303 Cadet® Knife

303 Cadet® Knife
$50.00

Model #0303BKS-B

Current Selection
Blade:
Satin Finish, 420HC Stainless Steel
Handle:
Black
Carry System:
Pocket

Overview

Traditional, convenient and multi-purpose. Slightly smaller than the Stockman® the Buck Cadet® also has the same three convenient blades. Blade Lengths: Clip: 2 ½" Sheepsfoot: 1 ¾" Spey: 1 11/16." Made in the USA.
Blade Shape:
Multiple Blade Shapes
Weight:
1.9 oz. (54.1 g)
Handle:
INJECTION-MOLDED
Carry System:
Pocket
Origin:
Made in the USA

Available Features and Options

420HC Steel

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.

Multiple Blade Shapes

Multiple Blade Shapes content

Reviews (6)

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Average Rating:
RATING: 5
NAME: Randy G Scott
AGE: 60
Great knife

I have had this pocket knife couple times, losing it once, and having the TSA take it the next because I forgot I had it! This pocket knife has been a part of me for years! Not having it has been like not having the right tool when needed! Folk around me always know I have it on me when needed! So when I lost it friends around me though it it odd I could live without it!! Been a great knife right size for the pocket and very durable! Love this knife!!

RATING: 5
NAME: MATT EHRENBERG
AGE: 32
MY 303 CADET

I JUST RECENTLY FOUND A OLD BUCK 303 CADET IN A ANTIQUE SHOP IN MARIETTA OHIO MY HOMETOWN THEY HAD A PRICE OF $30.00 ON IT I TOLD THEM I WOULD PAY $23.50 AND THEY TOOK MY OFFER THE MAIN BLADE HAS BEEN SHARPENED DOWN A LITTLE BUT THAT DIDNT BOTHER ME ANY AT ALL. IT WILL BECOME MY EVERYDAY KNIFE FOR WORK AND CAMPING ON WEEKENDS. I DID THE RESEARCH ON MINE AND FOUND OUT IT WAS MADE FROM 1972-1985 BY CAMILLUS KNIFE COMPANY I UNDERSTAND THAT CAMILLUS MADE THESE KNIVES FOR BUCK FROM THE EARLY 60'S TILL 1985 TILL BUCK STARTED MAKING THEM AT THEIR OWN FACTORY. FROM OTHER RESEARCH I DID I FOUND OUT THAT IT IS THE 440 A STAINLESS STEEL AND I HAVE NO TROUBLE GETTING A REALLY SCARY EDGE ON IT AT ALL IT WILL SHAVE THE HAIR OFF MY ARM PRETTY EASY. I JUST ORDERED A BRAND NEW BUCK 303 CADET CANT WAIT TO GET IT AND START CARRING IT. BUCK BRAND IS THE ONLY BRAND I CARRY EVERYDAY AND THE ONLY BRAND THAT I USE HUNTING YEAR AFTER YEAR AS WELL.

RATING: 5
NAME: MATT EHRENBERG
AGE: 32
MY BUCK 303 CADET

ON SEPTEMBER 6 I WENT IN A ANTIQUE STORE IN MY HOMETOWN MARIETTA OHIO AND FOUND A OLDER BUCK 303 CADET THAT WAS MADE BETWEEN 1973-1985 BY CAMILLUS KNIFE COMPANY THE MAIN BLADE IS SHARPENED DOWN A BIT BUT OVERALL COND WAS GREAT. THE ANTIQUE SHOP HAD A $30.00 PRICE TAG ON IT. I TOLD THEM I WOULD PAY $23.50 FOR IT AND THEY TOOK MY OFFER IT IS MADE FROM EITHER 440A OR 440C STEEL AND SHARPENED UP RATHER NICLEY. ON MONDAY I ORDERED ME A NEWER BUCK 303 CADET TO USE AS A EVERYDAY CARRY KNIFE CANT WAIT TO PUT IT TO USE SO I CAN SHARPEN IT WHEN IT COMES TIME TO DO SO. BEFORE ORDERING THIS I CARRIED MY BUCK 309 COMPANION THAT I GOT IN 2000 AS A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION GIFT I STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERS TO IT AND NOW IT JUST SITS IN THE ORIGINAL BOX BECAUSE I DONT WANT TO TAKE THE CHANCE AND LOSE IT. CANT WAIT TO SEE HOW MY NEW 303 CADET HOLDS UP TO EVERYDAY USE AT WORK AND WILL BE USING IT ON WEEKENDS WHILE CAMPING. WILL DO A FURTHER REVIEW AS I GET A CHANCE TO USE THE KNIFE . I HAVE HAD VERY GOOD LUCK WITH ALL THE BUCK KNIVES I OWN.

