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Filleting knife

Postby thairover » 31 Dec 2014, 15:07

Any recommendations, I believe the blade needs to be as flexible as possible and sharp of course. :lmao:
Here are a few examples but tried and tested feedback is what I'm looking for.
http://www.tacklebargains.co.uk/acatalog/Filleting_Knives.html
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Re: Filleting knife

Postby senatorkenny » 31 Dec 2014, 15:59

the more you pay the better quality of knife you get the old saying you only get what you pay for :yeah2: :thumb:
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Re: Filleting knife

Postby Bill Bodger » 31 Dec 2014, 17:10

I think you are looking at the right parameters. Flexible and sharp. I personally prefer the narrower blade like the Kota Katana Blue Fillet knife as opposed to Cortland style. The reason for this is when filleting mackerel for instance, you need to twist the blade from near vertical to horizontal once the initial incision is done. This is much easier with a narrow blade. The reason for the flexibility is so you can better run along the spine or ribs of the fish enabling a closer cut and less meat wastage. Flexibility and sharpness also make skinning a doddle.

You will see professionals filleting on boats with wider blades but trust me they know what they are doing and are doing large volumes of fish. A narrower blade would be worn out through sharpening very quickly if it was put through it's paces with those guys. For home use I would definitely recommend the narrower blade.

Another parameter you should look at is the quality of the steel. A better quality steel will hold it's edge for longer but you will pay more. If you are adept with a sharpening steel and you are using the knife primarily at home a cheaper knife will suffice. If you can't use a sharpening steel pay a little more for the quality. Personally I like the ones with a textured handle to prevent slippage when working with wet and slippery fish but that is my personal taste. The one I use on the beach is a fladen blade but I keep it sharp and only ever use it for filleting. It's as cheap as chips and has served me well for years.



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Re: Filleting knife

Postby liphook » 31 Dec 2014, 17:46

F Dick knives available from butchers suppliers online. Cheap enough, carbon steel,l flexible and superb. Look no further imo :thumb:
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Re: Filleting knife

Postby thairover » 31 Dec 2014, 18:31

I'm thinking one of these two.
Both have what appear the best grips.
I know the Japanese make good steel, used them in scuba diving and lasted to this day.
Scandinavia don't do crap as far as I'm aware ??? so .....
http://www.tacklebargains.co.uk/acatalog/Koto_Katana_-_Filleting_Knife_and_Safety_Sheath___1002__.html
http://www.tacklebargains.co.uk/acatalog/Ahti_Fillet_Titanium_170___9666__.html
Now I'll check out the butchers supplier.

F Dicks alternative I guess.
http://www.weschenfelder.co.uk/butchers-sundries/knives/german-dick-butchery-knives/dick-continental-6-flexi-boning-knife.html#
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Re: Filleting knife

Postby grandadruss » 31 Dec 2014, 18:42

Let us know how you go if you get one mate.
It's on my list of things to get now I have a fish smoker :thumb:
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Re: Filleting knife

Postby thairover » 03 Mar 2015, 20:02

Well finally got around to ordering came today, ordered yesterday, after looking at quite a few in various tackle shops.
Plumped for a Rapala from ...... http://www.tacklebargains.co.uk/acatalog/Rapala_Deluxe_Falcon_Fillet_Knife_with_Sheath___Sharpener___BP136SH__.html
Now to catch something to practise on, fish fingers likely outcome! as long as there not mine, I'll be happy. :lmao:
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Re: Filleting knife

Postby flearider » 04 Mar 2015, 00:21

I just use a thin carving knife... but you can shave with my knives ceramic stone ,diamond steel but then again it's my job :P
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Re: Filleting knife

Postby thairover » 04 Mar 2015, 00:29

:cheer: , you can sharpen mine then at the meet Saturday! :thumb:
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Re: Filleting knife

Postby Yellowrods » 04 Mar 2015, 19:38

thairover wrote::cheer: , you can sharpen mine then at the meet Saturday! :thumb:

And mine bought a mustard from Gerry's biggest pile of crap ever stayed sharp for three outings now you could ride bare back to Bolton on it....... Need it doing on a stone
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