knives for procesing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by redneck, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. redneck

    redneck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there knives that anybody would recommend for processing poultry that could be purchased at Walmart?
     
  2. RoostersCrow

    RoostersCrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use kitchen shears... They work quite well.
     
  3. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I don't think it really matters as long as it's sharp so that the job is quick and the bird doesn't suffer.
     
  4. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will kitchen shears cut up a chicken easily? I used my kitchen shears with one I did last year and it was really hard to cut through all of that bone. Aren't there "poultry shears" out there that people use? I am also interested in hearing what kind of implements people use, either to skin, get or cut up the bird.
     
  5. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Heavy Duty Cleaver (not wal-mart junk)
    2. Fillet Knife
    3. Shears

    For me the cleaver is great for dispatching and removing wings, legs/thighs. The fillet knife is great for getting the breasts and tenderloins. The shears I haven't used for cutting meat, but it's great for cutting the twine I use to shackle the bird.
     
  6. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can you give me an example of a nice heave duty cleaver? I am so bad with knives, mine are always dull, and I don't really know which ones are for which job. Considering how much I am in the kitchen I really have no excuse [​IMG]
     
  7. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. KLH2010

    KLH2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a hatchet for dispatching and hunting/cleaning knives for the rest. A skinning knife and boning/fillet knife do most of the job really well. The most helpful thing is for whatever you use to be really sharp.
     
  9. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd go with a fillet knife. That depends, of course on how you're killing and exactly what you're doing to the bird. If you're cutting the throat and then cutting the bird up or leaving it whole, you don't need anything heavy as you won't be cutting through any bones, so a sharp fillet knife will be perfect. However, if you're cutting off heads or cutting off breasts with ribs in, then you're going to need something heavier, like the hatchet and shears.
     
  10. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    We use a Chinese cleaver like this .
     

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