One of the sites I check on a regular basis is the blog WideOpenSpaces.com. It is the hunting/shooting/fishing/outdoor version of a viral media site. However, if you are into outdoor pursuits, the links don’t disappoint.
The above video is a promo for a knife called the Bubba Blade. WideOpenSpaces blogged/posted a link to it the other day. The Bubba Blade seems like a reasonably capable processing/fillet knife. On one hand I am skeptical of knives with a gimmicky name and offshore manufacturing, but I used a bit of Google-fu on the testimonial folks, and people seem legitimate enough. Mostly folks of recognizable-name in the world of saltwater charter fishing.
More important than endorsements are the technical details and the video evidence.
The knife is made from 8Cr13MoV, a legitimate steel of Chinese manufacture. It is commonly found in Kershaw and Spyderco blades from China. The knives have 6-12″ blades and carry a price tag from $50-$75 which seems in line with the material and size. They are available in hunting, fillet, machete, and even chef’s style blades. The handle is oversized and rubberized, with a sub-hilt for your finger. It looks to give good grip in slimy situations like the bowels of a fish.
I might send an email to the company and see if I can play both the TTAK and fishing guide cards. Hopefully, I can get my hands on one to test. Mostly, I just thought the video was pretty impressive.
Another video that they linked to: