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Looking For a Good Fillet Knife

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by RedneckRampage, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a nice, preferably US made fillet knife, anybody have recommendations? I don't want cheap junk. I've been looking at the Knives of Alaska ones and the Berkley Salt Water line.
     
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    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    i guess it only price a good knife will last a lifetime how big are the fish your filleting? the coho from knives of alaska is nice
     
  3. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I catch little pan fish all the way up to 40lb. Salmon.
     
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    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    I've been using a kershaw fillet knife to butcher several elk/deer and perch-halibut-tuna and everything in between it's made in japan if you have to have a US made knife Dexter Russell makes quality knives I'd say they are very similar in quality if not better than kershaw
     
  5. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Dexter Russell. No substitute.
     
  6. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    A very good choice indeed.
    I have 3 fillet knives, from a small 4.5" Rapala cheapy, made in Finland, to an 8" Buck (Very expensive Made-in-USA one) that is a great knife, but hard to re-sharpen when it dulls, to a 10" Dexter-Russell.

    The D-R seems to be the best compromise between easy to sharpen and holding an edge.
    But to be honest, I wouldn't get rid of any of them. I use them all.
     
  7. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I got a 10" Dexter - Russell. This evening I'm going to catch a bucket of perch and try it out!
     
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    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    forschner scalloped blade
     
  9. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Pics or it didn't happen!!
    ;) :thumbup:
     
  10. x1hunter89

    x1hunter89 gresham oregon Active Member

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    i know you said US made but mora of sweden makes some amazing knives and they dont hurt the wallet much
     
  11. WOOF

    WOOF zzzzzzzzzzzz Member

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  12. GTeye

    GTeye Lake Stevens, WA New Member

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    I picked up a nice filet knife by Cutco at the state fair last year although they travel all over so its not hard to find them nearby.

    It was about $69, adjustable blade length, lifetime warranty, sheath acts as a pair of pliers and fishing line cutter, a few other nice features too.

    I'm quite happy with it.

    This is the link:

    Fisherman's Solution by CUTCO Cutlery
     
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