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 on big fish or who just prefer less length when working with smaller fish. With its shorter length and narrower width, this model can also be used comfortably as a boning knife.
This knife is made with our standard CPM S35VN blade steel for superb edge retention. The blade is available with our standard CNC finish.
The Kermode 6″ comes with a Kydex sheath and either the standard length belt loop or, optionally, an extended length loop to allow it to carry a bit lower, out of the way of hip straps.
As with the larger model, the Kermode 6″ can be ordered with a couple of choices of G10 handle. G10 is incredibly rugged, waterproof and highly stain resistant. We also offer a fancy carbon fiber handle option. CF is very similar to G10 in durability and water-proofness. The G10 scales have a pattern on the handle for extra grip while the CF scales are left smooth.
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.
This is the brief info sheet we include in the box with the Kermode 6″. For further information on care and sharpening look at the pages under the “knife care” tab on the menu bar.
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Maximum Dimensions L x W x H
11.3″ x 1.4″ x 0.78″ (28.7cm x 3.6cm x 2.0cm)
Maximum blade width
Blade length (tip to handle):
4.4 oz. (125 grams) with G10 scales
2.8 oz. (80 grams) with wood scales
Sheath (with belt loop): 2.6 oz. (75 grams)
Blade steel: CPM S35VN
Blade hardness: HRC 58-60
Blade thickness at spine: 0.060″ (1.5mm)
Blade Grind: flat (CNC milled)
Cutting edge angle (inclusive): 30°
Made in BC