How to Choose the Right Fillet Knife

A good fillet knife makes short work of your day’s catch.

December 5, 2019

A fillet knife doesn’t have to be an expensive purchase in order to make quick work of your day’s catch. There are numerous options on the market from different brands that offer a sharp blade with strong grip that can help you muscle through filleting your catches. Many of these blades can be taken care of and sharpened for a long life. For some anglers, that’s all that’s necessary in a fillet knife.

If you have a high number of fish to fillet, or the fish you catch are massive and take time to dress down and fillet, consider adding some power to your fillet knife. Fillet knives with batteries and electrical cords are available to give you extra power and shorten time at the cleaning table. If you don’t have access to electrical hookup near the fillet table, then a battery powered option is a no-brainer. Choose the right fillet knife for your fishing needs.

A Basic Fillet Knife

KastKing Spartacus Fillet, Boning and Food Prep Knives
A sharp fillet knife is a must-have tool for any serious fisherman. KastKing

The KastKing Spartacus Fillet feature an ultra-sharp, 8Cr14 Stainless-Steel blade for added performance and durability. These blades have a high carbon content to retain sharpness and chromium to increase corrosion resistance. All Spartacus knives are coated with Cerakote ceramic finish. A Kraton G Polymer grip performs at all temperatures and provides a comfortable and slip-resistant handle. This knife is perfect for fresh- or saltwater anglers who want to clean their catches comfortably.


Lessen Time at the Fillet Table

American Angler PRO Professional Grade Electric Fillet Knife
Electric fillet knives cut down on the time needed to fillet fish. American Angler

The American Angler PRO fillet knife is meant to handle big fish. The PRO Series motor boasts two times more torque than other heavy-duty electrical knives. Plus, with quality interior components, expect this knife to last season after season. Fillet comfortably with an ergonomic handset that stays cool for hours of continuous filleting. The PRO series handset is compatible with different American Angler replacement blades, so you can pick the length and style you want to use. This knife is a great option if you take filleting fish seriously.

Fillet with Power

Rapala Lithium Ion Cordless Fillet Knife Combo
A battery-powered fillet knife gives you that extra power to make short work of the fillets at the cutting table. Rapala

The Rapala Lithium Ion Cordless Fillet Knife utilizes a battery to provide a consistent speed and torque from fillet to fillet. Your battery won’t slow down as power wanes, producing 80 continuous minutes of run. This is the perfect knife for a Louisiana trout fisherman who loaded the cooler with specks. A storage case includes cordless knife, 2 Lithium Ion batteries, 6 and & 7-1/2-inch reciprocating style blades, and wall charger. This is a great knife you can use off the grid.


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