A good filleting knife?

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Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:53 pm

First time ever, I cut my finger filletting fish... part of my knife was blunt (not the part that cut me tho). Blunt knives are dangerous!
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Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:58 pm

i have a wet stone and a steel , soak the stone in a bowl of water till no more air bubbles before use then until you get the hang of it , run a vivid marker along the sharp edge of the blade then figure eight 20-30 times each side , if theres any ink left on the blade you'll be able to see where you need to adjust your angles ,use the stone sparingly but the steel often :y:
or if you've got really flash bling knives take them in to house of knives or similar ;)

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Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:00 pm

I have a Zest filleting knife. I keep it sharp with a diamond steel, if you don't let the edge dull then its easy to keep sharp.

For a really dull edge I have range of stones loaded with oil. Once the edge has a good shape I finish it with a diamond hone to make it easy to maintain.

Don't rush it when sharpening knives if you want a good result.
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Sun May 27, 2012 6:49 pm

I use a gatco sharpener similar to the lanskey sharpener.
It gets a really good edge once I got a ceramic finishing stone.

If anyone is in the rotorua area and would like their knifes sharpend just contact me ill be happy to do it

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Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:29 am

cant beat a lansky sharpening set...currently on Trade Me for a very fair price...$64
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Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:55 am

There were some nice fillet knife in the boat show that G1 mentioned were worth every penny. I think they were locally made, anyone knows where you can get one? they looked better than anything on the shelf. I am looking for a longer blade as often find 9" knife too small.
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Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:32 am

Here you are Ali http://www.victoryknives.co.nz/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:33 am

Or my favourite http://www.svord.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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G1 wrote:Or my favourite http://www.svord.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Cheers brother
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Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:34 am

YakSolo_333 wrote:There were some nice fillet knife in the boat show that G1 mentioned were worth every penny. I think they were locally made, anyone knows where you can get one? they looked better than anything on the shelf. I am looking for a longer blade as often find 9" knife too small.
None of my fish warrant a blade over 9 inches, sounds like you need aft machete :lol:
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Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:10 pm

good knife,flat stone so no edge or shiny line visible,put edge on 25-35 deg take burrs or jagged edge off by running through plastic ,hone your knife at 45 deg this straightens out the edge.
Check often for jagged edges as these cause your knife to grab and stall on the flesh.

When you cant catch your thumb nail with the knife its time to re flatstone and begin again.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:39 pm

Those of you have the Lansky Sharpeners I was wondering which sets you have ? I see you can get a standard set or a set with diamond stones . The standard set is worth $60 odd dollars compared to about $135 for the diamond blades .

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Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:18 pm

KK have a look at the spyderco sharpener set. $125 though - pricy.

http://www.blademaster.co.nz/shop/examp ... -C204.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I haven't used any of these sets myself - just a stone and a steel, but I've heard good things about the spyderco, and it looks easier to use than the Lansky.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:58 pm

fritter wrote:KK have a look at the spyderco sharpener set. $125 though - pricy.

http://www.blademaster.co.nz/shop/examp ... -C204.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I haven't used any of these sets myself - just a stone and a steel, but I've heard good things about the spyderco, and it looks easier to use than the Lansky.
I cant find a video on how to use this brand . The Lansky looked quite simple to use in the video .

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Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:16 pm

I use the lansky set and love it. very very sharp knifes now. And easy.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:25 pm

Badassfisher wrote:I use the lansky set and love it. very very sharp knifes now. And easy.
Do you have the standard 3 stone set or the diamond stones?

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Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:27 pm

Ikwezinz wrote:
Badassfisher wrote:I use the lansky set and love it. very very sharp knifes now. And easy.
Do you have the standard 3 stone set or the diamond stones?
At this stage just the standard 3 stone set

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Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:27 pm

how does that one work?
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Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:39 pm

Here is a a link for the spyderco sharpmaker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v6HLN-Q7Ms" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:57 pm

sk8e8 wrote:how does that one work?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n97hZbHtY2I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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