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#6346230 - 06/24/16 11:28 AM New/ old Filet knives.
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In my attempt to find a filet knife made of better steel, I got these two Gerber's of Ebay for $40.00. Box included. I put an edge on the smaller of the two and so far I'm pretty impressed. The edge wasn't easy but it wasn't impossible either. Only time will tell if they can handle the abuse I dish out. Speaking of the aluminum handles, don't think I'm going to be a big fan. Anyway, they are vintage 1947.

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#6346884 - 06/24/16 09:37 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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Neat set....be interesting to see how they hold up...
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#6347932 - 06/26/16 07:14 AM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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They look like they would be awfully slick when they get wet and slimy!

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#6348060 - 06/26/16 09:30 AM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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Yeah that's what I'm thinking also. I need some ideas as to how to put a non-slip material on them. I have some non-slip boat deck coating that I'm thinking of using but need to research a primer that will stick to aluminum.

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#6350544 - 06/28/16 12:27 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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#6350613 - 06/28/16 01:43 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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Heavy wall glue lined heat shrink on the handles.
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#6350778 - 06/28/16 04:08 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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I like em! If you have to cover them I would think some type of rubber dip
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#6351061 - 06/28/16 09:03 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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Originally Posted By: HornSlayer
Yeah that's what I'm thinking also. I need some ideas as to how to put a non-slip material on them. I have some non-slip boat deck coating that I'm thinking of using but need to research a primer that will stick to aluminum.


Isn't there some type of rubberized material that you could dip the handles into?
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#6351689 - 06/29/16 11:29 AM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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See if bed liner will stick to it.
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#6352046 - 06/29/16 04:02 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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There's Grip Dip for tools, Google it, some other options will come up also.
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#6354618 - 07/01/16 12:10 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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I have an old original Rapala that can't be beat. I only use it now to trim ribs out of te]he fillets, but I sharnen it once a year. I have some newer Rapalas that don't hold an edge as well.

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#6354733 - 07/01/16 02:06 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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I also scored a couple of old fillet knives on eBay. They arrived today, very dull and rough. I ran them up to House of Blades and they fixed me right up with three new super sharp knives. Just touched the palm of my hand and sliced it a little.



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#6355739 - 07/02/16 01:57 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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I'm going to try the tool dip or shrink wrap. I'll post pics afterward.

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#6358867 - 07/05/16 01:17 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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I used black tool dip. Any ideas as to how to prevent the bubbles?

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#6358974 - 07/05/16 03:09 PM Re: New/ old Filet knives. [Re: HornSlayer]
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Spiral wrap it with paracord or something and dip it again. That'll ridge it up.

Check this link to fix bubbles.
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