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Postby edcik » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:54 pm

What do you guys think of this knife http://www.elenhunting.com/Merchant2/me ... ory_Code=K for skinning?
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Postby Shaka » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:03 pm

I like the Meula knives a lot! This looks super cool!!

I have one that has a rubber handle and has lasted me for 10 years with lots of abuse. It just doesn't like saltwater a lot and rusts easily...

Thank you, I will love one as payment for all my knowledge... :wink:
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Postby Johanvn » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:09 pm

I like the genral shape a lot. However, I am not in favour of the staghorn handle if you're going to get a lot of blood and gore on it. For skinning I prefer a non-slip handle. My personal favourite is the Gerber Gator II. It doesn't slip regardless of how much slimy stuff ends up on it AND it has a guthook.

That said...with knifes it all about personal preferance. If you plan to import that one, I would advise having a look at some locally produced knifes first though. For not much more than what that + shipping would cost you, you can have a custom made knife that'll last forever.

As an example (and to punt the family's stuff :) )
This is one made by my brother in law (who is a member of the SA knifemakers guild, so quality is definately assured) and has a giraffe bone handle

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Postby Shaka » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:12 pm

Johan, hoeveel kos jou swaer se messe?
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Postby Johanvn » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:22 pm

Shaka, elke mes is maar individueel geprys. Afhangende van die groote en materiaal.
Maar ek weet wel hy is so 4 keer goedkoper as die meeste van die manne in die gulde. En ek kan jou regtig waarborg ek sal eerder een van sy messe vat as amper enige iemand anders sin in terme van werksmanskap. Hy is 'n obsessiewe perfeksionis...soos in regtig

Sover ek weet wissel sy prys van sowat R700 na so R1600. Maar ek het lanklaas gevra...

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Postby edcik » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:24 pm

Shaka i have already got you one, its in the post. Hope you get it before Bosmanskop.

Johan i couldnt see the pic, the link didnt want to work!
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Postby Johanvn » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:27 pm

Die een is my persoonlike favourite uit Kosie se messe wat hy die jaar gemaak het. Ook 'n kameelperd been handvatsel

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Postby edcik » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:30 pm

Its a very nice looking knife.
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Postby Shaka » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:54 pm

edcik wrote:Shaka i have already got you one, its in the post. Hope you get it before Bosmanskop.


:lol: :lol: Thanks!! Wil wait for the postman!!
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Postby hawkster » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:16 pm

Johan waar is Kosie se huisie?
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Postby Johanvn » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:27 pm

Hy's in Witfield da innie transvaal. So 5 minute van OR Tambo lughawe af
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Postby edcik » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:36 am

Awesome that right here by my house! Does he have a website?
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Postby Johanvn » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:36 pm

http://www.kgsa.co.za/member/kosiesteenkamp

I would recommend you go and have a look though. He doesn't update his webpage much, he spends faaaaarrr too much time making knifes for that.
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Postby HR81 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:09 pm

Those are quite cool, Ill have to contack him for a order some time in the very near future, my collection needs a new addition :D

Back to the original post, that looks like a good skinner for sure.
I have a Muela colibri that I use quite a bit.

This past weekend it deboned two legs of lamb and then after that trimmed down some palm leaves that was in the way.

Holds a good edge and Ive also had it in saltwater, made a few light rust spots but cleaned easily with a scouring sponge followed by a light coat of oil...
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Postby bow007 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:48 pm

Ek sal 'n skinner ontwerp, dan kry ons 'n mesmaker om dit vir die forum te vervaardig... hoe klink dit? Wie sal belangstel?
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