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Author:  wannab [ 07 Feb 2015, 20:45 ]
Post subject:  Fleshing Knife Sharpness

I was one of the lucky ones that bought a Necker 600 fleshing knife that was dull as heck!!! Both sides were blunt and it would not "cut" a thing, just push. I had worked on it with a file, and done some good, but have never been happy with it. Well tonight I got my Work Sharp knife sharpener after it, and before I realized it the thing was sharp enough to shave the hair on my arm; did I get it to sharp???

Author:  Richard Murray [ 07 Feb 2015, 21:19 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fleshing Knife Sharpness

I like mine like a razor. Just a personal preference. I keep it that way with a steel. Mine was rather dull also when I got mine and it needed some worked. :wink:

Author:  Amak [ 07 Feb 2015, 22:06 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fleshing Knife Sharpness

I like mine sharp, but not quite razor sharp. Its too easy for me to cut hides trying to make good time. I like mine wore in somewhat from razor sharpness. It seems there is a sweet spot where the blade is not too sharp, and yet not dull. It seems to hold that sweet spot for quite some time. I can get 70 coons on it easy enough. I generally get mine too sharp when I sharpen, but after a few pelts it settles in just right. Gotta go extra easy while she's like a razor.

Author:  Mohawk [ 08 Feb 2015, 00:34 ]
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Amak wrote:
I like mine sharp, but not quite razor sharp. Its too easy for me to cut hides trying to make good time. I like mine wore in somewhat from razor sharpness. It seems there is a sweet spot where the blade is not too sharp, and yet not dull. It seems to hold that sweet spot for quite some time. I can get 70 coons on it easy enough. I generally get mine too sharp when I sharpen, but after a few pelts it settles in just right. Gotta go extra easy while she's like a razor.

X2 :lol: I'll sharpen mine on my diamond steel then I gotta be dang careful while fleshing for a while. Usually flesh a stinkin yote or big boar grinner before a good coon if I can.

Author:  Sac Creek [ 10 Feb 2015, 13:19 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fleshing Knife Sharpness

IMO you cant get them too sharp, of course one side you would want dull for pushing but the other side I like it shaving sharp.

Author:  Browning625 [ 10 Feb 2015, 17:20 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fleshing Knife Sharpness

I like my knife as sharp as I can get it. I feel I have more control with a sharp knife than a dull one when I am removing gristle. You will get the feel a sharp knife very quickly.

Author:  wannab [ 10 Feb 2015, 19:47 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fleshing Knife Sharpness

I fleshed my first coyote and beaver with a "sharp" knife tonight. I had no idea fleshing a beaver could be more enjoyable using a sharp knife, it like kissing your sister one day and Kate Upton the next!!

Author:  Mohawk [ 10 Feb 2015, 22:00 ]
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I had to google stalk Kate Upton to see what you were talkin about wannab, and might I say, :shock: :!:

Author:  Amak [ 11 Feb 2015, 08:14 ]
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wannab wrote:
kissing your sister



Is this a common practice down there? :shock: :lol:

Author:  wannab [ 11 Feb 2015, 08:31 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fleshing Knife Sharpness

Amak wrote:
wannab wrote:
kissing your sister



Is this a common practice down there? :shock: :lol:


In some areas around here. ;--)

Author:  Backwoodsmansback [ 23 Mar 2015, 20:45 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fleshing Knife Sharpness

From fleshing knives to kissin a sister... We do cover a wide range lol.. Weve got some areas around here thats too common i think?? Family trees look like willows..

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