Moultrie Products
Question on Outdoor Edge 3.5 knife
Contributors to this thread:
ground hunter 21-Oct-20
drycreek 21-Oct-20
JohnMC 21-Oct-20
trophyhill 21-Oct-20
KsRancher 21-Oct-20
Twinetickler 21-Oct-20
greg simon 22-Oct-20
ground hunter 22-Oct-20
Milhouse 22-Oct-20
Drahthaar 22-Oct-20
trophyhill 22-Oct-20
76aggie 22-Oct-20
WYelkhunter 22-Oct-20
ground hunter 22-Oct-20
stagetek 22-Oct-20
Bou'bound 22-Oct-20
Beachtree 22-Oct-20
Thunderhawk 22-Oct-20

So my daughter buys me this replaceable blade knife,,,,3.5 Outdoor edge. I had to do some skinning tonight, so thought I would try it. I literally had to put the blade on a diamond hone, to get it sharper??????? I have a Havalon, and never had an issue,,,,

Is it possible to get a batch of crap blades, she got it at a big box store. I even shot a squirrel to eat in the yard, and could not believe how dull, a new blade was.......

Is this typical?????????? I like my razor sharp fixed knives, but thought this would be nice...... I like how easy the blade changes out, I just think the blades are not that good...

Like a dull razor for your face,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

From: drycreek
I use one and I’ve never had a less than razor sharp blade. They will easily dull on bone though because the edge is thin. I mainly use mine once, maybe twice and then replace it.

From: JohnMC
I got one as a gift for by birthday its been very sharp right on par with my Havalon. I think I slightly prefer to Havalon just because it has a more backbone. Both are great.

Interesting. Last weekend we used my Havalon and my buddies outdoor edge on his bull. His was every bit as sharp as mine.

From: KsRancher
I have never had one that wasn't scary sharp. But like said above, bone VERY quickly dulls them. I love mine

From: Twinetickler
No problems here, you can put a boning blade in them, butchered my entire elk with a couple blades.

From: greg simon
I’ve got the same knife. Scalpel sharp but dulls easily. I bet you got a bad batch of blades. I got a pack of Gillette razors replaceable heads for shaving once that we’re so dull they literally would not cut a single hair. Quality control failure.

that's what I am thinking.... went thru a few blades, and some are razor sharp, a few were not..... I wonder if they are made in China? thru the packaging away.

From: Milhouse
You musta got a bad batch of blades, they've always been scary sharp out of the packaging, in my experience. I'm the world's worst knife sharpener....I require replaceable blades.

From: Drahthaar
Bone will dull any knife. Forrest

Yes they are “made in China”.

From: 76aggie
I think you got a bad batch of blades. Mine have always been razor sharp but I agree the blades do dull quickly.

From: WYelkhunter
I have the 3" model and have used it as my daily knife and hunting knife the last 2 years. I have never had a dull new blade and am impressed with how easy they are to sharpen after use.

She also bought me a field Work Sharp sharpener guide, that's really nice. for the dull blades I had, it was a quick touch up......

From: stagetek
I 'd guess, like others you got a bad batch of blades. I've used Havalon knives and have always had sharp blades, but I never recall hearing bad things about Outdoor Edge.

From: Bou'bound
All I know is every time I look at a havalon blade i cut my eyeball

From: Beachtree
The pop up add says there sharp

From: Thunderhawk
I am good now, but prefer the havalon. That field work sharp guide is slick though. Thanks everyone

  • Sitka Gear