By Zachary Rogers
“Each Havalon product is amazing in its field of perfection.”
At Havalon, we love hearing what you have to say. That’s why we’ve taken the time to talk with some of our Havalon Pro Staff members, the tireless foot soldiers who are out there hunting and skinning away with some of our best knives. Today, we’ll meet Don Moore.
First, could you tell me a little bit about yourself? Your name, occupation, etc.?
My name is Don Moore and I’m a consulting wildlife manager and deer steward, as well as sales director for Elusion Camo. I am also a proud Pro Staff member for the following companies in the hunting industry: Havalon Knives, HHA Sports Inc., Kishel’s Quality Animal Scents and Lures, Black Eagle Arrows, U-Slide Bow Holder, Roost’em Hunting Products, Gobbler Gauge, Deer Creek Outdoors and Game Slayer Hunting Products.
What exactly is your business in the hunting and outdoor field? Is this a hobby or a full-time occupation?
It’s definitely full-time. Both as sales director for Elusion Camo as well as being a wildlife manager, I’m constantly coming into contact with new people and new businesses that share the same passion for the outdoors as I do. It’s also allowed me to go to a lot of outdoor shows, expos, banquets and seminars that keep me updated on all the current and hottest trends within the industry.
How did you hear about Havalon knives?
I first heard about Havalon years ago when a friend ordered the Piranta-Bolt hunting and skinning knife after seeing it advertised in a hunting magazine. We skin and butcher our own deer, so when he received the knife we put it to the test. The results were simply amazing!
When did you first try one of our products, and what were the circumstances surrounding the decision?
I first tried a Havalon knife around 6 years ago in my buddy’s garage skinning deer. Right there, I knew I would never own anything other than a Havalon. I was tired of using other brands that never kept a sharp edge or were uncomfortable and would slip around in my hand, causing me to cut myself.
Which knife did you use first, and what was your initial reaction to it?
My first was the Piranta-Bolt hunting and skinning knife, and my reaction was one of total satisfaction. I had finally found a product I loved, believed in and could proudly stand behind. Havalon actually makes all the work that comes with skinning deer and other game so much easier. It doesn’t take nearly as long as it used to with other skinning knives I’ve used in the past.
What do our knives do for you that no other knife is able to do?
Havalon knives fit perfectly in your hand and don’t slip, which is the main cause of injuries. Whether you’re using the stainless steel skinning blades or the carbon steel hunting blades, Havalon keeps a good solid edge without having to constantly stop what you’re doing and sharpen the blade all the time. The extra replacement blades are also a big selling point because if you’re in a rush, you can just pop out the old blade and pop in a new one in a matter of seconds, and then sharpen the old one later at a more convenient time.
Currently, what’s your favorite Havalon product and why?
It’s hard to narrow it down to just one because each Havalon product is amazing in its field of perfection. For my own personal use, I would have to go with the Piranta line because it’s perfect for field dressing, skinning, filleting and even light butchering.
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