This is the week when we celebrate the independence of our great nation after the Continental Congress decided that the 13 colonies should be its own country known as the United States of America.

With that history in mind, it was only right to choose an American-made knife that represents the ethics and spirit of the country: the Buck 113 Ranger Skinner.

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At one point, the Buck 113 Ranger Skinner was a limited edition model, but the demand was so high Buck decided to make this into a full production knife. Now, you have the opportunity to own the excellent Ranger Skinner.

The knife is a cross between the hugely popular 112 Ranger and the 192 Vanguard. The result is a smaller and sturdier fixed blade that excels at getting the job done in the field. Its 3.125-inch blade is made from 420HC steel with a thickness of 0.120 inches.

What gives the Ranger Skinner its classic look is the American Walnut handle scales perfectly complemented by a brass bolster and brass pins. A lanyard hole near the butt of the blade provides extra security.

At an overall length of 7.25 inches and a weight of 5.2 ounces, the Ranger Skinner is a small and lightweight fixed blade you’d be proud to carry anywhere. This made-in-the-USA knife comes with a genuine leather sheath.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Buck 113 Ranger Skinner.


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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