Cutting through Caruncles

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Renee', Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year was my first year of processing. Cutting through the caruncles was difficult; it felt like I was using a butter knife to cut rubber. Please share your technique/ideas/suggestions for cutting through caruncles. Thank you. [​IMG]
     
  2. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Renee' :

    Last year was my first year of processing. Cutting through the caruncles was difficult; it felt like I was using a butter knife to cut rubber. Please share your technique/ideas/suggestions for cutting through caruncles. Thank you. [​IMG]

    axe works well.
    or a knife sharpener just as good, a sharp enough knife, will cut through anything, like melted butter.​
     
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  3. silkiechicken

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    I didn't find them hard to cut through when I did the deed.... I just sharpened knife real well.
     
  4. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks for the feed back, I guess I'll just sharpen the holy heck out of my knife.

    I don't have a problem with using an axe but I don't have the set-up.
     
  5. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Renee' :

    Okay, thanks for the feed back, I guess I'll just sharpen the holy heck out of my knife.

    I don't have a problem with using an axe but I don't have the set-up.

    Do you have a chunk of firewood, or a tree stump in the yard? That's all an axe setup requires.

    I would suggest sharpening your knife, the proper way, instead of just sharpening it.

    Here's a very good article on the how to. http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/2011/05/outdoor-skills-hone-knife-sharp-enough-shave
     
  6. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the informative link kfacres.
     

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