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Best Fillet Knives

Written by Blade HQ Staff Writer Logan Rainey on 08/07/2020

Best Fillet Knives

Processing fish and game is a whole lot easier with the right set of tools. A great fillet knife is a must-have for anyone who eats meat and cooks at home. Whether you’re a weekend fisherman or an avid duck hunter there’s bound to be a fillet knife for you. In this article we break down the Best Fillet Knives at Blade HQ and what sets them above the rest.

In addition to an overview of the specs and details of each knife, you'd normally see a product review from one of our awesome customers. Since many of these knives are newer and haven't been reviewed yet, feel free to let us know what you think about them, and stay tuned as reviews are updated.

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1. CRKT Big Eddy Fixed Blade

CRKT Big Eddy Knife, Best Fishing Knives

The Big Eddy is a heavy duty filet knife designed by world famous hunting and fishing guide Russ Kommer. It is outfitted with a dual grind blade that has a hollow grind on the top side and a taper grind on the bottom side. This unique blade profile lifts the skin without dragging against the body, making this the perfect fish knife. The handle is made from textured black polypropylene with finger contouring and a lanyard hole. Item includes an injection molded sheath with a belt loop.

  • Overall Length: 12.00”
  • Blade Length: 6.75”
  • Blade Material: 420
  • Handle Material: Kraton
  • Weight: 8.00 oz.
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
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2. Morakniv Fishing Comfort Fillet

Morakniv Fishing Comfort Fillet Knife, Best Fillet Knives

Mora knives are robust and economical tools with a strong reputation. This Mora of Sweden Fishing Comfort Fillet is a must-have on any fishing expedition big or small! It features a long trailing point blade of flexible Swedish cold-rolled special stainless steel with a high polish finish and flat grind. The patterned high-friction grip handle with easy to see neon green accents is easy to clean along with the sheath. A great fish fillet knife: budget-friendly, sharp and rugged!

  • Overall Length: 10.50”
  • Blade Length: 6.00”
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Rubber
  • Weight: 2.51 oz.
  • Country of Origin: Sweden
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3. Kershaw Narrow Fillet Fishing Knife

Kershaw Narrow Fillet Fishing Knife, Best Fillet Knives

Make your life easier with the right knife for the job. The 7.5" Narrow Fillet Knife is perfect for a wide range of fish sizes, and if you had to choose just one, this would probably be your best choice. It has a flexible, highly corrosion resistant 420J2 steel blade. The handle has a glass-filled nylon handle with Kershaw's exclusive K-Texture rubber over-mold for great grip in wet conditions you'll encounter. For easy storage the knife includes a blade protector.

  • Overall Length: 12.75”
  • Blade Length: 7.50”
  • Blade Material: 420J2
  • Handle Material: Rubber
  • Weight: 3.20 oz.
  • Country of Origin: China
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4. Havalon Baracuta-Edge Pro Fillet Knife

Havalon Baracuta-Edge Pro Fillet Knife, Best Fillet Knives

The Havalon Baracuta-Edge Pro Fillet Knife has the same great concept as the Havalon Piranta Series— razor-sharp disposable blades on a ultra-lightweight knife, but with a larger and longer profile. The Baracuta-Edge features a razor-sharp stainless steel fillet blade, rugged Zytel handle with orange rubber grip inlays, ambidextrous thumb studs, an open back for easy cleaning, and liner lock construction. Comes with a removable tip-down pocket clip and nylon holster. Includes 5 additional #127XT stainless steel 5" blades. Fits #115XT blades as well.

  • Overall Length: 11.00”
  • Blade Length: 5.00”
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Weight: 2.62 oz.
  • Country of Origin: India and Taiwan
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5. Buck Silver Creek Folding Fillet Knife

Buck Silver Creek Folding Fillet Knife, Best Fillet Knives

Safe, reliable and durable, the Buck Silver Creek folding fillet knife has a titanium coated blade designed for added flexibility and corrosion resistance, a rubberized anti-slip grip and a stainless steel safety guard. The convenient size when folded makes this knife convenient to carry on any fishing trip! Its slim blade profile helps it slice and cut with precision. Whether you’re prepping a fresh caught fish, or trimming poultry from the grocery store, the Silver Creek is worth picking up. Check it out below.

  • Overall Length: 13.75”
  • Blade Length: 6.50”
  • Blade Material: 420J2
  • Handle Material: Thermoplastic
  • Weight: 6.00 oz.
  • Country of Origin: China
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6. CRKT Clark Fork Fillet Folding Knife

CRKT Clark Fork Folding Filet Knife, Best Fillet Knives

Life is better with a knife that is suited to the task at hand, which is why the Clark Fork Fillet Knife is an easy choice for fishers everywhere. This Ken Steigerwalt design benefits from a long flexible stainless steel blade and glass-reinforced nylon handle for easy cleaning. The Clark Fork features a tail that folds into the handle to lock the blade open and folds out to cover the long blade tip. Includes a black nylon sheath for storage.

  • Overall Length: 11.00”
  • Blade Length: 5.94”
  • Blade Material: 5Cr13MoV
  • Handle Material: GFN
  • Weight: 1.80 oz.
  • Country of Origin: China
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7. Bubba Blade Tapered Flex Fillet Knife

Bubba Blade Tapered Flex Fillet Knife, Best Fillet Knives

Built for fishermen by fishermen. The Bubba Blade Tapered Flex Fillet Knife is a rock solid fillet knife built for fishing and processing your catch. Outfitted with a 7-inch 8Cr13MoV blade and a no-slip rubber handle, this knife is made to withstand the rigors of day-to-day fishing trips. Full tang construction and a non-stick blade coating give this knife rigidity and longevity. Rounding things out, this knife comes standard with a black synthetic sheath for secure carry.

  • Overall Length: 13.00”
  • Blade Length: 7.00”
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV
  • Handle Material: Rubber
  • Country of Origin: China
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Wrap-up

Best Fillet Knives

Whether you’re home in the kitchen or out at camp, having a solid fillet knife will prove valuable time and time again. Each fillet knife has its own unique flavor and gives users something different. When it comes to choosing a fillet knife, it’s important to decide when and where you plan on using it and what you’ll be using it for. A great kitchen fillet knife doesn’t necessarily make the best camping fillet knife and vice versa. Check out our full selection of fillet knives by clicking below.

Now you've got all our recommendations, but Blade HQ has got way more knives than those featured here. Give our wares a browse, and find the perfect knife to suit your needs!

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