5 Steps For A Custom Handled Fillet Knife – Dexter Outdoors UR-Cut 8

Dexter Outdoors is already well known in the world of fishing as the go-to knife for charter captains, fishmongers, and everyday anglers alike and the UR-Cut will take its place in this long line of successful cutlery.

“Their ability to resharpen easily is the big draw for me,” says Capt. Scott Goodwin.  “I like to keep  2 or 3 at the ready when its time to clean a pile of fish.  They are all sharpened at home and ready to go.  All knives get dull as you clean fish, but just swap your used knife for a newly sharpened one and you are cutting fish at your best the entire time.  A sharp knife is actually safer than a dull one because you are not pressing as hard and struggling to get through the fish.  That’s when the ugly slip happens.”

The UR-Cut knives take custom comfort to another level.  Dexter already has a great SOFGRIP handle that fishermen love, but the orange UR-Cut is meant to be molded to your own hand for maximum fit, grip, and comfort.  It is an easy process to mold the handle and then you have a custom fit knife that will give you many years of great service at the cleaning table or in the kitchen.  Each knife features a blade made from proprietary high carbon, high alloy, stain free DEXSTEEL. This knife is NSF certified and is made in the U.S.A.

The UR-Cut 8-inch flexible blade has just enough flex to follow the bones in a fish and allow you to trace them up and over the high points to maximize the yield from your prize for dinner.

“I wanted to give the UR-Cut a try and see how the custom mold handle worked,” said Capt. Scott.  “I watched the Dexter Outdoor video on the process of a custom fit.  It worked just as they described and here are the simple steps.”

1)“Get a pot deep enough to submerge the entire knife handle without it touching the sides.  Bring the water to a boil and dip the handle into the water using a hot pad to hold the blade.

2)“Keep submerged for two minutes.”

3)Now dip the handle into cold water completely for one long second.  This brings the temperature down enough that you can touch it with your hand.  It is warm but does not burn your hand.

4)“I practiced how I was going to hold the knife before the heating to make sure I would mold the grip to the way I hold a knife for fish cleaning.  Firmly squeeze the softened UR-Cut handle and feel the handle take the impression of your fingers and grip.”

5)“The final dip is back into the cold water for about 10 more seconds and then the handle material will become firm again and ready to cut some fish.  I even like the Dexter Outdoors knives to use in the kitchen too for all of the same reasons it’s my go-to knife at the fish cleaning table.  The Ur-Cut are available in 6″, 7″, and 8″ blades,” says Capt. Scott.

Check out the Dexter Outdoors website to see all of the great knives and tools for sportsmen.

Capt. Scott Goodwin started fishing in the lakes of Kentucky where he grew up. A move to Florida, however, brought him into a whole new realm of fishing. After receiving a bachelor's degree in biology from Eckerd College, he decided that he liked catching fish more than studying them and thus began ...