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Title: An unusual skinner
Post by: GDPolk on March 22, 2019, 11:13:12 PM
This one was a custom, one off order from a friend.  He was inspired by the KOA Muskrat but has large hands and finds their handles to be very uncomfortable.  He also wanted a blade length that was longer and taller to be more efficient in medium to large game animals.  I made this one in AEB-L steel and handled it with bead blasted black canvas micarta and stainless pins.  He got a camoflauged Kydex sheath.  I think he will like it...
Title: Re: An unusual skinner
Post by: Pine on March 23, 2019, 05:56:41 PM
That's different
Title: Re: An unusual skinner
Post by: GDPolk on March 23, 2019, 10:09:10 PM
That's different

Yep. It’s quite unique. Roman wants if for almost exclusively using it to cape hides out and flesh hides. I suppose for that it would be a pretty efficient design. It’s just not really the shape that I think of first when it comes to a hunting or skinning knife.  Sometimes as a custom knifemaker you get asked to do specialty/niche tools. This is one of them.
Title: Re: An unusual skinner
Post by: luciusx5 on March 24, 2019, 06:48:13 PM
Yep. That's different but looks like it would work well. Would be interesting to hear some feedback on it after some field use.
Title: Re: An unusual skinner
Post by: Bvas on March 25, 2019, 08:05:31 PM
Neat design. I can see where that would be beneficial when doin a bunch of skinning.

I would think sharpening it would be bugger :dunno:
Title: Re: An unusual skinner
Post by: GDPolk on March 30, 2019, 06:13:56 PM
Neat design. I can see where that would be beneficial when doin a bunch of skinning.

I would think sharpening it would be bugger :dunno:

It really wasn't as bad to grind out on my knife grinder.  I thought the curved point would be a huge pain but I was wrong.  I recommended he get a Worksharp Knife and Tool Sharpener for it so he could just pull through and go around the tip.  I also imagine this one won't be fun on a bench stone to sharpen.
Title: Re: An unusual skinner
Post by: Bill Turner on April 06, 2019, 02:18:41 PM
Great looking Skinner. Your friend will love it.  I've used a Knives of Alaska "Muskrat" for years. T. Asbell made me a neck sheath for it several years ago. Keith Murr (Murr Custom Kiives) started offering this style knife at my suggestion. If your interested take a look at his web site. It might look different to you but it is the most functional skinner I've ever used. Thanks for sharing.