7
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get a havalon or a knives of alaska "bear cub" both <100
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:13 AM   #8
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I have a Ken Onion Skinner and I really like it.

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Old 11-24-2020, 09:15 AM   #9
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I believe sharp got bought out at some point and their quality went downhill. They transitioned to using subpar steel that doesnít hold an edge for crap. I have one that has to be resharpened at least once in order to finish skinning a deer.

The old saying, they donít make things like they used to comes to mind. Iíd never get rid of that knife if I were you haha!


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Yeah, the newer ones aren't worth a crap.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:16 AM   #10
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Old Hickory has one with a leather sheath and I believe itís around $15. No loss if you lose it. I have an old hickory kitchen knife and itís good.
This right here. I bought it for 5$ w/o the sheath and itís skinned more animals than I can remember. Well worth the money especially since itís only used for one specific purpose.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:20 AM   #11
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I use an Old Timer Sharpfinger. They’re like $20 with a leather sheath. They work fine, I’ve been using the same knife for 4-5 years.
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Old 11-24-2020, 01:47 PM   #12
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I’m looking for a skinning knife with a leather sheath. Anyone recommend anything that’s under 100.00?
Havalon. replaceable blades, fairly economical.

If you want a sheathable knife under a 100, look at Boker or Puma.
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Old 11-24-2020, 01:51 PM   #13
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Moore Maker, just ordered one for my son's Christmas present. $101.76 to my door with out engraving its $9.00 cheaper.
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Old 11-24-2020, 01:57 PM   #14
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I picked one of these up for a "throw in the bottom of the bag" skinning knife.
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:29 PM   #15
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My dad makes skinning/kitchen knives and is within your price range sir. He is retired and does it as a side hustle. Glenn 281330274seven
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:31 PM   #16
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Knives of Alaska...great blades!
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:47 PM   #17
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Iím looking for a skinning knife with a leather sheath. Anyone recommend anything thatís under 100.00?
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2177263440
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:50 PM   #18
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Iím a taxidermist and these are the only knives I use. ALL of my skinning, fleshing, detail work, etc is done with these cold steel paring knives. LOVE them!!! Make a cheap sheath from kydex or just order one of those simple leather sheaths the whole knife will go in.




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Old 11-24-2020, 02:50 PM   #19
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Not sure if you can find a Benchmade in that price range, but their quality is good and they use good steel.
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:00 PM   #20
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Steel Hook blade in a box cutter
https://www.amazon.com/Utility-Blade.../dp/B088FJLFKB

Havalon Piranta
https://www.havalon.com/piranta-60a-edge-pack-includes

Won't win beauty contests but butchers anything super quick, Havalon is a **** scalpel. Plus both are cheap, and when they lose their edge just pitch the blade.
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:03 PM   #21
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Been killing deer since 1968 and more than 3/4 have been gutted, skinned and cleaned with an old Case 2 blade Trapper. Sure hurt to lose that old knife since it was made from 1095 carbon steel and would hold an edge thru several deer cleanings and re sharpen with just a few licks on an arkansas stone .
I make a few knives now in my retirement but nothing was ever any better than that old trapper knife. One of these days I will run across another one of those original Trappers NIB.
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:12 PM   #22
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you can still find the original sharp knives on ebay. My favorite skinning knife.
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:15 PM   #23
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Man, I know you asked for a skinning knife, and Lord knows I have about 5 or 6 good ones, but since I got my Outdoor Edge 3.0 Razor Lite EDC, I haven't touched another knife. It's in my pocket every where I go and will skin a deer as good if not better than any knife I have ever put in my hand.
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:31 PM   #24
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Triple Edge archery in Dayton has some nice ones made out of files in that price range.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:36 PM   #25
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Bokker makes a great blade. I have several myself.
They are made in Solingen, Germany, an area which has a long history of producing quality knife blades. At this price point -you can't go wrong.
That knife isnít made in Germany it is made in Argentina decent knife but not the same as the German knives
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Old 11-25-2020, 07:01 AM   #26
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My go to knife is an old timer trapper folding pocket knife. But I have an assortment of others I just bought a little Buck fixed blade that's seems real nice for like $24 @ academy.
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Old 11-25-2020, 11:33 AM   #27
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Bokker makes a great blade. I have several myself.
They are made in Solingen, Germany, an area which has a long history of producing quality knife blades. At this price point -you can't go wrong.
True, they are a good knife. No longer made in Germany. Bought one a couple months back, made in China, yep, I was disappointed.. The steel is still Solingen steel...I think. Holds a good edge, easy to sharpen. Mine cost $85.
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Old 11-25-2020, 11:41 AM   #28
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They've gone up but are still reasonable, I have 3 or 4 of these and they're great:

