Your choice for fillet knife? Suggestions before I order new Dexter

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Touch up on a steel till the knife needs switching out.

Began cheating by establishing a burr on a 1,500 grit belt, 4,000 stone and leather strop to ready a pile for the day.
 

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Looks like we agree on something. Lol!! 62695DEE-2739-4F13-8959-D72CCBCA2747.jpeg Best knife ever made.
 

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The thinner the blade gets the better it cuts.
 

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The 6” boning knife was great for the big cod.
 

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Cod cruncher, your a decade my senior. These are what I learned on as well. Not to mention they were cheap when I was a kid. My kids jokingly use my metaphor, they call it a pigsticker! Utility and quick stone action for an edge is crucial.
 

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I would cut 1500 -2000 lbs a day with a dexter 1378 with the 6" blade...mostly ground fish to 40lbs. and skin with the dexter 1378 with the 8" blade...great knives
Codcruncher:

You cited the 1378, first as a 6-nch blade, then as an 8-inch blade. A typo, I assume. Maybe the 6-inch was the 1376?

I am looking at this thread again as my nephew has asked in particular about outfitting his boat with knives.
 

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Codcruncher:

You cited the 1378, first as a 6-nch blade, then as an 8-inch blade. A typo, I assume. Maybe the 6-inch was the 1376?

I am looking at this thread again as my nephew has asked in particular about outfitting his boat with knives.
A 1378 is a 8” blade and a 1376 is a 6” blade. If you have both knives on the boat there isn’t a fish you can’t cut. My personal preference for work is using the 1378 for filleting and skinning, then using the 1376 for trimming…. This way the edge on the 1378 lasts longer i between touch ups
 

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No one has mentioned the 1375, which I thought many preferred as a ripper, that is, for gutting, not filleting, with its "shorter-throw" 5-inch blade.
 

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I bought this set online after the holidays last year on sale and even got a further discount from an On The Water Striper Cup coupon. They work with anything that I catch.
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