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    I like them with a little less flex too. My favorite knife is something like the boning type knife. It's just a big box cheapy, probably 420 stainless. Not sure what the handle material is, one of the fiber composite things I guess. 6" blade, about 1/16" thick, but it carries the spine thickness all the way to the tip. This is the knife I reach for whenever I'm carving, filleting, whatever.

    If the blade was just an inch longer and a bit stiffer I'd call it perfect, but it's darn close as is. I'd like a lanyard hole in the handle. I'm not a big fan of G10 myself. Micarta would be ok, but I think the rubber horse mat handles would be the best. Maybe you could make a two part handle, with G-10 scales against the blade with the rubber mat on top of it? Then you could add some color to handle with the G10 "liners".

    Steel? I'm open to anything. I like carbon the best myself. 1095 works good in the Old Hickory knives and I think it'd work great for this too. If people are working about the flexing of the blade, then maybe 5160? Or L6?

    Stainless is probably the best choice though. If stainless, I'd like to see it in 12c27 myself, around 57-58RC. No worries about the flexing and it'll sharpen up easily and hold a good edge too. I've had Mora fishing knives that worked well, but they were scandi grinds of course. I think a high flat or convex would be the best grind.
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    Gonna get steel ordered for this

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    Ordered stainless and high carbon for this...! I will use corby bolts on the front and ss tube for the back.

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    How about that????

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    Ended up with 1080+. Has . 82 carbon .60 chromium .20 vadium for wear resistance.

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    Looks good so far! Gonna go convex or flat with a convex edge?

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    Mike... I was thinking flat to thin it to get some flex...

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    A flat grind with a convex edge profile would work great. Thin, with little cutting resistance, and easy to strop to a razor.

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    I have many fillet knives and I prefer about an 8 inch blade. I'm open to about any handle material bt as far as color goes I would pick bright yellow. Personally I think orange is way to overdone and and yellow is just as bright and looks a whole better as a knife handle. I have both stainless and carbon and my carbon blades are 1095 and they all work just as good as my stainless.

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    Love the blade shape. If I can gather the funds I'd go for matching green with my far north knife. Looks great. I've beenwanting a custom fillet for years

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    Ever finish this one up? Who got it? Gonna make another?

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    Finally!


    Gonna send this one over to the exchange tonight......

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    Hmmmm.... been over on the exchange and here and not even a comment. Guess I ended up with a fillet knife! Lol I think the orange handle was the kiss of death!

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    Sir, I tried pm'ed you and sent mail. I might be interested in the knife.

    gomle

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    Ok, sorry about that! Might try me again! Thanks...Mark

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    I'n my book that filetknife is perfection.

    mail sent.

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    Mine too! I have filleted 80+ fish in a day . I replied to your mail.

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    mail and money sent :0)

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    Sorry for the lack of communications on my end. I cleaned out some of my pm's. Thank you!

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    Got the fillet knife in the mail today. Looking forward to try it out.

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