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.
I HAVE OWNED THIS KNIFE SINCE 2002,THE QUALITY IS EXCELLENT,IT STILL LOOKS BEAUTIFUL.....
I have owned my Buck 119 25 years. It is on my hip in the mountains with me and on my PFV in the ocean. I have literally killed deer with it and sharks. It is my go to knife.
What a great knife! Great feel and balance. I love the quality that was put into it.