The Carolinas - Filet knives

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Jetty Jay
11-30-2007, 09:43 AM
I have seen a few post about filet knives, and I always used Dexter Russell, But I lost my Dexter by someone accidentally kicking it off the dock. The other day I bought a set of two knives at Sam's club. The make is "Bakers and Chefs" And I have to say, I am real impressed with the two knives. Both are made of stain-free High Carbon German steel. 6"' and 6.5" one wide and one narrow. Extremely sharp and anti-microbial handles. I used the narrow one last night to filet a large fish and it worked great. They say " commercial grade" on the packaging and I think they are.
I only paid 8.99 for the pair, compared to 25.00 for one Dexter and I can say they are well worth the money. I might buy a bunch for X-Mas gifts for fishing buddies at that price. Just thought if anyone is looking for a few real good knives at a cheap price check them out. ~JJ~

Clint R
11-30-2007, 11:32 AM
Just letting you know for future ref. Dexters are super cheap from Mike Keller LTD. in Manteo. You can order from their website as well. You can get 6 fillet's for around 50.00. Pretty sweet deal.

11-30-2007, 01:06 PM
Thanks for the info JJ. Report back after you use them for a while, I'm curious how they maintain their edge.

little tooth
11-30-2007, 10:35 PM
Thanks Jetty. For that price, i will cerainly check them out.

12-01-2007, 10:42 AM
Thanks Clint. That is a neat website. You can get 6 Dexter/Russel filet knives for 42.00!!! I'll have to bookmark the site.

Jetty Jay
12-02-2007, 09:07 AM
Thanks Clint. I will certainly buy my dexters from that site. And I will see how these knives hold up after repeated use.~JJ~

Jetty Jay
12-02-2007, 09:15 AM
Note: I paid 24.99 for the dexter narrow filet knife @ Bass pro shops. I checked out Mike Keller and you are absolutely right.
9.00 each or 6 for 42.00 thats a great deal. Thanks again, ~JJ~

little tooth
12-03-2007, 06:38 PM
I have to admit that I love the cheap Rapala filet knives with the wood handle that you can buy just about everywhere. The quality of the blade is just about as good as any knife I have ever owned. I use it in the kitchen and the boat. Cant beat the price either.

yknot fishing
12-03-2007, 06:43 PM
JJ Add me to your list and send me a few for Christmas!!!!

sea draggin
12-03-2007, 07:29 PM
Most restuarant supply places sell dexter russels for a fraction of the price that sporting goods places do. You can even try ebay because a lot of restuarant folks are on there.

little tooth
12-03-2007, 09:52 PM
I get DR's on ebay for a fraction of what the usual retail is. Just got a $60.00 commercial chefs knife for $16.00 shipped.

12-11-2007, 11:32 AM
Anybody from the Chapel Hill/Raleigh area that goes out there, I'll be glad to split a box with you.

little tooth
12-11-2007, 08:29 PM
Goes out where?

12-11-2007, 10:38 PM
Manteo, to Mike Keller's.

12-26-2007, 10:05 AM
You can call them at 252 473 5007 and they will mail/UPS to you asap.

12-28-2007, 03:04 PM
Funny thing about knives:

I use the expensive "Russels" for the filett knife, but i found.....(at all places) a great heavier knife at Bed, Bath and Beyond for steaking up mackrel an all. It's an "Analon" branded knife and has been kept on the outside fish cleaning table in a salt enviroment for a few months. Not a hint of corrosion yet, and it takes a very nice and hard edge. Nice grip for slimey hands too.

Greg Manning
12-28-2007, 05:53 PM
New River Nets in Sneads Ferry has the Dexters pretty cheap.

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