Fishin' with your Traditional Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Primble, May 2, 2015.

  1. BigBiscuit

    BigBiscuit

    Dec 11, 2014
    For the table, Fluke is my all time favorite over anything else. I used to fish Fluke commercially. 200lb daily limit and that is a lot of Fluke. When I get home, I can post a pic or two to give you an idea.
     
  2. BigBiscuit

    BigBiscuit

    Dec 11, 2014
    That Menafee fillet knife looks sweet. I always use Dexter-Russell fillet knives. Most people think a stainless steel blade would be best for saltwater use and in many cases it can be. But we always use the D-R carbon steel because when you're cleaning a lot of fish every day, you need to keep touching up that edge on a sharpening steel quite often. Much easier with carbon and when you use the knife a lot, it doesn't have a chance to rust. What little does form is easily cleaned up.
    Dexter-Russell has deep roots in the traditional cutlery market here in New England. A bit of history;
    Dexter Russell History

    Dexter-Russell, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of professional cutlery in the United States. Throughout our long and rich history, we have maintained a tradition of excellence in both materials and workmanship. Our company is the proud successor to the two oldest American cutlery manufacturers: The Harrington Cutlery Company and the John Russell Cutlery Company.

    Henry Harrington, a New England craftsman and inventor, established the first cutlery company in the United States on June 18, 1818 in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Harrington manufactured surgical equipment and shoe knives, as well as well crafted firearms. As his cutlery line expanded, he gradually discontinued his firearm business. In 1884, Harrington introduced the Dexter trade name. The Dexter line of fine kitchen and table cutlery soon gained a reputation for quality in America's homes and restaurants.

    Another New Englander, John Russell, founded his Green River Works onMarch 1, 1834. After having made his fortune in the cotton industry, Russell, at age 37, turned his energies to the manufacturing of quality cutlery. He built his water powered factory on the banks of the Green River near Greenfield Massachusetts. His first products, chisels and axe heads, were made from fine English steel of the type normally reserved for tableware. As the Green River works expanded its line to include knives, the company continued to use only the finest materials.

    By paying much higher wages than English cutlers, Russell was able to attract skilled European craftsmen to his factory. With all the manufacturing operations consolidated under one roof, these skilled craftsmen were able to produce large quantities of high quality hunting knives to supply the needs of America’s western frontier.

    On May 1, 1933, the Harrington Cutlery Company and the John Russell Cutlery Company merged, bringing together the two most respected names in cutlery: Dexter and Russell. The new company, Russell Harrington Cutlery Company, offered a broad range of quality cutlery products from the famous knives that "won the west" to innovative cutlery for the professional and industrial markets. In 2001, the company changed its name to Dexter-Russell, Inc. to reflect its long history of product brand identity.

    Today, the same tradition of quality and variety iscarried on in Southbridge, Massachusetts, where Dexter-Russell produces the broadest line of professional cutlery made by any single manufacturer in the world.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2015
  3. wlfryjr

    wlfryjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    I like this thread, been fishing about as long as I can remember,as evidenced by the art on the Lick Creek label.I like to see someone catching fish.

    You've got some nice tackle Rob.

    Fez catches a LOT of fish.:thumbup::thumbup:

    I really like the looks of that Menefee fillet knife too Bob. Never thought about getting a custom fillet knife,I am now.I don't like stainless for filleting either.

    Vince I would have called that fluke a flounder,didn't know what the difference was until I looked it up.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2015
  4. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Sigh. KNIFE Forum.
    "Fishin' with your Traditional knives !!!"
     
  5. festerfromnzed

    festerfromnzed

    Aug 18, 2008
    Great pics and stories here,and yes those Fluke look like our flounder here in NZ...Thanks for the comments guys and yes the spawn enjoys his fishing too..(he hasnt got much choice :thumbup:).......FES

    Gurnard about to be despatched by my B&T by Cousin Jack..01 and maple ,lovely knife

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    opinel at work..bubinga handle

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    Custom filleter of mine by Steve Wheeler...good knife.

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    Good trevally my friend caught..

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    LLOYD at work..

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  6. festerfromnzed

    festerfromnzed

    Aug 18, 2008
    UNXLD...
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    John Dory..Beautiful eating fish...

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    Al Mar

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    Spawn using his favorite knife...Case mini trapper

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    A gift from Meako for my son...:thumbup:......Fes

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  7. festerfromnzed

    festerfromnzed

    Aug 18, 2008
    UNXLD...
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    John Dory..Beautiful eating fish...

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    Al Mar

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    Spawn using his favorite knife...Case mini trapper

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    A gift from Meako for my son...:thumbup:......Fes

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  8. festerfromnzed

    festerfromnzed

    Aug 18, 2008
    ooops.....FES
     
  9. mnblade

    mnblade

    Feb 7, 2000
    I had a battered, razor-sharp Schrade LB7 in my back pocket when I caught this little guy in 1986. I was a junior in high school.

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    -- Mark
     
  10. rickmenefee

    rickmenefee

    Jun 26, 2005
    This Lloyd cut these lung covers this weekend.

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  11. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Ricky & Rocky going at it

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  12. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    My kitchen Bowie. I could fillet big fish with it,if I wanted to



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  13. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Another Rick Menefee

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  14. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Menefee " Catfish"
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  15. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Stag fillet by Menefee,Corey's Knife

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  16. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    This is one of Rick's most recent designs,7" of blade,offset handle


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  17. arrowhd

    arrowhd Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2011
    Outstanding looking custom fillet knives gentleman! Now where did I store my pole...
     
  18. SadSappySucker

    SadSappySucker

    Jul 20, 2014
    Got skunked again.
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    You would think I would learn my lesson after not catching a thing at this lake over the course of about 6 or 7 visits, but god it's a beautiful lake.
     
  19. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Erik, it looks like a fantastic lake; I can see why you keep going back! :thumbup::thumbup:
    For me, I think actually catching some fish would be a nice, but unnecessary, bonus. :p
    Do you fish from your kayak, or use your kayak to get to places you fish from the shore, or standing in the water?

    - GT
     
  20. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    take that discussion off line please, or else post in the lounge.
     

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