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#1049528 - 06/18/17 08:07 AM Nesmuk le or sykco skinner?
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Providing you could find both, which one would you choose to be your dedicated hunting knife and why? The fun is on the quest.

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#1049537 - 06/19/17 07:06 AM Re: Nesmuk le or sykco skinner? [Re: J_MCrane]
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Scrapyard has a skinner out? I have the Busse Muk and its not a good hunting knife IMO. One of the best hunting knives I've ever owned was a Buck 119 and Old Timer Sharpfinger, so far Busse hasn't came out with a decent knife for hunting. You can make them work, but they are just too thick to be able to skin an animal easily.
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#1049543 - 06/19/17 10:26 AM Re: Nesmuk le or sykco skinner? [Re: J_MCrane]
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Here is the skinner:

http://www.scrapyardknives.com/no-longer-available-sykco-skinner/

I don't have it but I do have the Muk and a 411. All three knives have about the same thickness-3/16". I have not used my Muk for anything so I can't help you there. I agree with you about the Sharpfinger. One of the best skinning knives made. The original USA made, not the Chinese one.
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#1049550 - 06/19/17 10:05 PM Re: Nesmuk le or sykco skinner? [Re: J_MCrane]
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Thanks Ray, I agree the USA made Sharpfinger can't be beat for a hunting/skinning knife. An effective skinning knife should be thin, not 1/4" thick, of course you can make it work, but there are much better options.
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#1049567 - 06/21/17 02:42 AM Re: Nesmuk le or sykco skinner? [Re: banana-clip]
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Originally Posted By: banana-clip
Busse hasn't came out with a decent knife for hunting. You can make them work, but they are just too thick to be able to skin an animal easily.
.... my B4 would disagree profusely with this statement. This season alone I did a bunch of deer. In the time I have had it now it has processed well into triple figures and it is difficult to fault. My HRLM has done a great deal as well and I find it difficult to fault either though they are different designs.

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#1049568 - 06/21/17 04:39 AM Re: Nesmuk le or sykco skinner? [Re: J_MCrane]
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Don't have either one, but the Scarpivore and the Swamp warden do a pretty nice job of it.
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#1049571 - 06/21/17 01:27 PM Re: Nesmuk le or sykco skinner? [Re: SkunkHunter]
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I agree with you Randy. wink
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#1049573 - 06/21/17 05:58 PM Re: Nesmuk le or sykco skinner? [Re: Andy the Aussie]
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Originally Posted By: Andy the Aussie
Originally Posted By: banana-clip
Busse hasn't came out with a decent knife for hunting. You can make them work, but they are just too thick to be able to skin an animal easily.
.... my B4 would disagree profusely with this statement. This season alone I did a bunch of deer. In the time I have had it now it has processed well into triple figures and it is difficult to fault. My HRLM has done a great deal as well and I find it difficult to fault either though they are different designs.


Thats awesome they work well for you skinning deer. Some of them just seemed too thick for me, I guess since I grew up using small thin knives like the old timers and schrades. Im sure the HRLM would do a good job at skinning too. I do like the bird dog le for cutting up meat, so Im sure that would do a good job as well.
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#1049578 - 06/22/17 10:00 AM Re: Nesmuk le or sykco skinner? [Re: banana-clip]
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I have used a Buck Vanguard on deer quite successfully, but the real surprise was the Outdoors Edge; the gut-hook helped peel the skin like a zipper, and the blade is really sharp! shocked Really a good knife for around $50.00.
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#1049583 - 06/23/17 01:56 AM Re: Nesmuk le or sykco skinner? [Re: J_MCrane]
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I think the B4 (Anorexic) is only .155 so it is not exactly a chunky blade mate.

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