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#7099734 - 03/03/18 07:59 AM BBQ/Butcher Knife
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I'm the unofficial "pit master" for all our family get togethers. I've been looking for years to find a really proper knife to use when preparing large pieces of brisket, racks of ribs, hog hams and turkey. Tried every knife in our drawer plus a few out of the knife collection of our 4 children, but couldn't find that just-right knife. So I made one! (I didn't make the knife, of course; that's an art. I just found the blade I liked and put some scales on it.) It has worked very well for everything I needed it for, including a field trip to butcher a young sow. Took her hams and backstraps out without having to sharpen it. It ain't purty, but it's functional.



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#7099925 - 03/03/18 11:15 AM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: mikei]
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Nice curves like a woman?

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#7100017 - 03/03/18 01:43 PM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: mikei]
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#7100043 - 03/03/18 02:46 PM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Nice curves like a woman?


Dalee, while I do appreciate a shapely woman, I think I found this shape to work best for me since I've been using an old Buck Model 103 for the last 30 years on everything from elk down to antelope. I seem to like the upswept cutting edge. BTW, the blade on the big guy is 4CR13MoV and RC57 +/-



Then, having said all that about upswept knife blades, I assembled a much smaller knife for more precision cutting in those areas where the big one just doesn't fit very well!


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#7100189 - 03/03/18 06:46 PM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: mikei]
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Good job!
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#7100217 - 03/03/18 07:14 PM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: MikeC]
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Originally Posted By: MikeC
Good job!


Thanks, Mike; you're very kind!

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#7100220 - 03/03/18 07:18 PM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: mikei]
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I really like that blade.
I'm a huge fan of the Up Swept Profile.

It is a very versatile design for me.

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#7100571 - 03/04/18 09:02 AM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: mikei]
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#7100626 - 03/04/18 10:09 AM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: MikeC]
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#7108186 - 03/11/18 05:55 PM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: mikei]
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Nice!

Great single bevel to zero aka Scandi bevel which will outperform almost any other bevel you see on this forum because the bevel is ~1/2 the angle of other bevels.

https://www.amazon.com/KOFERY-Traditiona...s=butcher+knife


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#7108547 - 03/12/18 06:52 AM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: mikei]
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Thanks for the information; it certainly performs well for me and it keeps a keen edge through much usage before I have to touch it up a bit. Storing it is the only problem, and I made an oak block with a slot in it to keep the knife ready for use and out of the way between usages.

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#7112928 - 03/16/18 01:56 AM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: mikei]
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Originally Posted By: mikei
Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Nice curves like a woman?


Dalee, while I do appreciate a shapely woman, I think I found this shape to work best for me since I've been using an old Buck Model 103 for the last 30 years on everything from elk down to antelope. I seem to like the upswept cutting edge. BTW, the blade on the big guy is 4CR13MoV and RC57 +/-



Then, having said all that about upswept knife blades, I assembled a much smaller knife for more precision cutting in those areas where the big one just doesn't fit very well!





I have 2 of these Buck knives, they are hands down my easiest to sharpen and hold the edge the longest.
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#7156645 - 05/01/18 10:57 AM Re: BBQ/Butcher Knife [Re: mikei]
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