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.
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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!!
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.
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.
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 .