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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Good day to fellow woodworkers & a belated seasons greetings.
I make as a hobby, what is called here in South Africa Biltong Cutters. Having visited the USA a few times & having tried Jerky, I still prefer good old SA wild game biltong. Enough of my likes!
I am adding some pics of some of the Biltong cutters that I have made & if any one out there is interested in them I could send more details in the manufacturing of them.
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I just saw a rerun of a popular American tv series "Duck Dynasty" where Biltong was featured during the show. Never heard of it before til then. Now this...cool.

Is Biltong that tough that you need a cutter??

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Very nice design, does the blade not swivel because of being held with only bolt?

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Hey great idea. I have never seen one of those.

Ronnie, those are quite well made, you did a good job, I like your selection of woods. Is this your own design? Thanks for posting that and welcome to the forum.

Stick, any ideas what to make the blade out of? Old Multi-tool blades?

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those are nice...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Stick, any ideas what to make the blade out of? Old Multi-tool blades?

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24/26 ga 316/318 stainless???
crease the outside edges a tad and center for added stiffness and after sharpening call them serrations...
nickel plated brass??? (the stuff razor blades are made from)...
MM blades have my vote...
hollow grind sharpen like a plane iron...

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Wild game doesn't have the fat that domestic animals have. I have a book written by a safari guide that talks about biltong.

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Jerky was originally venison and buffalo wasn't it? I often wondered how those oldtimers chewed the stuff they were missing a lot of teeth. Maybe they had some sort of tool like this to chop it up so they could gum it?

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Jerky was originally venison and buffalo wasn't it? I often wondered how those oldtimers chewed the stuff they were missing a lot of teeth. Maybe they had some sort of tool like this to chop it up so they could gum it?

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buffalo jerky doesn't keep well unless salted...
put several small pieces under your tongue and let soak...
kept the mouth moist and the pulp was just swallowed...
curbed hunger too...
you can get the same results from natural brain cured leather...

Elk jerky is some premium stuff...
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Most Biltong Cutters I've seen and the one I use at home use wood plane blades. Ronnie, what blade do you use? It would appear as if you have created quite some interest on this forum and you may have to educate us all with recipes and plans for the cutter.

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