We understand about fillet knives. Things happen. Sometimes you're on a tight budget. Sometimes they get dropped and lost. Sometimes you forget to wash and wipe them down after saltwater use, with really ugly results. Sometimes they end up in the bottom of the boat, or in someone else's tackle box. They live a hard life.
So, many fishermen are reluctant to invest in a fine folding fillet knife like our Kommer Surf' N Turf® or our premium Kommer Big Eddy™ Fillet Knives. Recognizing these realities, we asked fishing guide and knife maker Russ Kommer to come up with a line of affordable fillet knives that we could take pride in and put the CRKT brand on.
Here they are, in three sizes. Each one has a flexible 5Cr15MoV stainless steel blade with an extended tang that reaches nearly to the butt of the grip. For improved performance, we hand-grind scallops into the blades to create air pockets so the fillets won't stick to the blades as you cuta feature normally found only on much more expensive slicing knives. The handles are molded TPR with a fishnet texture and a lanyard hole.
Each size comes with an injection molded polypropylene sheath, fitted to grip the knife securely, with belt loops and plenty of drain slots. The Model 3015 has a 4.75" blade, and is ideal for cleaning and filleting smaller pan fish, bass and trout. It also makes a useful general camp and bait knife.
Even at their value prices, these fillets are covered by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty. They're just honest affordable knives. Wash them when you're done, oil them occasionally, and they'll be around for years.
Agree with below review. Great knife for the price. Sheath appears to be for the larger version, but still works fine. Very sharp. I used it for the first time to cut strips of flank steak for jerky and it made precise, thin cuts right out of the box. Great value. Great buy.
2014-11-10 Simpsonville, SC
Perfect size fillet knife for panfish and bass. Good flexible blade does an excellent job. Great value in a fillet knife. Plastic case furnished with knife is adequate to protect blade in drawer or tackle box.
2013-08-08 Scotts Valley, CA
Great value knife. It's a good design for a small lightweight fillet knife. The handle design works well even when your hands are covered with fish slime. The scalloping on the blade is a feature normally reserved for higher end knives. So, I am quite pleased with the knife. However, the sheath appears to be made for another knife.