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Old 05-13-2014, 02:55 PM
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I need a thin blade fillet knife for dressing trout for my son's birthday. I can get the Wusthof for $39 bucks from Macy's. The Cutco is $135 on Amazon. Opinion on one or the other. Remember, this knife is for small fresh water trout. Very thin and sharp for those tiny bones is what I'm looking for. I will sharpen with my Arkansas stones so I can make either razor sharp. Any other ideas would be appreciated to but only if you own the knife. 6" is preferred.
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Cutco's quality is slipping. My new knife isn't nearly as good and will not take the edge or hold the edge like the old one.
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One of the member here is/was selling a 3 knife set for... 28 bucks? I'd see if he still has any. Great value and I happen to fillet better with these knives than any other I have tried. The big knife got used for Easter Sunday dinner carving. Who says fillet knives can only be used on fish

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ive used these for years: http://www.grohmannknives.com/pages/fillet.html
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Originally Posted by Hagar TH View Post
Cutco's quality is slipping. My new knife isn't nearly as good and will not take the edge or hold the edge like the old one.
Who much worse can they possibly get?
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Who much worse can they possibly get?
Cutco must have really dropped off, I have an older one that I have probably been using for 10+ years. I have sent it back once to get sharpened. I also have the serrated skinning knife that needs to go back now, it has probably skinned 90-100 deer.
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Dexter Russell. All over amazon for twenty dollars.
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I know a lot of people love the cutco stuff. I always thought their knives/sales pitch was a little gimmicky.
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When I used to catch a lot of rainbows in Kentucky, I'd use a "spoon handle" knife, similar to the one in the link. The spoon part was ideal for scraping out all the gunk and veins after you gutted them.

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bubba blade has a thin one I like
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I have a newer Cutco and it holds its edge fine. Nice and flexible too.
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For a use it up and get another one, the RADA Cutlery 7" and 9" fillet knives are hard to beat at $27.00
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I am glad someone else spoke up about Cutco. Every year around Christmas, someone starts a knife thread and Cutco comes up when compared to Wustof, Henckels, Global, etc.

After using someones Cutco set I was less than impressed, in fact I would have sworn they came from WalMart. Very flimsy and did not cut well. I am a little biased on knives, as stated before my ex is a Chef and I became accustomed to a quality knife. I have an 8" Henckel Chef knife that is probably close to 20 years old which is my go to knife.

You can guess which knife I wouldn't recommend. BTW, I could care less if their stupid scissors can cut a penny.....
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Wusthof sells a bunch of lines and they are not all created equal or manufactured in the same location. I would recommend only buying the Wusthof knives made in Germany.

That said, I love my Cutco filet knife except the snaps on the sheath rusted and sized.
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x3 Dexter-Russell all day. If you can't find the size & flex you like something's wrong.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Wusthof sells a bunch of lines and they are not all created equal or manufactured in the same location. I would recommend only buying the Wusthof knives made in Germany.

That said, I love my Cutco filet knife except the snaps on the sheath rusted and sized.
They do have different lines but every line I've seen is made in solengin germany. I have a set of silver points and some precision from Williams sonoma. All said made in Germany except the kitchen shears and the wood block.
Henckels makes knives in Spain, Germany, and China though.
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Love my Wustoff; favorite fillet knife is the old Gerber with the non-slip gray handle, but can't find them anywhere. I have tried the Dexter Russel, and they are great for saltwater fish, but love the Wustoff for smaller fish, or cleaning up fillets after removal and skinning with an electric American Angler saltwater model.
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