Best KNIFE for Cleaning Ducks

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  1. Idahoan

    Idahoan Senior Refuge Member

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    I am wondering what you guys are using to clean ducks.

    What knife style(s)?

    Sharp or dull?

    One or two?

    Thanks!

    - Idahoan
     
  2. john5657

    john5657 Senior Refuge Member

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    snowgetter Refuge Member

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    sharp
    Havalon knife- awesome just change blades
     
  4. TonyMo

    TonyMo Elite Refuge Member

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    I would suggest a DH Russell "trout and bird" knife.
    http://www.grohmannknives.com/pages/outdoor.html

    I like the design and had one custom made by a local knife maker. I find it to be a great size for opening up birds or gutting a fish as well as general camp chores. It is a fixed blade but it rides nice on your belt.

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  5. john5657

    john5657 Senior Refuge Member

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    Tony - that is a pretty knife!

    john
     
  6. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    That IS a gorgeous knife.

    That said, special knife for ducks? Really?

    I have used cheap disposable folding blades, my leatherman, whatever is handy. Currently I am using the fillet knife from an "Included free with your order" knife set.

    Doesn't take much.
     
  7. Coho

    Coho Moderator Emeritus Moderator

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    Very sharp 6" filet knife. I can't remember the name. It's a commercial one with a bright yellow handle.
     
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    Creedmore Elite Refuge Member

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    Agreed. Usually whatever I happen to have in my pocket.

    Now, for making quick work of dove and teal breasts, use a serrated grapefruit spoon. :tu
     
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    tgtsmkr Senior Refuge Member

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    Grohman Canadian Boat Knife, same family as TonyMOs Bird and Trout.

    AG Russell WoodsWalker 2" blade breasts out ducks better than a 10-blade scalpel. This one rides in the console of my truck all the time or my hip pocket anytime I hunt. Ducks, Deer, Fish, whatever......and it makes a heck of a steak knife too. $13 knife, $10-15 for leather hip sheath or kydex neck sheath on chain.

    http://www.agrussell.com/ag-russell-woodswalker-in-leather-hip-pocket-sheath/p/AGPRS/

    Everyone I hunt with has one after last Christmas so they quit asking to use mine. Just got my replacement in after losing it cutting bait on the beach at night in October.
     

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