This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add our exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance we harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.
Best suited for skinning game. The tip is narrow, while the wide curved belly gives a nice skinning sweep that aids in getting through thick layers. The downward angled, more blunt point makes it harder to make an accidental slice through the hide.
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I just received this 113Ranger.a while back..i put it to use on my game...from deer to rabbit and it did very well..keep it sharp and it will keep you safe n happy...very easy in your hand..good balance when skinning..dressing n cutting was a snap on smaller game..buck put a nice point on this knife...thanks Buck Knives..Ken
I was in the market for a skinning knife when buck brought out this a few years ago, bought it straight away no hesitations as i have other knives from buck. The quality in their knives are backed by their customer service which I cannot fault. This knife has served my well, using it from deer to goats even the odd marsupial. The knife gets a lot use and when kept beyond razor sharp glides effortlessly for the job at hand. Recommend for any hunter, skinner or lovers of beautiful knives.
I bought this knife for use on trails and in the woods and have owned a little over a year. It's great quality and has held up well. Things I like are that it feels good in the hands, feels sturdy and strong, stays sharp, easy to carry. Things I dislike are the brass area (it gets dirty quick and will need to be cleaned more than the blade). I also wish the handle was just a little longer. It's sized for small to medium hands but someone with bigger hands will have a hard time wanting to use it.
Got this for squirrel hunting this Fall and it works wonderful! Easiest skinning job I've had due to the extremely sharp blade and design of the skinner blade. Love how it's not too big for small game but also would do the job well for larger game. The handle is a little slick if your hands are wet but I attached a simple lanyard and it is very sturdy with gloves or no gloves. The sheath is really nice and sturdy and the inner plastic "snaps" the knife in so there is no worry about it slipping out. Very well made and should be with me till I pass it on to my son one day--or buy both my boys one ahead of time!