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mobenzowner
03-14-2012, 10:59 AM
What method do you guys use to sharpen your fillet knives? DO you do it by hand, via some mechanical method? What angle do you try to put on the balde? I struggle a bit sharpening fairly long, flexible blades.

fishincrazy
03-14-2012, 11:04 AM
I use a Rapala sharpener or sharpening stone.

flymoron
03-14-2012, 12:06 PM
Chefs (mate?choice) electric multistage sharpener, amazingly fast & sharp, got mine at cabelas

Tracker123
03-14-2012, 12:11 PM
Chefs (mate?choice) electric multistage sharpener, amazingly fast & sharp, got mine at cabelas

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monklej
03-14-2012, 12:54 PM
Diamond stone electric sharpener if the edge is really dull. Diamond steel to hone the edge and for touch ups.

hair jig
03-14-2012, 02:23 PM
i HAVE A LANSKY SHARPENER AND A CERAMIC

bdorman
03-14-2012, 03:08 PM
Edgemaker Pro. Four stage sharpening, but you only use the first stage on a really abused blade. If I sharpen after every use I only use the last stage.

https://secure.edgemaker.com/sections/products/ProductDetail.aspx?prod_id=18

willsjwills
03-14-2012, 07:29 PM
Oil stone and razor strop.

MrPaulAR
03-14-2012, 08:31 PM
I use the grinder in the back of the can opener. Can't really tell if it gets sharper but it sounds like it's doing something.

slab-in-the-box
03-14-2012, 08:38 PM
It always seemed like no matter what method I used, I couldn't keep my fillet knives sharp. I even bought one of those fancy electronic sharpeners, still didn't get my blades sharp enough. Now, I use an electric fillet knife. They never need sharpening and take half the time to clean a mess of fish. Takes a little time to get used to them, but once you do, you won't go back to regular fillet knives.

dvuks
03-15-2012, 09:41 PM
Sharpening steel, clean a few fish run it on the steel a few times and keep going. The knife stays sharp all the time.

Xpress Fishing
03-15-2012, 09:58 PM
I have a rada dual wheel sharpener off of amazon. It does a great job, it's simple to use, and it's affordable. Best I've used so far.

Hossman
03-16-2012, 11:20 AM
I have three of the rada dual wheel sharpeners, one in the kitchen, one at my sink outside, and one at my camp. I will not sharpen my fillet knife with anything else.

Eager Beaver
03-16-2012, 01:05 PM
I use a steel to sharpen my blades. EB

rickkyle
03-16-2012, 01:15 PM
I use a warthog sharpener does a great job. Fast

Sandwich Maker
03-16-2012, 04:14 PM
Edgemaker Pro. Four stage sharpening, but you only use the first stage on a really abused blade. If I sharpen after every use I only use the last stage.

https://secure.edgemaker.com/sections/products/ProductDetail.aspx?prod_id=18

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jboy
03-18-2012, 01:11 AM
I'll throw my two cents at the rada sharpeners mentioned before by Hossman and Xpress f. After trying one, I bought several more to put in strategic places around the house. I even give them out as xmas presents to people who like to cook. They're cheap and definitely the best knife sharpener I've ever used personally. Best of all they don't require any skill whatsoever. Ebay is sick with them.

rada knife sharpener | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p4712.m570.l1313&_nkw=rada+knife+sharpener&_sacat=See-All-Categories)

olduckhunter
03-18-2012, 02:17 AM
I'll throw my two cents at the rada sharpeners mentioned before by Hossman and Xpress f. After trying one, I bought several more to put in strategic places around the house. I even give them out as xmas presents to people who like to cook. They're cheap and definitely the best knife sharpener I've ever used personally. Best of all they don't require any skill whatsoever. Ebay is sick with them.

rada knife sharpener | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p4712.m570.l1313&_nkw=rada+knife+sharpener&_sacat=See-All-Categories)




i think we must be kin. i did the same thing. best sharpener out there and it's cheap.

jboy
03-18-2012, 10:21 AM
LOL! It's one of those things you don't really get till you've tried them. My Normark is literally "too sharp". Easy to saw the head right off a smaller crappie if your not carefull!

TigerFanatic1
03-18-2012, 11:03 AM
I usually just hit it a few times on the rod we have in the kitchen, not sure what it is really called. If it has been used to cut a lot of bones, I use my Lansky set at the lowest angle which I believe is like 17.5 degrees.

luvpt
03-20-2012, 09:59 PM
I use a diamond steel rod. I put the knife on the table stabilized with the edge up at about 30 degrees and move the sharpener across it. Always use mineral oil...never dry hone a knife...it heats up the blade so it won't hold an edge very long.