So my one buddy is always telling me how I should just process my own deer. Since the price keeps going up (going rate around here is $80-$110), I decided to take him up on it. So he brings over all his stuff. Included in the lot is his meat grinder. I'm looking at this thing, and he tells me it probably needs new blades. "Yeah, go to Bass Pro or Gander Mountain, they'll have some blades," he tells me. I'm like, dude, that is one heck of a piece of cast iron there, bigger than my Dana 44 Knuckles. So I go poking for blades today, his grinder was manufactured in 1897. eBay ones are advertised as "Vintage", "Antinque", "Great display piece". And they certainly don't carry any parts for a 1897 grinder at any sporting goods store around here. I"m like, really, you use this thing? All the time he says. Turns out the revolutionary design of this model was supposed to be the "Self Sharpening" blades. So there are no replacment blades to be had. So I'll just try to sharpen the blades by hand a bit, but I'm more concerned about it being cast iron. It's coated with something, probably some other heavy metal, there's no rust, and it's clean, but am I gonna poisen my meat with this thing? Here's the same grinder: http://cgi.ebay.com/BIG-VINTAGE-UNI...ryZ14903QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem Don't let the pictures throw you, this thing is the size of my torso.