A Good Knife Begins with a Good Blade

At Minnesota Fillet Knife we realize that a good knife begins with a good blade. We only select steel that is:

  • Of the highest quality
  • Free of defects & impurities
  • Has Rockwell hardness-test ranging in upper 50’s

I have chosen five time-tested fishing knife blade patterns that provide the outdoors person with everything they need in a fillet knife.


Many fillet knives on the market today are made with a thin handle that is difficult for some users to control. Minnesota Fillet Knife handles are designed with the user in mind; designed to be ergonomically correct. The handles’ silky-smooth contour is comfortable and easy to control when cleaning a large amount of fish.

The handles are created from a variety of native MN hardwoods, including Oak, Cherry and Maple. However, the material preferred most by MN Fillet Knife customers is the Dymondwood™, a polycarbonate composite material that uses a super-strength resin to join the layers of dried wood stock. By using Dymondwood™ we are able to create a handle that is beautiful, nearly indestructible, and withstands years of use and abuse.

The solid brass rivets are joined with the handle and blade by a five-ton epoxy, creating a beautiful, strong adhesion of all parts.


Our sheaths are created using a thick 8-9oz. tooling leather for the blade. Each sheath is:

  • Custom branded with the Minnesota Fillet Knife logo
  • Hand sewn
  • Dyed
  • Form-fitted to its knife to create a true custom knife sheath

Visit our engraving page for additional details on our custom sheath engraving.

Trout Series - $109.95

A light blade ideal for Trout as well as Sunfish and Crappies, slicing through them like the proverbial "hot knife through butter." It has a unique upward curved design, allowing the user to de-bone the ribcage and skin the fillet with a gentle flick of the wrist. It has a blade length of 5 3/4" with an overall length of 10 ½".

Handle Colors

  • Alfalfa (Green/Black)
  • Arctic Skipper (Black)
  • Monarch (Maroon Variations)
  • Red Whisker (Red/White)
  • Crow’s Nest (Black/Maroon)

King Salmon Series - $129.95

As the name implies this is a big fillet knife for the big fish. Primarily for Salmon... it can also be used for other large fish. This knife features a blade of 10.5" with an overall length of 16". The blade is firm with plenty of flex to negotiate around the toughest fish.

Handle Colors

  • Prairie Smoke (Black/Maroon)
  • Goatsbeard (Red/White)

Classic Series - $109.95

This smaller version of the "King Salmon" offers the same sharp punch. It bolsters a 7 5/8" blade with an overall length of 12". It is a great all-around fillet knife featuring the same laser sharp edge as the rest of the Minnesota Fillet Knives.

Handle Colors

  • Twisted Stalk
  • Cattail
  • Cranberry
  • Beargrass
  • Foxtail

Panfish Series - $119.95

A light blade idea for any panfish: Crappies, Sunnies, Wipers. You name it, this knife is perfect for these great eating fish. The blade has a gentle curve towards the tip, allowing the blade to work around the delicate ribs with a flick of the wrist. Overall, the knife has a length of 10 inches with the blade making up 5 inches. As always, 440C is the steel of choice.

Deer Hunter Series - $165.95

For years people have asked John when he is going to come out with a hunting knife. Here it is: The Deer Hunter. Made with 440C stainless steel, this blade is perfect for the Midwest deer hunter. It is a compact, heavy duty knife with an overall length of 7 3/16"; a cutting blade of 3 ¼"; and a thickness of over 1/8". As always, it comes with its own sheath with belt loop.

Handle Colors

  • Agate
  • Meadow
  • Red Stand