Bantam® BHW Knife

Bantam® BHW Knife

Model #0286BKS-B

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Current Selection
Satin Finish, 420HC Stainless Steel
Glass reinforced nylon, black
Carry System:
Stainless steel pocket clip, removable
Blade Engraving:
Line 1: Line 2:


Easy handling, lightweight, one-hand deployment. Slightly larger than the BLW®, the BHW® also has a mid-lockback design, ridges at the top for added grip and lanyard hole for easy attachment. Bantams are available in a variety of handle patterns! Length 5 1/8" closed. Made in the USA of USA and Imported Parts
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Length:
3 3/4" (9.5 cm)
3.2 oz. (91.1 g)
Carry System:
Pocket Clip
Made in the USA

Available Features and Options

One Handed Opening

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..

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.

Drop Point

This blade is full bellied with a strong, thick point for heavier tasks. It can also be used as a general work knife. The top of the blade drops down toward the tip, which minimizes accidental puncturing while skinning. The drop point blade is strong and very versatile.

Reviews (14)

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NAME: mike
AGE: 48
Buck Bantam

Great knife. I purchased this for my son, age 12 for his birthday . He is now able to hunt and he also traps so this is a great all-purpose knife. comfortable in the hand, strong, and holds edge well. comes with a pocket clip too. great general purpose knife. can also be used for deer sized animals. Best of all its made in USA! and is very reasonably priced.

NAME: Nikko
AGE: 24
Second one

I actually picked this up for $18 at the Coast Guard exchange and ended up dropping it somewhere and losing it for good. I got tired of carrying my little Gerber everyday and wanted to go back to Buck so i just ordered mine and couldn't be more excited! I also picked up a second one just to qualify for free shipping! haha!

AGE: 13

I got a buck bantam (not really sure witch one) as a gif from an older fellow at our church who was a farmer. I was about 11 years old I took this knife every were and did lots of stuff with it im 13 now and I still have it the only problem I have is when it is as old as the one I have (the man who gave it to my used it a lot so ya) it is not the best at holding an edge so I just have to sharpen it often but deer season is coming up and I'm planning on looking at a new buck possibly a bantam so over all great great great buy

AGE: 42
Was mine and now it's my wife's new EDC...

I have three buck knives (Ergohunter Pro 498, Bantam BHW and the Classic 112). I used the Bantam as my EDC until one day my wife went hiking on her own and grabbed it from the table to carry on her hike. She loved how light it is and easy to grip. It has become her EDC which means now I don't have a Bantam anymore because she won't give it back. For $35 I guess I will buy another one. Happy wife...Happy life.

NAME: Takahisa Suzuki
AGE: 47
A Best One in Bantam Series

Living in Japan, as a pure Japanese with really a fan of Buck Knives for over three (3) decades now. Bought this BHW/#286 with White Head Hunterz recently as to the BLW/#285 that I have also purchased previously has been such a Great Knife. This BHW/#286 is also a Great Knife!! A little larger than BLW/#285, with the perfect Grip, Blade, and is really easy for one (1) Hand Opening!! Some of the parts must be Imported Parts, but Buck Quality absolutely wins against any cheap products mfr in the foreign country!! For Folding Hunter Series, I like smaller version of #112 rather than #110, but for Bantam Series, this largest size of BLW/#286 is my best favorite since it has the light enough weight to carry as EDC Knife with the biggest Blade. Again, a great job, my #1 Knife Maker in U.S.A!!

NAME: Trey
AGE: 53

About the largest blade you will find on a folding knife. Bought it for outdoor use in orange to keep from losing it in the brush during use.

NAME: Mark
AGE: 55
Best EDC

I have had one for 3 years. Light, strong, keeps and edge, and will open mail, cut boxes, and then skin a deer without breaking a sweat. Outstanding American craftsmanship. I have bought many more as gifts, for my BOB, each vehicle, etc

NAME: Molly K
AGE: 43
I just love this knife!

I bought this when my old folding knife broke. The pink camo pattern is very attractive, and the knife is easy to operate, tough as nails, and durable. I carry mine everywhere, and use it for almost everything. If it ever breaks, I will get another one exactly like it...though as tough as this thing is, that might never happen haha. You can't go wrong with a Buck knife!

NAME: Jr1st
AGE: 18
Great knife

I bought mine a few years ago. My knife is In the blaze camo pattern. I am getting my dad a black one for Father's Day. I have used my knife every day. I will buy another one after this one. This one has many years left.

NAME: eric
AGE: 35
great knife

love this knife, it is the perfect knife for everyday carry in my opinion, light weight good blade length to handle ratio feel is that makes sense to you haha. i like the pocket clip were it is and the thumb knob to help opening is nice spot. just feel good in the hand, like i say, perfect knife

NAME: Jeremy Loucks
AGE: 37
Best Knife Ever

I carried a Gerber for several years until I tired of sharpening and resharpening it while skinning the same deer. With this knife, I can skin and quarter 2 or 3 deer before I need to sharpen it. Love it!!!

NAME: Jon Brown
AGE: 17
My best knife

I started collecting/using knives when I was 8, some of my other knives took hours of sharpening to make as great as this at factory sharpening. I use this at work, and for most chores everyday. If you need a knife of high quality, low price, and wicked durable; YOU NEED THIS KNIFE!!!

NAME: John Samol
AGE: 64

very good us full knife for everyday carry I have the smaller version and I just bought this one with the pocket clip easy to carry and use very lightwieht.

NAME: Jake
AGE: 38
Great Work Knife

This was a gift from a buddy of mine. I carry it every day. The handle material makes it very light and for it's size you don't even notice it. The blade is great. This knive has been in my pocket over a year. That's a personal best. I abuse this knife and it doesn't care. For stainless the blade is great and holds an edge very well. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a great pocket clip work knife.