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    Socket Knives

    Fork vs Socket.... The debate still goes on lol. Is the socket still being used here in the islands? I see a few still using them, anyone sticks out in your mind as being proficient in using/tying the socket ? What types/brands/makes are they mainly using?

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    Re: Socket Knives

    Won't use names but there are still a few that are tuff as nails with sockets. Once last season we had 3 1/2 and got called up with an entry that had 4 strait. If we got the W we could have been champs at 4 1/2 but with all the hitting and pushing it took one blow from the long socket that sent us out cold on the short line. Socket got the peck and the 5-0 to win the show. As far as type or brand don't know for sure only rumors it was a T-bolt.

    A superior cutting cock will cut even when healed by a blind. Have seen it back in Oklahoma during the good old days. At the same token I have had cocks that won easily that could not cut butter on a hot day when used again for another show. It all depends on the feeder's ability to make adjustments when needed with consideration to the type of heals.

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    Re: Socket Knives

    All it takes is one shot from a socket if its a good socket they'll blow a whole in you like a shot gun

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    Re: Socket Knives

    My partner swears by them, won a lot, lost a few too! Uses Mole Skin as his wrap, when it hits they feel it, I myself have our knife man tie the fork with good results, So it's your choice, We don't get lost in tying 4" and longer knives like a few others but whatever works for you.

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    Re: Socket Knives

    only a few uses bolts in the state. hard to get and expensive. if someone ever mentioned that they would sell theirs........sold out in a flash......buyers are waiting in line for those.....lol.
    Last edited by Hatch Black; April 27th, 2013 at 01:26 AM.

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    Re: Socket Knives

    I rarely use mine, it needs a very good fine well shaped leg..
    (atleast mine.. Dave Aranez old school sockets)
    Forks are much preferred nowadays..
    But i guess other types hold their own..
    I've seen some actual and even here on the site some hybrids of fork/sockets..
    I would love to have some..

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    Re: Socket Knives

    There's a shop in the Philipines that have a facebook site that make some evil looking sockets,
    Visda Slasher's Gaffs Shop.
    Now the only problem is getting them here. LOL.

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    Re: Socket Knives

    Did you ever find a way to get them? I'm interested in buying some myself.

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