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#202726 - 01/23/23 12:53 PM Re: Any interest in a "By-God" serious hunting knife b **** [Re: Uncle Mike]
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I am still leaning towards an 11-4 FG or a SSP slab side FG

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#202727 - 01/23/23 04:02 PM Re: Any interest in a "By-God" serious hunting knife b [Re: GCTom41]
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Still staying with 11-4
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#202729 - 01/23/23 07:38 PM Re: Any interest in a "By-God" serious hunting knife b [Re: Billy Poyner]
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A by God serious hunting knife, or any type, ain't 4" x 3/16" in my opinion. 14 or 15 cdt? Maybe. Sergeants model could fit the bill. Doesn't the story of the model 3 include chopping down saplings, or something of that nature? That's a serious knife to me, clear a path and process dinner ;-)


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#202734 - 01/24/23 11:44 AM Re: Any interest in a "By-God" serious hunting knife b [Re: JerryG]
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Jerry--

Your comments bring us back to agreeing just what is a "By God" serious hunting knife.

My own thinking so far has been a knife primarily for processing game in the field and otherwise light duty as required. Not necessarily making camp, fighting off grizzlies, or even butchering the field-dressed game.

If we want to define it as being a general-purpose cutting tool, and take into account a wider range of possible chores, that would change my thinking.

Wonder what others think.

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#202735 - 01/24/23 12:59 PM Re: Any interest in a "By-God" serious hunting knife b [Re: LarryWW1246]
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Basically a 10-3 or a little bigger a 10-5 will fill the bill for just about anything.

Like I said before,my Old Style Model 8 has filled the bill for me for many years and if you want to go a little fancier maybe a Mini Model 27.

No need for a long thick blade. I knew of a n Alaskan Guide that used a Case folding trapper for everything from moose,bear,elk etc and had no problems.

Cutting of bones?? That is what a saw is for.

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#202739 - 01/24/23 09:48 PM Re: Any interest in a "By-God" serious hunting knife b [Re: Wayne Dengler]
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Valid points, Top Dog. Survival or just processing of your game is the choices I guess. I do favor the old style 8-4 (dressed out if so desired!).
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#202741 - 01/25/23 05:51 PM Re: Any interest in a "By-God" serious hunting knife b [Re: Shoot870p]
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I'm Baaack! Good trip to the woods. Although I saw many deer, none with enough or big enough horns to shoot. 2 weeks I go back. Nice to see all the posts...and anyone awaiting shipping: I'll start tomorrow getting stuff out.
"By God" hunting knife means a "hunting knife", nothing more "AND"...nothing less. Those would be "other builds". Hope this helps. Bama hunting consists of (mostly) whitetails, hogs and turkey. Deer and turkey fold easily to 3/16" stock knives...."but" big hogs? Not-so-much!
Elk hunting in Northern New Mexico, etc...yield easier to 1/4" stock knives...IMO. It all depends upon your definition of your
"hunter".
I use a #3-5" and a #5-5" an aweful lot. No complaints and never seem under-gunned. My last trip out west I used a 4" Stanaback Spl. and a "Trailblazer"! (This was before it was numbered #27-5 3/4")...Again" no complaints.
Now: What do you guys want to build? Let's get it narrowed down to 3 or 4 choices and go from there.
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#202744 - 01/25/23 07:10 PM Re: Any interest in a "By-God" serious hunting knife b [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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#202745 - 01/25/23 07:39 PM Re: Any interest in a "By-God" serious hunting knife b [Re: KENKAN]
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I'm stuck on a Model 5-5" 01 steel, since it has done everything from butchering numerous elk, mule and whitetail, Trout, salmon, steelhead, grouse, and multiple camp chores, since 1975. I have used other Randall models, but my old Model 5-5", has done it the most.

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#202747 - Yesterday at 08:35 AM Re: Any interest in a "By-God" serious hunting knife b [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Cap,

Glad your back!

Leaning towards SSP Slabside FG Stainless, wrist thong

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