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