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    Giant Halibut - Pick Your Knife

    What would your knife of choice be to dismantle this beast?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...=feeds-newsxml

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    I think my 3" shun paring and tojiro bread knife would break that sucker down.
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    I would start with my stihl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveb View Post
    I would start with my stihl.
    I was thinking the same thing but my 026 might be a little small even with full chisel chain.
    Time to bust out the beer batter and the Turkey fryer.

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    I've cleaned a number of large Halibut-none quite that size though.

    It's unfortunate the kitchen staff butchered that one so badly-rolling the fillet off the bone like that is a mistake-each chunk (properly called a fletch) should be sliced into desired sized sections on the bone and removed one @ a time then subdivided-not hard if you think about it carefully first.

    As is the meat will have large gaps where it's literally torn apart from it's own weight after being rolled like dough.

    As to what knife any large kitchen knife will do as I said it's all about slicing portions.

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    Nice fish, but kinda sad that the article's primary focus was on how much money it would make for the restaurant.
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    ask Theory he broke down one there is a video on youtube. think he used his mirioshi deba, global suji, and i think thats it

    edit: i was wrong knives used
    Tojiro 240mm yo deba
    Global g-19 275mm flexible filet knife
    Tanaka 300mm Damascus yanagiba

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpZVArgxJ2M

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    Not my best work for sure. It was a 105 lb halibut without the head and guts. Everyone was surrounding my table asking me about it, distracting me and such. "Is that a shark? What kind of shark is that?" The filets came off like **** but I trimmed them up nicely for a couple of huge parties. For some reason, halibut is the one fish I can't capture a perfect filleting job on. I've done it before and was like "YES!!" Only to realise the camera stopped filming. That happened twice. One day...
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    Here's the biggest one I have broken down.







    Weapon of choice.... BIG Tuna knife






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