View Full Version : Recommendation for Fish Shears

09-03-2017, 07:50 PM
Does anyone have any good recommendations for trimming fish. Quality and durability is my priority. I was thinking about Fiskar, or maybe Cutco.

I will be using to trim porgy spines and fins prior to scaling and gutting.


09-03-2017, 09:51 PM
Fiskars are pretty tough. I cut green crabs up with them for bait with ease.


Paul Pless
09-03-2017, 09:56 PM
i have a pair similar to these
i like the offset and the spring open

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David G
09-03-2017, 11:20 PM
I was just thinking about adding a pair of these to my tackle box. Partly because of the easy breakdown for cleaning. Already have a pair in the kitchen... and like them a lot. Stout, and easy to use --


Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
09-04-2017, 01:40 AM
Harbor Freight carries (still?) heavy stainless shears with return spring and locking closed lever, two different sizes, get the larger 8". The blades are stainless and THICK, and that makes a difference when cutting heavy stuff, they don't flex open. IIRC, the sharpened edge has fine serrations to grip things when cutting. Nearer the pivot, the edge is sharpened to create a thicker and better angled cutting surface for heavy cutting, like poultry shears. They come apart easy for sharpening. I used to carry to cut away things in an emergency that's keeping someone from being rescued; nylon strap, snagged PFD, etc. I also have a set in my cooking kit. Currently $10. Like me, others give excellent reviews, 5/5 stars.



09-04-2017, 09:15 AM
Just a word on the spring-action cutters: The blades may be stainless; make sure those springs are ( for coastal use)


09-13-2017, 09:00 PM
Thanks guys. I ended up going with these Fiskar (premium quick release multi-snip)

They worked well for what I needed. The only negative was how easy it was to pinch my hand where the spring is.