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.
I got my first 120 General in 1970. Purchased a 119 Special last year('13) and have used it extensively ever since. I just got a 120 General, with the Dymondwood handle, today. As always, I am MORE than satisfied with the quality of workmanship and oustanding level of Customer Service!!! Thank you for crafting such fine, useful products!!
I just got my General this Summer... the online photos don't do it justice! This knife is Big, Bold, and Beautiful! A true treasure of American craftsmanship :)
I bought my knife in 1967 after completing OCS. I carried it for two tours in Vietnam. While I did not have occasion to use it as a combat knife, it was a comforting addition to my gear. It is an excellent camp knife and I used it as a lightweight machete. easy to keep clean and sharp. As a civilian I took the sheath to a Shoemaker and had him open it and sew a pouch outside where I now carry Swiss Army knife which is held in by the flap. (My sheath is an older version than that shown) Opening the flap accesses both knives.
I have had this knife since 1976. I have used it for hunting and other outdoor purposes all these years. It holds an edge better than any other knife I have or have ever had. I field-dressed I don't know how many deer with it. One day I field-dressed five deer with it and after that it was still very sharp. I keep the main edge razor sharp and I have sharpened the false edge, too, but with a 35-degree angle for coarser jobs, like cutting or notching small branches, jobs that would dull or chip a razor-sharp edge.