Elk knifeContributors to this thread:
Dirk Diggler 03-Dec-18
elk yinzer 03-Dec-18
sharp stick slinger 03-Dec-18
Z Barebow 03-Dec-18
Curious what knife/knives you all are using to process your elk once it’s out of the field and off the bone. I’ve seen everything from Berkley fish filet knives to cutco brand.
What’s your go-to?
Once it's off the bone, I use my teeth.
Seriously though, at that point, it's kitchen ware. It's very much worth it to invest in a nice set of good knives for the kitchen.
I agree with that. Got a great set as a wedding gift and haven’t looked back.
From: Dirk Diggler
I find my cheap, 30yr old wooden handled rapala fillet knife in my hand most often.
Look at Rada, USA made, $10 for a boning knife, comes scary sharp, easy to resharpen or tune up, stay sharp long time.
Rapala filet knife also.
8" Victorinox breaking knife and 10 victorinox butcher knife
From: elk yinzer
I use a rapala fillet for deboning and trimming silverskin. I'll use a knife with a little more backbone to break some joints and a chef's knife to cut cubes for grind.
The fillet knife and butcher knives out of a set. Use the steel to keep them sharp. Also use the Rapala a lot. Using a folding fillet knife that I like a lot better than the Rapala made Outdoor Edge right now.
Like trial I’m a fan of victornox knives. I use their boning knives in a lot of different versions. I use the little pairing knives for steak knives and my wife uses our fancy serrated table saws for steak. I like a clean sharp cut. Their knives labeled flexible blade are thinner and seam even sharper than their stiff bladed ones.
This year I did my moose with my havalon baracuda. Couple whipes on a steel when it feels dull and it's razor for another 15 minutes. Started with a dull blade and finished with same blade.
Cheap rapala filet knife and two victornix knives, one rigid and one semi flex
X2 dirk diggler, great knife easy to get razor sharp.
From: sharp stick slinger
Bubba blade is my go to the last 2 years. The Teflon coating and excellent grip are nice features. Sharpens well. Mine is 7 inch flex. My larger knife is my chef's kitchen knife, a 10 inch victorionox. $40 Amazon. I used this as a prep knife in a restaurant for years. Chef's 10" Black Fibrox https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003GUX2G0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_jgxbCb8QCVR5S
I use a filet knife, don't know the brand and I use my Knives of Alaska cleaver!
Cutco filet knife
I like to use a meat processor. Usually Reliable in Fort Collins.
From: Z Barebow
I use fillet knives. One is Rapala and I don't know other brand.
I use a set of those Mercer kitchen knives- great knives for the $$
Count me in with the Victorinox Forschner crowd. I really like the 6" semi flexible boning blade.
Bench Made something or other