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.
I am a huge fan of Buck knives and I have never had a skeleton knife before so I thought that I would give the 141 a try and I love it! I went with the black finish. I carry it on me all of the time. The blade came extremely sharp, the knife fits well in my hand, it has a nice grip that does not slip, heavy duty knife that does not weight a lot. I would highly recommend this knife. The only downside is the belt loop on the sheath. It does not fit around my belt so I put paracord