Like “most” kastking products; good price and great quality. Works well. Holds an edge. Great for packing.
In full disclosure I got this knife for free as part of a KastKing loyalty program.The blade is sharp and thin, great for filleting. It is easy to open and locks in place securely.I saw some comments about the blade being bent so I looked at mine. There is a VERY slight bend in the blade that I wouldn't have noticed unless I was looking for it.I haven't had a chance to use it as a filleting knife yet but I have used it around the kitchen just to try it out. I'll update my review if I find any issues.I haven't found a reason to give it less than 5 stars.
The knife has accompanied me on multiple trips to the Canadian wilderness. They both have very comfortable rubberized grips, but I really like the contoured shape of the KastKing knife better. The Buck knife is build like a tank and weighs almost an ounce more than the KastKing, so only time will tell if the KastKing can withstand the abuse the Buck knife has over the years. It seems sturdy for as lightweight as it is.One major plus of the KastKing knife is that it comes with a very durable sheath with thick Velcro closure and a big accommodating belt loop on the back. I don't plan to carry this knife on my side, but it will definitely find itself attached to the outside of a backpack! We keep our fillet knife tucked away in a pack so it doesn't get lost - a nightmare on a 10 day wilderness trip when you eat fish daily - but the option to keep this knife safely external on a pack is going to be a nice alternative that I look forward to.As for cutting ability - I have not tested it, yet. In my experience, fillet knives all hold a sharp edge - its just a matter of how well the edge holds up to filleting pike and big lake trout day after day. My Buck knife uses 420J2 steel - which is pretty much crap for a fillet knife though extremely corrosion resistant. I have gotten good at sharpening it over the years though it is not fun. This Kastking is 416 stainless - which is superior to 420J2. The KastKing knife also has a slightly thinner blade, which makes it more flexible and easier to work with.This was not intended to be a comparison of 2 knives, but it seemed to be a easy way to review a knife I only recently bought as I have LOVED my Buck knife over the years and have even given several away as presents. But this KastKing at 30% cheaper, lighter, more portable, and made of superior steel is my new knife of choice.
Got the item very fast a few weeks ago, but I wanted to wait to use it and then leave a review.Yesterday and was finally able to use it on a fish, it was so nice and compact to carry it around, I cut bait with it and then fillet, I was lucky I caught a nice fish and it is so sharp that I could use it to cut thin slices for sashimi. Kastking is on fire with innovative products, can't wait to see what they come up with next.
Impressed! I’m a knife guy, live knives and have a lot. I wanted a folding filet for my tackle bag and for $20 and good reviews I bought this. Very impressed for $20! Razor sharp with perfect edge along whole blade, slight flex as expected for a thin filet knife but very solid at the fold with little flex at the joint. Quality!Haven’t used yet, will report back to see how long it holds a blade and how it re sharpens.