I have used a rapala as my go-to filet knife for the past 20ish years. Been looking for a replacement for the past few and when I found mkc offering the flathead, I had to give it a try. Took a trip up north the week it arrived and I was able to try it out on some walleye and pike. Very impressed overall and the edge retention is phenomenal. As with everything this company puts out, the build quality is great. I’ll be looking forward to using this for many years.