When it comes to knives, the sharpest choice for fishing is now the sharpest choice for hunting. Rapala®, the most trusted name in fishing since 1936 and the brand behind the world’s most popular fillet knives, is extending its passion and uncompromising standards from the fish camp to the field with the launch of a new line of knives designed specifically for hunters: The Rapala Classic Birch Collection.
Outdoor enthusiasts will undoubtedly recognize the craftsmanship of the new collection. Anglers have long relied on Rapala’s iconic, razor-sharp Fish ‘N Fillet® knives to make quick work of any filleting chore. And, for years, intuitive hunters have also turned to these legendary blades to skin or field dress wild game or fowl like no other knife can. Now, with six specialty Rapala hunting knives to choose from, they can select the perfect style for any scenario, from knives with compact and maneuverable blades for tight detail work, to large, heavy-duty blades for skinning large game.
“Serious sporting enthusiasts demand quality when it comes to the tools of their trade — whether selecting a lure, bow or blade,” said Tom Mackin, president of Rapala USA. “For nearly 90 years, legendary Finnish blade manufacturer Marttiini® has produced Rapala knives, delivering a level of craftsmanship that can’t be beat. With the introduction of the Classic Birch Collection, we’re proud to deliver hunters a selection of knives they can trust to stand up to the most demanding tasks the Great Outdoors has to offer.”
As with each of Rapala’s popular Fish ‘N Fillet knives, all Classic Birch Collection hunting knives are made at the legendary Marttini factory in Finland and feature razor-sharp blades constructed of German stainless steel and emblazoned with J. Marttiini’s famous signature. Each knife in the collection features the iconic Rapala birch handle, through tang construction, a brass ferule, and comes with a genuine leather sheath with belt loop, along with a molded one-piece scabbard for safe storage.
Rapala presents the following Classic Birch Collection knives — each a cut above the rest:
Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Skinner Knife
A heavy-duty hunting knife that’s ideal for skinning large game, the 4-1/2 inch Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Skinner Knife boasts a curved, razor-sharp stainless steel blade with a narrow tip, making for easy, tight work next to the hide. The narrow tip leads to a wide edge that prevents spring action while skinning that trophy buck.
Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Clip Point Knife
With its stout, strong design, the Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Clip Point Knife is a must-have tool to bring along on any hunting trip. The stainless steel blade is 4-1/2 inches and has a curved tip with a thinner, exceptionally sharp, fine point. The unique shape of the clip point knife combined with the sharpness of the quality Marttiini blade leads to a quick and deeper puncture when dressing your trophy kill.
Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Drop Point Knife
No hunting trip would be complete without bringing along the versatile, all-purpose Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Drop Point Knife. Boasting a 3-3/4 inch stainless steel blade with a robust, thick point for tough tasks, the Drop Point is the perfect all-around blade knife for any species of wild game. It’s also a great choice for camping and carving. The slope on the spine of the blade runs from the handle to its tip, leading to a thicker, more durable knife, perfect for all butchering tasks. Don’t leave home without one.
Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Gut Hook Knife
When it comes to field dressing, the strong and durable Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Gut Hook Knife is an essential item for your next hunting adventure. Its 3-3/4 inch blade features a precision hook gap and a sharpened radius, along with a wide tip that reduces punctures, allowing for flawless work anywhere in the wild. The gut hook featured on the blade makes for efficient and confident field dressing, so you can get the job done quickly and return to the hunting lodge ready to enjoy your bounty.
Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Caping Knife
Outdoor enthusiasts will love the compact and maneuverable Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Caping Knife. Featuring a 3-1/2 inch, razor-sharp stainless steel blade with a slight drop point and a surgical edge, it’s ideal for tight detail work when precision is paramount. Paired with a steady, skilled hand, the Caping Knife will help eliminate mistakes and ensure the perfect end to a perfect outing.
Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Bird Knife
Specifically designed for working with fowl and small game, the Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Bird Knife features a mid-sized, 3-3/4 inch semi-flex blade that’s ideal for making cuts along the bone. The extra-sharp blade can’t be beat when it comes to those tight spaces where bird hunters know attention to detail is key.