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CHB Custom Fillet Knives   PHOTO GALLERY 

Our custom hand crafted, distinctly unique fillet knives begin with the selection of a variety of wood stock including; our signature stock Eastern Red Cedar,  Black Walnut, Cherry, Maple, Spalted Maple, Hickory, Mahogany,  Butternut, Oak, and limited quantities of Curly Red Birch, Osage Orange, Bubinga, Pakauk, Purple Heart,  Only unique cuts of wood stock are hand selected. Click through some of the examples of our fillet knives below.  Drag cursor over image for details and click for larger image.   NOTE:  A few remaining are not the Leech Lake Knife but the blade is a replica of the Leech Lake "blade."   The majority of blades are the "new blade" (see home page explanation) and the standard 6 3/4 inch blade.

6 3/4 Single Edge Blade
6 3/4 Single Edge Blade

Heat treated hardened 440 C stainless steel, polished mirror finished blade with upper cutting edge HRC 58-60 This blade IS NOT sold seperately.

7 1/4" Single Edge Blade
7 1/4" Single Edge Blade

Heat treated hardened 440 C stainless steel, polished mirror finished blade with upper cutting edge HRC 58-60. This blade IS NOT sold separately.

7 1/4" Double Edge Blade
7 1/4" Double Edge Blade

Heat treated hardened 440 C stainless steel, polished mirror finished blade with upper cutting edge HRC 58-60. This blade IS NOT sold separately.

Eastern Red Cedar
Eastern Red Cedar

The Eastern Red Cedar is CHB Custom Fillet Knives, LLC signature knife. The array of changing color and grain even in the same piece of stock is simply amazing! It is not uncommon to find a light, blond/almond coloring on one end of the stock only to find marbling deep red/maroon coloring on the other end. When ordering, you can indicate a preference but it is simply impossible to replicate the same coloring and grain since no two are alike. A 7.25" heat treated hardened stainless steel blade

Black Walnut
Black Walnut

It would be hard to overstate Black Walnut’s popularity among woodworkers in the United States. Its cooperative working characteristics, coupled with its rich brown coloration puts the wood in a class by itself among temperate-zone hardwoods. To cap it off, the wood also has good dimensional stability, shock resistance, and strength properties.

Spalted Maple
Spalted Maple

Spalting is simply a fungal discoloration of wood, and can be found on a wide range of wood species and genera. It is found in wood that has begun initial stages of decay, and is then subsequently dried (preventing further decay). The partial decay, called spalting, can give the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack the wood. If the wood has been rescued from the spalting at the right time, the lumber should still be sound and usable.

Butternut
Butternut

The Butternut heartwood is usually a light to medium tan, sometimes with a reddish tint. Growth rings are darker and form fairly distinct grain patterns. Sapwood is a pale yellowish white. The grain is typically straight, with a medium to coarse texture. Silky natural luster. I find the worm holes to be the unique characteristic feature of many of the cuts of this wood

Hickory-Water
Hickory-Water

Hickory is among the hardest and strongest of woods native to the United States. On average, Hickory is denser, stiffer, and harder than either White Oak or Hard Maple. The wood is commonly used where strength or shock-resistance is important. Hickory is also used as charcoal in cooking meat, with the smoke imparting additional flavor to the food.

Black Ash
Black Ash

Common Name(s): Black Ash Scientific Name: Fraxinus nigra Distribution: Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada Tree Size: 50-65 ft (15-20 m) tall, 1-2 ft (.3-.6 m) trunk diameter Janka Hardness: 850 lbf