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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    Dangerous Junk!

    You can buy 3 or 4 Cold Steel Finnbears or Mora knives for the same money. The biggest difference is that the Cold Steel and Mora knives won't break apart and cut you to smithereens in the back country.

    For $100 you can buy a Spyderco or CRKT with a ATS-34 blade that will do damn near a whole elk.

    For $500 you can buy a Diamond blade knife that will do 10 elk without being sharpened again.

    I used to have a love affair with razor bladed swap handle knives at work. I figured out it's easier to sharpen a good knife than get stitches over a crappy one.
    I don't get your post? How much do you think the Havalon costs? I paid $33 for mine, and it comes with 12 extra blades. More blades cost $6.50 for a dozen. If you're not ham fisted you can easily do a whole elk with one blade. Seems pretty cheap to me.

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    Yeah, I just got mine when I renewed my eastmans subscriptions, cost something like $10 (shipping price). I wish the knife and blades came with a carry pouch so that I could keep them together. Mine showed up in a box. The knife did great on the antelope I shot earlier this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckbull View Post
    I wish the knife and blades came with a carry pouch so that I could keep them together.
    Hey buckbull. They do make a sheath for their knives. Check out their website. You can get one in leather or nylon.(the nylon is about $6.00) The sheath will hold the knife and a box of extra blades. The only thing I would tell you is don't put the sheath on your belt because the stitching on the belt loop is a little weak.(my friend almost lost his) Good luck!

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    Yeah, mine came with the nylon version, but I bought mine. I guess you get the economy version for free.

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    I was also very disappointed with the havalons. Within 5 minutes i went through 3-4 blades working a bull elk. Maybe I did pry on it a little bit but would not trust this as my only knife in the field. Good thing my other 2 partners were able to pick up the slack while i was changing blades. I will carry the extra weight and know I have a good knife! Those who swear by them must have the hands of a surgeon.

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    Sharp, Very Sharp... Cut myself 3 times boning out a buck...The blade broke on me once... There ok. I will continue to use mine till i cut a finger off. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba19 View Post
    Sharp, Very Sharp... Cut myself 3 times boning out a buck...The blade broke on me once... There ok. I will continue to use mine till i cut a finger off. LOL
    So, you can only keep from cutting yourself with dull knives?

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    IMO a dull knife is a dangerous knife.

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    I doubled down on elk this weekend and let me tell you the energy you save on a sharp knife. I love mine, incredibly sharp which saves you energy on big animals.... Just to get your butt kicked on a pack out I went through 2 blades on the 2 elk.

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    I love em...I've gutless field dressed five animals with mine this year. I just use my Benchmade around the hip sockets.

    It's one of those products that I look at and think "why didn't I think of that one"....lol

 

 

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