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Old 11-25-2020, 11:56 AM   #29
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This is a smoking deal on a nice knife...

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1016875399?pid=267915
That is for sure a heck of a deal!
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Old 11-25-2020, 01:47 PM   #30
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My dad makes skinning/kitchen knives and is within your price range sir. He is retired and does it as a side hustle. Glenn 281330274seven

I really like the profile of the second from the top in the group photo!


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Old 11-25-2020, 03:04 PM   #31
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DH Russell #1 is 110.

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Old 11-25-2020, 06:11 PM   #32
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It is hard to beat the $14 old timer. I have cleaned alot of deer with mine and love it.

https://www.amazon.com/Old-Timer-152.../dp/B000IE3ZKA
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Had one of these for about 40 years now, best knife I have ever owned. Cold steel has a copy of this knife for $12 and it ain't bad, try one for the price and you won't lose much if you don't like it. It doesn't hold an edge as well as the original but not bad for a cheap knife.

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Old 11-25-2020, 06:36 PM   #34
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Mora makes some good knifes for cheap.
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Old 11-25-2020, 07:59 PM   #35
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https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchm...k-Fixed--24207


This knife comes HIGHLY recommended. Its not pretty but people say this is one of the dont pass on deals. I hav a couple coming. I don know s30v is a great steel for a hunting knife blade.
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:19 PM   #36
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gerber gator,,,, even in stainless they hold an edge and sharpen easily,,, never found one i like better until my wife just bought me a damascus steel knife for our 35th anniversary at the fort worth gun show last month,,, amazing and rivals the gerber
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My favorite knives were gifts from people I love:


I have a Buck 103, it was a gift from my buddy. It is absolutely fantastic. Razor sharp, and fits good in my hand.


https://www.buckknives.com/product/1...ife/0103FAM01/


My brother gave me a Benchmade. The rubber handles are easy to grab onto.

https://www.benchmade.com/15006-steep-country.html


I have several others, but these are my favorites




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Old 11-26-2020, 01:46 AM   #38
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A Buck 110 is hard to beat for $70. Their Bucklite line is a good value as well.
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Old 11-26-2020, 05:53 AM   #39
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I've got an old Green Handled old timer ..
That has cleared everything for 25 years..
It wasn't 15 bucks I bet.. I dont remember where I got it.
Holds an edge like no other...
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Outdoor edge with the changeable blades. Sharpest knife around for the purpose. Cheap($30). And new blades are cheap too.
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:48 AM   #41
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Smokey Mountain Knife Works. Find anything and any price range your looking for. Excellent process as well.
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Those look nice!
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those are some beautiful art work!
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These knives are awesome morakniv , good steel, cheap, easy to keep sharp

These! I found some like a 20 knife box of these for 30 bucks. I have one everywhere... pack, truck, ranch, kitchen, garage etc.


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Old 11-26-2020, 12:04 PM   #46
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those are some beautiful art work!
Thank you sir. I have 3 he has made. Great quality and budget friendly
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Old 11-26-2020, 12:08 PM   #47
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These! I found some like a 20 knife box of these for 30 bucks. I have one everywhere... pack, truck, ranch, kitchen, garage etc.


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Same here, every hunting truck , ranch , fishing camp ,
Offshore boat
Got both the serrated edge and straight edge, excellent steel ( wickedly sharp)
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I use a buck 110 folder and run it across a ceramic stick ever few deer I clean.

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Where are you guys finding these at ?
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