Any Fishermen Here?

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  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I’m seriously considering making a fillet knife, probably later this month. I’m thinking a 5 1/2” - 6” blade. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. f1addict

    f1addict Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 10, 2017
    Me! Me! Me!

    As you’re probably aware, I want one. 6” blade sounds perfect.
     
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  3. rdrogers

    rdrogers Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 19, 2010
    You have my attention.
     
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  4. Rob Babcock

    Rob Babcock

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    Jul 16, 2007
    I do like to fish but I'm not hardcore at all. I hope you'll forgive me posting a little story since it's about filet knives. My dad and I had a running joke for many years; we'd be heading to fish cleaning table to clean our catch and I'd always tell him, "Dang you'll have to do these, I forgot my filet knife." Or sometimes I would say Gee I guess I don't have a filet knife at all. I'd get one for Xmas but always make sure to "forget" it since I don't like cleaning fish! ;):D
     
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  5. B JACKSON

    B JACKSON

    Sep 19, 2012
    Presently working on a concept for the "Bass Tournament Anglers Catch & Release Fillet Knife"
    All suggestions are welcome!
     
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  6. TLA

    TLA Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 25, 2002
    I love to fish but I normally prefer a longer blade of around 8-9 inches as I find that a little better for cleaning some salmon. However a 5 1/2 - 6 inch blade does work good for me for cleaning smaller salmon.
     
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  7. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I’ll be starting a 6” version soon.
     
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  8. TLA

    TLA Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 25, 2002
    John,

    How long of a handle are you thinking for this one. I think a 4 1/2” to 4 3/4” would give this knife good balance. A rear hollow tube would be a nice touch as well so if a person wanted to tie it to themselves. That’s what I do when wading. Anyway I look forward to what you come up with
     
  9. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I was thinking 4 3/4”, and I also like lanyard tubes.
     
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  10. Sturubu

    Sturubu Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 16, 2010
    I just wish to be back in the old days of catching fish big enough to filet! I'm interested to see how these turn out, maybe an excuse to replace my 30 year old Rapala filet knife?
     
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  11. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    So far, so good!
     
  12. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Not going to happen at this time
     
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