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.
This knife is great for on the farm and in the bush. It is easy to sharpen... Love it:-)
My 120 was given to me many years ago by my father in law as a gift in 1977. It has been on many hunting and fishing trips with me throughout the years. I never seize to be amazed at its performance from field dressing a deer to cleaning fish. Its edge holding ability has simply awed me. This knife is a lifetime friend for the outdoorsman.
I got my first 120 in 1972, I still have it, it is still a very useful knife. I recently bought a new one, with brass pommel/guard and Dymondwood handle, I am keeping it unsharpened/unused (though it came VERY sharp) as a collectors piece.