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Butchers use their sharp knives and even sharper skills to carve their way through painstaking challenges, adapt to historical twists, and reveal secrets of the butcher's world.

Tuesday at 10:00 PM on History
1 Season, 5 Episodes
May 21, 2019
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  • The butchers must break down an entire deer using only a traditional flint knife.

  • Four Butchers must fill the inside of a turkey with several layers of other smaller birds.

  • Four skilled butchers battle to showcase their sharp knives and keen talent in this first-of-its-kind, high-stakes meat competition.

  • Four expert butchers bring their sharpest blades to slice through this taxing, first-of-its-kind test of skill. First, the butchers must break down an entire side of beef without the use of power saws. With the clock ticking, the competitor with the least number of acceptable retail cuts is sent packing. The remaining three must cut three pounds of bacon using a skill unique to butchers--eyeballing the weight without a scale. Only two butchers advance to the final round.

  • Four masters of the butchery craft bring their sharp knives and expert skills to this first-of-its-kind, high-stakes meat competition. First, the butchers must break down a pig with an historical twist--they must use an old-school, two-handed hogsplitter. After one butcher is eliminated, the remaining three are tasked with cutting steaks using an incredible and overlooked butchery skill--eyeballing to weight without a scale. Only two competitors advance to the final round where a mystery beast is revealed: a giant gator. Who will produce the most valued meat off their predator, earn the title of Butcher Champion and take home the $10,000 prize?

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