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Old 11-11-2008, 10:58 AM
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Default What's the best fillet knife?

I've been using dexter russells and other cheap brands. These aren't holding an edge and I have to sharpen between every fish. What's a good, high quality fillet knife. Christmas is on the way and my woman needs to go shopping.
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Wustoff Dreizack. Hands down! I have several that are well over 10 years old
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Wusthof Classic. Somewhat expensive but great
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Another vote for the Wusthof Classic....the only gift from my wedding registry that I have actually enjoyed!!!
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Are you using the Wusthof 5" boning knife?
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i'm very interested in the results of this thread. if anyone else has opinions, please share. I've only used a 'great' filet knife once or twice, and it was like heaven compared to the knives i've used in the past.
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ive used Forchesner's for years and really like them.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:39 AM
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Cutco Fishermans Solution. If it does get dull, which is inevitable, you can send it in and they will resharpen for free..plus shipping. Lifetime Guarantee and they stand by all of their products no questions asked.
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Sabatier Carbon Steel in you can find some. If you want German J.A. Henckles (****) four star will hold an edge much better than the Wusthof stuff. But what ever you have you must Steel,Steel,Steel. to keep your edge. I use a flat diamond steel at the fish table and give a few swipes every fish.
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Sabatier High Carbon are great. Having been a chef for 15 years, Henkels don't hold a edge nearly as well as Wustoff. Henkel uses too much stainless, and not enough High Carbon steel. Wustoff has just enough stainless to prevent them from turning black like sabatier. I guess it is all personal preference, but from my experience using all three professionally, every day all day long, Wustoff Classics hold an edge better than Henkels, Sabatier is still King, High Carbon steel is the best, but it is a pain in the ass to keep from oxidizing.
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:35 PM
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Global - very expensive - considered the best knife by many. Not that is matters but when you watch the cooking/food shows they usually all demonstrate with Global
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Get a good knife sharpener and it will make a crappy knife perfect.
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This thing costs $15.00 and will make your knives kick azz. I have a range of knives. The one that works best is the last one I ran through this.

http://www.accusharp.com/

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ive used Forchesner's for years and really like them.
I have the 6" and the 8" semi-flex, and the 7" chef's knife. I love my Forschners.

Sharpen only with steel or ceramic rods. If you must, renew the angle with a whetstone.
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A wetsone is a must . . . then touch up with a cerfamic steel

I use a 7 to 8 inch to cut the fish apart and a 12 inch to remove the skin

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A wetsone is a must . . . then touch up with a cerfamic steel

I use a 7 to 8 inch to cut the fish apart and a 12 inch to remove the skin
I catch bigger fish than you do. I use this to remove the skin.....















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A wetsone is a must . . . then touch up with a cerfamic steel

I use a 7 to 8 inch to cut the fish apart and a 12 inch to remove the skin
I catch bigger fish than you do. I use this to remove the skin.....















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I got one as a gift. A niceknife for sure.

I also use some japanese sushi knives...

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auguste - 11/16/2008 9:16 PM A wetsone is a must . . . then touch up with a cerfamic steel I use a 7 to 8 inch to cut the fish apart and a 12 inch to remove the skin
I catch bigger fish than you do. I use this to remove the skin..... How's it going Gus?
Your posts are never TIRING Tireless

I am doing very fine thank you.

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I have cut thousands of pounds of tuna, bluefish, seabass, whiting, fluke, flounder and salmon and will almost always reach for the Dexter...
After cutting fish during college, in a wholesale/ retail market, while working on party, charter and private boats, you need to have a stone and a steel within reach. That being said I have Forshner, Global and Dexter in the house.
I have worn out more of the Dexter 1377 and 1378's than most will purchase in a lifetime. Just touch them up with the steal every couple of cuts. The high carbon content makes them easy to sharpen and retouch as you go. Mineral oil prevent the rust
The new Global sashimi knife will never see the boat.
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