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mano
11-20-2011, 10:25 AM
My BIL has been on a killing spree this year, bagging a buck with a bow and a big doe with a 30-30. He's butchering them himself and needs a proper knife. I'm thinking of giving him a Tojiro honesuki. Any other thoughts in that price range or lower?

Eamon Burke
11-20-2011, 11:05 AM
Field dressing or at home? I wouldn't want to deal with a Tojiro DP Honesuki in the woods.

mano
11-20-2011, 11:12 AM
At home. He already has a few knives for the field.

kalaeb
11-20-2011, 11:20 AM
7 and 10 inch old hickory. To be had for about 15 bucks a piece. :) Some of my personal favorite knives.

mano
11-20-2011, 11:38 AM
7 and 10 inch old hickory. To be had for about 15 bucks a piece. :) Some of my personal favorite knives.

Are you serious? If they're the right knives for the job that's great to know. In the 11 years I've known him he's only killed three deer so it's not like he'll use them often.

Lefty
11-20-2011, 11:44 AM
A 6 inch petty/utility and an 8-10 inch slicer, in my opinion. To be honest, Germans work well for this because of the toughness against bones, fragments and the "steelability" of the blades.

Benuser
11-20-2011, 05:17 PM
For the boning go French or Swiss or German; harder steels have to remain thicker to avoid chipping. For the slicer Fujiwara.

PierreRodrigue
11-20-2011, 05:30 PM
So far this season, there are 8 on the hook. I broke down, and with my brother in law's help, trimmed and wrapped 3 of them this morning (on top of tagging two, and field dressing them.) I used a 4" for boneing/breaking down, my parer was put to task. And had to use my suji for slicing steaks and stew meat. It was nice!!

EdipisReks
11-20-2011, 05:38 PM
the one time i've done this at home i used the same knife i've used in the field: a 6" 1963 Randall carbon skinner. i know it's a '63, because that's what the receipt my dad received, initialed by Bo Randall, says. ;)

mano
11-20-2011, 06:10 PM
Thanks for the input everyone. Here's what I got him, all Victorinox Forschner Fibrox:
5-in. Semi-Flexible Curved Boning Knife
10-in. Cimeter Knife
10-in. Sharpening Steel

EdipisReks
11-20-2011, 06:10 PM
Thanks for the input everyone. Here's what I got him, all Victorinox Forschner Fibrox:
5-in. Semi-Flexible Curved Boning Knife
10-in. Cimeter Knife
10-in. Sharpening Steel

that will all be great!

PierreRodrigue
11-20-2011, 06:40 PM
+1, those choices will suit him fine for quite some time I would think.