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Location: Montana
Joined: 10/24/2006
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Hunting knife

Part of the issue with knives is one doesn’t know how they will perform until ya get then bought. And no one wants to spend 50 to 400$ to realize there is better. Also some people get used to what they got and don’t realize there is or can be better, much better in some cases.
That’s how I got into making custom knives, as a guide I am doing a lot of dressing and caping in a single year, I tried just about every knife out there as well as some "custom" knives and wasn’t happy. Several years later, hundreds of hours of shop time and even more hours of studying metallurgy, design and such, am very pleased with the blades I make and designs I do. Everything I do or how I make it has a specific reason although to most it just looks like a knife. I’m well aware how much better my blades perform then factory knives and 80% of custom knives, even at that I know I don’t stop with "good enough" .Always improvements can be and should be looked for.
I test some to complete destruction and with those results if I’m not happy with the high standards I have, I go back and look at why, which is one thing no factory blades do as they don’t have the luxury of being personal with their work. It’s all science in the end and a devoted willingness to learn and control what’s going on in the steel, not mystic alchemy or some strange exotic heat treat as I have seen some custom makers claim. Well any rate if anyone would like to learn more feel free to go to my site, it’s fairly in depth and open with information about knives and why I’m so anal about what I turn out.

Location: south texas
Joined: 04/30/2007
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i have a sheffield knife. ive had it for 6 years and its still sharp it was like 60 dollars.

Location: Montana
Joined: 10/24/2006
Posts: 449
Hunting knife

Her she is if anyone is interested.
Hand forged high carbon steel
False spine for intricate cutitng ( Big game/game bird combo)
Nickle silver guard and pin
AA grade Afzeila burl wood handle

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Location: Damon, TX
Joined: 04/25/2007
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Hunting knife

You should try out smith & wessons extream ops knife its more of a self defence kind of knife but its pretty sharp.

I use it to skin squirrels and deer its a good knofe only $35.00 on the internet when i bought it.

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Hunting knife

i sharpen a knife after almost every time i use it... not even because it needs it usually... but then again, it doesn't take much to dull down a razor edge. i won't carry any knife unless i can shave my face with it. and that's just me bieng anal retentive.

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I would recommend them

ganny76 wrote:
I am thinking about getting the Knives of Alaska Caping knife to handle my cleaning duties. Has anybody had experience with this knife? Anybody tried to sharpen the AUS 8 Steel blade? Is it any easier than tradional stainless steel? Thanks for the info.

There are a couple options of modern steel knives that I have used and would recommend are the "Knives of Alaska" is one of them. 

Both of them are rugged, reliable, and hold a good edge too. I used the knives of Alaska set to field dress my moose.  The bone saw was mighty handy to have for quartering him. Yes indeed.

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