I like it, but ....
This is a nice knife, a nice shaped and really sharp blade, but much wider than my Gerber Evo Jr serrated blade - so it is quite a bit "deeper" although length and thickness of the overall knife are very similar. I will use it as an everyday in-the-pocket pocket knife. I just figured out how to open it easily (and safely) one-handed. One-handed closing is a no-brainer. I may eventually remove the belt clip, which is huge - time will tell. Depending on how you use it, I can see how the design of the blade could result in a serious injury to your thumb if you forget it is a pocket knife (and do something stupid). I prefer the size of the Gerber Evo Junior blade, but prefer the cross-section taper and shaping of the Buck. Not a bad warranty either - but not as good as the [@] Craftsman knife warranties.
I own two....
I just bought my third Buck Knife. Lost the first one if a drunken fight in a field. Second one on top of Cedar Butte Trail in the snow (just found it yesterday after the snow melted!!!).
This knife is amazing for the price. Cleans all my fish, cuts all my food, opens all my packages, stabs all my things that need stabbing. Only thing to remember is it has no guard, dont stab too hard!!
I wear it everyday on my belt for ease of access and do not even realize its there. Too heavy for a pocket IMO!!
tldr; Every man should have a knife
A Good Kife to Have Around
I have had this knife for about half a year now, and it remains one of my favorites. The blade comes out of the package extremely sharp and ready to use. The thumb-stud is well placed and makes for quick, easy opening, especially after some use. The only thing I can think to say that is somewhat negative is that the unlocking can be a bit difficult at first, but after use and practice becomes easy, almost fun. Overall a great knife, one that is of the same quality you'll find in knives priced two or three times this much.
quality that won't break the bank
Over the years i've been through my share of knives. Most of the lower end blades dull easily and chip easily. I bought this b/c my brother has had one for a while and loves it as well. Although it voids the warrenty, I've used this knife to cut tree brances off by knocking the back of the blade. Nothing seems to chip this blade and it continues to sharpen easily. I think the titanium coating really makes a difference. This is a well made tool that I
m sure you'll be pleased with for the price.
Great Knife. period.
I've had many cheap knives, but I finally decided it was time to get serious and drop some money on a good blade. Walking into the store, this knife caught my eye. Not only was it a Buck, but the handle and blade looked QUALITY.
Once I opened the package, my hypothesis was confirmed. The knife is amazing. The blade is super sharp, and keeps its edge pretty well. Additionally, the opening and closing of the knife is extremely smooth. I couldn't have asked for a better knife, especially at this price!
I got this knife after breaking several Gerber and Leatherman knives. The blade is sharp and easy to sharpen and the thumb peg is placed perfectly to quickly open with one hand. It's just heavey enough to give you control but you don't feel bulk in your pocket. I'm a 5'5" female and it fits my hand perfectly. I've had it for 4 years and my only complaint is the grip coating is coming off. I've used it heavily outdoors and in/around salt water and you would never tell.
I got this knife because of the amazing reviews, simple knife nothing fancy and a great one at that. I shaved with it out of the box which never happens, I have to take mine back it has a small manufacture defect that doesn't allow it to lock all the way but no big deal rei and buck will take care of me.
Nothing fancy just a well built simple knife, with a straight blade which is hard to find these days for some reason?
Comes sharp, sister can testify
Keep it with me everyday. Let my 15 yr old sister look at it, figure she would be responsible right? Nope. Said she was "testing the sharpness" and ran it across her thumb and left her with a small cut that opened up. It does come sharrrp! A little heavy, but it's in my pocket now and I can't even notice it. The handle has one side that has good grip, I like it a lot.
I dont really hunt that often and i just got this about a month ago, so i havent tried it with hunting. but its very durable, the carbon fiber dcal looks cool and that doesnt come off if you try to scratch it. good craftsmanship. its very sharp and a perect size for big hands and medium hands, for small it may be a little to big.
So far I've purchased two of these for myself, and one as a gift for a friend. Big fan of the rubberized grib for comfort and ease of use, especially in wet conditions. Locking mechanism has always been reliabe. Once you get familiar with the knife, extremely easy to open and close with one hand. Great size for comfortable pocket carry.