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Old 05-27-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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ISO multi purpose filet knives

So i have been deciding on getting some filet knives I can use for preparing my steak and fish... Can anyone help me out with an affordable set but something that is durable. Thanks

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Old 05-27-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
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What are you doing to a steak that requires a filet knife?

Many fishermen use inexpensive filet knives for fish they get at a sporting goods store.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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I buy my steaks in whole and I cut my steaks myself and individually seal them. More cost effective for me.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:24 PM   #4
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I do that too. I buy boneless beef sirloin strips, tenderloins, etc. and slice them into steaks and roasts. I do the same with pork loins. I typically use a chef's knife or even a slicer (carving knife). For slicing whole cuts of meats, you need a stiff sharp blade to give you straight cuts so each steak is uniform in thickness.

A filet knife for fish is completely different. It's a thin flexible blade you can easily work to cleanly remove the flesh from the sides of a fish.

I don't think yo need a set. One knife for slicing meats and another for fileting fish. Depending on what you already have, you may only need one knife.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:31 PM   #5
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Oh well I use a filet knife to remove the tough silverskin or a boning knife since I buy my tenderloin whole in the cryobag like resturaunts do... As you know as pismo. That's the reason I need new filet knives and boning knives... And that's why I am looking for a filet set... Cuz it comes with a boning knife too.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:39 PM   #6
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Have you seen sets of filet and boning knives? I would just buy individual knives.
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Ya I have... They are pretty hard to find since lots are individually sold but they are out there.. I just don't know if it's better to get a set or just buy individual.
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I'd buy individually. Especially since the best filet knife and the best boning knife may be made by different manufacturers.

Check out Victorinox knives. They are affordable and very good.
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Thanks for the advice... I'll def check that out
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I do that too. I buy boneless beef sirloin strips, tenderloins, etc. and slice them into steaks and roasts. I do the same with pork loins. I typically use a chef's knife or even a slicer (carving knife). For slicing whole cuts of meats, you need a stiff sharp blade to give you straight cuts so each steak is uniform in thickness.

A filet knife for fish is completely different. It's a thin flexible blade you can easily work to cleanly remove the flesh from the sides of a fish.

I don't think yo need a set. One knife for slicing meats and another for fileting fish. Depending on what you already have, you may only need one knife.
Same here.
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