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#12583133 - 01/17/18 02:50 PM Bubba Blades....
V-Bottom Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 2103
Loc: Hitchcock,Tx.
I bought one of the big ones a while back. They claimed it was really sharp right out of the box. Well, mine wasn't although it cut "OK" at first . It wasn't very long at all until I had to sharpen it. I came close to going to some meat dept. and see if they would sharpen it for me. I don't have one of those Workshop Sharpeners so I have to use one of those tiny hand held things. Have you taken one to a Butcher?


Edited by V-Bottom (01/18/18 03:35 PM)
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#12584400 - 01/18/18 11:35 AM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
K5RCD Offline
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Registered: 07/25/12
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Originally Posted By: V-Bottom
I bought one of the big one a while back. They claimed it was really sharp right out of the box. Well, mine wasn't although it cut "OK" at first . It wasn't very long at all until I had to sharpen it. I came close to going to some meat dept. and see if they would sharpen it for me. I don't have one of those Workshop Sharpeners so I have to use one of those tiny hand held things. Have you taken one to a Butcher?


I also bought one that was not sharp at all. It was REALLY dull. I was greatly disappointed. For that kind of money it should be razor sharp from the get go. I used my Worksharp to sharpen it to a decent edge. Now to see how well it holds the edge. I will say it has a good handle though, easy to grip firmly even with slimy wet hands.

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#12584576 - 01/18/18 01:34 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 258
Loc: Texas
All knives need to be sharpened over the course of filleting, the more you do the better the fillets. Bubby blades for all intents and purposes is a piece of steel with an edge. It is an overpriced knife. I have a Oster knife from walmart $9.99 bought a two stage knife sharpener while I was there for 5 buck, sharpened to a razor edge in under 3 minutes and it performs just as good as my friends bubba blade. I run it through the fine sharpener 4 (this takes about 10 secs) times per 10 white bass to maintain a razor edge while filleting, my friend bubba blade last about 12 white bass before it's smoothness deminishes.


Edited by Alumacraft 14 (01/18/18 01:37 PM)

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#12584818 - 01/18/18 04:40 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
uncle_bagster Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2896
I bought one, and I'm not at all impressed. The blade doesn't seem to be any better that a cheapo from Wallmart. The handle is as advertised, though. I'd chalk the knife up as being all handle and no blade. Kinda like the ole boy from west Texas who was all hat and no cattle.

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#12584842 - 01/18/18 04:57 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
30ft jon boat Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 1298
Loc: lost
yes bubba blades are overrated.. the steel is ok,the handle rocks..the work sharp is #1 if you cant sharpen a knife into a scalpel with a work sharp then you need to read the directions or ask someone for help

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#12584929 - 01/18/18 06:08 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
V-Bottom Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 2103
Loc: Hitchcock,Tx.
I ordered one of the 4 stage sharpeners from www.BedBathandBeyond.com $30. Their 2 stage is $19.95 I believe it was. Amazon's price is a hell of a lot more for the 2 stage. The other 2 stages are for Asian knives, which I will research the difference between a reg. knife and the Asian ones. BBB has Free shipping over $29
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#12584994 - 01/18/18 06:47 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1609
Loc: Texas
I read a poll a while back where OP asked for ratings for the Bubba and the Dexter. The Dexter won hands down, and many of the Dexter voters said they owned both.

The Work Sharp is a great tool, although kind of expensive for my taste. I prefer to use stones and rods, but I got a Work Sharp for the drawer full of kitchen knives that the bride constantly needed sharpened, and chips & dings removed. I was pretty impressed with it. But it'll never touch one of my S30V or 154CM blades. Those get honed by stone (and rods for the recurved blades), and finished on leather.

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#12585118 - 01/18/18 08:05 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
V-Bottom Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
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Loc: Hitchcock,Tx.
One of my Dexter's is a S132N-8, the other is a S133-8.....my go to blades for fish only
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#12585616 - 01/19/18 09:10 AM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 258
Loc: Texas
I have a dexter as well. It is a much cheaper knife price wise compared to the bubba blade. It's basically a commercial knife, they are widely used in the commercial fishing industry. Blades are brittle and can break if dropped. But it holds an edge and sharpens fast. If I had to choose between the 2, dexter would be my choice. Mainly because it cost less. Again, piece of steel, with an edge folks, steel isn't a precious metal and no one has reinvented the knife in the last millenia. When a company is charging you the price of silver for a knife, you are being taken.

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#12586266 - 01/19/18 04:04 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
V-Bottom Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
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Loc: Hitchcock,Tx.
They may have not have reinvented the knife but the design in edges on some blades are rather unique. A standard US/European blade is thicker and holds a 20 degree edge on both sides of the blade, total of 40 degrees
. An Asian blade holds a different degree of edge and the blades are quite thinner. Some Japanese blades are only sharpened on ONE side in two different degrees. Asian blades are thinner due to the type of foods they eat...mostly fish and veggies. We eat a lot of different meats and other types of foods that require a thicker blade. Asian blades usually hold a 15 degree edge ( 2 sides/total 30 degrees) with different shapes of cutting edges.
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#12590714 - 01/22/18 03:49 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
V-Bottom Offline
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Loc: Hitchcock,Tx.
Received the Wusthof 4 stage knife sharpener today. I broke out the cheap household knives and put a better edge on them. The I put the Bubba Blade on it.It's a heavier knife and I must say the Wusthof got it pretty sharp. I recommend getting one. I remind you that this particular sharpener is for STANDARD USA KNIVES AND THE OTHER TWO SECTIONS ARE FOR ASIAN STYLE KNIVES THAT HAVE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ANGLED BLADE.
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#12590733 - 01/22/18 04:00 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
V-Bottom Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 2103
Loc: Hitchcock,Tx.
Received the Wusthof 4 stage knife sharpener today. I broke out the cheap household knives and put a better edge on them. The I put the Bubba Blade on it.It's a heavier knife and I must say the Wusthof got it pretty sharp. I recommend getting one. I remind you that this particular sharpener is for STANDARD USA KNIVES AND THE OTHER TWO SECTIONS ARE FOR ASIAN STYLE KNIVES THAT HAVE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ANGLED BLADE.

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Edited by V-Bottom (01/22/18 04:03 PM)
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#12593669 - 01/24/18 11:59 AM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
TXMako2201 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 105
have the original bubba blade and a 9" dexter. love both, they each have their place imo. honestly like the dexter better in most cases bc it's just easier to handle but if you have a box full of big snapper or slot reds that bubba blade is the way to go. both will take a hair-popping edge easily. I like to use the worksharp and finish with a smiths ceramic stick sharpener.

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#12597892 - 01/27/18 12:28 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4607
Loc: Longview, Tx
The Bubba blade handle is nice, but I mainly use a Kershaw fillet knife that is usually on sale at Cabela's for $10 or I use the white handled fillet knives that they sell at Sam's Club for restaurant use. They both sharpen up easily and hold an edge for a long time. If I have a lot of fish to fillet, I just use my American Angler electric knife with a shark blade. It will blow all standard knives away.

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#12598092 - 01/27/18 04:21 PM Re: Bubba Blades.... [Re: V-Bottom]
Ranger-188-2007 Offline
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Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 3692
Loc: Nacogdoches Tx. USA
My Bubba Blade won't stay sharpen either. I will never buy another one!
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