Dexter Russell Knives are amazing. They are Super Sharp. They are made in the USA. They hold an edge a long time and can easily be sharpened and cleaned. They last forever. The Softgrip handle is easy to hold, ergonomic, and slip resistant especially when wet. AND they are affordable. What more could a fisherman want? This 9 inch flexible fillet knife comes with a very durable, safe, heavy duty sheath. The blade is proprietary DexSteel stain free high carbon steel. MADE IN THE USA FILLET KNIFE AND SHEATH.