This is the 6 inch version of the original 9 inch Kermode. We’ve kept the handle the same but reworked the blade for those who like to fillet with a smaller knife. Its shorter length and narrower width make it great for cutting smaller fish or for those who prefer a short blade for large fish. With the updated surface finish and steel composition, the blade resists corrosion, chipping and edge wear even better than the original version. We have also tweaked the grind on the knife to add a little more flex, based on user feedback.
The knife takes its name from the creamy-white coated Kermode, or Spirit Bear, a sub-species of the black bear that is native to the BC coastal region. It has been found that in daylight the Kermode is 30 percent more efficient at fishing than regular black bears because its reduced contrast with the sky makes it less visible to fish.
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Mario (verified owner) –
I chose the carbon handle and I was a bit afraid that it might be rough due to the carbon fibres. But it’s as smooth as it can possibly be and still has a lot of grip.
Opening the parcel is a great experience! There is no plastic used for packaging, it’s shipped with environmentally friendly materials. The look and feel of the knife is awesome and it’s razor sharp!
Very nice piece of engineering and knife-worksmanship!
Todd P –
Received the Magnacut version of this 6″ Kermode a couple of days prior to leaving for a spearfishing trip to the Bahamas. I was immediately impressed with the feel of the knife in my hand, balance, handle shape were all good. I spent two weeks with it, filleting and processing dozens of fish from Yellow fin tuna and Wahoo to Lionfish, groupers, snappers and other reef fish. I’ve personally found that the scales on some of the reef fish are very hard on knives, they are much tougher then any of the fish I catch up here in BC. Usually I am hitting a strop every fish and a stone every other day, but with the Magnacut blade, I stropped about 1/2 way through the trip and again on the last day. Knife was still shaving sharp. When I got it home, I proceeded to use the blade while splicing a number of Dyneema ropes, which usually murders knives. The used MAgnacut Kermode easily cut the dyneema much longer then the normal D2 workhorse knife that I usually use, or even my S35 hunting blades. I’ve invested in another Magnacut hunting knife as I was so impressed with durability of the edge.
Love the look and feel of this BC made knife. Primarily fish trout and kokanee, and this knife deals with ease. Probably best to sharpen once in awhile I know, but I’ve gone 3 seasons without any maintenance and it’s still razor sharp. Great from Mike and the crew at North Arm. As mentioned by others, you won’t be disappointed.
Terry Torgerson (verified owner) –
After using low cost fillet knives for years, I purchased a Kermode. I have used it primarily to clean and cut up surf perch and albacore. I must say it completely out-performs any previous fillet knife I have owned and holds an edge very well. It costs more but at this pace it will last for a long, long time.
Ken M. (verified owner) –
I purchased my Kermode 6” this past winter and easily cleaned over fifty Bluegills. The Kermode is still as sharp as the day it arrived. The handle fits my hand like a glove and the stiffness of the blade is superb for filleting. If your looking for a quality fillet knife look no further than a North Arm Kermode you won’t be disappointed.