Fisherman need to have good knife to fillet the fish they have caught. The knife needs to be sharp and capable of cutting both flesh and bone. Berkley is a fishing equipment company that was founded back in 1937 in Spirit Lake Iowa. The best known items they produce are the Berkley Triline and scented lures called Powerbait, and also have a great range of knives. Having the right knife can be the difference between a good clean cut and a mass of un-usable fish flesh. Here we are going to review the Berkley Electric Fillet Knife.
Blade length: 8 inches long
Blade material: corrosion resistant stainless steel.
Safety: blades will not be released during use
Extras: the knife comes in a carrying case.
Voltage: 12 volt or 110 volt
Colour: black and red
Price: around £$30 – $60
Firstly, the knife looks good with its black and red handle, and it is great to hold. It feels safe and there are no concerns that it will slip or the blade will work loose and cause an injury. It is heavier than many knives in the same category and this leads to there being less power needed to cut through the fish. It has been used to carve meat at home and there have been no issues at all when doing this.
The blade has a sharp point and serrated sides making it easy to cut through the flesh. It allows a clean cut and there is not a lot of mess left behind when you have finished. The cord is around 12 feet long and we have found this to be long enough. The blade does not become corroded and stands up to a lot of use regardless of the type of fish being filleted. Due to the weight of the item, it is possible that the workings are metal and not plastic and this may be the reason it lasts so long and heats up so quickly.
It will be easy to compare knives and if you do you are likely to prefer the Berkley Electric fillet knife. It is not the most expensive of knives and this can lead to concerns about quality or reliability, but there is nothing to suggest that the knife will not do the job you bought it to do. Once it has been used for a long period of time, you will be able to buy replacement blades and they will cost in the region of $14.
The case means that we can keep all filleting equipment in the one place and the blades are not out in the open causing injury, and this is vital as the blades are very sharp.
Pros: It is not as expensive as some models, strong stainless steel blade, and long blade allowing sleek strokes.
Cons: Heats up quit quickly, heavier than similar knives, does not last as long as some filleting knives.
Bottom Line: This knife can be used home and away and there are other uses rather than just filleting fish.