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Jackson Frozen Food Locker - This Is Ask The Meatman's Meat Processing Plant In Jackson, MO.  In Business Since 1949.

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Dexter-Russell 14 Inch Knife Steel

Dexter Steel.  14 Inch

Dexter-Russell 14 Inch Knife Steel
(Best Steel) (Wood Handle)
Dull knives require more pressure to cut accurately, which can lead to to tearing meat fibers,
or worse, slippage from dull knives that can lead to cuts.

Handle is made of Rosewood and is 4.5 inches long

The cause of a dull blade are small folds in the edge that occur overtime.

(To sharpen a dull knife, you need to use a Sharpening Stone)

The best way to stop these folds is with a Knife Steel like this 14" Dexter-Russell Butcher Steel
Model Number A14R-PCP.  UPC  092187070600

The Dexter-Russell 14 Inch Steel has:


1.)  Serrated High-carbon steel end of medium coarseness that is magnetized to easily collect metal shavings after use.
2.)  Heavy Weight That Is Well Balanced and Easy To Use
   3.)  Hardwood (Rosewood) Handle With Hanging Hook For Easy Storage.  Diamond Shaped Guard
                                                 4.)  14 Inches Long - The Longer Length Makes It Easier To Use On Long Blade Knives


ONLY $49.97

Dexter Russell Steel A14R-PCP

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Instructions & Diagram On How To Properly Use The Dexter-Russell 14 Inch Steel


Place your order for 1 of the Dexter-Russell 14 Inch Steel by Clicking
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Mundial 18 Inch Magnetic Knife Rack.
Professional Meatcutters know that proper Knife Storage is essential to keeping your blades sharp & in good condition and promotes knife safety.  Makes a Great Christmas Gift!


Instructional Knife Sharpening DVD

Knife Sharpening DVD

It's 17 minutes long and shows how to sharpen your knife with belt sander and sharpening stone.  Also, the correct way to use a knife steel.
The Knife Sharpening DVD is not indexed.

ONLY $9.97! And - As Always - Shipped FREE!

Place Your Order for Our Knife Sharpening DVD for ONLY $9.97
by Clicking the "Add To Cart" Button Below. (Item # 1024)


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Granton 10 Inch Polished Knife Steel.  Click on the Photo to Enlarge.

Granton 10 Inch Polished Cut Knife Steel
(Better Steel) (Red Handle)


Granton Polished Packinghouse Finishing Steel
{The polished cut steel is used to put a "finer" edge on an already sharp knife}


10 Inch Tapered shaft of hard Chromium alloy steel


Plastic handle with safety slip guard and hang ring


A knife steel will NOT sharpen a dull knife

The steel will put an edge on the knife


To sharpen a dull knife, you need to use a sharpening stone.


Directions and Diagrams on How To Use A Knife Steel Correctly


ONLY $24.97 - Shipped FREE in the U.S.!


How To Use A Knife Steel Correctly

Victorinox Boning, Skinning and Breaking Knives
18 Inch Magnetic Knife Holder
Cut Resistant Gloves

We now have our Knife Sharpening Stone available for sale!

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We are NOT JUST a Retail Home Butcher Supply Store!
We ACTUALLY Process Beefs, Hogs and Deer.

We Have Since 1949!
And we continue to do so today.


You may want to check out other Home Butcher Supply Web stores
and see if they actually use the products that they sell in
"Their" Meat Processing Plant (that is, if they have one!).

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and Why You Should Shop Here!!

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[You may have noticed most other websites selling butcher shop supplies have either a minimum dollar order (such as $25.00) or add a handling charge (such as $9.97) for orders under a minimum amount.  NOT HERE!  We feel our customers should be able to just purchase 1 item without being hit with outrageous add-on costs.]


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Our Beef Processing Video Contains 10 Minutes of
How To Sharpen Your Knife and Use A Steel!

How to "Steel" a Knife

Graphic showing how to steel a knife.  Click to enlarge the graphic.

1 . Hold the steel firmly in your left hand with the guard positioned to stop the blade should it slip.

2. Hold the knife in your right hand and place on top part of steel as shown.

3. Raise back of blade one-eighth inch.

4. Now, moving the blade only, draw it across the steel in an arcing curve, pivoted at your wrist.
The blade tip should leave the steel about two-thirds of the way down.

5. Repeat the same action with the blade on the bottom side of the steel.
Always maintain the same pressure and angle on both sides of the steel.

6. Repeat five or six times. **

 **How Many Strokes Are Necessary?

The answer to this question depends on the condition of the knife.  On an already sharp knife, only a few light pressured strokes are necessary to maintain the sharp edge before each use.  If you do not wish to use the steel this frequently, additional strokes will be necessary to reestablish a keen cutting edge.

On a very dull knife, perhaps as many as 15 to 20 strokes on each side of the blade will be needed with a heavier pressure of blade against the steel before the edge is restored.

Remember, sharp knives are safe knives because they require less pressure in cutting, and don't slip as easily as dull knives. 

Disclaimer: Sharpening a knife can be a dangerous task if not done properly. Knife sharpening should always take place in a well-lit environment, on a stable surface, and by a responsible sober adult.

Use emerey cloth to keep your steel in the proper shape to put an edge on your knives!To keep your steel in the best working condition, occasionally run a fine to medium grit emery cloth (included FREE with your Forschner Steel) over it.
The Granton Polished Steel does not need to use an emery cloth since it is a polish steel.
 This will help it keep putting an edge on your knives!

Sharpening Steel

Long and pointed, this thin round rod (also called a butcher's steel ) is made of extremely hard, high-carbon steel (some of diamond steel or ceramic) and is used to keep a fine edge on sharp knives.

The rod is attached to a handle, which usually has a guard to protect the user's hand from the knife blade. Sharpening steels come in a variety of sizes. Knives are sharpened by drawing them (while applying slight pressure) across the steel at a 20- to 30-degree angle. Doing this 5 to 6 times on both sides of the blade prior to each use keeps the blade razor-sharp.

Dull blades will not be helped by a sharpening steel; they need to be resharpened on a WHETSTONE and then fine-honed on a steel.

For maximum efficiency, choose a sharpening steel that is longer than the knife to be sharpened. To prevent metal filings from building up, occasionally clean the steel according to manufacturer's directions.

Whetstone (or Sharpening Stone)

Whetstones, also called oilstones , are rectangular blocks made of the extremely hard carborundum (a composition of silicon carbide). They are fine grained, often with one side slightly coarser than the other.

 Knives should periodically be honed on whetstones to keep them really sharp. This is done by first lubricating the stone with oil or water, then drawing the knife blade with slight pressure across the whetstone at about a 20-degree angle. Doing this 5 to 6 times on each side of the knife is adequate.

If the whetstone's two sides are of differing textures, this activity should be performed first on the coarser side and finished on the finer-grained side. This will give the knife an even sharper edge.

The sharpness of a knife's blade can be maintained by using a SHARPENING STEEL prior to each use.

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