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What do you guys use for cleaning your birds. I have been thinking about getting a good knife, but not really sure what to go with. I ususally use a cheap filet knife. Does anyone use one of the more expenisve knives? Is a filet knife an overkill? Does any one just use a pocket knife?
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I use the same kind of knives I think they work good for cleaning ducks and geese.
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I use a pocket knife and a set of game shears to clean everything except deer.
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I got a cutco filet knife for my birthday a couple years ago and have been using it since. Never been sharpened and still as sharp as the day I got it. I think they are about 80 bucks but well worth it. I have also used my benchmade lockblade and that seems to get the job done pretty well also.
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I use a Case pocket knife.
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I just use my Buck 110 and a pair of garden clippers
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I pack a Buck with a gut hook
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A steak knife from the kitchen drawer gets all the duck duty. For me there arent but three maybe four cuts.
I got a custom dilly-bob that I use for "bigger" stuff
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We always use fillet knives...
I know Buck Knives sell them. Haven't seen one yet though.
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I use leathermans bird tool.
Has sheers, nice little blade but no gut hook (dang it)
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I have a buck fillet knife that works great...all I do is peel back the skin and fillet the breast meat off the bone. Buy you a good sharpener as well. I hate a dull knife!!
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The knife on my multitool, a fillet knife. Whatever. I only make 2 cuts.
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We use razorblades to filet out the breast,get the kind that snap off to a new point whenever it dulls.works great.I learned it from a pro guide that cleaned alot of birds.
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For gutting and cleaning any sharp 2 inch or 3 inch bladed pocket knife will do. Also Game shears are handy.
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I use the fillet knife out of my wife's knife set.....Don't tell her.
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dukkilr6 wrote:I got a cutco filet knife for my birthday a couple years ago and have been using it since. Never been sharpened and still as sharp as the day I got it. I think they are about 80 bucks but well worth it. I have also used my benchmade lockblade and that seems to get the job done pretty well also.
I have the same thing! Those cutco filet knifes are nice, I to have never sharpened mine and its still as sharp as the day I bought it.
If they weren’t meant to be eaten, then why are they made of meat?
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i use the same knife i do on deer
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