Marksman™ Knife

Marksman™ Knife

Model #0830BKS-B

Current Selection
Satin Finish, 154CM Steel
Anodized aluminum, Black
Carry System:
Stainless steel pocket clip


When Buck designed the Marksman™, the features definitely deliver one of the strongest locking blades available for tactical operatives. Utilizing the locking mechanism developed by Grant and Gavin Hawk, the new SLS (Strong Lock System) is one of the strongest locking mechanisms on the market. The SLS, once deployed, offers the strength of a fixed blade. An innovative ball bearing pivot system allows for quick and easy opening by simply sliding one finger along the strap. Fully opening the blade securely engages the SLS. With a hefty blade of 154CM steel and a solid aluminum handle, the Marksman™ is designed for heavy tactical operations. Made in the USA.
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Length:
3 1/2" (8.9 cm)
4 oz. (113.9 g)
Carry System:
Pocket Clip
Made in the USA

Available Features and Options

One Handed Opening

Has a thumb stud, blade hole or other feature to facilitate one-hand use. Some models are one-hand opening and one-hand closing as well..

154CM Steel

This steel is ideal for excellent edge retention, great corrosion resistance and for heavy cutting applications. For best performance, we harden to a standard Rc 59-61.

Drop Point

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.

Reviews (4)

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Average Rating:
NAME: jay
AGE: 35

This knife is very well built. The ball bearing action is super smooth and fast. The knife has a very nice weight to it and feels great in the hand. I would definitely recommend this knife.

NAME: Joseph Williams
AGE: 14
Good Knife

Good knife, but had an issue when I bought it. When I bought it the blade wouldn't lock, however when I loosened the screws on the top, the knife locked and now I love it.

NAME: Rob Kennedy
AGE: 25
Outstanding Folder

I ordered this blade from Buck last year when they sent out a coupon code and am very glad I did. The Bos heat treat on the 154 is the best I've found on this blade steel. Great edge retention and easy to resharpen. The lock design is great and can be closed with one hand once the right technique is learned. Very smooth ball bearing action and lightweight aluminum handle give this knife a great balance and feel. The handle gives just enough traction to prevent slipping in any situation but doesn't create hot spots under extended us. The quality is excellent, as is the company it came from. I highly recommend this knife for an EDC or "tactical" blade.

NAME: Stephen Ross
AGE: 18
Buck's new standard

This knife is the most solid folder I've held. The new SLS is solid, their is absolutely no play or wiggle in the blade, the opening is smooth and quick, and it absolutely fits my expectations. The only possible knock is closing the knife. It is possible to close it one-handed, but it is difficult and takes some practice. It really does take two hands to close it, but that's only a minor inconvenience that doesn't hurt the rating I give this knife. As a part of Buck's new push to enter the modern "tactical" market, this is perfect. If Buck keeps up this level or perfection and innovation, they will be a force among the knife manufacturers.