• Durable high-carbon steel, semi-stiff blade
  • Individually ground and honed
  • Slip resistant polypropylene handle
  • Impenetrable grip-to-blade seal
  • NSF Listed
  • Made in America
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Dexter Russell Boning & Fillet Knives

Dexter Russell Boning & Fillet Knives

David Leathers (Chef, Food Artist): Growing up in my family’s barbecue restaurant taught me why it’s crucial to have the best boning knife for breaking down meat. Down south, barbecue is life, and it is really important to have a boning knife that starts sharp, and stays sharp, and makes a hard job a whole lot easier. It’s why my kitchen has always got a Dexter boning knife. Dexter’s narrow, flexible blade makes filleting fish extremely fast, and easy. It’s delicate, but the knife is so sharp, that it does the work for me. Dexter boning and fillet knives are designed and built for you, and me; people that make a living in the kitchen. In here, performance, comfort, and durability matter most. These knives deliver because of the Dexter edge.
Narrator: The Dexter boning knife is tough; kitchen tough. Our exclusive DEXSTEEL™ enhances sharpness, performance, and corrosion resistance. Dexter knives are sharp out of the box, and stay sharp, and they’re easy to re-sharpen, too, even after significant use.
Leathers: Whatever blade size I use, Dexter’s superior edge geometry allows for easy sharpening, and cuts that are just better. I use a flexible blade for filleting a fish, but a wide, stiff blade is best for cutting and trimming raw, or thinner, cuts of meat.
Narrator: The Dexter boning knife is designed to be comfortable in your hand. You can choose from a variety of handles like Dexter’s most popular Sani-Safe®, V-Lo®, and SofGrip™ options. If you prefer a forged knife, consider Dexter’s Connoisseur® or iCut-Pro™ lines that deliver balance, performance, and style. All of these product lines are NSF Certified. When you hold a Dexter knife, you’ve got nearly 200 years of cutlery knowledge in the palm of your hand. Dexter is the industry leader because of a commitment to producing quality American-made knives that perform day-in, and day-out.
Leathers: The Dexter boning knife’s narrow, flexible blade lets me easily maneuver around bones, and cut through meat. And with Dexter, you can always expect real quality at an affordable price. It’s why I’ve been happy for years with my Dexter boning knife. It always keeps me sharp in the kitchen.
Narrator: Dexter is the largest manufacturer of professional cutlery in America. Our Southridge, Massachusetts factory has produced the finest quality cutlery, and developed technological advancements since 1818. We take pride in every knife we make, that’s why each knife we produce is tested for quality and performance before it reaches your hand.
Alan Peppel (Dexter-Russell President & CEO): If you use Dexter products, we thank you. We hope we can be your product solution. At Dexter, we’re not the best because we’re the oldest in America; we’re the oldest in America because we’re the best.

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Check out this informational video on the benefits of owning a Dexter-Russell boning knife! For fast, easy filleting of fish and precise cutting of any meat, get a Dexter-Russell boning knife, and get "The Dexter Edge"!

Dexter-Russell Fillet Knives

Dexter-Russell Fillet Knives

Out here, nothing but the best will cut it! Whether it's chunking bait or slicing fillet, Dexter knives are the best you can get. I'm Dan Kenny from Go Fish. I just came off the water with Captain Scott Daugherty from Freedom Fighter. We've got some red snapper, some yellow tail, and we're going to show you how to fillet these up. Pretty soon they'll be on the grill and we will be living large! The knife glides right through the fish with little pressure and gives you a great cut. Not only is it safer than using a duller knife, it is smooth and easier to manage. Dexter knives are tough and corrosion resistant. Crafted from proprietary Dexter steel, they are made to be sharp right out of the box with long-lasting and easily-restored edges. To sharpen the knives, begin at the top of the sharpener with the butt of the knife and glide your wrist in a downward motion until you reach the tip. After, flip it to the back side and repeat the motion from butt to tip. After a few rotations, your Dexter edge should be perfect. Dexter knives are strong where it matters, and are flexible to ensure that you always have control. With Dexter knives, you can cut and chunk fish. With a smooth cut, you can begin chunking while the knife goes right through the bone and cartilage. Coming in a variety handles, styles, and lengths, you're sure to find the knives you need!

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Use these Dexter-Russel knifes to fillet fish with ease. Coming in a variety of handles, styles, and lengths, each knife is tough, corrosion resistant, and long-lasting!

Length 13 Inches
Blade Length 8 Inches
Handle Length 5 Inches
Blade Material High Carbon Steel
Blade Type Semi-Stiff
Edge Style Hollow Ground
Handle Color White
Handle Material Polypropylene
Made in America Yes
NSF Listed Yes
Style Stamped
Type Fillet Knives


This Dexter-Russell 8" fillet knife has a semi-stiff, ground blade that is highly durable and exceptional at holding an edge, so it rarely needs sharpening. The special hardening process the blade undergoes results in excellent corrosion resistance and the white, molded poly handle provides a comfortable, secure grip. Additionally, the handle's impenetrable seal allows for easy cleaning and prevents the buildup of harmful bacteria around the hilt. The tough, easy-to-clean high-carbon steel blade makes this knife a powerful tool in the kitchen, and the individually ground blade shows the care put into its creation.

Overall Dimensions:
Blade Length: 8"
Handle Length: 5"
Overall Length: 13"


Made in America NSF Listed

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Overall User Rating: Dexter-Russell 31609 8" Narrow Semi-Stiff Fillet Knife with White Handle ( 4.9 stars from 11 reviews )

    for the price this might be the best filet knife i ever got. it sharp and just stiff enough to get the job done effectively.

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    This knife is big, nice sturdy handle and very sharp. Works great and it's a good tool to have handy, works very good in meats , but specially chicken.

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    I used to fish in Texas and would clean my fish at a fish cleaning station located inside the park. I often observed the professional fishing guides using these "white handled knives" while filleting their catch. I inquired and they were using the Dexter-Russell brand, which they swore by. I decided to order one and am glad I did. This fillet knife is high quality at a great price. I used it to debone chicken. Would buy it again.

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    Very sharp and reliable. I use this to prepare chicken breast and it cuts through with ease. Holds an edge very well and sharpening is very easy.

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    Great for salmon! I buy salmon in bulk and I usually fillet the salmon in portion sized pieces, this knife cuts through that thick fish like buttah! Its nice and lightweight as well but I would've like a better quality handle.

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    This knife is a Dexter which pretty much says it all. Knife arrived very sharp and has held an edge through many many fish. I use it three or four times a week.

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    A very nice knife for the price! Is very sharp and durable and it seems like it will last forver! I will be purchasing these again!

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    This knife is quite sharp, as it is supposed to be. It cuts through regular raw meats like going through butter! Fileing a fish was smooth, it cut through the bones very easily. I did buy a sharpener for it, since it will need sharpening at some point, but not any time soon.

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    I ordered this knife because my business is on the Oregon Coast. (Salmon Country). I ordered three to see if there might be an interest. All were sold before being displayed. The fisherman in my area found out they were coming and purchased them sight unseen. When they received them they were 110% pleased. .

    from The Knife Guy Posted on

    These are ideal for the breaking down of chickens and fish on a daily level. especially at a business where the employees don't have their own knives.

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    In same class as dexter russell products, cant touch price elsewhere. We belong to 'industry clubs' and they cant compare with WEBST* prices, even after shipping costs

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