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 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.
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.
Great value in a USA made knife. Lite & versatile. I removed the belt/pocket clip. It has too much tension to be useful. could not open far enough to use.
I purchased a mini spitfire a couple years ago. I carry it nearly everyday. It is slim and lightweight, easily fitting into my pocket without undo bulk. It works flawlessly.
Most of my edc blades are and have been Gerber. Though I carry a Buck Woodsman for recreational and (minimal) hunting, this is my first edc Buck since the Buck Redtail (which broke after little use) about four years ago. This knife was hard to choose over the Gerber US1 ($16 @ Wal-Mart), but I must say that I am so glad I did. First of all, the knife is very lightweight, and the pocket clip sits deeper than a usual clip does (very discreet). Next, the lockback is nice and firm. Finally, the stainless blade is sharp, versatile, and accents the edc body of this knife perfectly. Overall, I am still a Gerber guy, but the Mini Spitfire has the qualities of a great edc and just might change my allegiance.