Every year Buck Knives custom craftsmen create a new collection of Limited Edition works of art that whet the appetite of true knife aficionados. From this year’s impressive assortment of 15 models, one stands out from all the others. It’s called the Gen 5 Skinner, designed by Josh Buck, representing the knifemaking family’s fifth generation. The Gen 5 is an elegant skinner that embodies many of the elements you may have seen from his great-grandfather, Al Buck. Josh has taken much of the bulk out of a typical skinner, yet it delivers the function without the weight. The 3-inch blade, made of 154CM steel, is mirror-polished and personally signed by Josh, son of President and CEO C.J. Buck. Overall, the Gen 5 is 7-7/8 inches and weighs 4.5 oz. The eye-catching handle is made of rare snakewood, with a lustrous brass guard. Even the brown leather sheath has been custom designed. Only 500 will be produced, each serialized and packed in a handsome Buck Limited Edition box, with a Certificate of Authenticity. The Model 005LE has an MSRP of $300., or call toll-free 800-326-2825.

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