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Posted: 9/17/2009 5:27:52 PM EST
I figure if marines use them to maime commies, it would skin a buck. Anyone use one?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:28:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 5:29:15 PM EST by Thom101]
I personally like a smaller blade for skinning and such
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:30:57 PM EST
mini kabar

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:31:57 PM EST
doesn't seem like it would be very practical
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:32:51 PM EST
i use one and im happy with my choice i can skin animals very well with it
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:33:51 PM EST
So it would be like peeling an apple with a machete huh? good point.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:41:03 PM EST
i always use one. skinned about 3 so far with it
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:45:47 PM EST
I used mine for years to gut deer.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:50:28 PM EST
they do more than maime
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:52:06 PM EST
I find a smaller blade works better for more precision in cutting.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:53:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By wesmerc:
they do more than maime


This is the truth...
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:54:30 PM EST
I have a air force survival knife, no it is to clunky
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:02:24 PM EST
Currently using a Kabar D2 for gutting deer.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:05:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By LadyMacBeth:
I have a air force survival knife, no it is to clunky


Clunky?

My late father (retired CWO4 USMC) used his for a hunting knife since before I was born.
I bought one for myself and so far I've used it to skin/gut a hog.
It is rather large for the job, or as the lady said "clunky".
It did perform well, but nothing I couldn't do with my Buck folder.
I did, however, have a cordless sawzall for the spine and legbones. Without that, I have confidence that the KABAR could have easily been used to sever those larger bones.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:07:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By ch1966:

Originally Posted By LadyMacBeth:
I have a air force survival knife, no it is to clunky


Clunky?

My late father (retired CWO4 USMC) used his for a hunting knife since before I was born.
I bought one for myself and so far I've used it to skin/gut a hog.
It is rather large for the job, or as the lady said "clunky".
It did perform well, but nothing I couldn't do with my Buck folder.
I did, however, have a cordless sawzall for the spine and legbones. Without that, I have confidence that the KABAR could have easily been used to sever those larger bones.


we always used a hacksaw
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:09:23 PM EST
The blade is too thick to put the kind of edge I like for a hunting knife. The blade is too wide to run up the ass of a deer. It does work for splitting the pelvis in a pinch, but with a narrow blade I don't even bother with splitting it.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:09:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 6:11:02 PM EST by ch1966]
Double tappage....
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:09:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By _Matt_:
mini kabar



Me too.


Works great.


And I will beat the hell out of it to split a pelvis if needed.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:11:05 PM EST
I could see splitting the pelvis but thats about it. I dont think theyd make a very good skinning knife and for gutting just too damn big. Not that they couldnt be used but why make it harder than it needs to be.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:14:01 PM EST

I skin deer and cut them up with a rapala filet knife.
I use them in the kitchen, come with a sharpner, run them a couple times through sharpner and they are like a razor.
Cut tomatoes or anything. I gut deer with a serrated gerber gator. the serations will cut right through the ribcage..
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:15:33 PM EST
I do have a ka-bar though and I like it. It is almost a damn sword. It is one big ass knife.
The box it comes in sets in my office. The Ka-bar box is a copy of the old drafting drawing for the knives.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:17:34 PM EST
I normally use a Buck Pathfinder, but I've used my Ka-Bar Warthog a couple times. Don't know that a normal Ka-Bar fighter would work too well, though. Not enough usable belly for skinning to really be efficient.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:18:14 PM EST
anyone use a kabar as a hunting knife?




Don't be wise guy...what do you hunt with a knife?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:21:03 PM EST


Browning Kodiak FDT.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:21:28 PM EST
I'm sure it would work, but it doesn't look like the best blade for the job.

I use a smaller knife for that, with a thinner blade.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:29:15 PM EST
Never used one to skin but use one for knife hunting hogs.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:32:03 PM EST
I've used one, it will do in a pinch, but honestly its too large for skinning.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:35:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By MikeS369:
http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/images/322600m.jpg

Browning Kodiak FDT.

Best knife I have used right here


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Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:39:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By ch1966:

Originally Posted By LadyMacBeth:
I have a air force survival knife, no it is to clunky


Clunky?

My late father (retired CWO4 USMC) used his for a hunting knife since before I was born.
I bought one for myself and so far I've used it to skin/gut a hog.
It is rather large for the job, or as the lady said "clunky".
It did perform well, but nothing I couldn't do with my Buck folder.
I did, however, have a cordless sawzall for the spine and legbones. Without that, I have confidence that the KABAR could have easily been used to sever those larger bones.



yes it is clunky and it does not hold an edge as well as a cheap walmart knife, it is much more stout than a walmart knife, but we are not talking stout.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:40:13 PM EST
kbar folding pocket knife, don't know the name but it has 3000 stasmped on the blade, use it as a utility knife its not very good for skinning small game.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:45:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By bullmess336:
I figure if marines use them to maime commies, it would skin a buck. Anyone use one?


I used to kill pigs with one.

Have used one to clean deer and pigs on a few occasions.

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