Iron Will Knife Test

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Will be testing out a couple of Iron Will knives.

The all new K2 Ultralight Skinning Knife that is black ceramic coated and also the K1 that has been around for a bit. (Blue handle has been phased out)

Each knife has its purpose and special properties and I am looking forward to testing them out this fall!!

Full review to come once seasons are done and plenty of testing has been done.

Stay tuned!
 

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Will be testing out a couple of Iron Will knives.

The all new K2 Ultralight Skinning Knife that is black ceramic coated and also the K1 that has been around for a bit. (Blue handle has been phased out)

Each knife has its purpose and special properties and I am looking forward to testing them out this fall!!

Full review to come once seasons are done and plenty of testing has been done.

Stay tuned!
Ready for the review
 

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Good deal Jared

and FYI guys, IW put up one of the K2s for 3rd place in our Best Elk Photo contest

 
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So far the knives are doing great! Will be fun to see how they are doing after 8 more animals!
 

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Four animals done so far, many more to go. K1 & K2 doing work!

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have you had to resharpen?

What animals? all deer?
Two antelope and two deer. Wish I had an elk tag this year! Need to resharpen them now, they need it!

After the third critter I noticed the knives were loosing their edge, especially the K1 as that was doing most of the hide cuts and boning. The K2, which I use mostly for skinning isn’t doing too bad.
 

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Two antelope and two deer. Wish I had an elk tag this year! Need to resharpen them now, they need it!

After the third critter I noticed the knives were loosing their edge, especially the K1 as that was doing most of the hide cuts and boning. The K2, which I use mostly for skinning isn’t doing too bad.
OK, so sounds like you can easily get through a deer sized animal without re-sharpening including boning.
 

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I should pick these up, a man can’t have too many knives, bows, guns, optics, boots, shelters, hunting cloths, boots, sleeping bags…..what did I miss…oh packs
 

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OK, so sounds like you can easily get through a deer sized animal without re-sharpening including boning.
In reality, I don’t get much more out of the benchmade altitude… I’m really considering the little iron will knife… I bet edge retention isn’t much worse than the altitude, and I like a knife that isn’t tough to sharpen in the field ideally… the altitude i pretty much have to sharpen at home, and can’t get through a whole elk with it staying sharp.

I would like to phase out the tyto, but that means one knife I can sharpen in the woods or 2 knives I don’t have to touch on an elk
 
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In reality, I don’t get much more out of the benchmade altitude… I’m really considering the little iron will knife… I bet edge retention isn’t much worse than the altitude, and I like a knife that isn’t tough to sharpen in the field ideally… the altitude i pretty much have to sharpen at home, and can’t get through a whole elk with it staying sharp.

I would like to phase out the tyto, but that means one knife I can sharpen in the woods or 2 knives I don’t have to touch on an elk
I have used Benchmade as well and they are similar but can get an edge on the Iron Will in the field easily with their sharpener.

I am certain I can get through an entire elk with either the Iron Will K1 or K2 as well. Used them on two antelope and three deer but were pretty dull by the end!
 
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