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    Mexican short knives " best makers"

    Read in another thread that these were good makers of quality short knives, do you agree in the order that they are in? "the top 3 knife makers are:1-Salvador Zarazua,2-navajas silver,and 3-2 "el asustado", please share with us which makers knives you are currently using and any good or bad experiences you have had with them, thanks in advance for any input that is given. also if you can please share where we can purchase these knives from thank you.

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    Re: Mexican short knives " best makers"

    I don't know crap about S/K's... but my Mexican buds ( who are very good rooster men... or luckier than hell... prolly a lil of both LOL! ) tell me that they will only use " Azteca " brand knives.

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    I have heard of that brand but do not know of anyone in my neck of the woods that uses them. However thank you for the reply slip. Correct me if I am wrong I believe that in a previous post you mentioned that you had some really grey blood? If that is correct what family of grey's are they?

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    Re: Mexican short knives " best makers"

    Quote Originally Posted by shuffler01
    Read in another thread that these were good makers of quality short knives, do you agree in the order that they are in? "the top 3 knife makers are:1-Salvador Zarazua,2-navajas silver,and 3-2 "el asustado", please share with us which makers knives you are currently using and any good or bad experiences you have had with them, thanks in advance for any input that is given. also if you can please share where we can purchase these knives from thank you.
    those guys are good kinfe makers especial salvador zarazua he is the best el asustado he is good to you can chek www.gallosygalleros.com or www.gallosmexicanos.com or www.piedecria.com you should find more kinfe makers in those sites

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    Does anyone know how much a dz sk coast from salvado Z thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by arihatch
    Does anyone know how much a dz sk coast from salvado Z thanks
    Good forks usually go for atleast $200 dz. or used to when legal.

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    Regarding the price in my neck of the woods the price for 1 dozen is about $240.

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    does anyone use the Lansky systems to resharpen their knives? or, what is the best way and what equipment will you need to sharpen knives?

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    El Asustado makes a really nice product.

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    Does El Asustado have any sales associates in the U.S.? If anyone has his contact info, please PM me, I would really appreciate it.

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    I like zarazua and javier calleros knifes. Great quality steel, calleros is also making gaffs now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OR GALLO View Post
    I like zarazua and javier calleros knifes. Great quality steel, calleros is also making gaffs now.
    Can you pm me the contact info for zarazua ...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by joero21 View Post
    Can you pm me the contact info for zarazua ...thanks
    Here you go my friend the phone number, prices, products are all in there.
    http://www.navajaszarazua.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by OR GALLO View Post
    Here you go my friend the phone number, prices, products are all in there.
    http://www.navajaszarazua.com/
    Orale muchas gracias OR GALLO. Ireally appreciate it .... ..

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    zarazura.......................................... ................................

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    ive used zarazua, calleros but i discoverd the best knives aguilar e hijos these are deadly cutting and one you hit the other bird is dead and wont come back for more!

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    Re: Mexican short knives " best makers"

    I think most of them are good, and you will find good ones in almost any brand, the difference is their quality control.

    I believe the most consistent ones are Zaraz˙a.

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    Re: Mexican short knives " best makers"

    A few years ago we were using "La Mexicana" in Mexico and we really liked it. They are easy to spot because of the red, white, and green base they have.

    http://www.gallosygalleros.com/imgavisos/aviso12.jpg

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    Re: Mexican short knives " best makers"

    you can chek this one gutermann kives

    www.navajasgutermann.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elhungaro View Post
    you can chek this one gutermann kives

    www.navajasgutermann.com

    yep I didnt want to let the cat out of the bag just kidding. I here these guttermans are what is in right now and that zarazuas have lost their quality because of the quanity they started selling.

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    do they sell here in the usa and how much for the gutermann nives

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    Bugarin navajas are really good! Go to gallosbugarin.com and check them out. A lot of people that I know are disappointed with the zarazua navajas way too brittle!!

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    bugarin are really good in my opinion

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    Re: Mexican short knives " best makers"

    Quote Originally Posted by jcjfarms View Post
    yep I didnt want to let the cat out of the bag just kidding. I here these guttermans are what is in right now and that zarazuas have lost their quality because of the quanity they started selling.
    Im very happy to hear about the gutterman..i found a dozen of them and had never heard of them...i was wanting to hear more info on them but this will do...ill just wait after the molt to find out ;-)

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    i'll throw another name out there.... blue blade navajas

    never seen em in person, but his pics on facebook look awesome.... and his boots really look like top quality as well

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    Re: Mexican short knives " best makers"

    I feel that most well stablished makers have the quality as far as steel goes. I believe choosing the correct knife design for your fowl, and even more important, proper sharpening is more important than the maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grillo View Post
    I feel that most well stablished makers have the quality as far as steel goes. I believe choosing the correct knife design for your fowl, and even more important, proper sharpening is more important than the maker.

    I'm no expert by a long shot, but I've been doing some reserch here lately (as I'm wanting to establish myself in mexico soon), and most opinions seem to be that the recta pattern or the guadana pattern will cover most fowl out there...

    Seems like people are getting away from the half moon and rat tail type patterns that were used in the waning years of legal cockfighting here in America.

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    Re: Mexican short knives " best makers"

    I remember a feed store near my house used to carry knives back when it was legal. Miss those days.

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    Re: Mexican short knives " best makers"

    There is a few major manufacturers (3 major ones at most) of knifes in Mexico they all sell in bulk to other smaller manufacturer/distributors who then put there own hand on them and re sell them after sharpening or reshaping them. Salvador Zarazua being the biggest of them whom sells in bulk..Some people can put a better blade on them or can sharpen them better to the point where you can re sharpen more times or get better results ect ect. There is only a few metals out there you can use to make knifes chances are most knifes out on the market are all the same material and same major distributor just different name behind it when it gets in your hands, people will add a fancy name to them and call them their own and you'll think you got the next big thing. Right now the best name in Mexico with first class knifes is a guy the call El Layo de Tijuana them are the ones being used by most anybody in what they call first class shows down in Mexico.

    It's my experience that any knife can break no matter whom the name attached to it is because knifes breaking boils down to stress fractures that you cant see to the naked eye either generated by bad sharpening methods or bad manufacturing and a not so rigorous quality inspection program at the major distributors location.

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    Yeah Zarazua by Beto y Lalo de Tijuana are the ones that most big timers use... they are the most expensive ones too... We tried the Liquid Ambar of Horacio Bello on December with great results, I'm sending them to Beto y Lalo to have them re-sharpened and I'm going to buy a dozen of their Zarazua to try them out and see for myself if they are really superior and worth the extra bucks...

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