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
I've carried my little Lancer for over forty years now. Bought it in the Navy Exchange in Vietnam when I was in the Riverine Force and carried it from there onwards through the rest of my Navy career (31 years). Would not think of being without it! At times I also carried larger knives, usually sheath, but for some things the little Lancer was the "go to". Lost it a couple of times, but found it again. What can I say--45 years of service and still razor sharp!
I really enjoy this Buck Knife. It holds a good edge..... just the right size for your pocket... i have skinned deer that has been harvested with my knife. It is an all around the farm kinda of knife..... every country boy should have there own...
I bought this knife to replace my grandpas 305 lancer from years ago. The knife I bought is a real disappointment. Fit an finish is very cheap, which doesn't bother me. The blades are too hard of steel, and have too wide of a bevel on too thick of a blade. I build custom straight razors an ship them all over the US. I have more than enough competence to sharpen this knife, but when I sharpen it, it just goes dull. I work in a pharmacy so this knife has seen no work other than opening mail, trimming fingernails, an splitting the occasional cardboard box. This knife isnt up to par for my standards. I would get more use out of a $20 case than this $45 buck. Very sad.