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Old 05-31-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default recommended fillet knife

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Old 05-31-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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I have a wustof that is not cheap but its one of the finest filet knifes you can buy. I wish Shun had one that was more flexible but they don't.
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Rada is my favorite, flexible and inexpensive.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:35 PM   #4
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The one that is expensive or the one laying next to a sharpener. My wife thinks she is doing me favors by buying these cheap 30 or so dollar knives and they just dont hold an edge. They work great for one side of the fish, but then its to the wetstone or sharpener to get the edge back. I have found the top end ones hold an edge much longer.

Dont get me wrong. You should always sharpen your knives while cleaning for ease and safety. And I am sure there are people who swear by cheaper ($$) knives, but it is one thing I will not skimp on.

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Old 05-31-2011, 08:43 PM   #5
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I agree with the above post. I'm particular to restaurant quality knives. You'll throw away 10 cheap knives for every decent knife.
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I'm not into expensive knifes, just like low cost ones I do not have to worry about. Picked up three of these earlier this year and they actually hold up fairly well and have stayed sharp with little effort. Just make sure you rinse and towel dry after use and at $5 you just can't beat them.

http://www.anglersystems.com/tsunamiknifes.html
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:54 PM   #7
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I like the Wustof so much that I bought two. I wish they made it in an all stainless model (stainless handle). If they do I'm getting one.

I have the Cutco and it is a nice knife and versatile because the length is adjustable.

For the money I don't think you can beat a sani-safe Dexter-Russell.
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I have had the Coho by knives of Alaska forever and love it. It holds an edge for a long time even on red snapper and tripletail.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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The Sam's Club near me has a two pack of Westin Cutlery 6" and 9" fillet knives. (one of each) They are commercial grade and are $9 for the pack. I throw them away after a season and buy another pack. They are as good as some of the $80 knives I have.
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dexter russell 7 or 8 inch narrow fillet
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:13 AM   #12
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Get the yellow handled set from Melton Tackle....expensive ($300 I think) but the set is unbelievable and worth every penny! Good luck
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:46 AM   #13
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forschner

Made by Victorinox
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Dexter Russell or Forschner
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Just dry it off after you're done. It's been the choice of a commercial fillet house, and of my own for 20 yrs. Inexpensive, sharp, and durable.
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search function will yield pages of info on this.
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10-4 on the forschner...perfect blend of hardness and flexibility...do no forget that super hard blades are brittle and hard to sharpen...the crap in the dept stores falls into that category...dexter number 2...they are a bit harder to sharpen than forschner...
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:38 PM   #19
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Also a big fan of the Wusthof for cleaning fish. Russells and Rapalas for making bait.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:09 PM   #20
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Forschner 7" light bend. Sharpen it a few times a year and get new ones every other year or so. $25 a piece.
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