Saturday, January 9, 2010
My brother in law Yishay, shochet (religious slaughterer), teaching a protege to sharpen the knife for sharpening chickens, running a fingernail up the edge to make sure it's perfectly smooth. He says even a tiny nick prevents a smooth cut, and a novice can expect to spend up to an hour a day sharpening to God's standard. Yishay said that for an upcoming job interview, he has to slaughter 12 chickens in 60 seconds... I can't imagine.