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Old 04-15-2019, 11:34 AM   #1
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Got tired of these flimsy store bought boning/filet knives that won't stay sharp so I went out to my shop and made me a stiff one. This one will stay sharp thru a lot of fish and anything else that needs boning. Made it out of 80CrV2 steel that has a lot of vanadium in it. Vanadium makes for a micro fine shaving edge and the steel overall is tougher than 5160. I flat ground it to .110 at the spine and did a double temper @425 so it has a lot of spring to it and stiff enough for tough fish bones. Handle is stabilized spalted Hackberry that has a nice camo look that will never be seen cause it will stay in my knife drawer until I need to clean some more big crappie and kitty cats.
I used an old Dexter for a blade pattern and made it a little wider and my own version of a handle with a deep finger groove to hold on to. Blade is actually 9.25" cutting edge.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:36 AM   #2
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Got tired of these flimsy store bought boning/filet knives that won't stay sharp so I went out to my shop and made me a stiff one. This one will stay sharp thru a lot of fish and anything else that needs boning. Made it out of 80CrV2 steel that has a lot of vanadium in it. Vanadium makes for a micro fine shaving edge and the steel overall is tougher than 5160. I flat ground it to .110 at the spine and did a double temper @425 so it has a lot of spring to it and stiff enough for tough fish bones. Handle is stabilized spalted Hackberry that has a nice camo look that will never be seen cause it will stay in my knife drawer until I need to clean some more big crappie and kitty cats.
I used an old Dexter for a blade pattern and made it a little wider and my own version of a handle with a deep finger groove to hold on to. Blade is actually 9.25" cutting edge.
After reading the title and clicked a little too quickly, I was relieved to find a thread about a knife you built. Very nice work sir.

I am sure this will get alot of views
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:38 AM   #3
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Stop bragging. Some of us are not as "gifted"
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:54 AM   #4
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Got tired of these flimsy store bought boning/filet knives that won't stay sharp so I went out to my shop and made me a stiff one. This one will stay sharp thru a lot of fish and anything else that needs boning. Made it out of 80CrV2 steel that has a lot of vanadium in it. Vanadium makes for a micro fine shaving edge and the steel overall is tougher than 5160. I flat ground it to .110 at the spine and did a double temper @425 so it has a lot of spring to it and stiff enough for tough fish bones. Handle is stabilized spalted Hackberry that has a nice camo look that will never be seen cause it will stay in my knife drawer until I need to clean some more big crappie and kitty cats.
I used an old Dexter for a blade pattern and made it a little wider and my own version of a handle with a deep finger groove to hold on to. Blade is actually 9.25" cutting edge.

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Old 04-15-2019, 11:55 AM   #5
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Nice boner!
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:55 AM   #6
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I almost didn't click on this thread. But it's like a bad car crash...you don't really want to look but you know you have to. Nice knife!!
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:58 AM   #7
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130 views in less than 3 minutes. I guess we know where all the dirty minded people are lurking
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:05 PM   #8
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Definitely left tbh from work computer to view this on my cell phone. Great work.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:06 PM   #9
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What would one have to pay for said 9" Boner if one desired such a boner? That could do some damage on some redfish.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:29 PM   #10
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I love mine too, it's electric. I catch too many fish to use a manual knife.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:37 PM   #11
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Why did I click so quickly?
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:30 PM   #12
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What would one have to pay for said 9" Boner if one desired such a boner? That could do some damage on some redfish.
I'll bet Jank can answer that
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:22 PM   #13
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I'll bet Jank can answer that
Depends on material used for handle, and High Carbon or CPM 154 stainless.
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:46 PM   #14
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I almost didn't click on this thread. But it's like a bad car crash...you don't really want to look but you know you have to. Nice knife!!
Lmao
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:24 PM   #15
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Cool knife and even better thread title.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:30 PM   #16
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I thought you had found a secret. Disappointed. Cool knife though.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:55 PM   #17
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Man that's a solid 9"s! Would like to see it in action!!
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:09 PM   #18
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I thought he made a 9" boning knife, which is too long for a boning knife. Then I saw it was a fillet knife.. I'll think of this every time now when I'm cleaning fish...

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Old 04-15-2019, 10:07 PM   #19
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I made one exactly like that... but I told my wife it was 12”
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:02 AM   #20
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Looks at least 18 inches to me sir.
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:23 AM   #21
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Lol that’s the second best looking boner I’ve seen today.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:57 AM   #22
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I almost didn't click on this thread. But it's like a bad car crash...you don't really want to look but you know you have to. Nice knife!!
^^^^ This
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:07 AM   #23
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Is it stiff or does it flex some?
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:37 AM   #24
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Is it stiff or does it flex some?
It has good flex. I wanted it stiffer than my Dexter store bought knife is why I made it. I did 2 tempering cycles at 425 and it came out good and springy. Locked the tip in my vise and gave it several bends both ways to 45 degrees and it springs back true. It will work well for filleting or boning. Good enough for me.
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Old Yesterday, 10:23 AM   #25
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Sharpness test
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Great job! Liked the video too.
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