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.
Love this knife as a companion to my larger survival knife. I'm not a hunter, but this carves wood well - stakes, feather sticks, etc, is nice and light, easy to clean since there's no crevices to get gunked up. I put a paracord wrap on the handle to make it more comfortable. Took off one star (anvil?) because the sheath doesn't hold well when not fastened, so it has to constantly be fastened. The button to fasten it was also very stiff when I first bought it. It's better now, but still tight.
Found one of these knives in my backyard. I was diging an area for a new play set for my daughter. Have no idea how long this knife has been underground. Cleaned it up and it still cut through a pop can. It also had very little rust on it. Im amazed!
It's a wonderful knife, and one of the sharpest store-bought knives that I've ever owned. It is incredibly light, so it's great for carrying. It's shape is good for tucking in a boot, and of course the American flag is always a nice thing to see on something like a knife. This knife is also very well balanced, but that lead my to try throwing it. It worked for several hours but then decided to snap entirely in half. I'll certainly buy another one soon, or try to get it re-bladed. Great work BUCK!
Regret not getting the stainless versions because I throw this knife in my pack for every thing I do. Buck needs to make bigger more capable version.
I was impressed at how sharp this came from the factory and as soon as I got it I put it through several tests with cutting everything from cardboard, rope, batoning wood, to cutting meat (both fresh and frozed). It retained an edge through everything I put it through. I can't wait to try this on skinning game this year. Just a word of advice: the skeleton handle can be a little hard on your hands if you aren't wearing a glove, so I paracorded mine for a better grip and comfort.
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
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!
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!