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
- 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".
- Alfalfa (Green/Black)
- Arctic Skipper (Black)
- Monarch (Maroon Variations)
- Red Whisker (Red/White)
- Crow’s Nest (Black/Maroon)
Trout Fillet, Alfalfa
Trout Fillet, Arctic Skipper
Trout Fillet, Monarch
Trout Fillet, Crow's Nest
Trout Fillet, Red Whisker
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.
- Prairie Smoke (Black/Maroon)
- Goatsbeard (Red/White)
King Salmon, Prairie Smoke
King Salmon, Goatsbeard
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.
- Twisted Stalk
Classic, Twisted Stalk
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.
- Red Stand