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Old 10-12-2021, 09:28 PM
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Do you use these for Squirrels ,are game shears ,poultry shears , BBQ shears all the same thing ? If you use shears what brand do you use ,like?
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:39 PM
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I do use for squirrels. Not sure of brand. Just heavy duty kitchen shears.
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:26 AM
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I use the shears from Wal Mart-if you go to the lawn and garden department they have orange handles and are labeled garden shears and are cheaper than the game shears-same thing.
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:18 AM
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I have a pair of fiskars gardening shears I use, sharp, work well, and have orange handle.
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:32 AM
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Jim and SB I think you all are using the same shears which are also the ones I use. They are Fiskars . Fiskars makes a couple different ones and the cheaper of the two pair are the better ones. If you look at the video of me skinning a squirrel one can see how well they work. Forty years ago and for a while afterward Gerber made a pair with black handles and non separating blades they were very good and sold for around $6. Fiskars later sold the exact same ones with orange handles so I really don't know which of the two actually made them.

Anyhow, I bought a couple pair of Kershaw task masters for about $35 a copy that do a poor job. I bought three pair of the ones I use on Amazon for $11 each and they do a good job. A friend bought me some expensive shears a few years back as a gift and they had great reviews from chefs , etc. Total junk when it comes to working on a squirrel. I think they were about $80 at the time. I have used a lot of shears, get the cheap Fiskars or the old black handled Gerbers if you can find them.

Been using shears for 45-50 years , get the cheap Fiskars.

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Old 10-13-2021, 11:54 AM
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I use:

https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Vital-...4143826&sr=8-2

and/or:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 10-13-2021, 08:31 PM
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These used to be called Cuts 'n' More Scissors but it looks like Fiskars has renamed them the “Multipurpose Garden Shear”. Seems like the same product complete with sheath that has a built in ceramic sharpening rod. https://www.fiskars.com/en-us/garden...rs-356922-1009

I reshape the bottom blade's tip with a bench grinder to make it pointy for cutting through squirrel tails.

All that and a built-in bottle opener.





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Old 10-13-2021, 08:55 PM
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I've used multiple brands of game shears; Got these a few years ago and really like them. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Wiss-8-1...SNIP/205148948. Thirteen bucks at HD in 2021. Not originally intended to be game shears, but they work great on squirrels. The blades are a little shorter than typical game shears so you get better leverage, and the notch for cutting heavier stuff i.e. "bone notch" is closer to the hinge and takes less of a squeeze, plus the handles are somewhat larger diameter and have rubber grip panels.

The original Gerber game shears were very good. The ones that I had were pretty old and had a center rivet that eventually broke. The last pair that I tried the blades would spread apart while trying to cut. They got got relegated to the kitchen drawer. The Outdoor Edge shears are okay. I like the Wiss snips better though.
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:58 PM
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gerber take aparts.....

been using the Gerbers for 8 years! or the fiskars.... they work!
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Them cut co are pretty nice scissors and sharp as hell
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:52 PM
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These used to be called Cuts 'n' More Scissors but it looks like Fiskars has renamed them the “Multipurpose Garden Shear”. Seems like the same product complete with sheath that has a built in ceramic sharpening rod. https://www.fiskars.com/en-us/garden...rs-356922-1009

I reshape the bottom blade's tip with a bench grinder to make it pointy for cutting through squirrel tails.

All that and a built-in bottle opener.





I like the looks of those. From the looks of the link in cdnelson's post the topmost piece is also a knifeblade, which would be be doubly handly. Plus a wire cutter notch behind the pin. This may beat the Weznsnips, although they do cost more.
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Old 10-14-2021, 05:54 AM
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Well gee i guess i will look at both types .
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:12 AM
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Silas, Those are the ones that I mentioned that I didn't like. Bought two pair and I leave them out on the garden table all summer long for folks that come over and cut tomatoes, cukes, and squash off the vines. They do a good job on feet and tails but fail on the gutting and trimming. Blades don't fit together correctly and tightening them doesn't help. They will work but try the cheaper pair. Fun175 posted a picture of the newer model that will work fine. I know yours work but give the others a try if you get a chance
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Old 10-14-2021, 07:35 AM
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I use an older, small Boker tin snip that I purchased from e-bay. It is 7 inches long and it does a very good job cutting through bone and flesh. It is heavy duty and I have an old Klein sheath that I store it in.
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