WHAT TO USE TO SHARPEN MY FILLET KNIFE?
The team at SORD has gone through many fillet knives to determine what the best sharpening tool would be for restoring the edge back to how it performed when it made its first appearance at your fillet table. Below are some effective options that you can be confident will work for restoring your knife's edge.
1 . Warthog V Sharp A4 (Available through SORD)
The Warthog V-Sharp A4 uses two high-quality, 325 grit diamond rods that sharpen the blade on both sides simultaneously using spring tension. This model has a hand-crafted steel frame, solid rubber base, and a durable black powder coat finish. This is by far the easiest way to sharpen a fillet knife. We suggest sharpening your fillet knife at a 20° angle.
2. Electric Knife Sharpeners ($120+)
The chef’s choice has become one of our favorite ways to maintain our blades. This electric sharpener is a good avenue to go for the charter captain or commercial fisherman that is going to be sharpening their knives several times a year.
3. Whetstones ($80-$100)
These rank third for maintaining your SORD knife’s edge. We recommend 1000 grit to sharpen if the knife is very dull and a 5000 grit to fine-tune if the blade only needs a touch-up. We finish this off with a leather strop. Although this technique may be more difficult it can make a major difference in putting that razor-sharp edge back on a blade.