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Badass Knife of the Week: CRKT Onion Skinner

CRKT Ken Onion Skinner

The best works of art aren’t merely completed and then sent out into the world. Instead, they’re modified, tested, and reworked countless times. One look at the latest Badass Knife of the Week and you’ll see why that often leads to perfection.

Renowned knifemaker Ken Onion designed the Onion Skinner for CRKT and spent more than five years giving it to hunters and taxidermists for feedback. After continuous modifications and repeated testing, the Onion Skinner proved its worth in the real world.

Although some were skeptical of the unusual hunting knife, it quickly won people over by revealing its true value as a versatile knife.

The knife features a 3.75-inch three-quarter tang made from Bohler K110 stainless steel. Although it has a high-hollow grind at the blade, the thin tip has a slightly convex grind to minimize drag for detailed work.

A pronounced camel hump at the top of the blade makes skinning an animal easier without the risk of puncturing the paunch.

Even though the blade is nearly flawless, the same amount of thought and effort went into crafting a worthy handle.

The scales are Twin-Fused with a Zytel core and soft textured TPR outside for a comfortable and secure grip.

Finally, the custom leather sheath grips the scales of the knife to keep the knife encased until you need it.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the CRKT Onion Skinner product page.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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  1. Hi! Would consider this knife as one of the best cheap skinning knives? If not, which one would you suggest instead?

  2. This knife looks cool. I’m gonna grab it and test it out as a skinning knife for wild game. Looks like it would work best with skinning small game though 🙂

  3. Do you think that this knife is the best knife to cut onion , and if its not the best one , can you tell for now in the 2016 which knife is best for cut onion

  4. What kind of handle is that?

  5. I search best knives in the world on Google and your site was near the top. Awesome stuff!

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