Leech Lake Knives

Leech Lake Knives 5.5'' Fillet Knife (Black Woodgrain) 95401

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Leech Lake Knives 5.5`` Fillet Knife Black Wood Grain 95401

The Leech Lake Fillet Knife was designed and engineered by Donald Canney of Cedar Rapids; Iowa; an avid fisherman who has a home on beautiful Leech Lake located in northern Minnesota near the town of Walker. It has not been usual for Don to have filleted hundreds of fish after a single day‘s outing. Anyone who has had to stop and sharpen a knife after filleting only a dozen or so fish knows the frustration of using stainless steel fillet knives. Why do conventional fillet knives get dull so fast? The first step in filleting any fish is generally the cut behind the gill; cutting down into the scales. These scales protect the body of the fish from the razor sharp teeth of other predator fish; like armor. If a knife could cut from beneath the scales; the rapid dulling of the blade would be avoided. The Leech Lake Fillet Knife was designed with this idea in mind. All Leech Lake Fillet Knives are handmade. Each handle is made from various hardwoods. The wood in the handles is heated and the natural oils are removed from the pores in a strong vacuum; the sheets are enhanced with a phenolic resin. The woods are then layered in different colors and are ground to shape exposing a fascinating design. These handles are extremely durable as well as beautiful. The blade is made from specially designed high carbon/semi-stainless alloy steel. The steel is then hardened and tempered to Don‘s specifications. Each blade is signed and dated as well as marked with an (SS

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BrandLeech Lake Knives
SeasonWinter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Bass, Pan Fish, Walleye
5.5`` Fillet Knife Black Wood Grain
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