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  • I found this old video the other day, and the gentleman hosting the video was showing how to butcher a deer. He had this tool t

    I found this old video the other day, and the gentleman hosting the video was showing how to butcher a deer. He had this tool that he used to break the sternum and the pelvis. It looked like a long "U." Has anybody ever seen a tool like this?

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    no i haven't

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    • #3
      was it a knife type (sharp) or was he driving it with a hammer?

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      • #4
        you could make one fairly easily take a 1x2 flat steel sharpen one side then heat and bend and weld a 1" piece of round stock to it and you have it. Most guys I now either us a hatchet or a thick blade knife and drive it through. Your idea would be safer and a cleaner more controled cut.

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        • #5
          What he did was place the end of the U on around the sternum and then pulled up, the sternum cut like butter. I don't know if the insides of the U where sharp or not.

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          • #6
            You shouldn't need to break the sternum or pelvis in order to butcher a deer. By breaking them, you increase the risk of bone fragments in your meat.

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            • #7
              AH I know the knife of which you speak, unfortunatly I don't know who makes it (I'll Check around) It is split has a pretty good blade and has another on top with about a one inch gap that runs about 6-8 inches. You can skill with the blade then lever up and cut the ribs and tenderloins out. Crap I wish I could remeber, I can see it, black handle like a butcher knife.

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              • #8
                the only thing ive seen like that opens the rib cage up like is it two parts than u push down and it opens the rib cage

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                • #9
                  Nope don't know of it.

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                  • #10
                    Yes I have!

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                    • #11
                      Yes I have!

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                      • #12
                        Yes I have!

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                        • #13
                          Yes I have!

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                            Yes I have!

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                            • #15
                              Yes I have!

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