I almost exclusively used the lamb skinner. Used it on several beef, 2 elk in the field and a mule deer in the field. Starting the first cut by the gambrel tendon down the back leg towards the mid-line takes a little getting used to, but is easy once you do it a couple of times.Yeah I have a pretty good stock of victorinox boning, filet knives that I use for processing at the house. It sure is nice having them near a sharpener but I could not imagine using anything else. I liked using them so much that’s why I wanted to try the skinner blade. But as stated I planned on using it more in the field, figured the belly would be awesome for skinning, just not sure about breaking down an animal. I have some of those clear/white Victorinox cases for larger knives for storage in my drawers.
Mtncam have you had any experience breaking down an animal with the sheep or lamb skinner?
Thanks for input guys
I’ll check out the bird’s beak as well. Also pretty cool to know your dad can break the hips with just one knife. He inspires me to try.We are a butcher family, that’s all my dad carries in the field, sheep skinner, has a narrower blade than a beef skinner, decent curve and no sharp point for puncturing intestines. Breaks the rib cage, pelvis, joints with just the knife. That’s the one he built the leather sheaths for, I might have borrowed a sheath and lost it in my pack!
I have added the victorinox birds beak to my carry also, it’s great for turning ears, lips, removing skulls in the field. The last bear I took in the taxi looked the ears over and asked what I used, I got out the birds beak, said was gonna have to get one of those. I made a little sheath for it out of kydex also. The reverse curve is awesome for around horns, etc. reaching up underneath.
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