• Durable high-carbon steel, semi-stiff blade
  • Individually ground and honed
  • Slip resistant polypropylene handle
  • Impenetrable grip-to-blade seal
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Skillfully slice through meat with this Dexter-Russell 31609 8" narrow semi-stiff fillet knife with white handle.

If you need to remove bones from poultry, meat, or fish, this reliable fillet knife is sure to get the job done! An ideal addition to your restaurant, deli, or catering kitchen, this fillet knife is sure to help you expertly prepare your dishes.

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

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

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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

Ergonomic Handle

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.

Narrow Semi-Stiff Blade

While the knife's 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.

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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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Overall Dimensions:
  • Blade Length:8 Inches
  • Handle Length:5 Inches

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Dexter-Russell 31609

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4.9 stars from 36 reviews


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Customer Reviews


Wow this knife is sharp. It holds an edge for a very long time as well. The handle is sturdy and feels comfortable in your hand.

Michael S. on 03/11/2022

This is a perfect filleting knife for a beginner or to have around a kitchen where there are multiple people using it. The handle is very comfortable and lightweight and the blade is nice and sharp

Alexander K. on 10/11/2019

This is a great filet knife it keeps a sharp blade and edge as long as you take pride in keeping it up it is great for the price and I would recommend this knife to anyone

Alphonso P. on 07/29/2019

Nice at affordable price and good quality. For me it is very important to have a very sharp knife in hand when i am cooking.

Anastasiia R. on 05/23/2019

I purchased this knife for fishing. They’re pretty much the standard. I love this knife. I’m not the only one. My wife stole it for the kitchen. Had to reorder.

Brent S. on 03/30/2019

This is a very inexpensive fillet knife. I use it to butterfly boneless chicken breasts. I give it a quick sharpening before each use. You can buy better and more expensive knives, but this will get the job done.

Richard W. from Giant Pizza on 02/25/2019

Good fillet knife. Very sharp the first few uses but then needs to be resharped each day. So far it holds it's edge for a day or so of use.

Cindy B. from Ecola Seafood on 02/11/2019

The fillet knife is very helpful in a bakery. I love work with the knife. It works very easy and accurate. Thanks for fast delivery.

Oleg F. from JULIA on 11/05/2018

This is a great knife, it has an excellent edge that stays sharp. The handle feels a bit cheap but it is still great quality for the cost.

Emily E. from Audible Imagery on 06/27/2018

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.

Richard F. on 03/29/2018

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.

Amanda E. on 02/08/2018

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.

Jean H. on 01/13/2018

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.

Jerry B. on 12/14/2017

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

Bistro L. from P2B on 11/06/2017

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.

Terry V. from TGV Wild Game Processing on 10/30/2017

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.

Ryan V. from Backwater on 10/24/2017

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

Russell H. on 05/11/2017

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.

Volker H. from Sdf on 04/29/2017

\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.

Christopher A. from Mesa Grande Taqueria on 12/15/2016

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.

Michael S. on 09/13/2016

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.

Jeffrey R. on 08/31/2016

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...

Willy H. on 06/30/2016

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!

Phil R. from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc. on 06/04/2016

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.

Julia W. from Jwhitten31 On Youtube on 03/01/2016

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.

Michael P. from Mike's Mindful Plate on 12/17/2015

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.

Steve K. on 08/29/2015

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.

Graciela G. on 05/20/2015

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.

David S. on 04/21/2015

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.

Stewart D. on 12/09/2014

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.

Dawn P. on 11/17/2014

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.

Horace D. on 05/24/2014

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!

Troy S. from Nye Square on 10/01/2013

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.

Miia K. on 08/26/2013

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. .

J P. from The Knife Guy on 08/14/2013

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.

Tom M. on 03/29/2012

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

Scott R. from The B And B By The Bay on 07/29/2011

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