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Old 09-21-2011, 08:42 AM   #1
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Butterflying Knife - 2 blade knife made for butterflying meat

I'm new here and just wanted to see if you guys had ever owned, used, or seen, one of these knives? I came across it while searching for a stuffed pork chop recipe and saw some links on YouTube of how it works. It has a modular blade that removes to make different width butterfly cuts. I would like to purchase one, but can't locate a dealer or website to do so. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:57 AM   #2
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That's pretty wild. So one cutting motion does two things, cuts through the meat and butterflies your piece. The one blade must be set lower, or maybe a wider blade, in order to stop so you don't cut all the way through with the butterfly blade.
Neat gadget.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:36 AM   #3
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A solution looking for a problem.

I wonder how well it would work on a chicken breast half that doesn't have a regular shape.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:55 AM   #4
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Not sure how it would work on a chicken breast. I would like to have one to use on larger tenderloins. Venison and other game, Tuna, Cobia, Swordfish, Pork, Lamb, Beef (Ribeye & Filets) to prep for stuffing. I saw another link of it being used on venison. I've been using a stuffed venison recipe for years that is a hit every time I prepare it, but the prep time is pretty long. This knife would cut the prep time in half and eliminate waist from me accidentally cutting thru the tenderloin with a regular knife and ruining the butterfly.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:55 AM   #5
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Whoa !!! That's very cool. I think I need one of those !!
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:10 AM   #6
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I think I could have made the two cuts with one sharp knife much quicker.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:58 AM   #7
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One thing to think about, is cutting with two blades at the same time would require twice the effort. At least in theory... but yes, you do end up with the finished product when done.

JCW, have you tried setting up "stops" for the knife blade when butterflying? Something for the knife blade to hit before cutting all the way through, like a couple chopsticks?
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:21 PM   #8
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No, I haven't tried the chopstick method. I am going to continue to try and acquire one of the butterflying knives, but will try that method in the mean time.
I could probably make that cut with a really sharp knife as well and have done so, but when I try to do it quickly I will accidentally cut thru the loin and ruin the butterfly or cut myself....I'm NO chef, but I do love to cook. I like the precision & uniformity that the Butterflying knife creates.
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Just as an aside, I don't butterfly a pork loin like that when I intend to stuff it. I make a little cut on the edge and open up the cut inside the chop leaving a relatively small opening so stuffing doesn't spill out.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:35 PM   #10
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Found these pics of the Butterflying knife online, but haven't located the dealer yet. Just thought I would share. It's listed as The Patented "Camphouse Creations Butterflying Knife".
Please give an update if you find a place to purchase the knife. I gotta try that thing out!!
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