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    Hi.

    Does anybody know where I can get a fleshing knife locally? It is used in hide preparation before you start the tanning process. Used to remove excess meat and sinew off the hide.

    Thanks

    Alfie

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    Oh snap. Just been watching a fleshing vid by a favourite youtube channel of mine - Skillcult- and was wondering that same thing. Reckon I might make my own.

    (Also, check out skillcult.com/freestuff for some great tanning ebooks)

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    Default Re: Fleshing knife

    An old "speekskaaf" should work?

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    Alfie
    Contact the Guild for a knifemaker near you. http://www.kgsa.co.za/ The knife you are looking for is easy to make and some of the guys make tools for day to day work without the fancy expensive extras.

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    You could phone CW from Spirit of Africa taxidermy in Howick as I know he makes his own from a panga I think but not sure how exactly.

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    Thanks all.

    I will talk to the above mentioned.

    Also saw a bloke using a high pressure washer with orbital nozzle and seems to also work quite well. Luckily I have one of those. Will give it a whirl tonight


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    Made a fleshing knife this morning out of a lasher machete. Works fairly well. Just need to get the edge bevel correct and it'll do the trick.

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    Default Re: Fleshing knife

    Now that is inovative

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