Which filleting knife should I buy?
June 12, 2012 8:30 AM Subscribe
I'm going to buy a filleting knife as a gift. Which make should I buy?
posted by jaffacakerhubarb to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been looking through previous AskMes regarding knives, but I thought I'd ask directly since my question is very slightly snowflakey. So:
I'm planning to get my Dad a filleting knife for his birthday. However, I'm not sure which one I should get, and there's a lot of conflicting advice online that I don't really understand (stamped vs. forged, Europe v. Japan, etc). He currently has a set of MAC knives, and he also has a filleting knife already — not sure if it's a MAC knife or not — but either way, he's mentioned in passing that for whatever reason he's not getting along with it. Most of the other knife questions are understandably focussed on buying sets of knives. Since this is a gift and isn't going to be one of a dozen, I'm happy to spend a fair amount of money if it's going to get something really good.
So, if you have either a manufacturer or a specific knife to recommend, that'd be great. Feel free to mention anything I haven't thought of too, like custom knives (is that even a thing? is it expensive? etc), using lasers, or so on. :D