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This knife is suitable for fishing?

Hi,all guys, In the next weekend,i will go fishing with my friends, i urgently need of a knife for it.Can u recommend ?

has anyone of u have experience with this Kershaw Ken Onion Baby Boa Folding Knife ?It looks good, but i am not sure for it is suitable for fishing or not.

What do u think about it?Yay or nay?

Give me some advice.

 

Have a nice weekend!

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Just about any knife can be

Just about any knife can be used to clean a fish but I prefer a blade that is more slender.  But for a general purpose knife it should work for you depending on just what you plan on using it for.

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for fishing

To gut fish, you want a slender sharp blade of around 2 inches or so will work great.  For filleting I typically use a 6 inch bladed Rapala fillet knife.  I also have a larger Rapala fillet knife but rarely use it on the size of fish we have around here.  For gutting fish I normally just use the fine edge blade on my Leatherman Wave since that's what I usually have on me when I fish. Of course it's always worthwhile having just about any manageable sized sharp knife in the outdoors.

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In reality a Leatherman Multi

In reality a Leatherman Multi Tool will handle just about any job that you want to do.  We have even used one of the super tools to cut up a spike bull elk bones and all one year when we forgot to bring a saw along.  It took a while to saw through those big bones with a 4" saw blade but it got the job done. 

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They're great

They really are a great tool to have in the outdoors Critter.  I recommend them to anyone, especially to fisherman.  My trusty Leatherman Wave has saved the day more times than I can count since I bought it about 10 years ago.  The only thing I've ever gutted with it are fish, and it's helped a few times to pull out ducks from hot paraffin wax when plucking feathers.  Used it a few times in the field to assist in reassembly of my shotgun, the link in my 11-87 requires needle nose pliers (or very thin fingers) to reinstall and seat it properly.  It's comes in handy in camp for repairing gear, used as a pot handle, used to cut tent stakes with. It's two sided mill/diamond file gets used to sharpen axes, hatchets, fishhooks, and other knives in the field. I use the needle nose pliers all the time for removing fish hooks from fish, sometimes from myself too.  Even used the pliers once to remove a thick long thorn that got jammed deep in my thumb and broke off under the surface Oops! .  I always have it with me when hunting, not as a primary field dressing tool, but as a general useful tool when needed.  It's even come in handy a multitude of times when just traveling for vacation and staying in hotels and condos.  Two things that I wish my Wave had on it is an awl and a pin punch.  I'd sacrafice one less flathead screwdriver and the folding lanyard ring in exchange for those two items. I know Leatherman updated and reintroduced the Wave in 2004, but I'm just not a fan of removeable and interchangeable bits on a mutli-tool, especially one that gets carried in the field, too many small pieces to drop and lose.

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