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.
Excellent Knife - Bought to use in the field but I love it so much it never made it out of my kitchen. I guess that I will have to buy another for my backback.
Like Chuck, this knife is staying in my kitchen. I don't want to screw it up outdoors. Have to get another outdoor knife.