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    Havalon Knives

    Thinking about getting one. Wondering how they have worked for you guys.

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    The blades seem to break easy. Also be sure to know you have to have some pliers or forceps to swap out the blade. Other then that they are decent.

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    Ditto on the breakage.(as in I agree...lol not meant to point at a guy who calls himself dito! lol) Part of hunting is knowing how to keep a blade sharp! Field skills 101.
    Packing two skinners helps, and a stone for those bad days where every cut hits solid objects.
    Quality blades will hold up to more abuse as well.
    Try the buck mini alpha or alaskan knives. Both are superb blade quality.
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    You mean ditto

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    That is good to know on those blades. They look good but if they break easy I would rather deal with sharpening than replacing blades.

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    This is an Outdoor Edge Folding Fillet knife are the only two knifes you'll find in my pack. I carry a Gerber mini Covert in the pocket for misc stuff like cutting cordage, getting meals open etc. The havalon is what it is.... A skinning knife. If you find yourself trying to pop bone sockets out, yup, you'll be breaking blades. I've caped entire elk, deer and antelope and at the end it was as sharp as when it started. If you're careful you can change blades without a leatherman. I love mine and feel very confident I can cape/boneout anything in North America with these two. That folding fillet knife is awesome as well for boning out. It's nice to get the backstrap out without being all dinged up by a shorter knife. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dito View Post
    You mean ditto
    Yeah thats it! haha
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    I also have a Havalon knife, the blades will break if you are bending it the wrong way, but the advantage of that is that about an inch of blade that is still there and you can get aggressive and cut around bone sockets and cartilage very easy. Plus they come with 12 extra blades, and I just bought a replacement pack of 12 from scheels for $5.99
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    I have the Edge and I love it. I used one blade to skin my blacktail last year and one blade to cape out my buddys buck. If you get the holster you can pack the knife and a dozen blades in it. It is the last hunting knife I will buy unless Havalon comes out with a better one.

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    I am a havalon fan. They are very lightweight and easy to change. I boned out a cow elk this winter with one blade. I used one blade each on two antelope and mule deer. I probably could have used one blade for more than just one antelope, but the blades aren't expensive to replace. I will say that I was pushing it with one blade on the elk, but I made it just fine.

    For backpacking, I think Havalon is worth considering. I'll be taking the knife with two blade replacements on my bull hunt.

 

 

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