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Fillet Knife suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Bfishes333, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Bfishes333

    Bfishes333 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 4, 2018
    Happy Holdiays everyone. I was just thinking of what filet knife to get next. I've alwas used Dexters but am wanting something different. I fish Saltwater here in Florida, so sizes of fish range from Mangrove Snapper to Cobia. Maybe from one of our knifemakers here? Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you.
     
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  2. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I adjusted the title to be more descriptive.

    Got a budget in mind?
     
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  3. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I’d put in a request/order from one of the knife makers here. I’ve got a 7” and 9” from Big Chris in S30V
    They come up from time to time on the knife makers for sell forum
     
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  4. Bfishes333

    Bfishes333 Gold Member Gold Member

    87
    Oct 4, 2018
    Thank you.

    No budget in mind at the moment. Hoping to keep it below $150 but I have been persuaded to go over n the past
     
  5. Bfishes333

    Bfishes333 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 4, 2018
    Thanks, I will check out his work. Do you have any pictures of yours? Thank you.

     
  6. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Not at the moment, working tonight :mad:
     
  7. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I have an old Schrade folding fillet knife that I have not used. It was top of the line stuff with Schrade back when they were in business making knives. I would be willing to let it go if you would want something like that.
     
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  9. Bfishes333

    Bfishes333 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 4, 2018
  10. Bfishes333

    Bfishes333 Gold Member Gold Member

    87
    Oct 4, 2018
    Thats a pretty cool concept, the folding fillet knife. Especially on those canoe trips camping on islands. It is definitely of interest.
     
  11. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Mora offers an inexpensive fillet knife that does great ... it comes in Sandvik 12C27 ... takes a great edge and is easy to sharpen. I believe it's around $30.00 US
     
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  12. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    I got this one here on the KnifeMakers Exchange by Brush Creek Knives (@Eric J.S.) in AEBL. Thin and flexible blade. AEBL is perfect for a stable, very thin edge.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Bfishes333

    Bfishes333 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 4, 2018
    Nice pic. Ive seen some "humpbacks" that look really comftorable
     
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  14. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
    copperandclad has a bunch of great fillet knives... believe it or not, buck uses 12c27 sandvik steel, just like mora, and for around the same price - can't go wrong :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. arty

    arty

    Oct 18, 2003
    Do you want a stiff boning blade or more flex?
    I have Warthers in S35V, a Buck in S35V, and Fallknivens in VG10.
    I like the Warther knives the best, and they are the least expensive.
    The Warther blades in S35V hold an edge better than VG10 when cutting through bone, and are
    more flexible. I use a 6” Warther in the kitchen all year round.

    You can get fishing knives in S35V from a number of makers, and I doubt you
    Could tell performance apart between S35V as compared with S30V. Buck makes
    Fishing knives in a number of steels including S35V, S30V, and less wear resistant
    stainless. If you want something like CPM154 you may need to go custom,
    but I doubt it will hold any advantages over S35V.

    If you want a long blade for big fish, North Arms in Canada makes them in S35V. I have one of their bird and trouts that I use as a paring knife in the kitchen. The blade is fine, but be aware that they grind the edge so thin that you should take the time to sharpen a secondary bevel before taking it out fishing. Otherwise, you are likely to get chipping. If I didn’t already have good fishing blades, and wanted a longer blade than 6” or 7” I would consider one of theirs.

    None of the knives I mention here run much over $100, and many are a bit less.
     
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  16. Bfishes333

    Bfishes333 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 4, 2018

    Thanks for the info on those different knives. I would like a little flex but not very much. I grabbed my knife and did a tiny setch of what I would like and it is something with an curve for my index finger and some kind of ramp for my thumb to guide the knife through the fish. I'm no artist or knifemaker at all but something like this 20181124_104945.jpg
     
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  17. Dangerously

    Dangerously

    Jan 8, 2013
  18. Bfishes333

    Bfishes333 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 4, 2018
  19. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Fiskars makes a couple that are inexpensive.
     
  20. Bfishes333

    Bfishes333 Gold Member Gold Member

    87
    Oct 4, 2018
    Thanks guys. Maybe looking for something from one of our knifemakers here on the forum.
     
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