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Fillet Blades

Old 05-04-2019, 01:22 PM
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Its been awhile since I posted, I haven't done any fishing or outdoor activities in a couple of years due to our family growing in size. So I am kind of outdated on a few things and looking to get back into it. So my question is, I see a lot of commercials of these Bubba Blades. White Handle ones and Red Handle ones. Are they worth the money to spend? are other brand better and cheaper? Using for salt water. don't know if it makes a difference.

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Old 05-04-2019, 02:02 PM
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Mixed reviews on Bubba blade Quite a few here use Dexters (me as well).A slightly better knife but more $$$ would be Victorinox,It's been my experience that Vics grind their edge thinner prior to final sharpening. (longer life).
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There are two basic camps on fillet knives. One camp likes bubba blades. The other camp likes a good knife that isn't an overadvertised gimmick cheap piece of crap with junk foreign steel not good for anything whowouldeverusesuchathinganyway!!!...

Opinions vary.
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:32 PM
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Never been a huge fan of Bubba blades, Ive received them as gifts occasionally but greatly prefer my dexters.
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:43 PM
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Learn how to hand sharpen, the knife will
matter much less in that scenario unless you are going high end Japanese
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:22 PM
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I've been a fan of the rapala normark knives for a very long time. They sharpen fast hold an edge well have a good shape and flex pattern and are cheap. I use buck for a good knife and have a few dexter's mostly specialty serrated for particular jobs.
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:56 AM
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Bubba's are way too heavy!

Victornox have been around far longer & are proven knives. I have a Danco that's not too bad either.



https://www.victorinox.com/us/en/Pro...fe/p/5.6603.15
https://www.victorinox.com/us/en/Pro...le/p/5.3763.20
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:39 AM
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dexters for me & take the $ you saved and buy a quality diamond grit sharpening steel & learn to use it your Dexter will last a long time
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:48 AM
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Victorinox and Dexter here but Victorinox sheaths suck.
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Heathen86 View Post
Never been a huge fan of Bubba blades, Ive received them as gifts occasionally but greatly prefer my dexters.
Bubba's and Yeti Buckets. No one every buys them for themselves, they always seem to be gifts.

That said, I have some and they are OK. I have Dexters, Victorinox, etc. May favorites are a pair from Cabella's, a pair of KOA, and a pair of SOG.
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:51 AM
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I have a bunch. My Dexter is a sturdy no nonsense piece. I have a Wustof that my Dad gave me that is really nice but best for smaller fish.

No Bubba Blades so far for me.

I have two of Chris Williams Expedition Series knives that I really like, the Mrs. got them for me.

https://www.williamsexp.com/knives/fillet/
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:08 AM
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Thank you for the replys, thats why i did not want to purchase anything yet. Looks like dexter knifes are the way to go. Thank you.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:15 PM
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Dexter 1376n. If you can't cut fish with that it's not the knives fault.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:51 AM
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Never had a Bubba knife. Used Dexters and Victorinox with good luck.
Ran accross Danco blades a the Houston Boat show. I bought a bunch. IMO, you cant beat them for the money. 13" Deboning knife for 30.00.......


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Old 05-09-2019, 09:06 AM
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Been discussed many times on here. My experience with Bubba Blade was not good, mine has been relegated to bait cutting duty until it falls over board or can't cut bait any longer. Dexters have always served me well, several on here have mentioned Victorinox and I actually ordered one the other day and it arrived this morning. I'll give it a try next time I can get out.
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