Classic Trout Knife is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from SO DISAPPOINTED Have been using my grandmother's and mother's Bean's trout knives since I was a kid. Have worn about 5 to a skinny short blade since 1970 wedding present from Mom and it was time for another new one. Old carbon steel blades from 1930s through the 90s (?) get razor sharp. Even stainless blade of Chicago Cutlery Bean's knife purchased in the early 2000's are pretty good after sharpening. THIS WON'T CUT A TOMATO without smooshing it. Won't penetrate a plastic sausage roll wrapper without a point-pierce first. Sharpened and sharpened and sharpened... Older knives will bite your finger if you even get close...this one won't even penetrate when you lay it on...
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great redesign I have owned a couple of LL bean trout knifes they were great knifes with carbon steel blades. loved them the blades were easy to resharpen but the blades rusted easily and stained if you used them in the kitchen. I have the 100 year ll bean anniversary trout knife. This knife is a great redesign the new handle is more comfortable feels great in your hand. It is a well balanced knife. The new blade is stainless and razor sharp. Everyone should by four one for the kitchen, one for the tackle box, one for the car, and one to give to a friend you love.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why the change? I am on my third LL Bean trout knife and opened the page to order one for a young friend of mine who is just learning his way around the kitchen and loves to cook. I have given him three different sizes (6”, 8”, and 10”) of cast iron frying pans and was so looking forward to getting him his own trout knife. But! Now the blade is stainless steel! I know I am old fashioned, but carbon steel knives - in HMO - are THE knives for serious cooks. So easy to sharpen, and sure, the blade will stain and rust ... if you don’t take care of it properly. Wash it after you use it, and then make sure it is dry before you put it away in the knife rack. By the way, the first two trout knives I had wore out after so many respective years of sharpening. While the third one still has years in front of it, one day, it too will nite the dust. So, I am stuck, some might say, with carbon steel knives - trout knife and chef’s knives - and need a recommendation. Any suggestions?
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Knife is OK The knife looks nice, however in my estimation it was not sharp, sharp to me means cutting hair of my arm. It was made in China, there are many good knives makers here in the US. This item was not up to L.L. Bean's standards in my mind.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Made in china Can llbean not find a USA manufacture to make this simple knife? I bought this knife to carry on my fishing trips. I wanted something simple and long lasting but not made in China.
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not the same as grampa's My grandfathers original knife which I now own is a thin flex blade that is not full tang. the new knife is full tang like the old Herters camp knife that he left me. 2 completely different blade styles , the new model is razor sharp , excellent for cleaning fish and game . new knife is stiff with a little flex , fits great in the hand, and when it's missing my Wife has it in the camp kitchen because it is sharp .
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from What a shame! It is a shame that L.L. Bean could not see their way clear to provide a quality sheath with this knife. The knife itself is decent enough but the sheath screams CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP!
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LL Bean knife I never knew LL Bean made knives. I found one today at a shop, almost exactly the newest but LL Bean Inc is stamped on the handle along with Freeport ME. I would love to know about what year this was made! Its in exceptional shape but without the sheath.
Date published: 2018-04-23