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#49614 - 04/17/17 12:34 PM Re: Got back... [Re: elof_alv]
Carl Theile Offline
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I favor the drop point (or the green river). But for survival in our northern states, being able to get dry wood in a rainstorm is a big issue- that means battoning in many cases to get to a dry core.

There is also more of a need to build a shelter of sorts. I favor my Natural Outlaw over all others for general use.

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#49616 - 04/18/17 01:37 AM Re: Got back... [Re: elof_alv]
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I love the RMD but much prefer the HRLM for almost any task. Certainly anything that involves cleaning game.
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#49623 - 04/20/17 11:04 PM Re: Got back... [Re: elof_alv]
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I still want one of the original howling rats, I think I'm right on the name. The ones with the Res-C handle.

I think much of the inclination to skin with clip points comes from the popularity of the Buck Knives models 119 and the 110 folding hunter. Both are very popular clip points and are marketed as hunting/skinning blades.

I've switched over to drop point blades for field dressing, thanks to some help from in here and other places, and I'm not going back. Without a doubt my favorite belt knife for hunting is one of the drop point rodent trails the custom shop did for me when they still had the doors open.

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#49624 - 04/21/17 05:57 AM Re: Got back... [Re: Hard Knocks]
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Originally Posted By: Hard Knocks
I still want one of the original howling rats, I think I'm right on the name. The ones with the Res-C handle.

I think much of the inclination to skin with clip points comes from the popularity of the Buck Knives models 119 and the 110 folding hunter. Both are very popular clip points and are marketed as hunting/skinning blades.

I've switched over to drop point blades for field dressing, thanks to some help from in here and other places, and I'm not going back. Without a doubt my favorite belt knife for hunting is one of the drop point rodent trails the custom shop did for me when they still had the doors open.


From my observation it it the Bucks and the Sharpfinger type of knives, not to mention the good ole' Bowies.

The dropped Rat Trail feels really good in the hand, would be great if it had the tang drilled out to reduce weight.
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#49628 - 04/21/17 05:58 PM Re: Got back... [Re: elof_alv]
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Originally Posted By: Hard Knocks
I still want one of the original howling rats, I think I'm right on the name. The ones with the Res-C handle.

Yep, the names correct, there were two versions, the gen 1 and gen 2. I have both of them. The only real difference is the choil. The later one had a squarish choil. I think?? grin

I think the Howler here is Gen 1





The improved HRLM, artistically ballanced between the critters gonads. grin



Not sure I've seen a drop point Rat Trail though?
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#49629 - 04/21/17 07:00 PM Re: Got back... [Re: elof_alv]
Andy the Aussie Offline
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DPRT for you Ian...



....with a toad inlay sheath made by "some guy".... wink wink laugh
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#49630 - 04/21/17 07:26 PM Re: Got back... [Re: elof_alv]
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That's nice, Andy.
I'm pretty sure I have a couple of the non drop point variety.
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#49631 - 04/22/17 03:31 AM Re: Got back... [Re: Trumby]
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Ian,
I'm pretty sure you do not have Rat Trails, you have the Rat Tails.
Rat Trail is a longer bladed Rodent Solution with trailing point instead of drop point.
I think Andy got his a while after we've met together last time.


Edited by elof_alv (04/22/17 09:19 PM)
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#49638 - 04/22/17 05:11 PM Re: Got back... [Re: elof_alv]
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Loc: NSW
It might be Rat Tails that I'm thinking of?
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#49640 - 04/22/17 09:21 PM Re: Got back... [Re: Trumby]
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Originally Posted By: Trumby
It might be Rat Tails that I'm thinking of?


Trail and Tail... wink
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