Throughout the course of the fishing season, a wide variety of fish end up on our fillet table at On The Water. We first sharpen our knives during the spring blackfish season, before scup and black sea bass open, and those find their way to the cutting board. Next up is summertime fluke, then tuna, bonito, perhaps a tilefish or two, and once in a while, a striped bass. We end the season as we began, with blackfish, or maybe a few cod if we’re lucky.
Just like we wouldn’t use the same recipe to prepare all these species (although frying might work), we don’t use the same blade to process them. We need a longer, flexible blade to fillet the fluke, a short, but still flexible blade for the sea bass and scup, and a stout blade to carve up the stripers, tuna, and tog.
This makes the Quik-Change II Interchangeable Cutlery System an indispensable tool. The internal locking mechanism on these knives allows us to seamlessly change blades, which is especially useful when processing a mixed bag of fish. The Talon handle can fit any style Talon Blade, from the 9-inch for fluke to the 5-inch for scup. There are serrated blades for cutting bait, and even blades for hunting season, all easily interchangeable on the same Talon handle.
The Havalon Talon’s adaptable design allows it to fit any style Talon blade big or small with the press of a button. The Talon also features a removable back panel for easy clean up after filleting or processing, and it comes with a rugged nylon roll-pack to store a variety of blade styles and sizes. With an infinite list of uses and possibilities, the Talon is the next evolution in cutlery.
It took over three years of R&D to create the first Havalon Every Day Carry. The REDI features the all new REDI-Lock replaceable blade system, which lets you easily swap between styles of semi-permanent AUS-8 steel blades. REDI blades are designed for extended use and abuse, and can even be re-sharpened. Each REDI comes with two drop point blades (one with partial serration), a blade holder for extra blade storage, and a T5 Torx bit so you can reposition the pocket clip. The innovation doesn’t stop there, as the REDI is also the first Havalon to have spring assist for smooth, one hand opening.