Both the ErgoHunter Skinner (top) and ErgoHunter Small Game (bottom) knives feature ergonomically designed handles. Since the handle configuration mirrors the grip-pocket of the hand, it provides user comfort and superior cutting control.

Let’s face it, field-dressing, skinning and cape removal aren’t what one would term enjoyable activities. They are, however, necessary steps in responsible meat and trophy care. While it may only take a few minutes to deal with a deer or antelope, larger game like caribou, elk, moose and big bears can involve hours of intensive work. If the edged tools you employ don’t have user-friendly handles, this can result in hand and wrist fatigue, loss of blade control and muscle strain.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a science known as ergonomics began to focus on the “fit” between humans and their work activities. The term “ergonomics” is derived from the Greek words ergon (work) and nomos (natural laws). It considers both the job and the person undertaking that assignment.

Palm Swell For Knives
Since all of us are different shapes and sizes, we have varying capabilities and limitations. Realizing that these factors need to be considered in knife design, Mark McLean, a lead design engineer with Buck Knives, began working on a handle “comfort system.”

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