The boning knife and fillet knife are similar but essentially two different creatures. The thin blades and sharp points prevent the knife slipping and cutting the user and are designed specifically for the task of removing fish or meat from the bone.
Boning knives are used to remove bones from meat, while the fillet knife is for removing the bones from fish. These knives are made with lighter, flexible blades allow for maneuverability while the pointed tip pierces that meat to slice cleanly from the bone. The straight edge of a stiff boning knife allows for clean muscle separation in larger cuts of beef and pork, it curves toward the point to help scrape meat from around bones in poultry, and it ends in a sharp tip that lets the knife slide easily beneath sheets of fat and silver skin.
Looks like: Narrow, flexible blade that comes to a very sharp point and often arched for better maneuverability
Used for: Removing bones from fish
How to use:
Pierce meat with tip
Slide the narrow blade to between the bone and the meat
Ice tempered, hardened steel
Stainless steel is made by combining chromium with steel to make the resulting metal rust resistant. The chromium, however, makes the edges dull more quickly so the stainless steel is hardened to create a durable blade. Ice tempering consists of heating steel to achieve optimal hardening and then cooling it rapidly to preserve the hardness.
Our boning and filleting knives have handles made from Wood, Polypropylene, Steel and Plastic.
Wood is attractive and has a natural, warm feel to it.
Hardwoods such as Rosewood and Olive wood are generally used for durability.
Wooden handles are sealed and riveted.
Do not immerse your wooden handles in water as they can expand and crack.
Polypropylene is a very hard, manufactured material that is impervious to water and very durable.
Polypropylene handles are riveted together.
Asian knives use one piece of steel to create the knife and handle.
The steel is generally textured for a secure grip.
The full steel construction creates very strong leverage.
Plastic handles are generally glued together and provide a lightweight handle for smaller cutting tasks such as preparing vegetables.
Plastic handles provide a more economic knife and are excellent for taking out of the kitchen when camping or on picnics.