Distance hole puncher
Looks like we have more in common, sir. There is a general negativity against gut-hook knives on this site, but I have been using them for years. A buddy gave me one as a Christmas gift in the 1990's and I took it with me the next fall out of courtesy. When I gave it a try, I was pleasantly surprised and ended up with several. My overall workhorse has been a Buck Zipper that dates back close to 20 deer and I have no idea how many deer it has been used upon. Still sharp and ready for the next one.I use Gerber skinning knives with gut hooks. Keep one at home, one in truck, and one in pack or on my belt. I can sharpen the gut hook with a chainsaw file.
yes they work great.I don’t “ gut” them any more, haven’t for the longest time. But I use the replaceable hook blades ( gut hook) they sell at Home Depot and Lowe’s in a folder that holds spare blades. And for skinning( making a zipper) and caping animals they work great.
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