This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add our exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance we harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.
The crescent tip makes the blade thinner with a sharper point. This shape provides good control for detail work and cutting in tight places. It is also well suited for intentional punctures like new holes in your belt, etc. While the point of the blade is effective for detail work, it's not as strong as the thicker points on drop points and skinners.
The best outdoor allround knife i've ever had. hunting, fishing, camping, trekking- there's nothing this knife can't stand up to. big enough for any task and small enough for every-day-carry. easy to sharpen it keeps the edge for a long time. perfect!
I BOUGHT THIS BACK IN FEBUARY 2014 THROUGH KNIFECENTER.COM BASED IN ALEXANDRA VIRGINIA ORDERED IT ON A MONDAY AND IT WAS DELIVERED BY UPS ON WED TO ME IN MARIETTA OHIO . I BOUGHT THIS KNIFE AFTER HUNTING SEASON WAS DONE AND OVER WITH. I WAS ON COMPUTER ON KNIFECENTER.COM LOOKING AT BUCK HUNTING KNIVES TO SEE WHAT KIND I WANTED TO ORDER FOR A HUNTING KNIFE LATER IN THE SUMMER. WELL FOUND IT IN FEBUARY AND WENT AHEAD AND BOUGHT THE 102 WOODSMAN ALL BLACK HANDLE. HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO USE YET BUT FIRST CHANCE I GET TO GO IN WOODS EITHER TO DEER HUNT OR SQUIRRL HUNT THIS LITTLE KNIFE IS GOING WITH ME. LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT SQUIRRL OR DEER KNIFE. I ALWAYS CARRY IN THE WOODS MY 679 MAXLITE GUTHOOK AND MY 673 MAXLITE TO SQUIRRL AND DEER HUNT SINCE 2010 WHEN I GOT THE 673 CHRISTMAS USED IT REST OF THAT YEAR TO SQUIRRL HUNT . THEN I HAD A BUCK DIAMONDBACK FROM 2009-SEPT 2012 WHEN IT WOULD NO LONGER HOLD A EDGE CAUSE IT HAD A BAD SPOT IN THE METAL I SENT IT BACK TO BUCK AND IN RETURN THEY SENT ME THE MAXLITE 679 GUTHOOK I HAVE USED IT SINCE SEPTEMBER 2012 AND IT HAS BEEN ISSUE FREE AND ALWAYS HOLDS A GREAT EDGE I KEEP ALL MY BUCK KNIVES TOUCHED UP WHEN NEEDED THEY NEVER HAVE A CHANCE TO GET VERY DULL. I CARRY MY BUCK 679 MAXLITE GUTHOOK IN THE WOODS YEAR AFTER YEAR ALWAYS HAVE SINCE OWNING IT IN SEPTEMBER 2012. I PLAN ON CARRING IT ALONG WITH MY NEW 102 WOODSMAN FIRST TIME I GET TO GO TO SQUIRRL HUNT . I PLAN ON TAKING MY 102 WOODSMAN DEER HUNTING ALONG WITH MY BUCK 390 BUCK OMNI COMBO WITH STAINLESS STEEL GUT HOOK RING WITH ME AS WELL. I LIKE ALL MY BUCK HUNTING KNIVES MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT KNIFE I WANT TO CARRY HUNTING. ALTHOUGH AS TO WHAT KNIFE TO CARRY IT ALSO DEPENDS ON WHAT I WILL BE OUT HUNTING FOR. I HAVE A BUCK 110 FROM 1974-1980 WITH ORIG SHEATH THAT I TRADED A NEW 1999 MODEL BACK THEN TO GET MY FRIEND'S OLDER ONE WITH 440C STEEL. I ALSO HAVE A 2012 BUCK 110, 2014 50 YEAR ANNV, BUCK 102 WOODSMAN,673 MAXLITE, 679 MAXLITE GUTHOOK, 390 OMNI COMBO WITH PAKLITE STAINLESS STEEL GUT HOOK RING , AND A BUCK STAINLESS STEEL CAPER THAT I HAVE USED TO SQUIRRL HUNT IT WORKS RATHER WELL FOR SQUIRRL. BUCK BRAND IS THE ONLY BRAND I CARRY EVERYDAY . MY EVERYDAY CARRY IS A BUCK 303 CADET MEDIUM STOCKMAN 2014 DATE CODE JUST BOUGHT IT TO RETIRE MY BUCK 309 COMPANION THAT I GOT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION IN 2000 STILL HAVE ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERS TO IT. I ALSO HAVE A 2014 BUCK 112 RANGER THAT I CARRY ON MY BELT EVERY DAY ALONG WITH MY 303 CADET IN MY POCKET. MY BUCK 112 RANGER WAS ORDERED FROM KNIFECENTER.COM AS WELL THAT IS THE CHEAPEST PLACE I HAVE FOUND TO GET MY BUCK KNIVES. I HAVE CARRIED MY BUCK 112 RANGER EVERYDAY SINCE BUYING IT IN FEB 2014 AND HAVE USED IT FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING I DO. I WILL CARRY THIS ONE HUNTING FROM TIME TO TIME AS WELL. YOUR COMPANY MAKES A GREAT PRODUCT WILL KEEP BUYING THEM FOR MANY YEARS TO COME I HAVE BEEN A BUCK KNIFE OWNER SINCE 1997 WHEN I WAS FIFTEEN YEARS OLD MY DAD GOT ME THE BUCK PROTEGE THAT HAS A NYLON SHEATH AND BOTH KNIVES FIT IN TO THE SAME NYLON SHEATH THIS ONE WAS MY VERY FIRST BUCK KNIFE I EVER OWNED.
Circa 1964 , I received my Buck 102 from my younger sister on Christmas morning. Thrilled that day and thrilled today! Both remain my favorites, the sister and the Buck knife. It's most important requirement has been going deer scouting and hunting for half a century! Still as good as Christmas morning 1964 after field dressing over 100 whitetails and boning many of them. It also performs all other sundry duties while in the woods as well as fishing occasionally. This knife is indestructible and perfect in it's simple eloquent functionality. Nothing to break, simple to clean and stays razor sharp with the simple use of a steel after field dressing or skinning a whitetail. For me the size is porridge perfect, not too big and not too small! Gave one to my new deer hunting Son in Law and one is going to my deer hunting daughter as well! You won't be sorry and you won't need another knife for "50 years"! Perfect!