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I have a few, nothing super flash but they work well. What you're used to are what seem to work best. Here's a selection of some favourites that I sharpened today. Some hunting knives, some utility knives and of course some fishing/filleting knives. You can never have too many. Anyway, these are my favourites but I have many more.

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Two are hand made, one by myself and one from my mate. Can you guess which ones?
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There are only four with wooden handles (scales) Smudge!
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The clever and the one by the stone??

Feel as though I missing out.Only have 3x 2 bait knives and 1 filleting kept in the garage so her indoors doesnt use it.
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Like fishing rods, you can never have enough. I would have two or three times as many, those are just the ones I use. They aren't all fishing knives though
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I have repeatedly have watched a video of guy seemingly effortlessly filleting snapper of varying size using a brand of locally
manufactured knives, cutting thru scales,belly & back pin bones honing them only occasionally ... they are not expensive so decided I would buy a range of about four of them along with a diamond honing stick.

Maybe my technique is lacking something but none of them perform
for me like those in the video & slicing thru the bones & scales remains an effort as does removing a tidy fillet after doing so, plus they seem to require regular honing with the diamond sharpener.

Am hoping on this occasion will prove  to be the exception to the common saying " Cannot teach an old dog new tricks" 

Post edit :- Not suggesting there is anything wrong with the brand ...
can't be as smudge appears to have three in his collection, so I must be using mine badly !
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There is no need to slice through bones. I do chomp through the pin bones but that's not so bad and I do fillet gurnard with one cut. Doing the same with snapper - especially big ones isn't such a good thing.
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Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Two are hand made, one by myself and one from my mate. Can you guess which ones?
4th from the left and 3rd from the right ?

You should put up a pic of all the knives Arron has lost off the boat LOL
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Originally posted by Skoti Skoti wrote:

Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Two are hand made, one by myself and one from my mate. Can you guess which ones?
4th from the left and 3rd from the right ?

You should put up a pic of all the knives Arron has lost off the boat LOL

The screen isn't wide enough for that Skoti
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Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Originally posted by Skoti Skoti wrote:

Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Two are hand made, one by myself and one from my mate. Can you guess which ones?
4th from the left and 3rd from the right ?

You should put up a pic of all the knives Arron has lost off the boat LOL

The screen isn't wide enough for that Skoti

And yes, 4th from the left (Neil) and 3rd from the right is my own creation
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Like you smudge I've collected a few knives over the years.  You do go back to the old favourites one of mine being a homemade carbon steel knife I inherited from my father.  I expect it was made by my grandfather.
What is the knife with the orange handle?  My first thoughts were that it was a Swibo but the blade shape doesn't look right.  Fish skinning knife?
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Originally posted by Fish Addict Fish Addict wrote:

Like you smudge I've collected a few knives over the years.  You do go back to the old favourites one of mine being a homemade carbon steel knife I inherited from my father.  I expect it was made by my grandfather.
What is the knife with the orange handle?  My first thoughts were that it was a Swibo but the blade shape doesn't look right.  Fish skinning knife?

It's a Svord Kiwi Machete. It's like a 3/4 size machete. I did have a Swibo but I left it on someone's boat I think. Or at someone's place. Or it could still be hiding somewhere. Good knives
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I see Svord knives are made in NZ.  Are they any good?  I don't recall seeing them in my neck of the woods.
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Originally posted by Fish Addict Fish Addict wrote:

I see Svord knives are made in NZ.  Are they any good?  I don't recall seeing them in my neck of the woods.

Yes, they are made in NZ & not only that they are made in Waiuku which is where I am. I have never been to the factory & I don't even know where they are Big smile but yeah somewhere local to me. They are predominately hand crafted (on a mass produced type scale) carbon steel knife and are pretty good to be fair. Of course you pay a premium or a knife like that and a lot of people grizzle because they rust. Wacko

That is the nature of carbon steel but I think some salespeople possibly miss that snippet out.

As a practical knife IMO SS is hard to beat. You just wouldn't be allowed to use a carbon steel knife as a professional butcher/filleter these days due tio the rust issues, but they are still cool. A good quality stainless will keep an edge. Carbon steel knives need way more attention than stainless knives and really they are no better. They are just cool because you have to look after them Big smile

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Waiuku ........... it's been a long time since I was in your neighourhood.  In fact it was in 1970.  I was part of an educational tour / visit of the steel mills.  I clearly recall the words of the guide as we were wandering through the plant.  He said 'if the alarms go off don't bother running, the explosion will wipe this place off the face of the earth'.  That was about the full extent of the safety talk.  How times have changed.
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Originally posted by Fish Addict Fish Addict wrote:

Waiuku ........... it's been a long time since I was in your neighourhood.  In fact it was in 1970.  I was part of an educational tour / visit of the steel mills.  I clearly recall the words of the guide as we were wandering through the plant.  He said 'if the alarms go off don't bother running, the explosion will wipe this place off the face of the earth'.  That was about the full extent of the safety talk.  How times have changed.

Hehe I went there as a school kid about that time, now I work there. It hasn't exploded yet Big smile
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As I am **** with knives, what would be a good ss filleting knife and where would I buy 1 from? Cheers
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The Victory Diogenes 22cm has a good reputation.  Others will have their favourites.  Here is a link for you.

There is also a slim blade model.

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Originally posted by Fish Addict Fish Addict wrote:

The Victory Diogenes 22cm has a good reputation.  Others will have their favourites.  Here is a link for you.

There is also a slim blade model.
Have the slim blade model,does the job considering I am not a great filleter,neighbours love my heads and frames with the amount of flesh still attached
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They seem pretty reasonable price wise, is it worth paying more for a filleting knife, better brand quality?
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