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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.