When Buck Knives introduced their innovative new ErgoHunter fixed-blade skinners a year ago, they were an instant hit with hunters. Inevitably, it led to the request for a folding knife version. Many simply prefer folders these days. Buck unveiled three Folding ErgoHunters at the SHOT Show. In keeping with their good-better-best pricing, three models are available, each with a 3-inch skinning blade, hollow ground and are heat treated by Paul Bos for peak performance. Handles feature ergonomic contouring (called ”palm swell” in firearm grips) for maximum comfort and reduced hand fatigue. Raised, machine-cut checkering provides a secure grip. The Folding ErgoHunters provide ambidextrous one-hand opening, and have extra-thick locking liners made of 410 HC stainless steel. Heavy-duty construction ensures reliable performance. Conveniently sized, they are smaller than the fixed-blade for easier carry, and weigh 4.5 ounces. Overall length locked open is 7 1/8 inch. Top of the line is the Model 598 Folding ErgoHunter Pro, with a handle made of handsome Rosewood Dymondwood inlaid into black rubber for a comfortable, sure grip. The blade is the finest quality S30V stainless steel for ultimate sharpness, superior edge retention, toughness and corrosion-resistance.