Shun Classic 7-in. Flexible Fillet Knife with High-Carbon Stainless Steel Blade and D-Shaped PakkaWood Handle Right Amount of Flex for Skinning
This flexible fillet knife is ideal for prepping large fillets of fish and meats, such as pork or chicken. The knife's relatively short blade has just the right amount of flex for skinning and boning fish, while the handle's ergonomic shape is comfortable.
The Shun Premier Gokujo Boning Fillet Knife cuts more cleanly and faster than any knife we we tested, and it costs less than $50.
The combination of the curved blade and 6-inch length makes filleting fish a joy. Flies are no problem either. The 6-inch blade length makes it easier to pull the meat off the bone.
The Shun Classic knife is the best filleting knife we tested. Its rosewood handle is the most comfortable and flexible handle we tested.
Shun Kanso 6.5-Inch Boning/Fillet Knife; Stainless Steel Blade Handcrafted in Japan; Tagayasan Wood Handle; Tradition Meets Innovation with Every Slice; Optimal Control for Delicate
Among our kitchen knives, the Kanso Boning/Fillet Knife is the best for boning beef, pork or lamb. The blade is slender enough to curve around meat, making it easy to remove thin rib bones.
This knife is great for preparing meat, poultry, and seafood, as well as vegetables. It's comfortable to hold, and crafted from high-grade stainless steel and ebony wood.
A properly sharpened Japanese knife can cut through just about anything you throw at it, and this Shun Premier Kiritsuke knife has one of the best blades we tested. The 16-degree blade converts to 18 degrees for slicing.
This traditional-style Japanese knife is worth investing in. Its blade is tougher and more durable than it looks.
The hand-sharpened Shun Cutlery knife's 6.5-inch blade makes wet-cutting tasks easy, but its size makes it too narrow for heavy-duty tasks.
Shun Kanso 5-Inch Asian Multi-Prep Knife; Stainless Steel Double-Bevel Blade and Contoured Tagayasan Handle Handcrafted in Japan with Heritage Finish and Triangular Shape for Easy Maneuvering
This knife is the most expensive we tested and the most expensive you'll ever buy. But it's the best knife we've ever used, and it's under $40.