You know there is a reason certain products and brands naturally become industry favorites over time. Its because they really work well for their intended design, hold up over time, are comfortable to use and provide great value for your money. That’s why so many fishermen, both recreational and commercial have gravitated to and swear by Dexter Outdoors knives.
“We all love long days of fishing and of course a big pile of fish is awesome, but we don’t want to struggle with cleaning them when you’re tired and ready to be done,” says Capt. Scott Goodwin. “I worked on and ran charter and private fishing boats for 24 years and the Dexter fillet knife has been my go-to knife for all of it. There are many styles to choose from to suit the type of cutting and size of fish that you have, but each excels at its sole purpose; cutting fish well, quickly, and safely. For me, the best part is how quickly you can put an edge back on the Dexter knife. All knives get dull when you use them. Being able to touch them up is the key. I like to have 3 to 5 knives in-waiting for a pile of fish. All sharpened at home and ready to go. As one gets dull during a fillet session, I just swap it out for a freshly sharpened one and keep going. Then they can all be cleaned up, resharpened, and ready to go again at home on my electric sharpener.”
Dexter Outdoors has been in the knife business since 1818 and they take pride in their American heritage and the fact that their Made in the USA standard holds true today. Dexter uses a proprietary high carbon, high alloy, stain-free steel they call DEXSTEEL. Their knives are NSF certified, which stands for the National Sanitation Foundation, a non-profit that certifies food-grade equipment.
The Flexible Fillet Knife Series With SOFGRIP
The Dexter narrow fillet knife series makes filleting and skinning your fish easy. It is ultra-sharp out of the package and has just the right amount of flex to glide over the bones.
These knives feature Dexter’s SOFGRIP™ handle that is soft to the grip and provides great control and slip resistance. They all feature Dexter’s proprietary high carbon, high alloy, stain free DEXSTEEL™. These knives are NSF certified and are made in the U.S.A. They even come with a sturdy sheath for safe transport and storage.
The Flexible Fillet Knives come in 6″, 7″, 8″ and 9″ lengths to match your fish cleaning jobs.
The Flexible Fillet knives also come in a coated-blade version for superior protection. The DexterGuard™coating protects your Dexter Knives against the harsh day-to-day conditions of a saltwater environment, is durable, and safe to use on food.
Sportfishing Knife Models
For larger sportfish, one might prefer a larger, curved knife to get the job done. The Dexter Sportfish Knives are designed with a heavier blade thickness and 8″ and 10″ sizes for heavy-duty fish cutting. They come in both coated and regular blade models and also feature the ergonomic SOFGRIP™ handles.
8-Inch Wide Fillet Knife
The Dexter SG138 8” wide fillet knife makes filleting and skinning your fish easy. It’s ultra-sharp out of the package with a wide, stiff blade to glide over the bones. “This has always been my personal favorite for cleaning offshore fish like tuna, dorado, grouper, snapper and more,” says Capt. Scott. “I can clean a 100-pound tuna, big cobia or a 3-pound snapper with equal effectiveness with the 8″ wide.”
Dexter UR-Cut Handles
Dexter Outdoors now provides the latest in handle technology… personalized handles. The UR-Cut Moldable handle material allows the user to form each handle to their particular grip, making the handle more comfortable to use and easier to grip.
Dexter Oyster Knives
Dexter even has two versions of their very popular oyster knife. The 2 3/4 inch New Haven Pattern has a bent tip that helps pop open those fresh oysters. But for some, the straight-tipped Providence Pattern is more their style. Either way, you will not find a more suited tool to open oysters.
Dexter Edge-2 Sharpener
The Dexter Edge-2 sharpener is one of our favorites when used on a boat, in the field or at home. This sharpener has no metal parts that can corrode in wet or saltwater environments. It features the dark diamond stones that sharpen and hone creating a new edge. The white ceramic stones polish the edge to ultimate sharpness. Safe and easy to use.
As you can see, no matter what kind of fishing you are doing, you can find a Dexter Outdoors knife to do the job and be the best at it to boot. There is a good reason why the Dexter knife has stood the test of time.