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!