On this installment of Buy or Bust we’re talking about the all-important skinning knife. Getting an arrow or bullet in your animal is only half the task. The bulk of the work begins as soon as you track your animal down – gutting, skinning, caping, quartering and processing. Having the right knife in your hand can make the job quicker and easier.
The RedHead® Pro Series Skinner Fixed-Blade Knife by Buck available at both Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s hits all the right notes. Let’s start with the blade. Made from Sandvik 12C27 Swedish stainless steel, the Pro Series Skinner maintains an edge sharp enough to shave with. The high-quality steel makes it possible to retain an edge for an extended amount of time and prevents it from falling victim to rust and corrosion. Not to mention that it is incredibly durable, too. The 3.5-inch blade has a sweeping design ideal for skinning big game animals, plus the angled tip works to the hunter’s advantage, helping them avoid puncturing the stomach as they field dress. That fine tip also comes in handy for detail work like skinning around the eyes and other facial features. The full-tang design makes the knife incredibly strong and able to take on virtually any task in the field you ask it to without faltering. The elk-antler handle not only looks great, but it also provides a solid and secure grip. The handle isn’t flimsy or weak and you don’t have to worry about the antler panels coming off over time or with heavy use because they aren’t just glued together, but also secured with rivets. The significance of the brass finger guard shouldn’t be down played. Who knows how many severe cuts, or worse, have been avoided thanks to the presence of a finger guard.
No hunter should be without at least one knife, and the addition of a skinning specific knife to your gear bag is a solid idea. This Bass Pro Shops® and Cabela's Exclusive RedHead® Pro Series Skinner Fixed-Blade Knife by Buck is a smart buy well worth the investment and one that will last for a long time to come. It’s also made in the USA! High fives all around for awesome American made hunting gear.