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.
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.
I GOT THIS KNIFE IN DECEMBER 2010 I GOT TO USE IT THAT JANUARY TO SQUIRRL HUNT TILL JANUARY 31 THEN PUT IT AWAY STILL FACTORY EDGE AT TIME. GOT IT OUT SEPTEMBER 2011 WENT SQUIRRL HUNTING WITH IT AND USED IT ON A FEW SQUIRRL'S NOW DEC 2011 "GUN SEASON" IN OHIO FOR DEER HUNTING I ENDED UP GETTING A LITTLE 4 POINT BUCK AND USED MY 673 MAXLITE AND MY 679 MAXLITE GUTHOOK USED THEM BOTH TO FIELD DRESS MY DEEER. BOTH OF THESE KNIVES HAVE NEVER CAUSED ME ANY ISSUE THEY ALWAYS GET RAZOR SHARP YEAR AFTER YEAR I PROB SHARPEN MY BUCK HUNTING KNIVES ABOUT 5-6 TIMES FROM SEPT TILL JANUARY WHEN HUNTING SEASON ENDS. THEN THEY JUST STAY LOCKED UP TILL THE FOLLOWING SEPTEMBER TILL TIME TO SQUIRRL HUNT AGAIN.
I got the knife while hunting for a new woodcraft/bushcraft knife because I kept reading "full tang was the way to go" and I bought this on a whim. Since I've purchased it, the knife has held up well and I plan to keep it in my pack for years to come. It holds a good edge and can be use for almost any activity. The only thing I have found wrong with it is that the over all size is just a little too small. But if that's the reason you choose not to buy this knife then you're an idiot.
FOR CHRISTMAS 2010 MY NEIGHBOR GOT ME THE BUCK MAXLITE FIXED BLADE. I CARRIED IT SQUIRRL HUNTING FOR THE REST OF THE HUNTING SEASON TO SQUIRRL HUNT I GOT TO USE IT ON A FEW SQUIRRL'S THAT YEAR. I ALSO CARRIED IT THAT SEPT 2011 TO SQUIRRL HUNT AND ALSO USED IT TO USE ON A DEER THAT I SHOT IN 2011 DEER SEASON AS WELL. IT HAS BEEN A VERY GOOD KNIFE AND HAVE USED IT EVERY YEAR SINCE AND IT SHARPENS OUT LIKE A RAZOR YEAR AFTER YEAR I REALLY ENJOY THIS KNIFE AND USE IT EVERY HUNTING SEASON AND USE IT JUST WALKING THE WOODS AS WELL. EVEN MY FRIENDS I HUNT WITH HAVE USED THIS KNIFE AS WELL AND WAS AMAZED AT HOW SHARP IT STAYED WHILE USING IT ON A DEER.
IN DECEMBER 2010 MY NEIGHBOR GOT ME THE BUCK 673 MAXLITE . I GOT TO USE IT THAT JANUARY DURING THE REMAINDER OF SQUIRRL SEASON AND ENDED UP USING IT ON FIVE SQUIRRL'S. THEN USED IT IN SEPTEMBER OF 2011 TO SQUIRRL HUNT ENDED UP GETTING THREE SQUIRRL'S BEFORE DEER SEASON. AND ENDED UP USING IT ON MY FOUR POINT BUCK I SHOT DURING BOW SEASON . THIS KNIFE WORKED GREAT AND REALLY WAS AMAZED AT HOW SHARP IT STAYED WHILE FIELD DRESSING AND CUTTING UP THE DEER. ONLY TIME I HAD TO SHARPEN IT WAS AFTER DOING MY DEER . I HAVE USED IT EVERY YEAR SINCE 2011 AND SO FAR IT HAS DONE EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE PUT IT THROUGH AND HAS ALWAYS SHARPENED REALLY EASY TO GET A EDGE BACK ON IT IF IT IS JUST A LITTLE DULL I CAN HAVE MINE SHARP IN 45 MIN TO 1 HR AND HAVE IT RAZOR SHARP AND READY TO GO WHEN I NEED TO CARRY IT AND USE IT AGAIN . THE 420 HC STEEL IS PROBABLEY THE BEST STEEL I HAVE SEEN ON THE MARKET TODAY. AND I HAVE HAD LOTS OF KNIVES WITH DIFFERANT TYPES OF STEEL THROUGH THE YEARS. I HAVE CARRIED A POCKET KNIFE SINCE I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD . THE OTHER STEEL I HAVE FOUND THAT IS GOOD IS THE SOLIGEN GERMANY STEEL THAT IS USED IN THE BOKER TREE BRAND KNIVES. ALL MY KNIVES I HAVE FOR HUNTING IS THE BUCK BRAND. I GOT THESE BOKER TREE BRAND AS GIFTS FROM MY MOM AND A NEIGHBOR THROUGH THE YEARS . KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BUCK KNIVES YOUR KNIVES ARE STRONG AND DURAIBLE AND KEEP ON GOING STRONG.
I OWN SEVERAL OF THIS SERIES AND I CONFESS, MOST ARE THE LARGE ONE. THESE ARE MY "GO TO" GIFT FOR MALE (AND SOME FEMALE) GIFT RECIPIENTS. THESE KNIVES ARE ABSOLUTE QUALITY STEM TO STERN. AMREICAN-MADE, STUNNING QUALITY, SUPERB ENGINEERING, EXCELLENT PRICE POINT AND A SHEATH THAT IS QUITE FUNCTIONAL. ALL ONE NEEDS IN A KNIFE. MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE KNIFE - AND I OWN 50-PLUS KNIVES, INCLUDING MORE THAN 30 BUCKS!