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Best Fish Fillet Knife

Last Updated: November 27th, 2020

As an angler, your catch is considered your reward. Although I generally sportfish on a catch and release basis, sometimes I will take a keep a few fish to filet and eat with friends and family. If you are going to take a fish home to eat, nothing is more important than ensuring you get the best meat and having clean fillets is mandatory. Nothing makes this job easier than a good filet knife. Like a wise man once told me, to do the right job you require the right tools. I have witnessed anglers butcher beautiful fish as a result of a cheap and dull filet knife. Make the investment and purchase a great knife that will not only last for decades, but also hold cherished memories that can be passed down for generations. Below I will review some of the most affordable and durable filets knifes on the market today.

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Best Fish Fillet Knives Reviewed

Shun TDM0774 Premier Gokujo Boning Fillet Knife

  • One of the finest filet knifes in the world
  • Premier Gokujo Fillet Knife is excellent for removing bones from fish and slivering thin or thick fillets
  • Double-bevel, flat-ground blade for rigidity and superior slicing
  • Comes hand-sharpened with a 16-degree cutting angle
  • Hammered and tapered tsuchime finish releases food quickly after it is cut
  • Shun featured VG-Max Cutting Core
  • Clad with 64 layers of stainless steel that is corrosion resistant
  • Walnut Pakkawood handle with secure grip

Victorinox Cutlery 6-Inch Semi-Stiff Knife

  • Stamped construction
  • This is a filet/boning knife that provides a better working angle when cutting close to and around the bone
  • Victorinox includes a carbon stainless-steel blade to provide elite sharpness and edge retention
  • Blade is stamped from cold-rolled steel
  • Victorinox’s patented Fibrox handle is not only textured but also slip-resistant. It is ergonomically designed for pure balance and user’s comfort
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects
  • Made in Switzerland

Mercer Culinary Millennia 8-Inch Narrow Fillet Knife

  • Ergonomic handle that consists of santoprene for comfort as well as polypropylene for long-lasting durability
  • Textured finger points provide additional comfort, slip resistance grip, and user safety
  • Unique protective finger guard for additional user safety
  • Some of the highest quality Japanese steel
  • Easy blade maintenance and sharpening
  • One-piece high-carbon
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Rapala 7 1/2" Fish'n Fillet Knife

  • Rapala’s Fish 'n Fillet comes standard with Swedish stainless steel
  • Classic Rapala reinforced birch varnished handle for comfort and a timeless look
  • Genuine leather sheath
  • Rapala’s single-stage sharpener
  • This is a great overall fillet knife from a reputable brand

Buck Knives 220 Silver Creek Folding Fillet Fishing Knife

  • Comes standard with a 6-1/2" flexible stainless steel blade that is coated with titanium for excellent corrosion resistance
  • Closed length  of only 7-1/4" so this can fit in most tackle boxes without taking up too much space.
  • Rubberized anti-slip grip for comfort with a stainless steel guard for user safety
  • Lanyard hole so you can attach it to your belt
  • Includes Buck's “Forever Warranty”

Rapala Heavy Duty Electric Fillet Knife

  • Highest quality material and reputable brand
  • Heavy duty electric motor for cutting ease
  • 7 1/2" dishwasher safe and interchangeable reciprocating blades
  • Twice the speed and power of competitors electric fillet knives
About The Author
Pete D
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Pete grew up fishing on the Great Lakes. When he’s not out on the water, you can find him reading his favorite books, and spending time with his family.

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