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 Post subject: poultry shears...the ones with the spring assist..
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:46 am 
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Back home my 92 yr old Mom is trying to get rid of stuff.
She has a pair of poultry shears...made in West Germany...
Wiss...1950's. I'm sure that they need sharpening and they are missing
the spring. We already have an excellent pair of shears...the kind that comes apart and can
cut a penny in half, but what I want are ergonomic shears suitable
for cutting the back bone out of a raw whole chicken. If Mark had
one to sell, I'd be buying it. Seeing her old one makes me wonder
why they are not more prevalent. The curve on the blade sets them
apart as well. They look vicious, seemingly what it takes when cracking
bones. I can find the joints to take apart the rest of a raw chicken with
a knife, not so for the backbone. They can be found on ebay. I'm just not sure
it's worth it. Anyone familiar with this style of poultry shears?
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 Post subject: Re: poultry shears...the ones with the spring assist..
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:27 am 

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Victorinox makes these:

http://smile.amazon.com/Victorinox-4590 ... inox+45903

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Then there are the German shears from Dick:

http://www.madcowcutlery.com/store/pc/F ... 6p1539.htm

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 Post subject: Re: poultry shears...the ones with the spring assist..
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:00 am 
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Gladius, The German shears from Dick...remind me of the Wiss brand.
And when I used your link, what caught my eye...."Spring can be replaced. Replacements can be purchased at Mad Cow Cutlery"
Umm. May not be worth the effort, but I like trying to use what I have. So, next question,
can old shears such this one...like the from Dick...be sharpened freehand or is this kind of
sharpening a whole new world?


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 Post subject: Re: poultry shears...the ones with the spring assist..
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:34 am 

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If you can adjust the tension that may be the first thing I'd try.

I've not sharpened poultry shears but regularly sharpen my Festool & Corona pruning shears with the Corona carbide file:

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 Post subject: Re: poultry shears...the ones with the spring assist..
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:59 am 
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Maybe I should just re-purpose my pruning shears as poultry shears!
Gotta a plan. The old Wiss shears will open and close, freely. But,
without the spring, not very functional. Next time we travel to see her
I'll bring them back as a little project. Maybe call the cultery store in your link
to see if their replacement springs will fit. Nice to bring back to life something of
quality....looks like quality, anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: poultry shears...the ones with the spring assist..
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:22 am 

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Nice thing to do - good luck with the project.


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