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.
Best suited for skinning game. The tip is narrow, while the wide curved belly gives a nice skinning sweep that aids in getting through thick layers. The downward angled, more blunt point makes it harder to make an accidental slice through the hide.
I drooled over my black handled 118 until I saved up enough lawn mowing money to buy one at the local sport shop, probably 48 years ago. This thing holds a nice edge while working on whole deer. The thin blade is perfect for cutting around bones and it fits my hand just right. This one has been in my hunting pack for a long time.
i recently got one from pre 1986 and it was coverd in deer blood i couldnt get a edge on it and i couldnt get it clean i wanted a good edc knive but this is more of a skinner
I bought my 118 back in the early 70's, has been used alot and still holds an edge and looks new. It is on its second sheath. Keep up the good work!
It is one of the best knives' I have ever gotten but it had a bit of a cosmetic problem that was easy to take care of, most likely bass pros fault.
My first Buck was a 110 while in high school, in ILL, then after graduation I got my 118. I used it to cut an anchor rope on the white river in Ark. to save a swim in that trout river. Then moved to WI. in "69 and started cleaning deer with it, still am. I collect knives, have all brands and shapes, still carry my 118 for hunting, best ever. Love it!