This versatile and economical skinning knife is big enough for deer and not too big for small game, so it’s a practical knife for hunters who don’t want to carry more than is necessary. The 3.63″ stainless steel blade is the old full tang design so your work is backed up by one piece of steel all the way to the butt of the wood styled Delrin handle. The dropped blade style doubles as a finger guard, making the construction even simpler and cleaner. A stout gut hook cuts down butchering mistakes.
Well designed for skinning and butchering game, this knife won’t quite fit as a utility or survival “do everything” knife. It’s not quite big enough for that (an overall length of only 7.25″ makes it handy but not heavy) and it isn’t tough enough to withstand the hammering and levering that a heavy duty blade has to endure.
A skinning knife isn’t necessarily supposed to do that, though. A good skinner is smaller and needs the same sort of clean, simple, gap-free build that a good piece of cutlery shows. Schrade knives have always shown that in their skinner designs, which commonly eliminate anything you don’t actually need for the task.
The old style stitched leather sheath doesn’t have much for looks, but it does include a snap loop to keep this versatile classic hunting knife on your belt where it belongs.
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