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How to Skin a Deer

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You’ve taken the shot. The deer is down and the prize is yours. The hide, antlers, and all that succulent meat are waiting. But one question arises – how to skin the deer? Now you are faced with one of two choices. You can take the carcass to a professional butcher, or you can attend to the task yourself. Ask any experienced hunter, and he/she will tell you the same thing. The second option is by far the most rewarding. Learning how to skin a deer can be challenging. Both…

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Knife Tang Guide: Differences & Which One To Use

Knife Tang Guide: Types and Usages

It can be difficult for hunting newbies to get a grip on all the knife-related jargon currently being bandied about the Internet. At first glance, terms like knife tang, blade design and knife grind can sound confusing for the beginner. What is a Knife Tang In reality, they are quite easy to tell apart. Blade design, for example, refers to the shape of the blade and the tasks it is designed for. Blade grind describes how the cutting edge of the blade is finished. You can read more about these…

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Gutting Knife Guide: 10 Best Gutting Knives Review

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If you’ve ever gutted and dressed game in the field before, then you probably understand what a delicate and arduous process it can be. A slip-up would mean ruining the meat or the hide, wasting your tracking and hunting efforts. A mistake may even cause injuries to yourself. That’s why gutting knives are crucial in hunter’s arsenal. Gutting is an important part of hunting. It’s a task that traditionally implies dying or living by the tool or “weapon” you’re using. Owning a quality gutting knife will make a huge difference,…

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Throwing Knife Guide: 10 Best Throwing Knives Review

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Like a lot of other gear that I’ve talked about, choosing the right throwing knife is a combination of gut feeling, your budget and the information you have to hand. We’ll talk about all that in this complete guide for throwing knives. There’s nothing quite like watching a knife you’ve just thrown hit a distant target. Especially when that target is moving. It takes practice, a lot of practice. But that sensation of sheer accomplishment is like no other feeling I know. The art of knife throwing is not just…

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Camping Knife Guide: 10 Best Camping Knives Review

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If you’re headed outdoors for any length of time, it goes without saying that good quality camping knives are a must-have component for your toolbox. But just what qualifies a knife to become a camping knife? Despite the overlap in the different outdoor knife categories, the camping knife is generally described as a heavy-duty knife. Exhibiting a blade under 5” in length, typically full tang, it can be used for cutting rope and cord, splitting kindling, whittling tent stakes, assisting with food preparation, clearing brush (in case it is necessary)…

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Skinning Knife Guide: 10 Best Skinning Knives Review

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Traditionally, skinning knives have narrow-tipped blades for precision cutting. They also have a deep belly; which provides the longest cut for every stroke, making them efficient to use. Some of them have a gut hook which greatly simplifies the skinning process. If you intend to dress small game such as rabbits or birds or want to remove the skin for taxidermy purposes, you should choose a smaller and more precise blade. Both caping blades and clip-point blades will work for this job as you’ll be able to make fine cuts…

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How to Throw a Throwing Knife

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Exactly how long people have practiced the art of throwing knives is unknown. We do know it was one way that soldiers in the American Civil War passed the time in the camps. The practice has stood the test of time and remains a sport, an art, and a means of entertainment. There are also some extraordinary individuals out there who use throwing knives to hunt. But whatever your intentions are, it’s important to learn the basic principles of knife throwing before you give it a try. As you’ll see,…

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Hunting Knife Blade Shapes & Design Guide

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When we look at all those hunting knives, it seems that there’s an overwhelming number of different blade shapes, types and styles available. But don’t let this worry you. In this guide, I will cover all the basic blade shapes and designs you should concern yourself with. Anything else is a variation on an existing theme. Still, it’s important to be able to pick the right design for your specific purpose. Drop Point Drop points is one of the most common and familiar blade shapes, especially in the world of…

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Folding Pocket Knives Guide: Types and Uses

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If you’re looking to purchase your first pocket knife, you’ll be amazed at the wide variety that is available. But this isn’t a bad thing. Many existing pocket knife enthusiasts already know that they live in an age perfectly suited to their hobby. To guide you through the extremely interesting, but (sometimes) intimidating world of pocket knives, I’ve put together some information for both the novice and the experienced user looking to buy the best brand and model for their needs. Numerous reputable brands have a great selection of quality…

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Fixed Knives Guide & Top 10 Fixed Hunting Knives

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Fixed knives are probably one of the most useful items you can have in your hunting gear. But a good fixed knife is also great for a whole range of tasks around the campfire, and outside in the wilds. Think of things like chopping wood, preparing food, cutting rope, opening cans and containers, and much more. Your choice of fixed blade knives should be primarily focused on two factors – tang and size. Let’s take a look at these separately so that you can decide what kind of knife you…

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