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Old 05-15-2020, 07:11 AM
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Hey Guys

now Im actually catching a fish or two that require fileting Im needing to sharpen my knives.
I have an electric sharpener that I used to sharpen the Japanese style blades on my kitchen knives but that wont work with the filleting knives.
what do yall use to sharpen, Im using Dexters.

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Wet stone... I was a mate on a party boat, cleaned plenty of fish...

Wooden handled Dexter and a stone is all you need. The blade will wear down and get thinner over time - and it will get better.
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Can't beat a good stone, takes a little practice but well worth it. I use a Shun 1000/6000
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Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition
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One of these (or something similar). Learn to use it and you'll love it. I keep one on the boat w/my knives.

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Work Sharp is good, but it can make a blade disappear rather quickly if you're not careful. Beware coarse grits.
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Why won't your electric sharpener not work for filet knives? Are you concerned about the angle if the electric is not adjustable?

This really depends on how much effort you want to put into it.
One issue is your blade could be bent and need straightening from hitting bones etc and a couple swipes with a rod would help
Not a lot of dudes want to whip out a stone down at the marina filet table and will either just use the rod or a simple pull through, there are a million variations and easy to throw in your tackle box or pocket even.
The "problem" with pull throughs is they take a lot of metal off.
The best is a stone as mentioned, it takes off much less metal and will preserve your blade longer and but takes a bit of practice to master. Once you get good you should also be able to get your knife sharper with a stone. Blade should shave hair on your arm or stick to your fingernail.
Most of us are using 20-30 dollar fillet knives so using the pull through and taking some extra metal is not gonna break the bank. I'm sure we'll lose these less expensive knives before we wear them down from sharpening.

Typically do the main sharpening at home with stone and tune ups "in the field" with a rod or pull through.

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If your taking off too much metal with a worksharp your not following instructions. It's a weak argument.

Fastest way to get a knife filet sharp is with belt sander.
Fastest way to get a knife shaving sharp is wet stone or diamond. I don't have hours to sharpen a knife or a need to shave with my filet knife. So worksharp works for me. Although I've heard if you get the stropping band you it will get knife just as sharp as using stone.
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I used to use belt sander but picked up a chef's choice 15 trizor xv electric sharpener and really like it. The old chef's choice, not so much. Then new one sharpens at a 15 degree angle so if your knifes are 20 degrees , it will tak esome time to get the new angle on them. Once done, a few swipes and they are razor sharp.

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This is what I use works like a champ and is super quick.
https://www.amazon.com/Work-Sharp-WSKTS-Sharpener-Replacement/dp/B01EZ31C2W/ref=sr_1_10?crid=UKNUMR0EA091&dchild=1&keywords=work+sharp+knife+sharpener&qid=1589567625&s=hi&sprefix=work+sharp%2Ctools%2C166&sr=1-10 https://www.amazon.com/Work-Sharp-WSKTS-Sharpener-Replacement/dp/B01EZ31C2W/ref=sr_1_10?crid=UKNUMR0EA091&dchild=1&keywords=work+sharp+knife+sharpener&qid=1589567625&s=hi&sprefix=work+sharp%2Ctools%2C166&sr=1-10
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Awesome, thanks a lot guys, got some good ideas and still be getting one of them

thx.
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i use the KME system gets knives dangerously sharp
https://www.kmesharp.com/kmeknshsy.html
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Spyderco Sharpmaker. Quick to learn and easy to use, this thing puts a nice edge on a knife with no skill required.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
I used to use belt sander but picked up a chef's choice 15 trizor xv electric sharpener and really like it. The old chef's choice, not so much. Then new one sharpens at a 15 degree angle so if your knifes are 20 degrees , it will tak esome time to get the new angle on them. Once done, a few swipes and they are razor sharp.

https://www.amazon.com/ChefsChoice-E.../dp/B0018RSEMU
i have the chefs choice for Asian knives. It really doesnt seem to work on the dexters tho.
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I use a diamond sharpening rod. Use to work in a high-end restaurant and that's all they used. The diamonds seem to go away after awhile of using it. They're relatively cheap Here's the one that I'm using now.

ARCCI 12 inch Diamond Knife Sharpener Rod

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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
I used to use belt sander but picked up a chef's choice 15 trizor xv electric sharpener and really like it. The old chef's choice, not so much. Then new one sharpens at a 15 degree angle so if your knifes are 20 degrees , it will tak esome time to get the new angle on them. Once done, a few swipes and they are razor sharp.

https://www.amazon.com/ChefsChoice-E.../dp/B0018RSEMU
^This^

My Worksharp has been gathering dust since the first day I got my Chef's Choice 15 Trizor XV. Not that it necessarily does a better job than the Worksharp, they both do a nice job and I can't really tell the difference. But the Chef's Choice is hugely faster and easier to use. The Worksharp just got to be too much trouble to set up and change belts and so forth.
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Originally Posted by Bassmantweed View Post
Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CW4T6RS..._byRVEbQ4GA90N
This is a great sharpener if youre only sharpening one knife its really not needed but all my steak knives, fillet knives and pretty much every other knife I own can be sharpened with this.
I sat down one day and sharpen 31 knives in a row, that would take you forever with a stone.
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Originally Posted by Bassmantweed View Post
Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CW4T6RS..._byRVEbQ4GA90N
I also like the ken onion sharpener
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Originally Posted by Bassmantweed View Post
Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CW4T6RS..._byRVEbQ4GA90N
I also like the ken onion sharpener

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