Designed and built as a partnership between PEETZ and Unkel's Daggers out of Nelson, British Columbia, the top-of-the-line handcrafted 8" Fillet Knife is purpose-built for filleting, deboning & skinning fish.
Crafted from premium high-carbon stainless steel, the blade of the PEETZ 8" fillet knife holds a beautiful edge and is resistant to corrosion and staining. It is firm for long-term durability, but possesses a comfortable degree of flex for efficient filleting. It also incorporates a full tang and features solid stainless steel front and butt bolsters for outstanding balance and feel.
The handle is finished using scales crafted from genuine, old school deer antler (red stag). They are affixed using epoxy and stainless steel pins. No two handles are alike!
Each knife comes complete with a high quality stitched buffalo leather sheath with a stainless steel riveted belt loop.
A Unique Grip for Maximum Comfort and Safety
The handle for the PEETZ 8" Fillet Knife features extra deep finger grooves offer great comfort and a better grip when the knife is wet or covered in fish slime and scales. An enlarged front bolster adds additional safety. A unique "fin" shaped butt bolster provides an additional finger grip - allowing for leverage while holding the knife at different angles comfortably and securely.
Keep blade wiped down an cleaned after use with soap and freshwater
Keep sheath oiled on the inside periodically
If the sheath is wet, let dry before putting away the knife. Try not to let the knife or sheath sit in saltwater.
PEETZ recommends using a bench stone for sharpening. Two-sided stones with both fine and coarse edges often most convenient. An example of a great two-sided stone is:
One Side: Course Diamond (45 microns / 325 mesh) to quickly restore a neglected edge.
Other Side: Fine diamond (25 microns / 600 mesh) for fine-tuning.
Start on the coarse side with even strokes on each side of the blade. Then repeat on the fine side of the stone.
** Please note: as each knife is handcrafted, no two knives are exactly the same. Each knife has small representative changes in character.