Russ Kommer, gifted knifemaker and hunting and fishing guide, came up with the breakthrough blade grind that puts our Big Eddy™ at the head of the class. Traditionally, filet knives have had a symmetrical grind. After many hours of filleting 40-pound Alaska Salmon with the great skill and care required, the answer for a vastly improved fillet knife came to Russ—put a hollow grind on the top side of the blade and a flat grind on the bottom.
After making and rigorously testing a custom version and proving how well the concept worked, Russ granted CRKT the exclusive rights for the production models.
The larger Big Eddy II filet knife has a 9.25″ Razor-Sharp 420J2 stainless steel blade that features Russ’s high hollow grind on the top of the blade, which creates an air pocket to lift and “float” fillets off, while the flat taper ground side glides smoothly across the skin. Triple-Point™ Serrations help you cut through gristle, bones and fins. This knife is designed to handle the largest game fish such as salmon and halibut.
The unique Twin-Fused™ handle is a rigid, high-impact polypropylene core wrapped with a soft textured rubber grip for a firm, safe hold. Its streamlined sheath is injection-molded for long wear and stylish utility.
The polypropylene lanyard adds extra convenience. Kommer’s Big Eddy II adds special ease and speed of filleting to the quality of the world’s finest filleting knives—all at a remarkable price.
Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®), a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories was founded by Rod Bremer in 1994.
CRKT offers a broad line of sport, work, and professional knives and tools that are purpose driven designs.
The most innovative custom knife makers and designers in the industry have created our knife, tool and accessory products.
The result is that the hottest custom designs are available to the consumer for daily use at affordable prices.
All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available.
Our purpose is to provide useful improvements, and entirely new product concepts, that embrace our historic core company values of quality, innovation, and value.
CRKT knives, tools, and accessories are covered by exceptional warranties, which are fully detailed in the company catalog and on the Warranty Information page of this website.