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  • Durable high-carbon steel, semi-stiff blade
  • Individually ground and honed
  • Slip resistant polypropylene handle
  • Impenetrable grip-to-blade seal

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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!

Dexter-Russell 31609 Specs
Length 13 Inches
Blade Length 8 Inches
Handle Length 5 Inches
Blade Material High Carbon Stainless Steel
Blade Type Narrow

Edge Style Hollow Ground
Handle Color White
Handle Material Polypropylene
NSF Listed Yes
Style Stamped
Type Fillet Knives

Customer questions about this product

Can this knife be washed in a dishwasher?
No, hand washing with soapy water and sanitizer solution is always recommended. When placed in a dishwasher, the process will often rust and cause damage to the edges of the blade.
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Dexter-Russell 31609 Details

This Dexter-Russell 31609 8" narrow semi-stiff fillet knife with white handle is the perfect tool to remove bones from poultry, meat, and fish! While its narrow blade is great for making deep cuts and holes, its semi-stiff design allows you to easily pierce and debone beef and pork with ease. Plus, its high-carbon, stainless steel blade is exceptional at holding a precise edge, minimizing the amount of time spent resharpening.

The white, molded poly handle provides a comfortable, secure grip to prevent potential cuts and injuries. It's also sealed onto the blade to reduce bacteria growth and provide greater sanitation. An ideal addition to your restaurant, deli, or catering kitchen, this fillet knife is sure to help you expertly prepare your dishes.

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

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

    To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Dexter-Russell 31609 8" Narrow Semi-Stiff Fillet Knife with White Handle

    4.9 stars from 27 reviews


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    This is sturdy and cuts well, and is longer than my mental image had it at. It's also a good price, and seems like it's going to last quite a while. The handle cleans up easily as well.

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    Purchased this for trimming up meat and chicken breasts from the grocery store. This knife is super sharp and has just enough flexibility to make trimming fat a quick job.

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    Dexter- Russell has been a brand that has exceeded my expectations for years. I couldn't have been happier with the quality of this knife. It is very well made and the blade is firm. It cuts well and the blade stays sharp, with minimum need to sharpen it. The handle fits great in your hand.

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    Dexter-Russell Is a great and trusted name in knives. This 8" narrow semi stiff knife is a great one to have in any kitchen. It is super sharp and can cut meat paper thin. This is one of my favorites in my kitchen.

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    Super sharp and great all purpose knife to have in the kitchen.

    If you’re looking for a nice 8 inch narrow so much stiffer fillet knife this is a good one to get that has a really nice economical price on it which is great for using a high pace restaurants

    from P2B Posted on

    Nice and flexible

    these Dexter-Russell knives are outstanding.. we purchase some every year and the ones we bought over 3 years ago are still just as sharp and easy to handle as the new ones we purchased this year.

    from TGV Wild Game Processing Posted on

    Good knife for cutting anything tough. Not the best knife for doing fine filet's but it gets the job done. Fits well in the hand.

    from backwater Posted on

    not bad.

    This blade came right of the package sharp as a razor; as I expected it to. I'm a professional chef who works with fresh fish every day and love it's flexibility of blade and that I can put it in the dishwasher after each type of fish I use it on. I use it the most to clean Norwegian Salmon Fillets after I have skinned them. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee that no one can beat. I have had to use that guarantee in the past. That's why I come back to this knife and it's maker

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    Great kife. The blade holds a good edge. Its very thin and flexible. Amazing knife for the price. Perfect for small to medium sized fish.

    from sdf Posted on

    \We fillet cases upon cases of chicken breast and steaks every day. this has been a very reliable and affordable filet knife through the years.

    from Mesa Grande Taqueria Posted on

    The 8" semi stiff fillet knife is very good. It is nice and sharp and works great fabricating meat, chicken or filleting fish. An easy to clean.

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    This is a great filet knife for the money. Great quality, I've had it for about a year now and it has held up well. It makes skinning salmon a breeze. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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    What a great sharp Fillet knife. These Dexter Russel Knives are probably used in more commercial fish houses around the world than any other. Buy it. You'll be glad you did...

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    This fillet knife is good quality. It stays sharp, is easy to clean, and the handle has a great grip. We highly recommend this knife!

    from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc. Posted on

    Using the Dexter-Russell 31609 8" Narrow Semi-Stiff Fillet Knife with White Handle to cut celery. The blades on the knife make it so easy to cut the celery. Does a great job. Shipped fast.

    from jwhitten31 on Youtube Posted on

    Dexter Russel is a familiar brand in most kitchens, and this knife makes deboning chicken and other meat processing tasks fast. A workhorse of a knife that comes with lots of knife services.

    from Mike's Mindful Plate Posted on

    Good blade!

    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!

    from Nye Square Posted on

    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

    from The B and B By The Bay Posted on

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