Best Fishing Fillet Knife Reviews

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 filet knifes on the market today.

1) 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

2) 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

3) 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

4) 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

5) 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”

6)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