A good filleting knife?

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Interesting reading....have now purchased a Svord :clap:
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Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:35 pm

Douugie wrote:Interesting reading....have now purchased a Svord :clap:
I really like mine...they are great

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:13 pm

Enyoy mate a good knife makes life a lot easier I use victorinox flexible they are fantastic will last a week away at beach without sharpening don't tarnish and great knife was put onto them by a butcher now have 3 fillet knives 2 boner and 1 skinned all black handle victorinox they are great and don't cost the earth enjoy mate may you have many fish fall victim to your new buddy happy filleting :y:
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Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:05 am

Yup ended up with a Victorinox and well chuffed :y:
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Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:55 am

Fish vs knife. Was a draw
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Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:03 am

I use my work knifes work good victory and sharpen them on a stone

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Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:14 am

I'm lucky in that I've got a couple of mates that make knives....managed to get some very nice ones made up, but my latest arrived only on Friday....Nice long bladed filleting knife (goes with a couple of hunting knives and some kitchen paring knives that I've had made / been given)

The top one is my standard Victorinox filleting knife...
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Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:42 am

sk8e8 wrote:Fish vs knife. Was a draw
Yep same knife got it as a xmas pressie 2 years ago now the handle is coming loose as well so will be looking at one of those victory knifes have heard good reviews about them..

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Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:17 pm

Hainesy wrote:I'm lucky in that I've got a couple of mates that make knives....managed to get some very nice ones made up, but my latest arrived only on Friday....Nice long bladed filleting knife (goes with a couple of hunting knives and some kitchen paring knives that I've had made / been given)

The top one is my standard Victorinox filleting knife...
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I've been talking to someone in the states who does custom knives. Can you post some details of yours etc? Pm is fine too.
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Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:52 pm

The bottom one was made by a company called shark knives.....He wont know me, as my mate arranged it for me...

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Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:18 am

Righto guys,

Now lets talk about sharpening? What is everyone using? Any tips?

Im using a 20yr old oil stone, watched a few tutorials but keen to hear more.
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Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:24 am

As a p!ss poor knife sharpner, I think I own just about every sort of device there is !!..

However, my best results come from set of Smiths Knife Sharpening stomes (same as a Lansky set)...around $100 a few years ago

The best value for money, use in the field system is from company called Edgemaker, and it works on the same principle as a butchers steel......

http://edgemaker.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Theres a couple of videos on You Tube that show you how to use it and they REALLY DO WORK !!
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Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:51 am

I'm using one of those 'lazy man' angers mate electric sharpeners. May not get the perfect edge, but its quick and easy. 15 deg is not alot, so they need fairly constant work, but make filletting easy. I'm going to get some stones etc for better work, but IMO, it needs to be easy.
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Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:35 am

I had a Japanese chef stay with me for a couple of days once.

Offered to make some fancy Sashimi so I duly trotted out and came back with some really fresh pannies, Iki'd on the spot, twenty minutes old and in ice slurry all the way.
He filleted it in the time it took me to get a beer out of the fridge :o then wouldn't touch it as it was "Velly blused, no good".
"Where?"
He pointed at various places on the fillets, which looked like regular Snapper to me |(

Anyway....

Before he left, he sharpened most of my knives. Even some new ones I bought and snuck into the collection as I was too ashamed to show him what I normally use :lol:
You've heard the stories about slicing paper, shaving arms etc? These would cut sound.
They lived on my bench for quite some time as I was too afraid the magnetism from the knife holder would dull them - Scarily sharp.

That was a long time ago though, and the laser edges have long since departed - yet to find anything that comes close (Short of keeping a Japanese chef locked in the basement to sharpen them for me), so will be interested in hearing peoples experiences with the various bits of kit. :y:
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Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:38 pm

Hainesy wrote:As a p!ss poor knife sharpner, I think I own just about every sort of device there is !!..

However, my best results come from set of Smiths Knife Sharpening stomes (same as a Lansky set)...around $100 a few years ago

The best value for money, use in the field system is from company called Edgemaker, and it works on the same principle as a butchers steel......

http://edgemaker.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Theres a couple of videos on You Tube that show you how to use it and they REALLY DO WORK !!
Cost effective is what I like, will give it a go. Cheers.
Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:"Velly blused, no good".

These would cut sound.
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Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:55 pm

if the edgemaker uses ceramic rods it will work for a good while and it should be worth its money. But if you've got an expensive knife, these "slice" things are the fastest way to ruin them. A good, convenient knife sharpening kit and a steel will last for years and most likely longer than your knife.

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Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:33 pm

This is the guy I've been talking to a bit. Looks a pretty new site, but his FB has more.

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Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:58 am

Never had any problems with victornox or victory same with the steels I find that the more polished they r they keep u edge on ya knife I try not to put my knife on the stone every day a long as I steel it often its sweet
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:42 pm

I have been using Lansky knife sharpening kits for years and found them to be brilliant. Very easy to get an even edge on a knife and now that I own one rather than borrowing dad's one I have no excuse for having a blunt knife.

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Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:46 pm

Picked up a second hand Lansky on Trademe, just finished taking my Zest fillet knife from dull and looking more like a hacksaw than a knife to a razor sharp knife, thanks for the recommendation guys :y: now to catch some fish on Sunday to test it out ;)
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