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.
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.
I use this as a camping,survival,hunting tool although the knife has held up to alot the sheath i dont like it should have came with the same as the sentry which is a much better carry system i have them both and several other buck knives including the old buck master ive been a longtime buck user my first knife was a buck i believe it was called a bobcat when i was like 5 awhile back bucks a wonderful knife which i have since both my kids carry son and daughter just some sheaths fall short thanks for a great tool
This is a great knife. It has the main qualities I want: no black coating and it has a serrated portion for rope. The sheath is two handed and I will try to replace this
I had originally bought the Buck 105 Pathfinder. Saw reviews saying they loved it for field dressing game. Only problem was with that knife.. I could never get it sharp enough to where I felt happy with it. I even bought 7 different sharpening tools trying to get that 105 right. This perplexed me because my Buck OmniHunter, Buck Paklite Skinner, Buck Paklite caper all easily sharpened up to evil sharp very easily. So I decided to pick up another manufacturers replaceable-blade scalpel-type knife for field dressing instead. However.. I still wanted a fixed blade to wear on my hip while hunting just in-case I'm solo and bloodied-up field dressing some game with my rifle laid down and then some other predator should happen to surprise me out in the middle of nowhere. I liked the blade length of the 105 so I liked that this Endeavor had a 5-inch blade length as well. Overall just feels beefier than the 105. It was almost as sharp as I like them out of the box... just a few quick passes thru the Carbide edges on my Smith's sharpener and then drag it thru the ceramic side lightly a few times.. boom.. perfection... evil sharp! I'm glad this knife could totally be used to field dress game, if need be. The serrated part of the blade works crazy good cutting thru Ivy even greater than 1/4inch thick. The only goofy thing about this knife that doesn't make sense is that the gimping (the notches for grip) on the back of the knife up by the hilt for your thumb to rest/push against there when needed... ouchie! The way the gimping turns in a radius upward... the last gimping notch has an uncomfortable pokey edge to it... not cool. Not quite a big deal... you *can* just instead rest your thumb over on the back of the blade itself upward past the gimping and you're good to go. And I dunno... perhaps if your hands are smaller than XL it wouldn't be a problem for you?? The handle... we'll see. I don't think it would be very grippy if it got bloody. And the weight was only like maybe 2 oz. more than the Buck 105. The nylon sheath.. meh.. it does it's job I suppose... but...the knife blade can rattle against the inner plastic liner. Now I will say I didn't hear it doing that while hiking with it on my belt. The pommel end is nice and broadened-out over the last 3/4-inch of it's length downward opening up to about 1-inch in thickness.
I wish buck would make this knife in a 8" blade and leave the serration off with a best leather sheath with about 2" leather wrapped fringe down the knife edge of the sheath like a pioneer looking sheath with the top of the sheath going up about half way on the handle where you just drop the knife down it with the best walnut handle
This is my first buck but not the last ! except the shealt and maybe the blade thickness a little bit too slim, im not disapointed at all ... A good companion for every trek in Belgian forest, good job buck!