Step-Up Fillet

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This hand finished full tang knife is made from precision ground, heat treated and cryogenically tempered CPM S35VN. The razor sharp edge is then leather honed to easily slice through fish with the utmost control and ease. The textured handle creates a strong positive no slip hand purchase in wet and even slimy conditions. The step up design affords excellent visibility of blade location for precise filleting and also provides extra knuckle clearance for very thin filleting. Includes a kydex sheath.

  • 5.1 oz. weight
  • 8.13" Blade Length
  • 12.5" Overall Length
  • .095" Blade Thickness
  • CPM S35VN Steel
  • Rc. 58-60 Hardness
  • Kydex Sheath
Covered by the White River Knives Lifetime Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied with this knife, send it back for free repair or replacement no questions asked.

4 Reviews

  • 5
    Steup Up Fillet - Flawless

    Posted by Tony on Feb 16th 2024

    Absolutely the best fillet knife ive ever used. From small Walleye and perch to salmon and halibut it's the best fillet knife ive ever used. Absolutely perfect.

  • 5
    Step up fillet

    Posted by Aaron on Nov 17th 2023

    Nice design and well made

  • 5
    Step-up Fillet knife

    Posted by Nicodelbosque on Jul 16th 2023

    I was curious about the design. The step-up handle really does give you a better hand position and control. Another fantastic knife from White River!

  • 5
    Been thrashing the Step Up for 2 years

    Posted by Ian in New Zealand on Apr 21st 2023

    I fillet 40+ 4-20lb snapper a few times a month. Caught outside the Manukau Harbour of New Zealand these are heavily scaled and boned fish. I dislike having to touch up blades between fish so for the last few decades have been trying various modern crucible steels as my bank balance allows. I was disappointed in the 9" Canadian Kermode as it was too flexible and the TOPS 8" was my favorite for a while despite a poorly designed handle that gets slippery and hard/tiring to grip after a few doz fish..... Which brings me to the Step Up.... Ive had it 2 years now and probably skinned and filleted 1000 fish with it. (Photos available on request?). Edge holding is good, if i use it for heading mullet as well as filleting it needs touching up on my water stones every 100 or so. Rigidity of blade ìs perfect, another inch of length would be handy at times, but everything is a compromise and the fit of the handle more than makes up for these minor niggles. I also cull fallow deer for govt. so am saving up for White Rivers Model 1.... Or if I win lotto the Sendero Classic ?