and special thanks to hoosier trapper. yesterday i bought a necker 600 and a fleshing board from hoosier trapper. they also gave me hands on instruction of how to use the knife. hey treehugger its not so tough,! messy yes but after two beaver and a couple of coon i think i've got it figured out. i also bought a bottle of hide tannig formula and will give that a try. those guys and gals at hoosier trapper are special. those needing trapping supplies please visit their location you won't be disappointed. thanks agian d.b.