Bubba Blade fillet knives 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. It won't get slippery even when wet and covered with fish slime and blood. 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. These are all very basic wants and needs in any kind of knife, which is why hunters love the knives also.
Bubba Blade 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, they went with 8CR13MOV. They 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 they 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 the blade is coated with a non stick surface that is bonded with Titanium that will help prevent rusting and pitting and let the meat slide off the blade effortlessly.
The Big Red No-Slip-Grip Handle
This is what all the fishermen were jumping up and down about when they were shown the prototype.
Bubba Blade 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 to stay sticky as it gets wetter for total 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.
Knowing what fisherman and hunters wanted, Bubba Blade created a high quality fillet knife at a reasonable price that is safer to use, holds its sharpness, and resists pitting and corrosion. They believe that they have built a fillet knife that will do all this for years to come in a harsh saltwater environment.