Whats your weapon???

For all you expert fish carveruperes. Whats your favorite filletting knife, size, brand, flex. I'm currently using a F.Dick Eurocut - flexible 8" long. Not to bad (a little to long for me). Mid price range $20 - $30. Looking for any ideas on what to buy next......

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jd i use a swibo 6" boning

Sun, 2007-02-18 19:55

i use a swibo 6" boning knife for all my filleting work. but it all depends on what size/type of fish you catch. if you catch herring and whiting etc. then the flexible blade is ok but if you catch dhu,snapper etc. a rigid blade is better.
victorinox (sp.) also do some very nice knifes but the metal is softer than the swibo.
both cost about $35.

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Dan.i use an f-dick 7'8 and

Mon, 2007-02-19 16:55

Dan.i use an f-dick 7'8 and a victorinox.

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i use a stanly knife

Mon, 2007-02-19 17:07

i use a stanly knife lol...but i catch and release :D

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I would have to say my two

Mon, 2007-02-19 18:52

I would have to say my two best filleting knives would be a Buck and a Fox both have very nice blades that keep their edge I have a Barclay forge which is pretty old but still does the job Mako dod a few good filleting knives as well

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Wed, 2007-02-21 10:57

I use a normark 6"inch - stiff filleting blade and an 8inch flexi. I also have a custom 5"inch ivory handled double folded stainless steel knife, is awesome for pin boning mainly.

I chop and change, have half a dozen knives and swap between them for each fish and its components.

I'm actually looking to get a new knife for Exmouth for doing up mackies and other toothy critters. Any recommendations?


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Has any one heard of

Wed, 2007-02-21 15:02

Has any one heard of Tramontina, made in Brazil. My brother uses them in PNG. He uses a slabbing knife for Macks, apparently it has a long flat blade and also their standard filleting knife. They both have white handles. I Googled them & they look alright.

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i have

Thu, 2007-02-22 19:46

a shimano 6" flexi filleter and has kept its edge for quite sometime...a quick run the sharpner and back in business....cost $25 and works fine.....but if you want a good knife get an "OLDTIMER "skinner , small quick and easy to use knife and sharp as...keep away from the end of ya fingers
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Thu, 2007-02-22 22:05

Got three knives i like. Favorite being my Martini wood handle 20cm.
Made in finland,we sell them at work and they are awesome daggers.Keep cutting myself when i show customers.Second would be my Fox.Teflon coated made in italy, semi flex.Great blade.Third,Dexter Russell sani safe mint dagger.

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What should you pay for a

Fri, 2007-02-23 07:31

What should you pay for a good blade? Im in the need for new one and the prices vary so much its throwen me back a bit. i realize that the more you spend the better you get but around $50 to $80 sould get a good one hey? There just in another league to your standard house knifes. I paid $900 for a sweet knife block and they are unbelievable to use as long as you always sharpen them before you use each one. Just need something alittle better than my current filleting knife i got for $20 bucks.

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Fish prep knives

Tue, 2007-04-03 02:07

I use an ICEL 276.8607.15 Technik Professional Filleting knife.
Made in Portugal.
It has a High Carbon, no stain, semi-stiff full blade and a blue sani-safe handle (blue denotes fish use here in Euro land).
It holds an edge as you would expect from a pro knife and cost €22 or $34 Aus.
For the sticking/slabing I use a Fiskars butchers knife, dunno the price cus I got two at a car-boot sale - for peanuts, from some guy who was doing a clear-out.

And like most of you, I've donated a few to Davy Jones over the years, thats why my filleting knife stays at home.

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I use a Trident Chef's knife

Tue, 2007-04-03 08:21

I use a Trident Chef's knife for most work and I am happy with it. I also have a Solingen utility knife that I use as often. For shashimi I use a Kai ceramic knife.

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Pus my mrs knows what my

Tue, 2007-04-03 10:19

Pus my mrs knows what my weapon is and is very happy with it

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Tue, 2007-04-03 11:52

Two Swibo knives 1) boning knife for filleting 2) long blade knife for skinning


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Are you a chef Dan ?? Havn't

Tue, 2007-04-03 14:39

Are you a chef Dan ??
Havn't heard too many fisho using those knifes there chef knifes F-dick

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