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OT:fillet knife

edited 12:28PM in EggHead Forum
I'm shopping for a fillet knife for my son this xmas, would like to keeep it under $50.00....any ideas???

Comments

  • Lionel,
    Check link. Get the 7" model like this one. This is all I used for years. Holds up well and stays sharp. Relatively inexpensive.
    Mike

    [ul][li]http://www.boatersworld.com/product/478620958.htm[/ul]
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Lionel,
    Dont own a filet knife so I can`t really help ya..but wanted to say that I don`t personally consider this type of post....."OT"....we are all cooking here, and things that can improve our cooks...ie....knives, therms, pans, etc. to me at least...are on topic...
    I love my Wusthof knives, and am also very pleased with my Forschner buthers knife...[p]Wess

  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,937
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    <p />Lionel,
    I second what Mike said - though the site was confusing - this baby has a SHARP THIN blade 7.375" long. Even though it is cheap by normal knife cost standards it is well made and readily available at any good sporting goods store (and maybe even some discount stores) and will last for years. I treat mine like it is worth FAR more than what I paid and trust me, it is razor sharp right out of the leather sheath!

    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Lionel,
    Not sure what you'll be fileting, but if its larger fish, I would want a kidney spoon. Take a look at the Gerber coho model, its my favorite.

  • AvocadosAvocados Posts: 465
    Lionel,[p]I really like the Dexter-Russell filet knives. They are durable and hold a good edge. [p]Have used many different types (and higher cost) knives over many years and have settled on these after noticing that many of the professional guides/captains using them.[p]You might want to also consider some type of small, portable sharpening stone to go with the gift as having a sharp edge makes all the difference for quick, efficient filleting of fish. [p]Also, if he mostly fishes for small freshwater varieties of fish, a 6 or 7 inch might knife might be better than the 8" size.
    [ul][li]http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_72221_151006005_151000000_151006000_151-6-5[/ul]
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,279
    Lionel,
    cabelas has a good selection, my brother has this one and its pretty nice, check theothers, theres a good price range to choose from. i have the global version at home, more dollars and can say i dont use it for fish as much as the global deba or the orishi style bunmei, mostly use it for removing skin. the stiffer knifes seem better for the actual fillet cut, the flexible ones for slicing the skin off a fillet placed skin side down working the knife against the counter flat.

    [ul][li]cabelas[/ul]
  • Lionel,
    I own this knife. I thought it was a bit extravagant, but it is the best I have ever seen. Lifetime guarantee for sharpness. only available in Walker MN at Reeds Sporting Goods

    [ul][li]leech lake Filet knife[/ul]
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,937
    EggspertMN,
    that's one beautiful pig sticker! I bookmarked that site for the next time I go on a buying spree!

    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • EggspertMN,
    I agree with Ron, I'll save that on for myself....

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