by Chris Grech
I've been a big fan of Dexter Knifes my entire life. When it comes to filleting a fish, delicate skinning, cutting though a tough bone or even slicing some bait, we have all either used or seen Dexter Knives with the familiar white handles. Well the good people at Dexter have made a great thing even better with their line of coated knives in 7 great sizes and styles.
The unique and durable DexterGuard coating protects the knife against the harsh saltwater environment. It will keep the knife rust free for much longer and is still safe to use on food. Dexter knives are ultra-sharp right out of the box and are all designed for specific tasks such as filleting and skinning large fish with their 9-inch Flexible Fillet Knife or cutting though bone with their 8-inch Tiger-Edge Bait Cutter. Those two are my personal favorites…if you can only buy two, pick those up for sure.
This line of coated Dexter Knives all feature a SOFGRIP handle that ensures slip resistance and great control. Blades are made of their proprietary high carbon, high alloy, stain free DEXSTEEL. As you can see in the images below the knives made short work of some tuna we caught on a recent trip. It's important to note that all knives have to be occasionally sharpened so learn how to do that properly and you'll be all set. In addition, Dexter Knives should only be hand washed and dried. Avoid contact with other metals in a moist environment to prevent corrosion. With a little care Dexter Knives will last you a lifetime.$52.00-$72.00www.dexteroutdoors.com