Has a thumb stud, blade hole or other feature to facilitate one-hand use. Some models are one-hand opening and one-hand closing as well..
We consider this the absolute best blade steel available, and it is made in America. S30V contains carbon as well as high amounts of Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium. This steel combines fantastic edge retention and high ductility combined with corrosion resistance. Double-tempered - it can be hardened to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 59.5-61. However, it is difficult to resharpen yourself, but we do offer sharpening services for a nominal fee.
This is one of my favorite knives to carry and use. The smooth opening movement was a pleasant surprise. I like my assist opening types. and this Buck masterpiece opens so easily it resembles a assist open product. It fits well in my hand, has an edge sharp as a razor and the rosewood handle is a thing of beauty. I especially like the size of the leather sheath while carrying it on my belt, one wouldn't know it was there, until needed. With my shirt untucked it doesn't show at all. It's a good deal and carries the Buck quality for sure.