As fishermen, we were sick and tired of our fillet knives going dull, rusting, pitting, slipping out of our hand and not being able to hold up in a harsh saltwater environment. We wanted a knife that could handle a rigorous life at sea. After searching for this perfect knife, we found that one did not exist anywhere, for any price. That's when we set out to make the best fillet knife possible.
After consulting with many other fishermen with multiple prototypes over the course of a year, production began on what we think is the Ultimate Fillet Knife™.
The end result is a set of fillet knives that stay sharper longer, resist rusting, and hold up under the harsh environment of saltwater fishing. The Bubba Blade also has a handle that is safer and easier to grip. This new patented no slip grip handle was created so that there is protection from the blade and protection from the spines of fish like Scolpin. When filleting fish on the back of the boat, hands covered in blood and fish slime you need to be able to bear down on the knife without the fear of your hand slipping off the handle easily.
These are all very basic wants and needs in any kind of knife, which is why hunters love the knives also. We believe that we have created the Ultimate Sportsman's Knife™ and believe you will too. We call it the Bubba Blade™.
This is what all the fishermen were jumping up and down about when we showed them the prototype.
We started with a full tang blade construction for better balance and weight distribution, added a thermoplastic polymer handle and wrapped that with a special synthetic rubber made out of the strongest compounds on the market today. The handle is big enough so that you have outstanding grip security, and it feels great in your hand. The handle has multiple thumb and finger positions so you can apply pressure when you need to cut through the tough part of a fish.
This wrapped handle is engineered for outstanding grip security and safety. It is also resistant to heat, weathering, and chemicals. The non-slip thumb pads, finger pads, and guards help prevent your hand from slipping onto the blade or into the spines of the fish you are cleaning.
Being fishermen ourselves we knew what fishermen wanted—a high quality fillet knife at a reasonable price that is safer to use, holds its sharpness, and resists pitting and corrosion. We believe that we have built a fillet knife that will do all this for years to come in a harsh saltwater environment.
We looked into what kind of metal is used on the most expensive knives and discovered that not all stainless steel is created equally. There are many factors involved in steel-making, and you need high-end steel to keep a sharp edge on a knife.
After months of research, we went with 8CR13MOV. We feel that it is the best steel on the planet for what fishermen and hunters want. This is a high carbon stainless steel with a Rockwell rating for hardness of 56-58, which is typically found in much more expensive knives. Simply put, this steel is the best we could find that would hold a razor sharp edge longer and take an edge when resharpening it.
All Bubba Blades are sharpened by hand at the factory to razor sharpness. For good measure we coated the blade with a non stick surface that is bonded with Titanium that will help prevent rusting & pitting and let the meat slide off the blade effortlessly.