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    Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    Hi all, I hope no one minds that I've signed up to ask a quick question...

    I want to get hubby some filleting knives for Christmas. He currently uses a cheap Ikea one and my Globals. He does a lot of catch and release fishing so the only fish he keeps are beach fish like whiting, bream, and sometimes tailor. I have no idea about the brands, size, style etc that would be suitable for these type of fish so any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. I wanted to get a dedicated filleting knife and a couple for general purpose as he uses his filleting knife for everything which has worn it out pretty quick. I'm getting sick of the swearing every time he brings fish home for dinner! So.. any suggestions??

    Thanks!

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    Hi Shannon,
    This is a great set if you're looking at spending a little more.
    The top knife is a great skinning knife.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SWIBO-5-K...EAAOxy3HJTGqls
    or
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SWIBO-5-K...3D321412389477

    Thanks Rob.

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    I got a nice Dexter Russell knife from here for a good price.
    www.everten.com.au

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    [QUOTE=dogg15;1604058]I got a nice Dexter Russell knife from here for a good price.
    www.everten.com.au[/QUOTE

    That link takes you to Bunnings pool fencing LOL
    Weird, clicked on it again and took me to Dexter........
    Maybe this link
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DEXTER-RU...0AAOSwo0JWHv~i

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    Yeh me too. I spelt it wrong. Should be good now.

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    Hey Shannon,

    Sounds like a good Christmas present!

    I bought a couple of Swibo knives off a eBay seller in the NT.

    Swibo are owned by Wenger, are Swiss made and are bloody sharp.

    I use their 7" flexible narrow blade one for filleting and I use their 7" butchers knife for cutting through bones/cutting bait.

    Also, if you're going to spend the money on a good set of knives, it's not a bad idea to look at:

    1. A good sharpening stone - those pull through types are not as good for the blade long term and,

    2. A good sheath - I have a canvas one that rolls up and fits 3 knives and the sharpener.

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    I rate the F Dick knives as holding an edge much better than Swibo.

    If you really want to spoil him, splash out and get him one of these.

    http://www.dlttrading.com/bark-river-kalahari-sportsman

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    I like the blade runner knives the best 40 bucks I have spent it stays sharp and feels good.

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    Go see this guy, equivalent or better than swibo, good range and reasonably priced..

    Had a swibo, vitorinox and fdick all pretty good.. swibo a bit over priced.

    http://www.knifeshopaustralia.com.au/


    Regards
    Honda.

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    Quote Originally Posted by honda900 View Post
    Go see this guy, equivalent or better than swibo, good range and reasonably priced..

    Had a swibo, vitorinox and fdick all pretty good.. swibo a bit over priced.

    http://www.knifeshopaustralia.com.au/


    Regards
    Honda.
    Are you recommending the Victory filleting knives on that site, Chris?
    Note to self: Don't argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience....

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    I've got 4 good filleting knives of various length and flex, but my favourite is still my Global Chef's knife. I like the strong sharp blade that cuts through bone. I now use my filleting knives only for skinning.
    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming. ~John Steinbeck

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonlighter View Post
    Are you recommending the Victory filleting knives on that site, Chris?
    i have a couple of the Victory ones and for the money they are well up there. You can get them pretty cheap off a guy at Colmslie on a Thursday lunch time. Just outside Raptis driveway.

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    Thanks so much everyone, lots to look up now

    VictorOscar thanks for the tip, will definitely make sure I get everything to go with.

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    FDick semi flex 6 inch fillet

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    Re: Filleting knives recommendation - gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonlighter View Post
    Are you recommending the Victory filleting knives on that site, Chris?
    No Grant, I have vitorinox and fdick knives, personal preference. The shop has a bunch of brands of knives at reasonable prices.

    Just find Swibo is over priced even though its a vitorinox made knife.

    Regards
    Honda.

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