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KNIVES!! What kind/brand is best?

Discussion in 'Processing For Meat' started by Dreubber, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. May 1, 2017
    Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYH Addict

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    I use RADA, made in the USA. Stainless steel and razor sharp, sharpens up quickly and lasts for years and years and years. Use them in the kitchen and also in butchering. VERY reasonable price too. We've been using these knives since the 70s and haven't gotten tired of being impressed by the brand.



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    My granny used to love her Old Hickory and had it sharpened down to a thin slice by the end of her days. My Mom had some Old Hickory too...wicked sharp knives.
     
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    lcertuche

    lcertuche Loving the herd life

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    Bee I just ordered their catalog. I've been looking to get a couple of new knives. I realized when butchering my chickens that mine were not up to the job.
     
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    Red the butcher

    Red the butcher Ridin' The Range

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    Those are good knives. I've used them. More of kitchen knives than butcher knives but work well. The bottom one on bee's pic works very well for chickens. I didn't like any of them for deboning, skining, or general breaking down of the carcass on pigs. Not flexible enough for my liking. The very top one works great on making cuts on a loin or carving out a roast. They do hold a really good edge as well. Plus good sani safe design. Definitely a very good product.
     
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    greybeard

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    Pretty good reviews everywhere you look too.
    I like cutlery that I know I have in my hand--some weight.
    Do the RADA have some heft to them or pretty light?
     
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    Red the butcher

    Red the butcher Ridin' The Range

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    Yes they do have good weight. They are solid metal. Now saying that, i can't say how they compare to other cheif style knives. Im a butcher, different game. For me none of the knives in this set are butcher knives. Besides blade shape the weight was a factor in not liking them for butchering. After a days worth of hogs you don't want a heavy knife anymore, atleast i didn't. As far as kitchen knives for me the average home cheif, awesome! Great edge too, very sharp.
     
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