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!)