Filet knives

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Filet knives

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I need to buy a new filet knife and just curious what brand you guys use. I had 2alaskan knives and liked them was going to buy another but thought I'd see what some of you guys use.

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Dexter 9" fillet knife - This is the standard, white handle one - cheap, stays sharp, just flexible enough.
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I have 2 Dexters, love'em.
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I SAID, ""SCREW IT".
And went this way and was NEVER happier.
Never have to sit and sharpen a blade ever again.

Havalon - Surgical steel sharpness. Like scapels!!!!!
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USE ALLOT....REPLACE WITH FRESH, SHARPER THEN YOU'LL EVER GET A BLADE!

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I did a ton of research kept coming back to the Dexter Russel.

Thank you for your input guys. I appreciate it.

Scott

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Dexter Russel 1378 for fillet and a Forschner Cimeter 10" for skinning (large fish).

I also bought a professional sharpening tool (EdgePro) that is the best on the market and actually works.

www.edgeproinc.com
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Keep on sharpening.......I call it time I ain't paid for.

Any one want to buy a pile of fillet knives?

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just about every charter out of Seward uses a Forschner #50513 for halibut and #40643 Called a "salmon sword". These knives keep an edge very well ( will last all season and if you drop it in the water, ohh well. Everyone uses a ceramic stick sharpener while cleaning fish to maintain and a steele stick sharpener every couple days. I've filleted thousands of fish with these knives. You need to make sure they have a Victorinox handle though, it makes them about double the price but it's well worth it.

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My New favorite fillet knives are Kershaw they approached me last year at the Portland Sportsman Show and asked if I would like some knives to display with my fillet tables and I said sure. A couple months had gone by and I had forgotten about the conversation when package arrived addressed to me and here is what I got. I have used them and they work great and I am not saying that because they gave them to me they are great knives. This is their new line of fillet knives.

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I have used several different brands, but my favorite is a victorinox (by Forschner) with a fibrox handle. It is easy to grip and control, and the blade stays very sharp with occasional use of a sharpening steel. I have gotten into the habit of using the steel a little bit each time I use it. That's what I use for salmon and most bottom fish. I have the big, slightly curved dexter for halibut.

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Thank you for all the feedback. I have enjoyed the reading.

My favourite knives thus far are the Alaskan Knives. I like the weight, feel, and edge. They have been good to me, but I like to see what others are using. I have ordered two Dexter Rusell knives to see how they hold up. I don't mind sharpening as I like to have a good edge and I have a good sharpener. Really doesn't take too long and I enjoy it believe it or not.

The victorinox knives are nice too, and I may get one for next year depending on how the Dexter's hold up.

Thanks for your perspective guys.

Scott

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