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Buck Knives 113 Ranger Skinner Review

Buck Knives 113 Ranger Skinner ReviewThe Buck Knives 113 Ranger Skinner is an attractive and high-performance skinning knife that’s designed to be a combination of the Ranger folding knife and the Classic Vanguard hunting knife. With its compact design, ergonomic handle and ease of use, it is an ideal knife to use to skin wild animals efficiently without much problems.


  • Blade Finish: Nil
  • Blade Length: 3-1/8?
  • Blade Material: 420HC Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.120?
  • Handle: Macassar Ebony Dymondwood
  • Overall Length: 7-1/4?
  • Sheath: Leather
  • Weight: 5.2 oz


The blade is made of 420HC (high carbon) stainless steel and heat treated for toughness (56-58 hardness on Rockwell scale) while at the same time easy to sharpen and holds a good edge. It is full tang construction hence strong enough for cutting meat, light batoning and skinning tough animals easily.

The beautiful, well-ground 3-1/8-inch drop point blade is of the perfect size and is razor-sharp right out of the box to skin wild animals efficiently.

** Although 420HC (high carbon) stainless steel is a good steel for making blades, it is not the best when compared to other premium steels such as 154CM (1.05% carbon), BG-42 (1.15% carbon) or S30V (1.45% carbon) since it contains just 0.4% to 0.5% carbon content. Nevertheless, it also contains 12.0% to 14.0% Chromium for very good corrosion resistance as well as 1.0% Manganese for increased hardenability and toughness.


The ergonomic handle is made of attractively designed, Macassar Ebony Dymondwood slabs for better grip with high-quality, large brass bolsters to protect finger from accidents while using it.


It comes with a high-quality, Mexican-made, pouch-style, black leather sheath to keep knife in after use.

Final Thoughts

The Buck Knives 113 Ranger Skinner is an excellent skinning knife. Its high-quality construction and craftsmanship makes it one of the best survival knives out there.

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