These KastKing Knives are amazing. The blade is sleek, very sharp and the handle textures when gripped, feels comfortable and sure. These knives will not come out of your hands no matter what. The German 4116 Steel is also known as a Marine Steel..
They are a steel used in many nautical knives. They also make medical devices from 4116 steel for hygienic applications, due to the high percentage of Chromium added to assure a higher corrocion resistance steel.. Chromium is what makes a steel stainless..
A low quality stainless steel has to have a least 5% Chromium, most stainless steel made will add no less than 10% Chromium to their steel. The 4116 German Steel (also know as the 4116 KRUPP) has 14. 50 % of Chromium, which makes it a great knife for saltwater use.
Even though there are steel with much higher Chromium added, too much Chromium with weaken the steel to edge retention and flex. The 4116 steel has a fine balance of Carbon, Chromium, Vanadium and Molybdenum which makes this steel so versatile and withstands hard use.
Ordered from Amazon for a really good price-got it in just one day which really impressed me. I used it for the first time today to clean 16 medium/small blue-gill, crappie and yellow perch. VERY impressed how much faster I can filet even the smaller fish compared to using just a regular filet knife (sharp Rapala).
My wife and I love eating blue-gill and crappie with the skin on so she scales them while I filet. You make the first cut behind the gills down to the back-bone, angle the blade flat and follow the back-bone all the way to the tail cutting right thru the ribs and off at the tail.
Now take your electric knife and just go to the ribs left on the filet and "flick" them out and your left with a perfect bone-less (skin-on) filet. My wife was "almost" a little upset with me when I first used the electric knife as I could now filet Faster than she can scale them!
The knife is made with good material but I didn't felt the sharpness that I see people sharing! It can be one case between sets. It's good to have a magnet across the case to hold the blades on place.
The handle fells good in the hand BUT it could be at least full handle without the grooves in it for better and fester cleaningOver all, it will cut and slice !
Package is nice to maintain knife edge. Very nice looking and including the steel is fantastic. I'll take a sharp knife over electric every time. Overall did not pay top shelf but I think value for the money spent is very good.
A little more robust case would be an improvement. I'm introducing the steel and old school sharpening technique, best of all when the grid goes down he will still be able to fish and fillet when all the cordless knives take a quit.Lol shoal21
I received this the day before a Lingcod/Rockfishing trip so it was a perfect test. Handled a couple dozen west coast rockfish, start to finish, right on the boat with no problems and no resharpening. Impressive being that these fish have some tough armor and skin to get through.
The blade was flexible enough to get even the smallest fillet cleanly off the skin. The black plastic handle is covered with a grey and blue rubber wrap that is very snug, stays in place, and retains good grip when in use.
I will probably put a bead of marine silicone where the wrap is sewn together just for piece of mind, but so far no problems. The sheath is a nylon "cage" style that is similar to other knives I have, but this one is vented/caged on both sides, allowing for the blade to completely dry out, whether its dirty or not.
Knife works well.But after I almost finishing cleaning a five man limit of walleye.It quit on me. I had 2 filets left to skin. The knife over heated and shut down causing me to have to wait about an hour before it would work again.
I suppose this is a safety feature to make sure you don't burn the motor up. But I thought it would at lease be able to make it thru 30 walleye.Or 60 filets total.Guess not.
This is an excellent knife for cutting up your fish. The curve is absolutely right, the flexibility of the blade is right on point and this thing holds the edge! Last week I had to fillet 10 chinook salmon on a bank of a river.
Prior to this, I used it on rainbow trout and some walleye. Even with chinook salmon, after 10 fish, the knife remained relatively sharp and I had no issues finishing the job at hand. I have to say, for salmon, I would probably go for a slightly longer blade, but even in this configuration, this knife performed!
Update*I'm still giving the knife a good review but want to add that the blade is not very stiff, which for some is good but others might want a stiffer blade. I happen to have both and use each knife for a specific purpose thereby keeping the blade sharper for a longer period of time on both blades.
