I've actually managed to drop the hatchet, meat saw, etc. from my "skinning pack" when I go hunting. I know just carry a medium sized pair of limb clippers. It takes less time, takes up no more room, and works easier once you get used to it that hatchets, meat saws, etc. Combining that with "anatomy tricks" instead of brute force (chopping/cutting) usually speeds up ALMOST everyone's skinning once they learn how. (This is referring to hog and North American sized deer sized animals. Smaller ones only need a knife. Larger ones might need more - I wouldn't know since I've never skinned bison or elephants.) I can usually do 2 deer or hogs or goats or... on one good "Old Timer" knife before it has to be sharpened. Funny, but I have to sharpen it 3-4 times for a signle gator, but that's because you can NOT use a very sharp knife on a gator. You just want it sharp enough to more scrape the meat off of the hide than cut the meat off. I have even had to dull a knife on wood or something before I started cutting on a gator. Strange experience.Raider said:quality knives, the Wyoming saw and my hatchet for the job.
First of all get a good one. You pretty much get what you pay for, those el cheapo Cinese copies may look like a Leatherman or Gerber, but they're not.Glenn Bartley said:I have been thinking of getting a multi tool; and of giving one or two as Christmas gifts. I have seen lots of the Leatherman Wave and also a Gerber multi tool. Is one better than the other?
Even though this is an old thread, this info may be useful, still.Glenn Bartley said:I have been thinking of getting a multi tool; and of giving one or two as Christmas gifts. I have seen lots of the Leatherman Wave and also a Gerber multi tool. Is one better than the other?