Don’t laugh at me, here is my mismatched set of Raptorazor’s. I have had these for 3.5 years now. They have been dropped, abused, and stepped on. The skinner was actually stepped on once while the handle was attached and bent in an arc. Took it apart bent it back into shape put the blade back in, and good as new!
This set has seen 7 deer (Yes 7) and one Turkey. I must admit I believe it’s time to replace the blades. I have never had any issues with this product, it’s lightweight, portable. Disassembly and cleanup is a breeze, and a great addition to anyone’s pack! The handle has a storage compartment with spare screws should you happen to lose them.
The mountable sheaves are a great addition for mounting at a cleaning station. I started using Raptorazor before I ever considered asking to be part of their promotional staff. Why promote a product you haven’t used, or believe in? Since then I have started my own hunting team, and all my staff uses Raptorazor. It’s not just for Deer!! Raptorazor has helped my create some great hunting memories, and I am sure there will be many more to come!
The morning started out like any other typical morning before a hunt. My alarm woke me at 330am and I quickly jumped out of bed excited for what the day had in store. My wife slowly rolled over and mumbled under her breath "I wish you'd jump out of bed that fast every morning". Normally I would've hit the snooze button on my alarm about 5 times before rising from my sleep, waking her every 5 minutes. I threw on my clothes and doubled checked my gear, making sure that I had packed everything I needed for the day. My water was full, my Raptorazor knives, sharpener, saw blades, and meat hooks were packed, my quiver was loaded with my Element Arrows and Tooth of the Arrow broadheads. I grabbed my pack and my bow and I was off to chase the elusive Axis Deer here on Maui.With the moonlight leading the way we walked through the over grown brush that lined the fields of Upcountry, Maui. As we crept slowly along we could hear the Bucks screaming just over the mountain daring us to find them. This spot was an area that we frequently hunted and we had learned the habits and patterns of this herd pretty well. We knew that in the early morning they crossed over the gulch from one side to the other to graze before heading to their beds to beat the heat from the morning sun.We quickly descended down the cliff and into the gulch only to climb out on the opposite side. As we made it to the top of the gulch we were startled by another scream that seemed only yards away. Instinctively we dropped to the ground and crawled on our stomachs to the cover provided by the Christmas Berry bushes up ahead. We waited for a few minutes so that we could catch our breath and let the excitement that filled us settle down. Slowly we began to scan the fields looking for the Bucks that were just screaming minutes before. The overgrowth provided these animals with the perfect amount of cover, making it impossible for us to find them. I reached into my pack and found my racks. I gave out a loud rattle and watched the field looking for any sign of movement. Almost instantly the grass started to shake and the sight of antlers rose above the grass.I reached for my bow and nocked an arrow waiting for this buck to make his move. When I looked up again this buck had made his way clear across the field and now he was literally only yards in front of us. I didn't have time to use my range finder, but I knew that he was under 20 yards. I drew back my bow and waited for him to make a mistake. He took 2 steps and was now standing broadside but still behind the bushes ahead. 1 more step forward and he began to turn away. 1 more step and now he was now fully exposed with no cover to protect him. I settled my pin and slowly squeezed the trigger on my release. My arrow connected and a loud thump resonated through the air. The buck reared up on his hind legs and took off through the field. Suddenly he stopped and looked back in our direction. He turned and tried to continue his retreat, only to succumb to his injuries and fall to his knees.As soon as we saw him fall to the ground my son turned to me and said "we did it Dad, we got him. Give me 5". My emotions quickly filled my body, realizing that my son was able to experience this hunt with me. After admiring this buck for a few minutes we knew that it was time for the work to begin. I dug into my pack for knives and meat hooks. I tied some paracord to the hooks and threw the rope over the branch above us. My Big Game Skinner zipped through the hide of this Buck with ease. Within minutes we had this guy skinned and ready to be deboned. My MANO quickly and easily cut through the meat. These blades are so sharp that I feel like a surgeon out there with my gloves on. With the sun now high in the sky we knew that we needed to get this deer processed and on ice as quickly as possible. The Big Game Skinner and MANO knives make this process quick, simple, and fun. After about 20 minutes we had this Buck processed and back in our packs and we headed back to the truck.This hunt is by far my most favorite and memorable hunt to date. My son was there to share in this moment with me for the 1st time and we both can't wait to do it again.
