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    knife sharpening

    when you guys go on a backpack hunt what do u guys use for knives or do u just have one and bring a sharpener? Im heading to alaska in sept and wondering what to do about knives i have about every kind of knife out there but should i bring one good knife and sharpener or a couple knives. i have a havalon knife that you can replace blades and if i brought that and one other knife do u think that would be enough. what are your thoughts.

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    I carry two knives. A Blade Tech as my main work horse and a CKRT as a back up. I keep them both sharp. Usually get it all done with the Blade Tech. I use the Warthog blade sharpener. Works awesome.
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    is there a good little sharpener a guy could put in his pack without adding a bunch more weight

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    I carry a well sharpened Buck knife and also a Havalon Piranta with a couple spare blades.

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    Havalon is where it's at, no sharpening and light even with extra blades.

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    Add another person to the Havalon list. can't go wrong with being able to bring light weight replaceable blades. Outdoor Edge also has a knife that has extra blades.

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    I'm a sucker for american made Buck knives, and i like my Lansky sharpening kit, its small and light.

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    I have heard the Havalon blades pop off if you tweet the blade to the side while cutting. Has any of you Havalon guys heard of this or had this happen? I was considering getting one for this season. Thanks

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    They break. But I've heard they solved the issue with a thicker blade.
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    Havalons work well but you can break a blade till you get on to using them. With a little experience you won't have any problems. I broke 1 blade this year on an elk but I was boning it out and it was almost frozen solid. They are super sharp. I wouldn't be without one in my pack.
    I enjoy sharpening blades but not so much on the side of a mountain.
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