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Old 07-28-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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Inexpensive (but good) fish knife?

In the restaurant I work, we have one specific manager who isn't as knowledgeable about the kitchen itself, but does what they can to keep all costs as low as possible. The manager in question bought an extremely cheap farberware knife to slice our seared tuna for salads. The knife is absolutely horrible, and cannot hold an edge. no matter what i do to sharpen it. Is there a good recommendation for an inexpensive knife to meet my managers qualifications, but a thin enough blade to slice the tuna cleanly and do a decent job of holding an edge?

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Old 07-28-2009, 05:54 PM   #2
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sure . search on line for Dexter Russell , America's premiere foodservice knife company
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:28 PM   #3
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You might also try Bass Pro (the largest Sporting Goods Retailer in the nation, but with high quality goods!) and search for "filet knife." You might even find one on sale!
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:51 PM   #4
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Agree with Robo....Check out the Dexter Russell line of Sani-Safe knives.
You local Hotel & Restaurant Supply may have them in stock!
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:29 PM   #5
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Like I said, try Bass Pro - among others they sell Dexter Russel knives (about a dozen models!)

If you want a fish knife, go to where the fishermen get theirs! And I'll bet you'll get the same thing a lot less expensive than a commercial restaurant supply house!

http://www.basspro.com
search words: filet knife
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:34 AM   #6
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In the $30-or-less category the Forschner Fibrox is probably your best bet. They're sharp OOTB, soft enough to resharpen yet will hold an edge adequately for most purposes. IMO they're a cut above the Dexters (no pun intended).
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:01 AM   #8
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Thanks all, now comes the hard part...trying to convince a manager that a better knife is worth the purchase. keep the ideas coming though
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:00 AM   #9
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I agree. I find the Dexter Russel knives are amazing.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:03 PM   #10
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Thanks all, now comes the hard part...trying to convince a manager that a better knife is worth the purchase. keep the ideas coming though
purchase one for yourself, then take it in and demonstrate that it is SO much better! I'm not sure whether you're looking for a filleting knife, or a knife to cut portions of already-cooked fish... Which is it?
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