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Offline Eric

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Offering whitetail back sinew for trade
« on: November 25, 2017, 08:26:38 am »
'Tis the season for sinew. As usual, I have a bunch and will be getting more as the season progresses. I have whole tendons I can trade, and processed.

I get these tendons from a friend who butchers wild game for people during the hunting season. He'd cut these tendons off of hunters' deer anyway, since no one wants gristle on their meat, and would otherwise just throw them away. Rather than waste them I have him save them for me. I meticulously scrape the meat, fat and membrane off of each tendon, then soak them in several changes of warm water to rinse out any grease and blood. Once the tendons are clean (the rinse water stays clear) I stretch them out over steel baking pans to air dry. Once they are dry I run them through my sinew comb to separate the fibers. The result of this process is very clean sinew fibers that work great for all sorts of crafts.

All of the tendons I process are more than 10 inches long, and most are in the 15-20 inch range, with some exceeding 25 inches. That doesn't mean that every single fiber will fall in this range, just that the tendons are all in this range before processing. Fibers don't all run through the entire length of the tendon, some of them run off the edges depending on how the tendon was cut from the carcass. At any rate, back sinew yields individual fibers that are quite a bit longer than what you can generally get from leg tendons.

PM with any questions or if you want to talk trades.

« Last Edit: March 29, 2018, 03:52:00 pm by Eric »
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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 05:31:42 pm »
I've gotten a few oz from Eric. It is very clean and takes less time to tease into threads than sinew I get from other sources.

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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 04:02:37 am »
I agree with Chuck. Eric has very clean, quality sinew.

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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 04:13:38 am »
Thanks for the kind words gentlemen!
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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 01:39:20 pm »
What are you looking for?

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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 06:46:00 pm »
I want to get some from you.  Pm sent
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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 02:32:22 am »
Just sent you a PM warpath, and responded to your message sleek.
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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 04:02:57 am »
Man, how do you clean it like that? When I filet the silver skin off the back straps on mine and my daughter deer there is still a skin of meat on it.

Most butchers Butterfly the back straps, ruining the tendon, and I hate it like that. Its basically a wide steak with a UN-chewable center.
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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 04:17:50 am »
I scrape the meat off with a sharp knife, and the fat and membrane off the other side of the tendon. It takes effort, but you pretty much need to invest that effort if you want a clean tendon.
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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 06:30:55 am »
Eric has the best stuff available.
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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 06:28:58 am »
Thanks Pearl. That's quite the handle you're using these days.  >:D
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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 05:36:06 am »
Still have a fair amount of sinew left. Happy to talk trade if anyone is interested. I have gotten some good feedback on what I have sent folks, as always.
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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew, including whole tendons and processed
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2018, 05:56:15 am »
Eric's sinew is super clean and easy to process.
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Re: Offering whitetail back sinew for trade
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 12:14:16 pm »
Thanks for the kind words! If I am not careful I might start thinking I am doing something right.
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