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Knives

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Yak, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Yak

    Yak Well-Known Member

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    Just searched for what hunting knife in the search box and found loads of info.
    question I have is do any of you use a Stanley knife.
    pro's and cons
     
  2. oliver13

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    I used to carry a Stanley Knife blade for gutting & skinning back when I was doing a lot of rabbits, in fact a lot of people were doing that, especially the older ones, then ended up using Opinels instead.

    I recently had a rethink though, I've been doing a lot of plasterboard recently & my old Stanley knife was getting permanently jammed by the dust, I just got one of these:
    http://www.screwfix.com/p/forge-ste...es/48721#product_additional_details_container

    It's basically a lock knife you put Stanley Knife blades in.
     
  3. kermitboy1

    kermitboy1 Banned

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    Someone on here gave me a link to a decent hunting knife, I got one, only cost around £11. You could skin a lion with it. Kin sharp and keeps a lovely edge. Just wish I could remember the make. Bright orange in an orange scabbard to. KB1
     
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    Tmaxxjj Busy Member

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    Sounds like a Mora :)
     
  5. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    It may be a Mora Knife, they are bright orange, green, blue ect. In stainless or carbon blades and are from £6 -£15

    Andrew
     
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    Oliver 13
    thats the sort of thing I was thinking about. Small, sharp and easy to change blades no sharpening necessary .
    any negatives?
     
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    Stanley type knives belong in a tool box imho, i would not fancy breasting pigeons out with one or anything else come to think of it a small curved blade with a bit of length to it such as the opinels will be much better and safer for field use.
     
  9. oliver13

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    No real negatives as such, build quality is a little suspect maybe but it's not made by Gerber or Cold Steel - it's actually very good for the price, & its a little heavy & bulky for a jeans pocket.
    It's got a lock back mechanism & I prefer a liner lock, but that's not really a negative, it does work well

    Positives.
    It's a very strong knife, if it had a normal blade it would be 5mm thick at the hinge - partly why it's a bit much to carry in jeans,
    After a bit of use it has loosened up nicely & can be popped open one handed.
    There's a small spring loaded compartment in the handle that holds 5 or 6 spare blades.

    It does make a very good Stanley knife as well...
     
  10. oliver13

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    It's no good for game preparation as such, it's just to clean stuff in the field so you can take it home & finish it there.
     
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    I use a folding Stanley type knife I picked up in £1 shop for gutting rabbits, works great. but I also carry a fixed blade knife for any jobs the the stan can't do.
     
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    Back in the day when I used to hunt I used an old school razor blade to skin and gut all my squirrel kills.
     
  13. Grumpyoldman

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    I use Opinel folder and a mora , depends which one i find in shooting jacket pocket , stanley knife blade at a push but as most have said a curved blade is best , each to there own , Grumps is often surprised by how many people have a gut hook on there rabbiting knifes ! , Qick rant on knifes. Bear Gryls :mad: the only good thing about your knife range is having the sense to put day glow handles on them . So when im out and about in day to day field sport related activities i can avoid easily anybody sporting anything endorsed by Bear Gryls ( Exception to rule Eurosabre at forum meets :facepalm: ) Mini rant over ,,, ish . :coffee:
     
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    So... Do you approve of my Razor blade practicality?
     
  15. oliver13

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    Nope, sorry but I've got to disagree - don't knock the Bear.
    For the money his knives are pretty good. Fair enough you could easily do better if you were in the know, but if you just walked in a shop & put your money down they aren't kak either.

    They are made in China though so quality control will always be suspect, maybe you had a bad one?
     
  16. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    This should do the trick!!:D
     

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    I prefer a small, thin, fixed blade.

    Anything that folds or locks is a comparative pain to keep clean and sanitary, although much more convenient to carry around...
     
  18. Yak

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    Stanley do do a curved blade for carpet and a hooked blade for Lino.
     
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    Get a couple of Opinels, cheap, easy to sharpen and last for ages.
    Stanleys are for lino and carpet or a weapon for inadequate meatheads.
     
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    I do , however iv seen some nasty finger slicing incidents !!!!!!!
     

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