This is the third Plusinno item I have bought and I am equally as happy with this bait knife as I am with the other items I have purchased. The knife is sharp, handle is solid and comfortable and it has done well in the saltwater environment where I mostly fish.
I've used it several times now and enough that the blade should have been affected almost to the point of needing sharpening but so far I've not had to use my whet stone on it, which is how I typically sharpen my knives.
KastKing definitely lives up to its reviews. Listen, I almost never do a review on Amazon products, let alone actually doing a video review. But let me tell you something; from the first time I bought the fishing pliers from KastKing and gotten to use it, I immediately fell in love.
Now this one, right out of the box, sharp, comfortable, and just a handsome looking fillet knife. I don't even have to take it on a fishing trip to know that I will like it. You know how you have a gut feeling about something?
This is how I felt once I held this thing. Anyway fellow Anglers, don't take my word for it, try it for yourself. I apologize in advance for the amateur video review, it was my first one Anyway, fish on Anglers!Fish on!
I purchased 5 bubba knives for work as we do a significant amount of filleting of fish. I purchased 3 of the 9in flex, a 7in flex, and a 6 inch wiffie. Overall, all the knives performed well over the course of the day.
We processed about 500 fish of many different species including Carp, Northern Pike, Walleye, panfish, Perch, Lake Trout, Large and Smallmouth Bass and Catfish. The knives did not need sharpening throughout the long day and came very sharp out of the package.
The 7 in seemed to be the most versatile, but the 9 performed better on the large Carp (20lb plus) and large Northern Pike (30in or so). The Wiffie was the favorite for anything small including the bass. If I had to choose one size, it would probably be the 7in flex.
Having more than one size is preferable if you work through as many different species as we do. Anyway-on to the issue. The coating is flaking off one of the knives (only 1) which is of concern. We didn't sharpen the knives, so the cause is not from our abuse or a poor sharpener.
I use it to clean everything from sharks, which are the toughest to clean because of their sandpaper like skin, to giant trevally, amberjacks and to steak up thick albacore tunas. Filleting is easy, steaking them by cutting them in half inch pieces is a lot tougher on a blade.
It even cleans Gray snappers aka Jobfish or UKU in Hawaii. These have heavy scales like a redfish. I can process about 15 to 20 fish on one battery. These are 10 to 25 pound ocean fish. I tried to add photos but they wont let me.
I had 3 batteries fail and the blade failed in about 6 months of heavy ocean use. I liked it though so I bought another bubba blade, even though the first one failed after 6 months of heavy use. Saltwater is a bugger.
I reached out to the factory directly and at first they said they dont honor warranty for products sold on amazon. I still sent an email saying I bought two and and 3 batteries failed and I bought 2 more batteries directly from them for 50 bucks each.
Daaaaaammmmn!Wonderful knife set. I had bought one set previously and it was so good that I got 3 more. One set for my house and 2 for my mountain cabin. They're very thin and flexible for filleting small fish and to also use in the kitchen on soft vegetables and tender meat products.
I love Spam that is cooked thin and crispy and the other day I was able to get 15 thin slices out of a can. It didn't last 10 minutes in this 3 person household!
While visiting my brother who is an avid fisherman, I watched him easily and effortlessly carve a roast, a ham and a turkey with aRapala Heavy Duty Electric Fillet Knife, and I had never seen anything like it in my life.
Fascinated, I asked him to let me try it. After a word of caution about its power and the razor-sharp blade, he turned me loose with the little monster. It fit my hand like a glove, and it glided through the meat without leaving a single jagged saw-mark in the slices.
I knew immediately that I had to have this knife. The wimpy little electric knife in my kitchen would not have been up to this task, nor would its predecessor. He told me I could probably find one in a shop that specialized in fishing gear, but I had a better idea and found it immediately on Amazon.Com.
I got this for my husband for Father's Day. He enjoys going fishing (especially for salmon). One of the great things is that it is also a measuring board to clamp your fish onto so that you see how long it is while using the clamp to de-scale the fish and clean/filet it.
The de-scaling tool is great. It makes scaling a fish much easier and I like working with that (yes, I use the tool as well). I also like how the tools store conveniently under the bottom of the board. It does come with a small sharpener, but we haven't had the need to use that, as we have a nice sharpener that we use.
