What kind of knife?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by MuranoFarms, May 21, 2010.

  1. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of knife for slicing the neck? A butcher knife? Or should I go with something more like a razor blade cutter? I don't want to make the guy suffer. I'm most worried about this part then anything else.
     
  2. scubaforlife

    scubaforlife Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Sundown_Farmer

    Sundown_Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything sharp. I prefer a knife longer than 4". Have been using this:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019WU7MO/ref=oss_product

    I suspect it's the same knife as in the link above but the victorinox site doesn't link well.

    Before this I was just using a long kitchen knife. Sharp, sharp, sharp. Cutting feathers makes it dull with a quickness so try to avoid that.
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    For the slice to the neck I use the Rapala 6" filet knife. I buy two or three each year, one for fileting fish, one for butchering deer, bear, and elk, and another for household use. Sharpen in a steel before every use, and get a new one when it no longer takes an edge. Filet knives are disposable tools for me.
     
  5. petrelline

    petrelline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a knife almost identical to the one Sundown linked to, only it is a 4 inch, which feels more comfortable to me. But sharp sharp sharp. I've heard of people using box knives and Xactos to make sure they are sharp enough, but I like a longer blade.

    Speaking of sharpness, if you're not that great at a sharpening stone the Chef's Choice electric sharpeners are expensive, but they're completely foolproof for razor sharp knives in no time at all. I wish I had bought one years ago.
     
  6. scubaforlife

    scubaforlife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I purchased a very good steel and bought my knives from a knife company that gave me lifetime sharpening.
     
  7. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would pruning shears work?
     
  8. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pruning shears! It's over and done with just like that. I never liked how long it took with a sharp knife (my fault, not the technique's) so I switched with great results!
     
  9. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something sharp and with heft. My husband used his bowie-sized hunting/survival knife and it startled us how quick it went. A sharp butcher cleaver would do it too. We're thinking of getting one.

    My husband wants to get a mini-guillotine now for the deed. [​IMG] [​IMG] He has a wry sense of humor.
     

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