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First Knife For Rabbit Prep

Discussion in 'Knives & Tools' started by Tayman77, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Tayman77

    Tayman77 Engaging Member

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    Hi all, i am looking to purchase my first knife mainly for prepping rabbits after shooting, what would you suggest as a first foray into the knife world, my budget is £35-40 max, i have had a look online and its a minefield, ive looked at Gerber ?, Opinal, Buck and many more but im now even more confused, any help will be much appreciated
     
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    Look for Mora if you can use fixed blade knives. Very well-made, hold an edge and amazingly cheap! :)
     
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    Another vote for Mora. Well within your budget and there is a variety of Steels used within their range which will open up another can of worms on what's the best blade steel blah blah blah.
     
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    Wow, they are cheap, worth buyi g a couple are they really that good? next question, carbon steel or stainless?

    I also need to ask, will I be OK to carry this while on a shoot, is hunting a good enough reason?
     
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    Carbon every time as easier to maintain a good edge ... if you have it on your person when out shooting, you will be fine
     
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    I used a Hultafors knife for food prep (including rabbits). I think they call it the craftsman but it is essentially the same as the Morakniv above with carbon steel blade (just remember to oil it to stop it rusting). Mine is a one piece handle in bright orange. Easy to clean and I paid about a fiver for it.

    I have other more expensive knives for bushcraft etc but they don't go near blood and guts as they would be harder to clean properly with wooden handles etc.
     
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    You can open cans of worms with a knife??? :eek::eek:

    I can't even find a place that sells them.
    :)
     
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    Well one of my Moras arrived today, I decided de to get one in stainless and one in carbon, less than £20for the both, I have the stainless one now and looks good for the price it can't be beaten pretty damn sharp as well, thanks for the advice peeps, now, where are those:hunting:
     

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    Also, obviously there will come the time I'll need to sharpen said knife, how do I do this and what with?
     
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    As the Moras are essentially disposable, I don't use anything fancy other than one of the diamond pocket pen type sharpeners like the one below :

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    Just takes a few light strokes every now and again to get a decent edge. See : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Diamond-...194879?hash=item2870dc903f:g:MOwAAOSwZBRcFLiG
     
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    Look at butchersequipment.co.uk.

    Massive range, competitive pricing, fast delivery. Their steels are the best.
     
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