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.
Hypoallergenic ball chain + Buck 860 = A Buck knife so comfortable its worn unnoticed The blade , sheath , retention and draw are excellent
i have this knife in my lunch box. I keep a set of back up keys with it. i have had it since 2006. I use to cut food ,open food packages, etc. A very handy knife for a lunch box, small and sharp.