I'm looking into getting a quality fleshing knife for shaving grisly beaver and coon.. Necker 600 or 700 or MB cutting edge? I am also going to make a fleshing beam.. What size works for fox, coon, bobcats, coyote and beaver? Do you guys use adjustable stretchers or solid ones? Can I get some dimensions for fox boards?
Hey MT, I feel like any of the top brand knives will do a good job for you. I tried the necker 600, MB Cutting edge,and Sheffield and ended up getting a true Sheffield. I felt most comfortable with it. This year I tried a weibke? to push with and the Sheffield to slice the gristle on coons. I sure like this setup as the weibke is more forgiving when just pushing fat. I tried a 5" and 7" beam and have stuck to the 7" beam. I have also been using solid coon boards and adjustable for cats and coyotes. Last year was my first year putting up fur, but this setup I use now is feeling great. PM me if you have more questions.
For an all around good fleshing knife, the 600 is hard to pass up. Do not get the 700 as the sharp edge is rippled and will cause more headaches and holes than you can dream of. If you ever plan on fleshing rats or mink the 7" is a bit big. It is perfect for others. The wider the better for beaver!
dtraper: Well bout ready to head out and check a new trapping spot,farmer said cats/yotes - then setting the clear-cut this afternoon - Mr. Frerotte digging mud but let it set a day and then set the post..got that line in and time to start settin-D-
Jan 6, 2020 8:45:09 GMT -5
Law Dog: Just keeping waxed dirt here is a real challenge this year.
Jan 6, 2020 10:01:43 GMT -5
Law Dog: Whoo Hoo found some dirt I could sift today dry enough to shift not a muddy mess I will hit it again in a few days so I'm back in business thank you Mr. badger. Did get my first cat of the year not huge but a nice color.
Jan 6, 2020 23:35:20 GMT -5
dtraper: Got a doz. car sets in but with this warm weather doubt if anything moves - Oh calling for 2in. rain Saturday -D-
Jan 8, 2020 19:49:39 GMT -5
Law Dog: Put some cat and yote sets in today put in a roadkilled deer in cedar stand will snare it if they hit on it. Put in some coon buckets to keep them out of my other sets in a couple places. Started the day getting stuck in the mud and filling one boot.
Jan 9, 2020 19:59:12 GMT -5
Law Dog: Fresh tracking snow today a good day for it will have good tracks on the next check, sweet.
Jan 10, 2020 15:45:59 GMT -5
bobo: Good Morning "D",Jerry, Frerotte, OHIO, Jarentz,Mark ,Mud Neighborfoxer,shidoo1000 . Good Morning to all on ATT..
Jan 11, 2020 9:25:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: One set of cat tracks and a lot of coyote tracks today. Put in 3 baited 110s for muskrats the landowner wanted gone that chopping sucked big time.
Jan 12, 2020 20:10:40 GMT -5
jarentz: Good morning all!
Jan 13, 2020 6:26:04 GMT -5
frerotte: Good morning everyone. Got my FHA shipment ready for pickup on Saturday. 12 Beaver, 8 coon, 8 Skunks, 8 Possums and 2 Mink. Will send yotes later.
Jan 13, 2020 10:30:17 GMT -5
dtraper: First cat of the season this morning-D-
Jan 13, 2020 20:17:43 GMT -5