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Old 06-25-2014, 10:58 AM
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I am tired of my knife getting dull on the first cut when cleaning a shark. Any one have a recommendation for a knife that will cut through the sand paper and stay sharp?
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:06 AM
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I like to buy the $3.99 ones that are in the bucket on the counter of your local bait / seafood store. Doesn't hurt your feelings when it comes up missing or you toss it cause it lost its edge.
I just bought a Bubba Blade but have yet to use it so I cant give a review. I can say even though it appears to be well made and extremely sharp it is way over priced. I also discovered it is made in China in spite of its name which would have been a deal breaker for me had I discovered this before purchase.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:14 AM
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you're using the knife incorrectly if its dulling the blade. insert the tip into the skin and cut from the inside out to separate the fillet from the carcass, similar as to how you would skin a deer.

Also for general fish filleting consider using a 8" butcher knife with a semi rounded tip. I find them faster to use than a fillet knife and also safer.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:23 AM
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Shark skin will dull most any knife. Try to always cut from the inside to get through the skin, then go back to normal technique. Some good vids on youtube.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueRudy View Post
I like to buy the $3.99 ones that are in the bucket on the counter of your local bait / seafood store. Doesn't hurt your feelings when it comes up missing or you toss it cause it lost its edge.
I just bought a Bubba Blade but have yet to use it so I cant give a review. I can say even though it appears to be well made and extremely sharp it is way over priced. I also discovered it is made in China in spite of its name which would have been a deal breaker for me had I discovered this before purchase.
I have a Bubba Blade, and while I like it, I agree it is over priced. I don't think it would hold up to commercial use, but for a recreational angler it is fine. It is definitely good for skinning fillets. For cutting the fillet itself I use my Dexter 8" serrated knife, which was half the cost and performs/holds a blade much better. I have a difficult time getting the skin off without getting too much meat or having to make multiple cuts, but that is operator error
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:46 AM
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Get a serrated to cut through the skin.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
Get a serrated to cut through the skin.
This ^^^ And a good Dexter-Russell for the rest of the job.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Cobia 217 View Post
This ^^^ And a good Dexter-Russell for the rest of the job.
For sharks I recommend either this:
http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/...pcp/p8613.aspx

Or this:
http://www.meltontackle.com/products...ter-knife.html

For the serrated something like this:
http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/...pcp/p8700.aspx
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:52 PM
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We always used to use a utility knife with a hook blade like these. Saves the blade on your real knives. Don' last that long but do a nice job.

http://www.staples.com/office/suppli...93&KPID=596293
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:36 PM
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Dexter serrated blade.....cuts it like butter!
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