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    Default Better knife then Havalon!

    http://www.outdooredge.com/category-s/31.htm

    I've used the Havalons for years but was always frustrated because I knew that there was an easy fix to all the broken blades. I also had one open up in my pocket on two different occasions. Try getting that out of your pocket without cutting up your hand!
    Outdoor Edge fixed both of these problems with their new Razor knife. I've been using this knife on bears, lions, elk and deer and have yet to brake a single blade. Much better, and safer, locking mechanism that holds the blade in place and the slot that the blade rests in gives you an unbreakable blade but with the advantage of a razor blade that we all like.
    i found them on eBay with 6 replaceable blades for about $35.

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    The Walmart in Midtown has them for around the same price.

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    Picked one up while back at sportsmans I think. Haven't broke a blade in 2 seasons, haven;t had to replace any yet. Easy to sharpen back up.
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    Better in some ways but not all.

    With a Havalon knife you can use any style of scalpel blade which can be purchased for less than 50 cents each.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BQZ1BGA?psc=1

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    I own one and like it but don't think it's better than a havlon...Yes you can sharpen them but I hate the fact the fat builds up on it and have to take more than one time to clean it to get back to business.I turned it into a house knife.

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    I use a standard surgical scalpel for capes and a sheetrock knife for most everything else.

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    I've been using this knife the past few years. Pretty similar, haven't broke a blade yet.
    http://www.camillusknives.com/produc...rp_Fixed_Blade

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    Is it as sharp as a havalon?

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    Spendy blades
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    Pretty cool looking knife, looks like it would do better as an only knife on a hunt than a Havalon. I don't mind carrying two so for me the havalon works because I don't plan to use it for heavy cutting. Plus I have to justify the box of 60 blades I bought last year...

    Good find, thanks for sharing!

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    Bought a Havalon. Gave it away.

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    Prdatr buy another one and I'll send Ya my address!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    Prdatr buy another one and I'll send Ya my address!!!
    Ha ha ha... I was thinking the same thing... I own two but a third would be ok by me...

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    I always hear of guys giving away or throwing away their Havalons, but I had to buy both of mine. Well worth the price!
    Vance in AK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vance in AK View Post
    I always hear of guys giving away or throwing away their Havalons, but I had to buy both of mine. Well worth the price!
    None of them have landed on my orch either!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotton View Post
    Yes you can sharpen them but I hate the fact the fat builds up on it.
    This has been my concern with them.

    IMO, The little ledge on the the smaller havalons catch the fats and things, essentially shortening the usable blade length... and the reason why the z-filet is the better tool.

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    Of course, the other option is fixed blade, a field sharpener and proper technique in field sharpening. Fixed blade technology has come a long ways and you only buy a fixed blade once. Unless you buy the camo colored handles and keep loosing them

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdelarm View Post
    Of course, the other option is fixed blade, a field sharpener and proper technique in field sharpening. Fixed blade technology has come a long ways and you only buy a fixed blade once. Unless you buy the camo colored handles and keep loosing them
    What is this, 1923? Ha ha ha!

    Incidentally my wife found a nice folder in a cammo holder when we were shed hunting last spring!


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    I love the utility of the Havalon, but I have to admit I love the looks of a nice fixed blade, especially one with nice wood scales... I'm having a hard time going JUST Havalon, but it's only because they are ugly!
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    I think we are comparing apples and oranges. The Havlon is great for caping and close quarter cutting. The Outdoor Edge is more of a general purpose / utility knife. While it is nice to have a quick change edge at times, I think I'd rather have the knowledge and skills to be able to sharpen anything I need too and the ability to put a lasting edge on a hunting knife.

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