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!