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    Default Fleshing knife

    I am looking for a sheffield fleshing knife. Does anyone know where you can buy one? I tried to do a quick search but didnt have any luck.

    These knives are great. I have been using a friends but the time has come that I need to get my own.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Van Dyke's Taxidermy

    ...has a variety of sizes and quality. This link may help:

    http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/sea...&Start+Search=

    If it doesn't work, try going to Van Dyke's Taxidermy website and search for fleshing knife.

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    Default Links...

    Interesting knives. And avail in more than one design it looks like:

    Here's one,long draw-type for $160: http://order.matuskataxidermy.com/pr...ield-1067.aspx

    This one for fine work...$140 but poor photo for me:
    http://www.minntrapprod.com/catalog/...page=1&sort=2d

    $140 and better photo:
    http://www.fntpost.com/Products/Fles...Fleshing+Knife

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    Thanks for the links. A friends who has one said he paid $120 for his 20 years ago. Looks like they have not changed much over the years.

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    Thumbs up Ulu Knife!

    about 5 years ago I completely went away from the traditional fleshing knife, and only use the alaska ulu knife now for fleshing all my hides. I am still amazed how well it works, and of the control I have over it compared to a traditional knife(especially on thin skin species). Results in very few/no holes, and after tanning, sure provides a nice smooth shave to the finished hide prior to mounting. The shape and design allows me to use it alot closer to the eyes, ears, nose and mouth than I could with my fleshing knife. For taxidermy purposes, this is a big plus! It did take me a little while to work the edge I desired on it with my wet stone, but once I finished, using it bevel down after salting, takes everything off in one nice stroke. Saves me lots of time, and does an awsome job! Compact size allows easy transport to the field in your pack for immediate(proper) trophy preservation for those longer hunts as well. Hope this helps .........
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