It is important to have a good filleting knife that is thin and flexible as well as sharp. This one doesn't hold an edge very long, but it still works adequately. We haven't caught a fish longer than 20", so this board works fine for us.
For 12 bucks you can't go wrong. The blade is 9 1/4" long with the perfect amount of flex to filet and skin 15 lb. Catfish in two steps. The handle is very ergonomic and has a slightly sticky grip even when wet or oily and has Kershaw engraved on one side and an undecipherable mark with 1259 on the other.
The 1" x 2 1/4" belt loop will accommodate a 2" belt easily and is secured with one rivet which allows the sheath to pivot horizontally so both hands can be used to remove the blade in a controlled manner. I say that because the sheath has an interesting design element.
There's no cumbersome system to fool with to either secure the knife to the sheath or to remove it. The molded hard plastic sheath has an internal knob that acts as a stop if choose to set the knife in the sheath (while on your belt) for easy removal while working or you can apply a small amount of downward pressure to seat the knife about a half inch further into the sheath which secures the knife very effectively.
This is the best filleting knife EVER!!! I need the longer one NOW!!! This short one will do the trick for my cheapskate self but wow this is a great filleting knife!!! And the sharpener is AMAZING. I even used it to sharpen my kitchen knives and it made them so sharp I cut myself deep just touching their blades and picking them up.DANG!!!
Wow it's so easy to use! And the case is seriously so cool looking. I feel like a REAL MAN! When I use this knife!It's a good price!Don't hesitate. Buy it what are you waiting for. Don't even bother looking at the other ads, I already did that for you and ended up here!
And I'm sure glad I did! Can't best this steal! Pompano and Catfish and Mackerel are no match for this knife! Can't wait to test it out on a salmon or something really big! I'll need the long one for that!
I'm just learning to fillet fish & this knife has made all the difference between filleting & butchering. It is very sharp which I found out twice before I was more careful using it. The sharpener that comes with it works well.
It only takes a few swipes & the knife is back to its sharpest.
This is such a cool knife! It comes super sharp already.... And includes a white plastic cover that just snaps into place. The cover has holes in it so you can be sure that the blade is not holding on to moisture!The handle...
WOW, the handle is just amazing... So squishy, this stuff - it feels almost like neoprene - really enables you to get a good grip on this knife! I've really never seen another knife like it. Not only is the knife great for filleting a fish, but it's also fantastic for cutting tomatoes so thin you can see through them!
I'm loving this knife and the fantastic cover and the grip.... All together a fantastic knife!
The quality of this product is really good,Im very happy I purchased this product. I built a fish cleaning station. I purchased a plastic cutting board and attached it to that, my only complaint is that I wished the stainless steel screws were a little longer .
Other than that I'm very happy with it and so is my grandson.
I always try to buy American when possible to support the country I live in and the quality of this product is just what I expected . This was made in the USA to go the distance , excellent workmanship . I will have this for a long time and not have to throw it in the trash in 3 months because it failed .Thank you
This product is perfect for us. We fillet big ole slab crappie to eat and put up for wintertime. Purchased it on a whim after my rapala motor went out and their price went up. Gents electric knife was a good decision.
I took a chance when buying this filet knife. I thought it was over-priced but I needed a good filet knife to use on striped bass. I was surprised that this is truly a quality made knife. It stays sharp and is a great balance between stiff and bendable.
I'm considering buying a second to put in my kitchen knife drawer, it's that good.
You get what you pay for, and you get your money's worth. My husband uses this electric knife for everything...Everything! He loves the selection of blades, comfortable handling, and longer cord. I didn't give 5 stars because he said putting the blades in are initially a little difficult and the grease used is a mess (I had a micro stroke when he came in with it on his hands thinking he cut a finger off because the grease is a reddish color), and the blade pouch is a little shotty and cheap (he suggested a roll pouch with blade pockets would have been a better and safer option and perhaps a carrying case for fishing trips or camping..
All in all, he loves it!