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Old 12-13-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
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What is a good Filet Knife Brand? Also, how does everyone sharpen their knives? I have lots of trouble trying to get my filet knives sharp. It may have something to do with the fact that I do not buy expensive filet knives I think.

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I use dexter russells and have been happy with them. The seem to hold a edge pretty good and they are pretty resonably priced around 20 dollars or so. I also got one of their serated bladed bait knife that has been great. I purchase both knifes at outcast.

I shapen my knife everyday that I am fishing or using it. It is a lot easier to keep the edge then to try to bring a dull knife back to life.
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Dexter Russell. I have had the same 9 inch narrow filet knife for over 7 years now, and that includes thousands of pounds of fish cleaned with it when I was a deckhand. I have several other Russells, but by far the 9 inch cleans most of my fish. I keep it razor sharp with the Accusharp blue handled sharpener, they sell them at Academy and when the blades get dull in it you can flip them upside down and they are good again.
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I like the Dexter stuff too!

I am setting up a 2X30" belt sander for my sharpening needs... all grits up to 1,200 can be used with the coarse grits for repairing.

They have a leather strop and compound for final. It will be a mirror finish honing when done. Literally straight razor sharp. To say it shaves does not require multiple strokes. It will literally go down your arm in one pass and leave a nice bald stripe.

You can buy the set up from a knife outfit for $189 but the same Harbor Freight belt sander is $40 and Klingspor and better belts are $1.50-$3.00 compared to their $7.95 price.

So for about $90-100 you get the rig with a few belts of grits you choose.

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Hogdog, Try putting an old belt on you sander backwards (fabric side out) then coat it libraly with your polishing rouge. It will strap to a razor finish in seconds!!!!
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Hogdog, Try putting an old belt on you sander backwards (fabric side out) then coat it libraly with your polishing rouge. It will strap to a razor finish in seconds!!!!
I have trouble with the sharpening (don't know when to stop)....but will give this a try.....Thanks for the tip
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I own none of it yet... The strop is only 20 bucks so will definately include it in my set up.
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Thanks for the info guys. Will try out the suggestions.
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I've had Dexters and they are good knifes but once you own a forschner you will not go back. They come as sharp as hotdogs was talking about and only takes seconds on a crock stick to get them that sharp again after each use. They are amazing knifes and the best part is they are only about $20. http://www.cadcutlery.com/fish.htm
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I think this is the system and machine Hog Dogs is referring too.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1-inch-...nder-2485.html



The "wire edge" he talks about is the "burr" that swaps back and forth with the Chef's Choice electric grinder that I referred too.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CSK0DM/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=4281943799&ref=pd_sl_4xcilklwb6_e
By the way... the Chef's Choice machine will let you shave your arm too. But it's not near as cool as the video and 3 times the price.

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