RATING: 5
NAME: MATT EHRENBERG
AGE: 32
BUCK 303 CADET

I HAVE OWNED THIS KNIFE FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS NOW AND IT HAS COME IN REALLY HANDY I HAVE USED IT TO OPEN MY MAIL, PACAGES OF DOG FOOD AND EVEN HAVE USED IT IN MY KITCHEN WHILE COOKING. ALSO HAVE USED IT CAMPING ON THE WEEKENDS. I REALLY ENJOY THIS KNIFE FOR ONLY OWNING IT TWO WEEKS ITS BEEN ONE HECK OF A KNIFE IT SHARPEN'S OUT VERY WELL I CANT TELL ANY DIFFERANCE IN MY NEIGHBORS CASE KNIFE WHEN I SHARPENED IT AND DID MY 303 THE SAME DAY COULD NOT TELL ANY DIFFERANCE IN THE SHARP EDGE ON BOTH OF THEM AT ALL. I HAVE ANOTHER 300 SERIES THE 309 COMPANION THAT I GOT AS A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION GIFT IN 2000 NO LONGER CARRY IT CAUSE DONT WANT TO LOSE IT I STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERWORK TO IT ALSO . IT NOW STAYS IN THE BOX AND IS RAZOR SHARP. THE HANDLES ON THE 309 ARE WORN DOWN REALLY SMOOTH DUE TO CARRING IT 14 YEARS TILL I BOUGHT MY 303 CADET NOW ITS TAKEN PLACE OF MY BUCK 309 COMPANION . I MIGHT GET THE 309 OUT ONCE IN A WHILE AND CARRY IT BUT NOT THAT OFTEN. MY 309 WAS MADE IN 1999 BUT I GOT IT IN 2000 MY 309 WAS MADE IN ELCAJON CALIFORNIA PLANT .

RATING: 5
NAME: MATT EHRENBERG
AGE: 32
2014 BUCK CADET

I BOUGHT THIS BUCK CADET IN SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR . I HAVE HAD IT ALMOST TWO MONTHS NOW AND STARTED USING IT AS SOON AS I GOT IT. I HAVE USED IT EVERYDAY SINCE I BOUGHT IT AND I AM REALLY HAPPY WITH THIS KNIFE SO FAR . THE 303 CADET TAKES A VERY NICE EDGE AND IS VERY EASY TO RE SHARPEN . I HAVE USED IT TO OPEN MY MAIL AND EVEN USE IT TO OPEN MY DOGS FOOD EVERYDAY WHEN I FEED THEM . I USE IT FOR OPENING MY MAIL AND EVEN USED IT TO OPEN A CARBOARD BOX THAT SOME TOOLS I ORDERED CAME IN AND IT STILL STAYED VERY SHARP. THIS KNIFE IS MY EVERYDAY KNIFE I HAD TO USE IT TO CUT WEEDEATER STRING TO CORRECT SIZE TO RE STRING MY WEEDEATER LAST WEEK AND IT STILL WAS SHARP AFTER CUTTING IT TO CORRECT SIZE I NEEDED . I WOULD SUGGEST THE 303 CADET TO ANYONE WANTING A KNIFE TO USE AS A EVERYDAY KNIFE . I HAVE BEEN A BUCK KNIFE OWNER SINCE 1997 AND I AM STILL BUYING THEM . I AM MAINLY BUYING THE BUCK HUNTING KNIVES CAUSE I DO ALOT OF SQUIRRL AND DEER HUNTING DURING THE WINTER EVEN DO SOME COYOTE HUNTING THROUGH OUT THE WINTER AS WELL I NORMALLY CARRY A BUCK 679 MAXLITE GUT HOOK VERSION AND MY BUCK 2012 110 . I CARRIED MY 2012 110 WHILE COYOTE HUNTING IN FEBUARY ALONG WITH MY 679 MAXLITE GUTHOOK . I ALSO BOUGHT A BUCK 112 RANGER BACK IN FEBUARY AND CARRY IT EVERYDAY ALONG WITH MY BUCK 303 CADET. I USE MY 112 FOR BIGGER TASKS WHILE CAMPING ON WEEKENDS TO CUT ROPE OR TO MAKE HOTDOG STICKS TO USE AT THE CAMPFIRE. CANT WAIT TO TRY MY BUCK 112 SQUIRRL HUNTING AS WELL WHEN I GO HUNTING I WILL JUST LEAVE MY 303 BUCK CADET ON THE DRESSER CAUSE I DONT WANT TO LOSE IT IN THE WOODS.

RATING: 5
NAME: MATT EHRENBERG
AGE: 32
MY SECONED 300 SERIES KNIFE

I HAVE A BUCK 309 FROM 1999 THAT I GOT IN 2000 AS A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION GIFT . I CARRIED IT 14 YRS STILL HAVE ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERS I PUT IT BACK IN BOX IN SEPT 2014 I ORDERED A BUCK 303 CADET IN SEPTEMBER 2014 AND HAVE BEEN CARRING IT EVERYDAY SINCE AND I USE IT CONSTANT ALL THE TIME . THE KNIFE SHARPENS OUT VERY WELL AND HAS DONE ME A GOOD JOB I USE IT TO OPEN MY MAIL AND BAGS OF MY DOGS FOOD EVERY NIGHT . I ORDERED THIS ONE SO I WOULD NOT CARRY MY GRANDPA'S CASE KNIFE CAUSE I DONT WANT TO LOSE IT BEING HE PASSED AWAY THIS SPRING SO NOW THE 303 IS MY EVERYDAY KNIFE. I REALLY LIKE THE 300 SERIES THEY HAVE TREATED ME VERY WELL AND HAVE ALWAYS GOT RAZOR SHARP AND STAYED THAT WAY FOR A LONG TIME. I USE MY KNIFE ALMOST EVERYDAY AND ONLY HAVE TO SHARPEN IT ONCE A MONTH. I BOUGHT ANOTHER 309 THIS SEPTEMBER TO GIVE A NEIGHBOR AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT THIS YEAR. I BOUGHT HIM A BUCK KNIFE ALSO BACK IN 2010 FOR CHRISTMAS THAT YEAR ALSO.