Cabela's Alaskan Guide products are legendary for combining thoughtful, functional designs with high-quality materials. The Alaskan Guide Fillet Knife, made in partnership with Buck Knives, is no exception.
I enjoy preparing and eating fish darned near as much as I like to catch them, and that's a lot. I'll be the first to admit I'm a fillet-knife snob. My favorite knives must hold a fine edge through a limit or two of 18" walleyes or a sack of fryer-perfect catfish, and sharpen easily to razor-quality perfection. With these standards, my collection of "keeper" knives is short.
You'll appreciate the beauty of the Alaskan Guide Fillet Knife at first glance. The sweeping lines of the palm-perfect rosewood handle make me think of zipping through stringers of fresh-caught white bass, just a quick rinse away from beer-battered and deep-fried delicious. Its striking, black-finished S30V stainless steel blade sets it apart from the average mass-produced fillet knives.
The true beauty of this fillet-making machine is in its function. The S30V blade arrives with an excellent edge out of the box, and remains "be careful" sharp for several catches. When needed, the precision-honed edge sharpens back to surgical perfection with a few strokes over quality steel or stone. Blade flex is excellent, effortlessly gliding across ribs as I follow fillets to the tail.
"You get what you pay for" - The Alaskan Guide Fillet Knife has a higher price tag than most other fillet knives out there – don't let it prevent you from experiencing heaven-sent performance. This is custom-quality cutlery, built to last through generations of family fishermen.