For filleting in camp, that knife might be fine. LIke GMcF said, there's no sheath (looks to sharp to keep in your vest
), and the handle is ALL wrong for an outdoors knife. I use a Schrade Uncle Henry folder with sheath, although they are now made in China.
The price does reflect being made in China, however, and I was using mine with a hammer last week. The point and edge held up fine. My other knife is a Buck USA fixed blade with sheath. The blade length is around 3.5-4 inches, and has a heck of a nice edge. Both of these knives will cut branches and fillet a fish if needed.
You can go the next step up in outdoor knives, and get one of the Crocodile Dundee mini machete types, and if I ventured further into the woods, I'd have
one of those.
Made in China Knives
: I first noticed that many of the big name manufacturers are importing thier knives about 7-8 years ago. I was in Walmart (what else would you expect from there?), and saw Gerber knives for $17-$35. I thought, WOW! What a DEAL!
, but then noticed they weren't Gerber USA. At $17, they might be a good deal, but I'd rather have the real deal
in knives. Case still makes their knives in the USA, and many of Buck's knives are still made
in Idaho. Buck's website will indicate which are made in the USA, and I would encourage you purchase a knife that supports an American worker.