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SLAB-ASSASIN
01-28-2007, 11:48 AM
im in the market for a new fillet knife sharpener. what is the best any suggestions.

Ragfly Jig Man
01-28-2007, 12:00 PM
Hey SLA-ASSASIN,
Please let me know when you find that filet knife sharperner because I wopuld love to get one. I didn't know that they made them.

shuorc
01-28-2007, 12:07 PM
Always wanted to be able to sharpen a knife SHARP, a guy showed me the Eze Lap Diamond Stone(wally world) and how easy it was to use and now after about 15 years i'm still using it. Try it you'll like it.--shu

hogster
01-28-2007, 01:58 PM
I have been using Crock Stixs for years.They come in different sizes so i even have a set in my tackle box.:D

magnum500
01-28-2007, 04:09 PM
I have a fillet knife that I bought about 20 years ago. It is a Wiltshire Stay Sharp. It has a plastic sheath with a built in sharpener. If the knife starts to get dull you put it back in the sheath and then pull it out. Do this about three times and the knife is sharp again. The sharpener can be removed to clean the inside of the sheath. I love this knife and have looked for another but have not found one. I don't even know exactly where I bought this one.

SteveJ
01-28-2007, 08:46 PM
I have a fillet knife that I bought about 20 years ago. It is a Wiltshire Stay Sharp. It has a plastic sheath with a built in sharpener. If the knife starts to get dull you put it back in the sheath and then pull it out. Do this about three times and the knife is sharp again. The sharpener can be removed to clean the inside of the sheath. I love this knife and have looked for another but have not found one. I don't even know exactly where I bought this one.

Don't know if this helps,

http://au.shopping.com/xDN-kitchen--kt_category_type_cutlery-price_range_0_30-kt_cutlery_type_paring_and_peeling_knives

Glowgood Jigster
01-29-2007, 01:56 AM
This past summer I got a new Chef's Choice Diamond Hone Sharpener. They make many models, I opted for the Professional 110 Heavy Duty Model. Mostly for the price, as they get a bit spendy when you get to the restaurant kitchen models.
These things take a bit of practice to learn how to use, but who doesn't have a crappy kitchen knife to practice on? Once you learn to put a razor edge on a crappy knife, you're ready to put a killer scalpel edge on your crappie fillet knife. The key is to follow the instructions EXACTLY. Otherwise you're not going to like it.
I love mine and highly reccomend it to all knife sharpeners everywhere.
Oh, they are electric sharpeners. For a manual sharpener, I really like the ceramic rods.

Daydreamer
01-31-2007, 12:13 PM
I got a electric sharppener from CABELAS i love it. Alittle price but works on all it even has a god stroping disc to fine hone that edge. the magnetic sides help holed the blade stedy. then i have a small stone in my tackel box for incase i have to many fish and it gets dull.

locoman
01-31-2007, 11:41 PM
I use a Lansky diamond set, it's error proof. It has four different settings for all types of blade applications, has worked great for about 5 years so far.

prjavelin
02-01-2007, 12:24 AM
couple of weeks ago i needed a knife to cut turkey bones. a neighborg lend me one and told me it needed to be sharpened. i thought of the machete sharpening method(i use it to sharpen hooks) and after ditching it for being a hasstle on big stuff i turned on the angle grinder with a grinding stone and after less than a minute i had a samurai sword in that knife, i think that i could have cut the concrete with it.

just my ghetto way of sharpening:cool:

Glowgood Jigster
02-01-2007, 04:40 AM
Daydreamer it sounds like you have the same thing I do, with magnets to hold the blade just so, while you just pull it through. Chefs Choice, right?

drag line
02-01-2007, 07:35 AM
I bought a sharpener at a gun show called a warthog.Its very simple to use just hold the knife vertical and draw it down throught the sharpner. The are diffrent diamond stones that you can get it comes with a 325 grit that will sharpen any dull knife in just a few strokes.then there is a 600 and a 1000 grit you can adjust your angle of the stones for diffrent types of knife. The sharpener was about 75.00 and the diffrent stones were 35.00 each. works great and no power needed. you can take it any where.

willsjwills
02-01-2007, 09:01 AM
my dad cut meat for a living and used nothing but carborundum and steel for sharpeming. that is all i use to sharpen knives with. some of these electric devices take off too much metal and shorten the life of the blade. we never let our knives get dull. we constantly whit the cutting edge to keep it from getting dull. once it's dull, it takes someone who knows to resharpen it. even a good piece of whit leather will keep one with a cutting edge. that's what barbers use to keep a polished edge on straight razors. most of these diamond sharpeners put an edge on a knife that under a magnifying glass, looks like the edge of a saw. you're actually sawing stuff with it, not cutting. a good polished edge will cut instead of "saw".

Daydreamer
02-01-2007, 02:38 PM
Thats right i like it it's simple works good for me. i tried stones,diffrent other things and just cant get & keep a good edge like i can with my Chef's Choice. But i do keep a fine stone in my takle box for brush ups if im not home.

Daydreamer
02-01-2007, 02:49 PM
Yes Glowgood Jigster and i like it. I just can't seem to get and hold a good edge with outher gadgets. I do keep a fine stone in my box to tuch up if i'm not home.

SteveJ
02-01-2007, 05:23 PM
Which Chefs Choice do you guys have? They can run very hi dollar, Sears has one for $40. My grandson work for a Hotel & Restaurant palce and I can get at his cost but all he can get is the Pro models, over $100.

ShortStorie
02-01-2007, 05:30 PM
I got one of the ones from Cabela's ... Great for me as I can't seem to hold a knife at a constant angle when using a stone.

Glowgood Jigster
02-02-2007, 04:12 AM
I have the Professional110 Heavy Duty model, which I did quite a bit of online shopping for to get a good price, which was around $70 plus shipping if I remember right. There are also some good deals on ebay for used and some new ones. The prices on these things can vary quite a bit for the same model, quite a markup sometimes.


Which Chefs Choice do you guys have? They can run very hi dollar, Sears has one for $40. My grandson work for a Hotel & Restaurant palce and I can get at his cost but all he can get is the Pro models, over $100.

Bridges
02-02-2007, 04:28 AM
The Edge-Pro has to be my choice for the best.
You can select any angle you want and its consistent. They are a little pricey, but easy to use. and they will sharpen any size blade, I think up to 3 inches wide.

Someone once said with the Edge-Pro sharpener you can get a knife so sharp you could shave the hair off of a sleeping mouse without wakeing him up!
The are a bit pricey, however from $125.00 to $485.00.