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Selecting Premium Poultry Blades – 5 Key Considerations

Updated: Dec 12, 2023




As the crisp fall season sets in, the poultry processing industry gears up for one of its busiest times of the year—Thanksgiving. With a staggering 46 million turkeys consumed annually during this holiday feast, the pressure is on for turkey and chicken processors to meet the demands of a high-pressure marketplace.


In this dynamic industry, reliable and long-lasting industrial poultry knives are paramount to keeping operations running smoothly. Facing the challenges of high demand and pressure, it's crucial to invest in quality blades to ensure uninterrupted production.


Choosing Premium Poultry Blades – 5 Considerations:


1: The Right Blade

Selecting the right blades is essential for cleaner cuts, increased yields, and precise portioning. Harvest Blade, in collaboration with leading industry suppliers, offers an end-to-end selection of straight and circular blades tailored to specific processes and OEM-supplied machines. Our blades meet and surpass specifications for all OEM equipment, making us the preferred supplier for several major brands.


2: Materials

Material composition, grades, and hardness significantly impact performance and durability. Our poultry processing knives, crafted from materials like stainless steel, carbon steel, and tungsten carbide, are designed to withstand harsh processing conditions and frequent use and cleaning.


3: Workmanship

Smart material choices and quality manufacturing ensure that our expert sharpeners can apply a superior edge to every blade. Precision grinding guarantees cleaner cuts for longer durations, maintaining the efficiency and consistency of your production line.


4: Coatings

Poultry processing is tough on blades, requiring coatings that enhance hardness, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. Harvest Blade offers high-tech coatings such as titanium nitride, carbonitride, and diamond-like carbon, allowing knives with complex edge shapes to thrive in the toughest cutting environments. Our expertise ensures improved blade performance and reduced replacement costs.


5: Sharpening

Even the best-made blades will eventually lose their edge. Harvest Blade's sharpening services can extend the lifespan of industrial blades by up to 85%, allowing for three or four resharpening cycles. While premium blades may have a higher upfront cost, the long-lasting performance and multiple resharpening opportunities make them a cost-effective choice over single-use budget blades.



Choosing Harvest Blade & Supply means choosing efficiency, reliability, and longevity for your poultry processing operations. Invest in quality blades and sharpening services to reduce downtime, lower maintenance costs, and ensure your commitment to delivering top-notch products. Contact us today for a quote.



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