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        Well, we finally got a chance to go fishing!  I had been wanting to go fishing for a while, so when i had the chance to go I picked one of my favorite bayou's, "Big Alabama". The weather in south Louisiana for the July is normally hot, hot, and well, very hot. I knew when I left to go fishing that morning the sacaulait (crappie) would be stagging deep, to avoid the heat at a depth of five to six feet.          I finished a couple of spots with no luck so I decided to go straight to one of my best deep water spots. Caught my first sac of the day almost a as soon as i set myself in the right position, cast, then watched the jig reach roughly five feet I felt a hit and it was a good one!  Finding possibly the best spot I stayed for two or so hours and managed a nice mess of sacalait, blue gills. The temperature was starting to get up there by this point so I decided I was done and started my out-board motor and headed back to the dock.           When I arrived home and had a chance to clean and filet my prize. I was able to try a new filet knife made by "White River Knives" a new knife company. I own two custom filet knives made by a couple of fine knife makers, so I was up against tough competition. One of my custom's is a stainless and the other a carbon steel. This new knife was made of 440c stainless. It came very sharp and very pretty with its multi colored hardwood handle. It was also packaged with a new sheath design, that I have not  seen before. The strap, instead of going around the handle, goes up the handle lengthwise and snaps to the back of the pommel. It turns out to be a very clever way to secure your knife.          It was time to show the fish the knife. Just as I started to filet the first nice sac-au-lait, my cousin came over to see my catch and talk a little. Before I knew it, I was on my fourth fish, I then told him "wait up, let me check out my new knife." Heck, that new filet knife was making it effortless to glide through the filet. The edge remained sharp even after I had finished cleaning the fish. So I cut up the veggies for the fish fry. It continued to preform the same, cut, cut, and cut.          This knife, I must admit, is the best stainless steel filet knife I have ever used. I have a carbon steel filet knife I like but they are really hard to find. Most warp under forge stress. I will give y'all specks later. White River Knives!

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Well that is one good picture and an interesting tale about White River Knives. This is the first I have really heard about them!

Robert,

Donnie says to tell you the only part of that story he regrets....That we were not there with you.  Congrats on the fish and finding a new Filet knife that fits the bill!

Nice mess of gills and mighty good eating ,have fun and enjoy the day Mike

Good catch!! I'd like to see a picture of your new filet knife! 

WRKT is located up in Lower Michigan, small family operated business.  Attention to quality and detail resulting with  outstanding performance.

White River Knife & Tool 

130 Coopersville, Mi. 49404

1 800 353 7343

www.whiteriverknives.com

I forgot to give ya'll some basic info, about this new knife company. They also make hunting and camping knives. Knives for the Backpacker and Neck knives etc. I think this new knife company will have to be reckoned with by their peers. I'll try post some pictures.

Excellent idea.  I would like to see the knife also

I just sent them a picture to put on their Facebook page. I'm going to put another one on here soon.

I am just about finished with the Specs. part of the White River Filet Knife. Sorry, I'm slow.

White River Fillet Knife Review.

    Blade Steel: 440C Stainless

    Blade Length: 6", 8.8", 11"

    Blade Hardness: 54RC

     Handle Stabilized hardwood or lighter Cork.

     Sheath: Stay put, with new strap design, all leather

      Sharpness: Great right out of box.

       Ease of Sharpening; Great, very easy.

       Edge Retention: Stay sharp longer than almost any other fillet knife tested.

        Balance: The knife has a great handle design, with a palm swell, that fit's your hand like a glove.    

        Design: The design of this knife was well thought out and makes the task of filleting fish or slicing a roast all most effortless.

       White River Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied send it back for a free replacement.

        whiteriverknives.com

         I really liked this fillet knife a lot. Rob Burris.

11"

 

Thanks for it Robert! Nothing like reviewing a knife and getting to use it at the same time! That is what it is all about!

Robert Burris said:

White River Fillet Knife Review.

    Blade Steel: 440C Stainless

    Blade Length: 6", 8.8", 11"

    Blade Hardness: 54RC

     Handle Stabilized hardwood or lighter Cork.

     Sheath: Stay put, with new strap design, all leather

      Sharpness: Great right out of box.

       Ease of Sharpening; Great, very easy.

       Edge Retention: Stay sharp longer than almost any other fillet knife tested.

        Balance: The knife has a great handle design, with a palm swell, that fit's your hand like a glove.    

        Design: The design of this knife was well thought out and makes the task of filleting fish or slicing a roast all most effortless.

       White River Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied send it back for a free replacement.

        whiteriverknives.com

         I really liked this fillet knife a lot. Rob Burris.

11"

 

Thanks Ya'll. Hey Steve, how did I do on the spec. part of the review?

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