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What stores carry Leech Lake Knives

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Hey folks, anyone know of any stores in the metro where a guy can look and handle a leech lake knife without blindly ordering one from their site or from a store up north?

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I bought mine at the greater northwest sports show about 10 years ago and it is the only knife I will fillet with but as far as a real store the only one that might have one is Reeds.

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I thought I remember Gander carrying them a while back. Might be worth a call.

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I'm pretty sure I saw some at the Eden Prairie Gander Mountain store earlier this year. Give them a call.

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GANDER MOUNTAIN!

I know some people swear by them but Personally I don't like them and think they are dangerous.

I would suggest using great caution and a fillet glove to avoid serious injury which I have seen first hand on more then one occasion.

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Scheels in Mankato has them, I'm on the same page as Pier though, they can sure be dangerous.

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What do you mean "dangerous?? Is there something about them that is more dangerous than any other very sharp knife? Slippery handle?

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I worked in the knife industry at one time. The truth is that a sharp knife is safer than a dull one. Less effort is required, both in the cutting and holding/gripping what you are cutting. This is where most knife-related accidents occur...

-Gregg B.

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That's what I thought. Apparently the sharp back edge gets some folks, based on some research I did after posting.

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Yes they are very sharp and if you don't pay attention the back side can get you!

Most people that have them love them they are the coolest looking knife a little spendy but to each is own.

I use a plain Jane Rapala and the Electric Rapala Fillet knives.

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Can you get a leech lake knife with a stiff blade?

Fishmeister gave me a Leech Lake knife that has a a fairly stiff blade and I do like it better than the more flexible one he has.

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thanks guys I am gonna have to make a trip to Reeds hopefully soon, if not on my way to the deer camp, I have always used the lower end rapala ones and have been happy with those, but I used a leech lake knife this summer and was very impressed, mostly the handle and the edge that knife holds, as far as safety, I would by much more concerned with a dull knife as opposed to a very sharp knife...

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Were talking about the Razor sharp top edge of the LL knife nothing to do with a dull knife!

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I understand that, would much rather have the razor sharp edges of them

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Have you seen the design, they have a sharpend tip that goes onto the normally dull backside of the point, that is the dangerous part. I sliced my finger open pretty good on it, but once you are used to it being there it wouldn't be a problem.

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I cut myself one time soon after I got mine in 2001. I did it when starting to take the skin off a fillet.They do provide a bandaid with each knife. grin It still is the knife I reach for first to fillet fish. It also carves a mean turkey.

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