Dexter Russell International 3-Piece Knife Kit
The Russell Internation set is a true gem. These knives can clean bass to large amberjacks. Now my set is used mainly as a shark fishing prep kit, rigging rays, cutting bait, leader slicing, you name it. When I am done I usually chunk them in the sand, throw them in a dead bait filled ice chest with no worries. There knives were meant to take a beating. In fact in the picture below my knife just got back from a trip of cutting whiting up all day for shark and bull red bait on the coast. She was left uncleaned in a bag for 2 months. I took her out, ran her under some hot water, performed a little scrubbing, shazam! back to normal!
January 31, 2008
Great knife for all
Only used the 8” knife once and loved it. This knife filleted a striped bass like slicing through butter. I filleted only one side of the fish and could not be more impressed. My friend did the other side and for his first time ever he had a near perfect fillet. My only concerns with this knife are my ability to keep the knife as sharp as it was out of the box. The knife was easy to keep clean and had enough flex to remove the skin near perfectly. There was very little pull from the knife when removing the skin and cut through with ease. I felt the combo came in perfect sizes for my need with the 6” and 8” fillet knife.
May 15, 2014
Good but not Great
I ordered the three piece set awhile back and have since used it quite a bit. My initial impression was that this was a good high quality knife set. You can get these knives razor sharp in no time at all and will do most anything they are asked to do in the kitchen or on the boat. The oversized handles on them feel good in hand however they are the solid hdpe and not a soft as what was advertised. Blade flexability is there but in limited supply and makes some filleting cuts a little tricky. I did recently purchase another Dexter knife and to my surprise it was not the same as the one in this kit. The original Dexter Russell knives are, I feel, of better quality than the Russel international ones sold in this kit. All around these are still good knives, but I just wish Bass Pro would package the 3 and 4 piece kits with the original knives instead of the internationals. Looking for good knives for the boat...these are them. As for the kitchen go with the originals.
July 6, 2008
These knives will hold an edge and are a good value. I bought them because they were recommended by the guys at Hatteras who clean fish for a living.
July 11, 2006