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Old 10-10-2011, 15:30   #16
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Re: Fillet Knife Recommendations ?

Second a good glove. I have a few scars to prove their worth.
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Re: Fillet Knife Recommendations ?

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i use a cloth glove with a latex palm--yes i am allergic to latex, but the palm is lined woith cloth so is ok. that glove holds fishie and i cut him with my lovely knife, i cannot stand using cerrated blades-- they spell cheep to me. i dont use fancy name brands but i have enjoyed the quality of chicago cutlery for many years and is good equipment. i like the wood handle. the blade is a decent weight and the knife is well balanced for my paws.
You and my wife would get along great, she loves those dull Chicago Cutlery knives. (then again... maybe she should have dull knives!) I finally convinced her to toss them, after they were unsellable at the yard sale. Just wont stay sharp for more than a day. I like my knives SHARP, razor sharp. You should treat yourself to a $12-15 real fillet knife, serrated or not! Than again, whatever gets the job done.

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Old 10-10-2011, 16:38   #18
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Re: Fillet Knife Recommendations ?

i use the sharpening thingie and they are nice n sharp--a dull knife HURTS when ye accidentally slice off an arm.....or into a finger, or.....
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Re: Fillet Knife Recommendations ?

The Rapala Marttiini (NOT mis-spelled) from Finland is my favorite. It's a very fine instrument, it looks beautiful, and it's a joy to use. It's also not cheap. Here's a cool video:

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Re: Fillet Knife Recommendations ?

I think technique is as important as anything. A friend of mine (Fair winds Zollie) was a virtuoso at fileting dolphin. What did he use? A sharp machete. He said that the advantage in using it on large fish (like most dolphin he caught) was that you could lay it flat and the blade slid across smoothly without getting hung on the bumps in the spine. He left very little meat behind.

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