There are a variety of tools in a set of butchering knives that are necessary pieces of equipment for the home butcher as well as butcher shops.
Having the best butchering knives on hand will make the processing job a lot easier.
What your set of butchering knives should include to make your job go smoothly:
- Butcher Knives
- Curved Boning Knives
- Skinning Knives
- Cleaver Knives
- Sharpening Steels
When processing a large animal like a deer, elk, bear etc. a butcher knives will give you the large cuts you will need, the butcher knife is one of the tools in a set of butchering knives that is a necessity for this type of job.
The boning knife is for deboning cuts of meat for making boneless ribs, a boneless roast or for the cuts of meat you’ll be using to make ground meat or jerky.
Skinning knives are a special tool in your set of butchering knives and is used to remove the hide from your animal with ease and to prevent lifting any meat off with the skin. Many people like taking the hides to a tanning shop to make throws or rugs from the hides. A skinning knife is a real handy tool for making sure the hide is removed easily while not losing any meat in the process.
For large cuts of meat like the hind quarters and such, a cleaver is something good to have on hand to easily make those parts a bit smaller with one big chop.
You need to keep your butchering knives sharpened in order to make a job with your knives go really smooth so sharpening steels are great tools to have in your kit. You’ll save money too because you can sharpen your knives at home instead of having to take them to a shop to have them sharpened for you.