What's a good filet knife sharpener?
Filet Knife Sharpener
Try the 3$ one first. CARPIO
Thanks all for your sharpener recommendations!
The Redi-Edge is pretty aggressive and the first time that you use it on a knife it may take off some pretty good shavings if the angle of the knife is different than the sharpener. After the first time or two, it is really just cleaning up the edge. I am pretty happy with the results, using it primarily on standard Rapala knives.
X. That redi-edge does look like it would do the job but with other carbide sharpeners that I’ve tried they had a tendency to “ tear” knives with SS blades. With high carbon blades they worked fine. I’ve never used a “ redi - edge “ so I can’t judge its efficiency. CARPIO
My personal favorite is the Redi-Edge, a small handheld that you can order for about $25. Does a great job of keeping and edge and if you wear it out, you can get replacement carbides. I have been using them for about 15 years and have got many of my fishing partners sold on them, as well.
Wini. I’m like you in that respect but I finally settled on this one. 3$ and it really reconditions and sharpens your beat- old knives. It’s not the old red RAPALA sharpener that you got when you bought one of their knives. This one is gray and has a COARSE side that does an exc job of pre- sharpening. The angle of the stones won’t allow a heavy, thick knife to reach the cutting edge but those knives aren’t really for filleting. You can’t go wrong for 3 bucks! CARPIO
I think I have tried most sharpeners that are available. My favorite is made by Cutco. Just a small handheld sharpener. They are expensive. However they come with a lifetime guarantee. I believe I have returned for a new one about three or four times now without any additional cost. I keep one in my tackle box and another in the kitchen.
I think a lot has to do with how soft the metal is on your knife. Most filet knife's are made with relatively soft metal which requires sharpening more often. I have some soft metal paring knife's that I use in my kitchen that I sharpen every week. They are cheap knives but I find myself using them often.
Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition. Picked one up this year and in a couple minutes you could shave with your knife. Takes a little practice to learn how to use it but is the best sharpener I ever owned and I've have tried a lot of them. Best part is you can buy new belts for it so it will never wear out like many sharpeners do.
I HAVE ONE MADE BY IRON RIVER. IT IS A SMALL THAT YOU CAN HOLD IN YOUR HAND WORKS VERY GOOD