GC Fish Spike
GC Fish Spike
Custom Made in the USA. These hand-crafted fish spikes are from Greg Cimms Custom Knives, Millbrook, NY
GC Ikejime fish spike is a purpose build tool to instantly destroy the fish's brain. With tuna fish in particular this is extremely important. Just like deer hunting you want to dispatch your kill as quickly and humanly as possible. This will prevent stress hormones from entering the meat giving it an off or "fishy" taste and smell. It will also prevent the tuna from freaking out and flapping on the deck for up to 15 minutes which bruises and burns up the meat. This technique will also greatly lengthen the shelf life.
These spikes are made from high grade 440C stainless that has been differentially and cryogenically heat treated for maximum toughness. They are also coated with cerakote H series for great corrosion resistance. Of course it still needs to be rinsed with fresh water or “salt gone is the best” dried between uses to prevent rust, salt water is relentless. Do not put back in the sheath with blood or moisture on it.
To use follow the preoperculum line up to the top middle of the head and simply push the spike in and give it a turn. Note: This is a penetrating tool and is not meant for prying. When you hit the right spot the fishes mouth will open and the pectoral fin will stand up.
Each spike comes with an optional kydex sheath and a custom zipper case.