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NEW NRA MEMBERSHIP KNIFE UNVEILED FOR 2011Dec 14, 2010
Two industry leaders, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Buck Knives, have taken their partnership to the next level by offering an exclusive Buck Knives NRA Edition Model 113 Ranger Skinner for the NRA membership program.
In early December 2010 the NRA began offering the 113 Ranger Skinner with a custom NRA stand. The NRA Buck Knives Model 113 Ranger Skinner features a 3 1/8” drop point blade with 420HC steel. Total overall length is 7 ¼” and the weight is 5.2 ounces. The knife has a Charcoal Dymondwood handle and features a brass bolster with the NRA logo engraved on it. This knife comes complete with a plexiglass plaque frame and hanging hardware to show off this collector piece. The plaque also features the NRA logo in red and black and the NRA script on the bottom of the plaque. The 113 is made in the USA and this was a big deciding factor for the NRA when exploring this project.
“We listened to our membership when they said they wanted us to offer a USA made incentive,” stated Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the NRA. “We know from previous programs that knives are very popular among our membership. When it came to making a decision of which brand we wanted to offer, Buck Knives was at the top of the list,” he said.
Buck Knives is committed to making as many knives as possible in the USA. “In 2009 we introduced our American Commitment from Buck Knives,” said CJ Buck, President of Buck Knives. “Because of this initiative we have been able to meet the demands of conservation organizations and industry organizations that quite honestly were not receiving quality USA made product. By sitting down with Wayne and his team, we were able to design and create an incentive that delivers quality and craftsmanship, and most importantly, it comes from our dedicated team in our Idaho factory. Our team is proud to be able to provide the NRA with this top-of-the-line incentive knife,” said Buck.
Buck Knives is also proud to continue a great working relationship with the NRA, and in many instances find their members are also Buck customers. “Working with the NRA has proven a great partnership and we at Buck Knives are excited about offering this knife to the NRA members who are able to make the commitment and help solidify what the NRA is working to accomplish,” said Buck.
This project will be highlighted at the NRA National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 29th, 2011. “We look forward to showcasing this project at the NRA Convention,” said Lapierre. “Chuck Buck, Chairman of Buck Knives, CJ Buck and myself will have the opportunity to sign the very first knife in this series at the Pittsburgh event and use that knife at our annual auction.”
For more information on this knife, visit the NRA’s website at www.NRA-Activate.org.