The skinning knife was specifically designed for one purpose, to easily separate the skin or hide from the carcass without damaging the meat. This is why the skinning knife is often called a skinner. The special shapes of the blade allow even difficult cuts to be made precisely. The skinning knife is used in butcher's shops, cutting plants, home slaughterhouses and is also part of the standard equipment of a hunter.
One important feature of the skinning knife is the special blade shape. The blade is wide and curved upwards towards the tip and then ends in a wide, rounded blade tip. The skinning knife must ensure a variety of functionalities during its use. Skinned and difficult cuts must be performed with precision so that the meat is not damaged and thus the quality is not reduced. This is supported by the rounded wide blade tip. Hunters employ the shorter version of the knife, often using the 13 cm blade length.
Our skinning knives from the ErgoGrip series are available in lengths of 13, 15 and 18 cm. The choice of length is based on the size of the animal to be processed. High-quality butcher's knives must be very sharp, durable and resilient as well as having all the necessary safety features, such as an ergonomically shaped handle with finger guard. It must also comply with the hygienic food law requirements. When used in slaughterhouses and cutting plants, functional handles are an absolute must for ergonomic, safe and work. The skinning knife must sit comfortably and securely in the hand without slipping. The finger guard on the handle prevents your hand from accidentally slipping off and coming into contact with the knife blade.
For our skinning knives, we exclusively use high-quality knife alloys (X55CrMo14) and material compositions for the blade and handle. The blade's balanced hardness of 56° HRC significantly reduces material consumption and thus ensures that the cutting edge has a long life time. For you, this means considerably less sharpening. In our special hardening process, each blade is individually case-hardened and monitored – with optimum results in terms of hardness and structure. Each cutting edge is given a polishing finish: even sharper, even faster, even better – also thanks to the knife's cutting edge and blade geometry.
You can rely on our professional quality: the knife retains its cutting ability and edge retention for a very long time. This allows for effortless, fatigue-free work. Your wrists are not subjected to unnecessary strain. After all, working with a dull skinning knife requires more strength, places greater strain on the joints, increases the risk of accidents and can lead to tension and pain.
With the polished blade, we guarantee the highest level of hygiene. This means that less residue can adhere to the blade, making them corrosion-resistant and easier to clean. There is no gap at the blade exit from the handle, and the handle absorbs neither grease nor dirt. Furthermore, it is easy to clean and resistant to heat, shocks and abrasion. The skinning knife is available in various handle colours for different areas or purposes of use. The colour coding can improve and facilitate hygiene even further. You can differentiate between the individual layers and the layer insert by colour. This is just one of the reasons why the knives have been awarded the American NSF seal for hygiene and quality.
You can find more information and useful tips on how to care for, store and sharpen your knife here.