Outdoor Edge Kodi-Pak Knife Set
Great Knives — HEAVY Sheath
The knives are great (although I prefer my Outdoor Edge Flip-Blaze knife with the zipper blade to the gut-hook for gutting all animals and for field-dressing deer).
The handles are TERRIFIC! The soft-touch textured grip is easy to hold & doesn't get slippery even when covered with blood.
The Sheath however is the downside of this set. It weighs WAY TOO MUCH! If this set was offered with a lightweight nylon sheath I would have paid extra to get it — and may pay to have one made. Manufacturer even suggests carrying the set in your day-pack as it's A LOT to have swinging off your belt. On my next elk hunt the knives may well be in my day-pack, but the sheath will not be — it's too heavy for a mountain hunt.
I bought the set largely for the skinner. I was very pleased with it but also pleased with the great caping knife & handy T-handle saw. This is a nice saw but I would NOT want to quarter a large animal with it. It's way too small for that duty. It will split a sternum or pelvis (or cut limbs out of a shooting-lane) with ease. As that is where it will get most of its' use, it should have had the organ-protector tip like the knife in the Flip-Blaze kit.
Although I have more than a dozen good hunting knives, when skinning & butchering deer, the skinner & caping knife from this set are always in use. They are very good knives! If the sheath weren't so heavy I would have rated this a 5.
January 8, 2012
Excellent Buy that will last Forever!
I have owned my Kodi-Pak since 2003. This is an exceptional knife set. I thought that it would have worn out by now, however the blades still hold a superior edge and dont show any signs of rust.
I did add the Swing Blade to this combo which is the best blade I have ever found for opening an animal up with ease.
Every time I go out whether it is for camping, hunting, or just hiking, I have my outdoor products in my pack because you never know when you will need a great knife.
This set will get any job done and last for years and years. Good Luck and Be Safe!
August 29, 2011
Best Knives I Ever Bought
You can field dress 6 deer before you have to think about sharpenning these. I cut through, breast bone, pelvis, hide, ribs, joints, spine, tail and kneck with no problem.
November 30, 2010
i have used many many knives for gutting deer and this is my favorite. i found it laying in the farm house and used it for the first time on my friends deer and it was great. better than any kershaw set ive used.
November 14, 2010