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 cannot say enough good things about the Paklite Skinner. It is a beautifully crafted American-made knife that looks great and performs even better! The skeletonized handle allowed me customize it with a blaze orange paracord handle. The blade is super sharp, sturdy, and holds a great edge. Well done, Buck Knives!
I've used many knives before but I always come back to the Buck skinners when I need something that I can really trust. This blade in particular is fantastic! Not only is it great for field dressing deer, but its good for cutting open a trout when you don't have anything else. The shape might not seem like much, but its ergonomic, it doesn't slip! Thanks for another great knife to add to my working kit!
Today me and my dog where cruising up the Bogue Chitto River near Bush Louisiana. We stopped at a little sand bar so she could run around a bit. What do you know, I happen to look down and saw a bit of a black tool looking thing. Thinking it might be a bottle opener I pulled it out of the mud. It was a Paklite Skinner. Since the water level had just dropped after quite sometime it must have been submerged for a long time. I brought it home, cleaned it up and it's like new. It even still had a sharp edge. What a great knife! The material is fantastic. Really made to last even after being in muddy river water for no telling how long. I wish I could give it back to its owner. Maybe he/she will read this review when ordering another one. Thanks, Mike G. Bush, La