By: Cody Nickson
Over the past year I have seen first hand how well the Raptorazor works on whitetails. I had the best season I have ever had killing two great bucks and also guiding my pops on his largest buck harvest to date. In total I have field dressed 4 whitetails this season and have yet had to change the blades on them. They have been a great asset and have saved me plenty of time in the field.
One of the biggest advantages of the Big Game Skinner is the other blade that you can use to separate the vitals from the animals. I have gone from a novice at field dressing to what seems like a pro.
Raptorazor is one tool that every outdoorsman or woman who is involved with hunting should be carrying in their pack all year around.
By: Josh Keiter – Hunter/Producer for Bone Maniacs
As an avid outdoorsman and hunter, an item that you will always find in my pack is a knife. A knife to someone like me, at times, is pretty much just an extension of my hand. Knives offer so many different use cases to an outdoorsman. When I’m out hiking or hunting with friends and they ask ‘Does anyone have a knife?’ it’s almost like a cardinal sin and they are deeply looked down upon for not having one. I’ve used many different kinds of knives over the years in my adventures; and while they all have served their purpose in some way, shape or form, having the right kind or shape of knife to complete a certain task is always better versus trying to make do with something not as efficient for getting the job done. As a kid growing up hunting and fishing in the eastern part of the United States, I kind of have this tunnel vision about me when it comes to the game I pursue. Growing up in the state of West Virginia, my fall days were spent hunting small game, mostly squirrel, and big game, whitetail deer and the eastern wild turkey. The older I get the more I desire to head west to pursue western game in the back country such as elk, antelope and possibly one day a big horn sheep. Regardless of where my adventures take me, I know the one item that will follow me wherever I go will be my knife.
Throughout the 2017 whitetail season, I’ve been fortunate enough to harvest two mature bucks with my bow, one in Ohio and one in Kansas, as well as a doe in Virginia. My son was also able to take a doe in Virginia with his rifle. Using the Raptorazor Aluminum Hydro Dipped Big Game Skinner and MANO combo kit has made clean up and processing my own game a breeze. For years, I have processed my own game meat and have used several different knives and saws for the task. Field dressing and breaking down an animal is part of the hunt and experience with that harvested animal to me, but that doesn’t mean I want that experience to last forever. I want to get that animal broken down and the meat cleaned and cooled for a better table experience for me and my family. Everyone processes their deer based off of how they were taught, or based off of their own experiences through trial and error. I’ve learned a lot over the years about processing wild game and I wish I would have owned this knife combo kit for a long time!
Field dressing and getting the hide off my whitetails with the Big Game Skinner doesn’t even feel like work anymore. The sharp blade zips through their tough hides with ease! The MAKO makes skinning and deboning the meat effortless. The blades hold their edge and sharpness through even the toughest processing tasks, but it’s also very easy to remove the blades with the built in Phillips screwdriver handle for cleaning or changing out blades. I love the gripped ‘T’ handle for most of my processing work, but the MAKO also works very well without the handle for quick jobs or even getting back into a hard to reach place during field dressing. I chose to go with the aluminum kit so I could throw this in my pack and not be concerned with it getting beat up as I take it in and out of the pack as well as having it stored with all my other gear I take on my hunts. The construction of these knives are second to none and I have highly recommended them to my friends and family as well as our viewers and fans. The Bone Maniacs team has laid down some quality animals this season and we’re proud to say that all of those have been sliced and diced with the Raptorazor products. We wouldn’t use any other knife!
Raptorazor's perfect blend of badass and elegance is the reason any outdoorsman or woman needs to have these one of a kind knives in their stocking come Christmas.
I first got to put the Raptorazor's to use this fall during a few different deer hunts. Normally it takes awhile for one to be field dressed and then skinned out. With the sharpness of the blades and the ability to leverage these knifes properly it cut the field dressing and skinning time in half. My new Fillet MANO kit is on its way and I can't wait to begin to use it over the holidays cooking some steak and wild game.
Rick and his staff are one of a kind when it comes to customer relationships and I couldn't be anymore pleased with how these knives perform come crunch time.
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