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Sharp knifes

Discussion in 'General Sea Angling Discussion' started by Minty123, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Minty123

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    So I need to buy a good sharp knife for bait cutting
    I'm looking on eBay but there all over seas I'm looking for fillet knife ,sea fishing knife where do I look and what kind of knife any suggestions please
     
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    I had a Tramontina filleting/boning knife which is was wonderful but lost it on a kayak accident unfortunately, it's certainly the best I have used and sharpens wonderfully (Made in Brazil). I have a Martiini filleting knife which is great with a bone saw on the back, the same company makes Rapala's knives.
     
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    Just found some on a web site that look ok thanks for the info I will google and have a look cheers
     
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    I've kept two of these in my box with a knife sharpener for the last 18 months or so:-
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/...boards/skalad-paring-knife-grey-art-80256704/
    they take an edge really well and have the advantage of a cover for the blade I use them for squid and fish baits great value for money. I have a couple of Sabatiers and a Martini filleting knife at home for preparing fish for the table I never take quality knives to the beach some people use bait scissors instead of knives.
    Pete
     
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    not sure if still going or if they make fillet knives bt search for kitchen devils , light knives but stay sharp for years/.
     
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    I'm with nottah , I've got a martinnii filleting knife at home and take a Mora knife for bait cutting , heading and gutting fish on the beach , use a filleting knife for the above and it will be ****ed in no time at all . image.png
     
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    do not call me crazy, but I swear by a french made opinel "carbone" knife.

    they can be had for around the 10 euros mark here in germany, can [very easily] be sharped to razor sharpness.

    of course they do rust but it can easily be tackled by a spray of vegetable oil...

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    this is the model i was talking about:
    http://www.opinel-usa.com/products/opinel-no-8-carbon-steel-folding-knife
     
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    Kitchen devil veg knife is all you need for bait , and an oilstone .
     
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    I don't use a knife, I use scissors, a knife needs a board for cutting on and it's something else to carry!
     
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    I know spurries aint fussy but filleting a mackerel is best done with a knife .:)
     
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    I don't have any problems filleting Mackerel with my scissors.
     
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    I carry a 4 inch "bait" knife but to be honest big spurrie is right, I think you get better results using "shear" type scissors.
    I use the scissors for at least 90 per cent of my bait preparation I reckon.
     
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    I use Opinels for fishing and hunting,the carbon steel ones take a really sharp edge. they are also available in stainless steel too. Great knives for delicate work
     
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    Local fish filleters here at the factory use victorioknox blades, they gave us one, cost about 15 quid on ebay.
     
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    I always carry a few knives around with me in the backpack.

    A foldable cutter with those freaky sharp disposable blades, one handed opening.
    Cheap, cheerfull and if I drop it no big deal. 5€ buys me another one :)

    Leatherman wave, mostly used for the tool and the blades are decent.

    Laguiole stainless folding knife with the corkscrew, has a very nice thin springy blade, the stainless tends to rust under corrosive environments. Holds a kitchen edge very well.

    Fallkniven PXL with 3G blade and micarta handle. For the heavier cutting, it is a pain to get sharp but holds an edge like nothing else.

    A Victorinox swiss army knife I found at the beach. Really love their stainless steel.

    But most important is my Wicked Edge Sharpening System. It keeps 4 households full of knives on edge :)
     
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    It's a trade off, corrosion resistance or sharpness. A high carbon steel blade will take and keep a sharp edge but it will rust.
    We oldies will remember cleaning old table knives with a cork and Vim powder.
    The stainless blades save all that bother but are softer and blunt more easily.
    Personally I find it quicker and easier to wipe off any rust than to keep sharpening a 'soft' blade.
     
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    If I hear of any knife incidents in Belgium we know where to look :D
     
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    Have a look at "titan crafts" hand made to your requirements and the quality is second to non, they are not cheap compared to a run of the mill knife but if you want something special :rofl::rofl:
     
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