Bait Utility Knife

Siv

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I had a 8$ Rapala bait knife for years that did the job of plug cutting herring, bleeding fish, hacking up crab bait, cutting rope, etc..... Stayed pretty sharp and didn't rust.

Well it finally got lost I am wondering what you guys are using for this application. It sits in a slot in the cutting board on the transom and gets lots of spray and abuse. Any better suggestions before I replace with another Rapala?

thanks
 

hawksfan75

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Morakniv or the Dexter net knife. I wear mine on a belt but either of those are great and cheap enough to not feel bat if they get dropped etc…
 

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Morakniv or the Dexter net knife. I wear mine on a belt but either of those are great and cheap enough to not feel bat if they get dropped etc…


I have a morakniv and I really like it but it rusts pretty bad. I don't know if they have a saltwater friendly one but mine was like $12
 

Siv

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Morakniv or the Dexter net knife. I wear mine on a belt but either of those are great and cheap enough to not feel bat if they get dropped etc…
Don't want serrated like the Dexter but the Mora looks pretty cool. Needs to not rust however, it is not going to get a lot of care. I have a couple Vic knives but found them to thin bladed for this all around use.
 

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I had a 8$ Rapala bait knife for years that did the job of plug cutting herring, bleeding fish, hacking up crab bait, cutting rope, etc..... Stayed pretty sharp and didn't rust.

Well it finally got lost I am wondering what you guys are using for this application. It sits in a slot in the cutting board on the transom and gets lots of spray and abuse. Any better suggestions before I replace with another Rapala?

thanks

I think that thin little rapala is still perfect for all those uses you describe.
I have several of the moraknives and they are good boat knives but better for bleeding a halibut or tuna than precisely cutting cut plugs. I don’t like their thick, stiff blade for that application.
 
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sgwill122

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+2 on the Stainless Moraknives. I rarely fish bait and never cut plug, it has a thick backbone so definitely not a filet knife but is a great all around deck knife that holds an edge. I usually remember to hit it with freshwater after a trip, even though it it stainless it does pick up an occasional rust freckle but not bad.

Amazon.com: Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Cyan: Sports & Outdoors

I'll have to get one of those. I really like mine but it it's definitely carbon steel. I didn't even know they made SS ones.
 

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+2 on the Stainless Moraknives. I rarely fish bait and never cut plug, it has a thick backbone so definitely not a filet knife but is a great all around deck knife that holds an edge. I usually remember to hit it with freshwater after a trip, even though it it stainless it does pick up an occasional rust freckle but not bad.

Amazon.com: Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Cyan: Sports & Outdoors
Ordered this one. Should do the job. Thanks guys.
 
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I have some of those stainless morakniv ones that I take poor care of. They haven’t rusted out too bad, not any worse than any of the cheap stainless fillet knives.
 

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I've always loved vickies, we cut lots of line and used for a variety of stuff on commercial boats. The black handled ones are great for a bit more stiff action, with a smaller blade size. I buy the white handled ones for our family steak knives.