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 chef knife is amazing! Looks and feels great and is crazy sharp out of the box. Plus, it's pretty cool to use the same brand knife in the kitchen that I use when I'm deer hunting.
I am a chef and I own probably 40-50 different knives ranging in price from $10-$250, and by far, this knife is my go to knife. I like the way it feels in my hand, I like its looks, I like everything about this knife. Please make me an 8" santuku to match.