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Favorite Flexible Fillet Knife?


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Hello all,

 

I send my best hopes you are safe and well during this terrible time.  

 

I've a need for a better fish fillet knife.   I've a host of old knives for boning and filleting ranging from semi-flexible to rigid, among them older Chicago Cutlery and restaurant-chewed up Sysco blue handles.

 

I know they are fantastic, but at this time anyway not looking for a Deba style.  Of the flexible-bladed knives, I do like the wider knife, less the narrower style.

 

Thanks for any thoughts.

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-Paul

 

Remplis ton verre vuide; Vuide ton verre plein. Je ne puis suffrir dans ta main...un verre ni vuide ni plein. ~ Rabelais

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Do you have an example? because IME wider blades tend to be less flexible that narrower ones so i'm a little confused as to exactly what you are looking for.

 

If you are looking for something inexpensive but good F.Dick makes pretty good knives for butchery & filleting fish. Something a little nice maybe a silverthorn

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Sure.  First is Matfer's "couteau filet de sole," A flexible blade, wider:

 

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Second would be Wusthof's "Grand Prix II Flexible Filet de Sole."  Flexible filet blade, with a more dramatic sweep and narrower blade.  It is also flexible (v. "semi-flexible" or "rigid":

 

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I know Wusthof makes an 8" model, 4518-7/20, which looks good.

 

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  It isn't cheap, and I'm wondering if anyone has been happy with lower cost knives for filleting large flat fish, salmon, etc.

 

 

 

 

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Remplis ton verre vuide; Vuide ton verre plein. Je ne puis suffrir dans ta main...un verre ni vuide ni plein. ~ Rabelais

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Thanks.  I was looking to spend less for the fillet knife - the Wusthof being the upper end at $110. 

 

 

Could be I'm thinking of semi-flexible, of which I have a few, but none of which I'm truly happy with.  I've seen flexibility in different widths, many wider than a standard "sport fishing" profile fillet knife.  Expensive, I know, and thinner, but MAC for instance, fairly wide:

 

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-Paul

 

Remplis ton verre vuide; Vuide ton verre plein. Je ne puis suffrir dans ta main...un verre ni vuide ni plein. ~ Rabelais

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