Commonly known as spring steel, 5160 has excellent shock absorbing properties making it resilient to shattering and extremely durable as a knife steel. We harden to 57-58 Rc to maximize its performance.
The crescent tip makes the blade thinner with a sharper point. This shape provides good control for detail work and cutting in tight places. It is also well suited for intentional punctures like new holes in your belt, etc. While the point of the blade is effective for detail work, it's not as strong as the thicker points on drop points and skinners.
The buck knives are very nice.with best alloy .i really like 110 folding knife.but i can't provide it in iran.
I purchased this knife two years ago with the intention of using it for like camping. Now it has gone past that usage and is an all-around work tool.I'm amazed at how durable this knife is from hacking my way through brush or even splitting firewood in the field.
I've had my Ron Hood designed Buck knives (Hoodlum, Thug and Punk) since they were available. I carry a Thug everyday in a Cleveland Kydex sheath inside my waistband with a single retention strap. The Thug saved my life. All I can say is Thank You - Ron Hood (may he rest in peace) and Buck Knives (may you stay in business forever!)
All around great knife. If you want a long blade but light in weight, you can't do better. It's quickly becoming my "go to" knife. Sheath? I'm a little confused. It's like it was designed for a lot of functionality but with no specific purpose in mind. Some of the lashing holes are covered by the handle and can't be used. The very bottom straps (elastic and velcro) will hold something tight to the sheath but won't prevent it from falling out. If there is an intended use for this stuff, I don't know what it is. Tons of options but not super useful. That said, the fit of the knife into the sheath is great. It doesn't appear to be really cheaply made. I've definitely had far worse sheaths.
its good but I'm not paying 200.00 for it again unless they lower it.