Your day on the lake has come to a close because, after the long wait, you’ve finally caught a fish! It doesn’t matter if it’s a small perch or a huge halibut, it is worth celebrating because of the patience and persistence you’ve shown just to catch it. You deserve a tasty fish dinner and an ice cold beer.
We know you’re hungry, but don’t ruin your fish in your haste to cook it—an old, dull, inappropriate knife will leave you feeling frustrated with your dinner plans. Instead, use filleting knives that are sharp, flexible, and durable. If you do not have one yet or you want to add another to your arsenal, check out these seven glorious and classic fillet knives from Wusthof!
Blades with a trailing point edge assist very well in skinning a game and filleting meat and fish; this is a characteristic of Wusthof Classic fillet knives. It is a 7-inch forged X50CrMoV15 carbon stainless steel blade with a thin width of 1.18 inches. The blade has a bolster and finger guard for increased balance and safety.
The full-tang blade is secured in the handle by three rivets. Despite the wet and slimy ingredients you often prepare using this fillet knife, you are sure to have a solid and comfortable grip because of the easy-to-grip handle. It also won’t wear out easily because of the polypropylene material used to mold it.
This 7-inch fillet knife from Wusthof’s Ikon collection is another trailing point blade with an 0.78-inch width forged with high carbon stainless steel. The main difference of this knife versus the Classic fillet knife is its double bolster ensuring you can use it with increased control and balance.
Stability of the full-tang, single piece blade is ensured through the three rivets keeping the blade and the handle in place. The double rivets contribute to the solid grip you can have with the handle. In terms of durability, the synthetic handle does not give up despite skinning and filleting meat and fish repetitively.
Do you need to cut your meat into thin slices, but don’t have a machine to do it? Let the Wusthof Classic Ikon 6-inch blade do this task and other similar activities for you. It is another forged blade made of high carbon stainless steel that can assist you in filleting and slicing.
This knife has the signature handle feature of all Classic Ikon knives with two bolsters and three rivets to keep the full-tang blade and the synthetic handle together. The black and silver color combination screams “classic”, so if this design type appeals to you, then this is the perfect knife to have.
The paneye, walleye, pan fish, or mackerel that you catch can all be seamlessly filleted with the use of the Classic 6-inch fillet knife. No matter how many fish you catch and fillet, the edge will retain its sharpness and resist corrosion as it is forged from high carbon stainless steel.
The 4.25-inch handle of this knife has a straightforward design with a black color embellished with the red trident logo of Wusthof. The three silver rivets also add beauty and durability to the knife. Wearing out is not within the vocabulary of a Wusthof knife, especially with a handle made of polypropylene.
If you are into fishing salmon of all kinds, you need a slightly longer blade to prepare your catch. You’ll get this with the 7-inch forged blade of the Wusthof Classic fillet knife. Salmon and pink salmon are fish with tough skin and meat, but you’ll surely handle them with this tough knife made out of high carbon stainless steel.
Featured in this 7-inch Wusthof Classic fillet knife is the signature design of the series with a black handle and three silver rivets. This handle keeps the full-tang blade the knife has in place. The 4.25-inch handle made of polypropylene is just perfect for your hand to grip.
Now, off to the fillet knife that has the longest blade at 8 inches. It is the perfect knife to have if the types of fish that you catch are tuna, catfish, halibut, or codfish. You can prepare these fish and huge chops of meat faster with a strong and long knife made out of high carbon stainless steel.
With bigger fish to fillet and slice, you’ll need a knife that gives more balance and control. The full-tang blade held by a 3.86-inch long handle makes this possible. Your hands will surely get wet and slimy as you prepare big fish, but you can still hold the handle because it is easy to grip.
As you can see, the Classic Series and the Classic Ikon Series from Wusthof have signature features like having forged high carbon stainless steel full-tang blades and handles with three rivets. All the handles from the Classic Ikon collection have two bolsters for increased balance and control.
The deciding factor for you is the blade’s design—whether you’ll choose a trailing point or a straight-edged knife. You can also choose between single or double-bolstered classic knives. You may consider the type of fish you prepare or the tasks you do in the kitchen to make your decision easier. Whichever your choice is, enjoy cooking your catch and eating a sumptuous meal with these gorgeous knives from Wusthof!