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Huntin with your Traditional Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by 556hunter, May 31, 2016.

  1. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Took this one out with me today
    Weather is coming!:D
  2. Phil in Alabama

    Phil in Alabama

    Oct 31, 2005
    Small drop point in stag; 7-1/16" OAL, originally by Russell Easler but heavily modified by me. Great functionality and the best handling knife I have to date on small game, but I killed the monetary value of the knife by altering it. More valuable to me though.
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  3. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 2, 2014
    The 2 that will see the most action in the field this deer season (David Lisch MS and Mike Williams MS):
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  4. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
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  5. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 2, 2014
    It’s pretty mind blowing in person.
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  6. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Getting ready to head out for my annual elk hunt. These three knives are hopefully going to get some work to do!!

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  7. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Good luck 315! Hope you drop an elk. OH
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  8. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    ME TOO:D:D:D
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  9. jmarston


    Dec 6, 2010
    Used these guys to cut up this guy! Unfortunately no in action photos as the moose was cut up in the dark but they performed very well. My hunting buddy kept grabbing my knife over his. I think he liked it. Buck 110 and a Bark River Mountain Man 5" in 3V.

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  10. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    @315 Good luck on your hunt, I want to go just for the scenery haha.

    @jmarston, congratulations on the moose. A woman at my work used to make lasagna for us every year after husband got back from his moose trips. Haven’t had it in a few years as she retired, but I can still taste it lol.
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  11. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes

    Feb 3, 2011
    Good morning of hunting with @315s Frontier stockman. My brother and I bumped a doe out heading to the stand, but she circled and got right in front of my parents and my mom took her out.

    I used my most trusted knife for field dressing duties, my #73L. One thing I’ve learned is that a knife can be too sharp.
  12. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    Well I just read 20 pages of this, definitely one of the best threads Ive seen on here. Great stories, pics and cool knives in use. Great stuff!
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018
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  13. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes

    Feb 3, 2011
    Total of 5 sightings of bushytails and no shots fired. I’m sipping coffee and watching my woodlot at the house where two were playing earlier.
  14. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    We can’t hunt squirrels where I live now but grew up hunting them in Wisconsin, always a lot of fun!!

    Is that an old steel tube weaver?
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  15. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes

    Feb 3, 2011
    Indeed it is, it was sitting atop the Sako P72 when I got it and decided it was good enough for me. It’s pretty clear for its age and holds a zero well.

    I’d like to think that the previous owner decimated his squirrel hollow and sharpened down too many Case peanuts to nothing, but needles and decided to pass it on.
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  16. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes

    Feb 3, 2011
    Venison has fed my family since before I could walk, a tag filled meant there was money in the bank for a tank of gas to get to work instead of the grocery store. My Dad’s knives were utilitarian and simple, a Buck 422 and a 119 took care of things just as well as my stag scaled custom made slip joints have... but they didn’t look as good doing it.
    They took a beating and kept on ticking, season after season; field dress, skin, quarter, repeat.... etc.

    Times aren’t as tough for my wife and I as it was back then,but the blessing of venison is still more than a change in table fair. It’s a dollar saved and a dollar earned. My knives that cost as much as my dad’s old hunting rifle earn thier keep and decrease thier cost of living to be in my stable, but lately I’ve fallen into a habit, or rather, I’ve just now come to the realization that “lately” is nearly a full decade of habit.

    Since late 2008 I’ve been using a #73L Great Eastern Cutlery Scout. A decade of deer cleaning with the same model. Two knives have split the lion share of work, a pumpkin bone Tidioute and a stag scaled Northfield. These knives just work for me and they do it without causing a headache. I know satisfaction saves me money as I haven’t searched for a new “hunting” knife in years... now if I could just find the perfect pocket knife....

    .... thankfully there is venison in the chili and money in the bank.
  17. garddogg56


    Jan 9, 2012
    Very well written Johnny good to see the 73 still hard at it,Love the Sako...Bob
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  18. Duckdog

    Duckdog Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Squirrel whisperer.


    Click on pic for a closer view.
    - Stuart
  19. Duckdog

    Duckdog Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Getting ready for a pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota on the last weekend of this month. This will be the 13th year that our little group has made this trip.


    Now to find my boots.
    - Stuart
  20. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes

    Feb 3, 2011
    I got home from work this morning (midnight shift), reheat the leftover coffee, filled the thermos and grabbed the CZ. It was about 60 degrees this morning and switched back and forth from a mist to a full on rain. There was a slight breeze that came and went all morning long.

    I usually still hunt down the hollow until I get to my usual spot, but with the rain being a threat I decided to head straight for our deer stand that sits along the woodlot I like to squirrel hunt in. Our stand sits about 20” off the ground on 6x6s cemented into the ground, so I had a decent view right out the back window at some good squirrel trees and I had a nice clear shot to the forest floor below. It was still relatively dark when I got the the Ghetto (our stands have names) so I lit and cigarette and sipped some coffee.

    Time passed slowly, but the wind calmed down and it was just misting out. Pretty soon I heard the tell tale sound of a bushytail scurrying across the leaves. I looked out the back window and had a small gray sitting about 15 yards away, I was getting ready to shoot when I saw an even bigger gray sitting at window level on a limb about 5 feet off the end of my barrel. I’m not proud to admit it, but I missed him after swinging the gun in his direction. I’m not used to shooting them out of my lap.

    At the bark of the 22. The first smaller gray froze, I turned back and made a clean head shot, the second bigger gray took off down the hill and climbed a den tree, he gave me a few shot opportunities once he was on the tree, but I couldn't get a shot off before he would climb higher up the tree. He finally went back in the den, I just sat back and let the woods calm down.

    My view.

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