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  • Happy Myles
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    Many apologies Rick. As so often relying on second hand information is always risky. Checked my knife collection, and indeed have a knife by Hardenbrook and one by you, both given to me by a friend many years ago. I like yours the best. It has been used all over the world, Africa, Mexico, Canada, continental US, Alaska, Middle East ( all of the "Stan's") sheep hunting. Promise to check your website. What is the old saying, "the rumor of my demise is highly exaggerated".

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  • Rick Genovese
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    Hello all, Rick Genovese here. I have a slight correction for Happy Miles comment. I am alive and very healthy and still making knives in my Dolores,Co. shop. The deceased knifemaker was my good friend and awesome knifemaker Jim Hardenbrook who unfortunately died just a few miles from my cabin. Please check my website:www.rickgenoveseknives.com to see what I'm making these days. Thanks, Rick Genovese

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  • themadflyfisher
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    I need to add too, that when I gut a deer I split the rib cage and pelvis with my knife.

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  • themadflyfisher
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    Cabela's guide series Traditional hunter(wood handle) bought the knife about 5 years ago and have found no use for another knife. Gutted and skinned 4 deer with it last year before I felt like sharpening it again and I didn't really need to. For a $40 knife I am still very impressed with it, you can't beat it!

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  • chuckles
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    I use one made by a fellow named John Toner from AZ (cdknives.com). It has a guard that is part of the handle. The guard flips down to cover the point when you open the animal. It is like having a zipper. Sounds gimmicky but works like a charm.
    I use a wire saw for the pelvis and I have found that I can cut the ribs away from the sternum with the same knife in less time. Elk I used a saw from Outdoor Edge.

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  • PAShooter
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    I have many knives from custom hand made to cheap folders. But a cheap fixed blade 5 1/2" with a gut hook and rubber grips is the one I usually carry. It retains sharpness and I wouldn't be out too much if lost in the field. CRKT Wild River

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  • jhjimbo
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    Schrade+ pro hunter #2
    Case fixed blade with leather handle or
    Buck pathfinder or Buck 119.
    Depends on what i am hunting.
    I also have a fixed blade/ hatchet combo i keep handy in the ATV.

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  • laker
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    Opinel #10 Carbon Steel.

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  • Montana
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    My favorite is my Buck Packlite Skinner, not overly long, very light for going in a long ways. As with every Buck knife I own it takes a bit to sharpen, however it holds an edge better than the 110 folding hunter that seems to always find a place in my pack. It held its edge through the first three deer of season, gutted for my physically challenged hunters. Touched the blade up for elk hunting and handled my bull with no problem, another touch up and it finished season on two big whitetail does.

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  • Grassroots89
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    Buck 3 inch Omni Hunter.

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  • Happy Myles
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    Missed buck hunters comment on DiamondBlade. They make great knives.

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  • Happy Myles
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    The original question was limited to gutting. I try to stick with one knife in the field, for gutting, skinning, quartering, and so forth. Like Ontario, traditionally I hunt tough country a long way from roads, and try to keep things as simple as possible. If I need an axe or saw, it comes in with the pack horse or mule. Have been lucky to own and use many nice blades. My favorite was made by Genovese who died tragically just after he became a famous knife maker. While descending the mountains elk hunting his horse fell which caused an arrow in his bow quiver to cut his femoral artery. He bled to death in front of his horrified friends.
    Preparing for taxidermy work I use three knives made specifically for this work by Dave Kaufman along with a couple surgical instruments for turning ears and lips

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  • buckhunter
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    I have a Diamondblade knife with a short blade. I press my finger against the tip and zip up the animal. Has been working for years.

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  • Bioguy01
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    The Outdoor Edge Swing Blade

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  • 99explorer
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    An old Marble Bison fixed-blade knife with a leather washer handle. The blade is 4 3/4" long and plenty stout - almost 1/4" thick at the hilt.

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