Looking for a Fillet Knife

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by salt dog, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. salt dog card shark

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    Speaking of knives, does anyone know where I could get a fillet knife with wood, bone, antler or similar handle? Seems the only fillet knives I see around come in bubble wrap with a platic moulded handle and sheath, and look like garbage.
  2. Roper Idiot Savant

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    You might call Elliott Wakefield at Rayrock Springs. He's this side of Leavenworth on Hwy 2. 509-763-3117. RAYROCK@nwi.net

    It would have to be a custom for sure...
  3. salt dog card shark

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    Thanks Roper. I think I know of the place if it's the one right on Hwy 2; always thought about stopping in to check the place out, but usually zooming past to make the evening rise.

    I so seldom keep fish anymore over the last 20 years that the last few times I kept a salmon or hatchery steelhead I couldn't find a decent knife to do it justice.
  4. Roper Idiot Savant

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    Yup, green house with an attached shop, Elliott makes some nice knives, but he also sells some cheap crap from China. :confused:

    There's another maker I knew of, but I lost his information, may be able to find it again...
  5. bilnik New Member

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    Any commercial fish supply store has wooden handled "dexters".
    (my fav. for fish and birds.)
  6. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    Sam Henson in Arlington makes some nice knives. I received one of his fillet knives as a gift and I love it. They're not cheap, but custom stuff never is.

    Knives by Sam Henson
    360-691-7582
  7. Rusty New Member

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    Hayward, WI 54843
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    The old standbye is the Rapala 6", Finland, wood handle, leather sheath. Theres a reason so many are sold, they're good; $10-$15 and worth every penny. Get one for backup at least; Buck & Gerber made some nice stiffer models for Big fish. My 2 cents worth!
    Also; Be real careful about using a flexible blade fillet knife in the kitchen for general use, not made for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!