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 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.
I've had one of these for several years, and it has probably seen the most every day use out of all of my knives. My 119 Special is great but huge, and my Ranger is rock solid but not as easy to carry, so this is a great EDC for everyday tasks. It fit every need I had for it: fit in my pocket, blade just under 3", one handed opening with left and right hands, and framelock design (much easier to clean if it's used in, say, a jar of peanut butter). Because of this I've carried it on many trips in the Rockies and multiple times into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (It also survived being dropped in three different lakes). However, this new version is missing half the thumb stud. This makes it very difficult to operate left-handed, when one-handed operation by either hand is kind of the primary point of a small utility knife like this. Even as a right-handed person I use this in my left hand constantly, and the lock is designed well enough to be used left-handed, but the lack of a left-handed thumbstud in this new version is incredibly disappointing. It's such a little thing, and it severely reduces the functionality; I would not buy another Nobleman unless the thumbstud was corrected. (Then I would buy another immediately). Buck, please fix the Nobleman thumbstud, just return it to the way it was.
I love this knife! I use it all the time. When I fly fish, I hike a lot, and it's great to have a sharp dependable blade. The best part is that you can hardly tell it's there until you need it. Even though it's made in china, It's a Buck design and I'm sure they have great pride in any product build. Great knife!
I bought a carbon fibre nobleman a year or two ago. It is very lightweight and comfortable. Holds an edge very well, I've only had to sharpen it twice. Works as a great chore or everyday knife. Two complaints: -Made in China. Even though it is a very good knife, I'm a little dissapointed that Buck would import a knife. -The finish wears off handle fairly easy, after about 6 months mine started to come off. Other than that it is a great knife as long as you don't care if it shows wear, I would reccomend it.
great knife easy to open sharp was a gift from my girls says love from your girls on the handle and on the blade one side says grumpa and on the other dad, thanks girls need a sheath any reccommendations
Came nice and sharp out of the box. Very handy for everyday useage. Overall a good blade for the price.
I bought this knife for my boyfriend for Christmas just a week ago and while he was using this knife for a simple task, the tip of the blade snapped off. Very disappointed!
My friend got me one for christmas and I absolutely love it. It feels good in the hand, it's sturdy and really sharp. Also looks really nice in all stainless steel. The closing mechanism is really solid and it's just an awesome folder overall, really pleased with the gift :D
This carbon-fiber patterned Nobleman is a good, small knife, that fits easily in a pocket. I have several other Buck knifes, and they are all very satisfying to use. I do note that some people do not know how to tighten a screw, and one does not know how to release a frame lock. Down-rating the knife because of these problems is irrelevant.
I loved my old version of this knife - all metal, smooth design. This new version is a huge departure in both looks and quality. Severly disappointed that this is made in China, more disappointed that the lock is plastic, liked the smooth finish much better than the new grip section. The look, function, and quality of this iteration have taken a negative departure from the previously high quality elegant looking predecessor of the same name. Bad move Buck.
My dad bought me this knife when I was 10 and I've had it in my pocket ever since. Takes a great edge, finish is holding up, and it has never failed me. It has seen everything from opening mail to whittling a stick. Has a little blade play but after 8 years I'm fine with it.
I bought this knife two years ago. It clips inside my right pocket, every day. The rubberized coating on the handle has pealed away in numerous places. The blade is loose and wobbles when locked in place. Made in China. Definitely not up to made in USA Buck standards. Will not buy another.
I knife feels great with nonslip handle , blade is very sharp. This knife should last for many years great design keep up the good work.
Long time supporter of Buck. Bought probably several dozen over time for self, relatives and as gifts for friends. Knowing I was a Buck fan my daughter bought a special one for me and had it engraved..."for my daddy all my love moose" (nickname).
Yesterday, I bought a Nobleman 327 for my son while on vacation. Upon our return home. I opened it up to check it out for myself before giving him some safety tips. The knife opened smoothly enough. The only problem was I couldn't fold the blade back into the case. At first I thought I wasn't performing the right motion. So I looked on YouTube to watch a review. The person discussing the knife opened and closed it with ease using one and. His knife had two thumb studs. Mine only has one. In any case, I have still not been able to close the blade. I've tried pulling out and closing and even using the table as a back stop for the blade as I apply pressure to close it. Nothing works. I will be sending this knife in for a fully functional model. Like the previous reviewer, I am not crazy about the one thumb stud.
I bought mine when I was on vacation about 8 months ago and I instantly fell in love with it. The blade keeps a nice sharp edge, the folding mechanism is nice a smooth. I like to collect knives and I have a few that are a bit more expensive but, this is truly my favorite knife out of them all. Great buy! Highly reccomend!
I have had this knife for about 4 years got it from sports academy and have been very happy with it. It keeps a very sharp edge on the blade and the lock on the blade comes in handy most of the time. I do recommend this knife.
This knife is my favorite edc knife the design looks amazing and the blade is sharp. Buck makes really nice knives. I really love this knife and I would recommend it to anyone!
This is a really good edc knife I really love it. It is really sharp and and is amazing. I hope that buck will never discontinue this knife and keep all the colors in Stock regularily
I recently purchased this knife with carbon fiber because of the looks. The knife has a sharp blade and opens and closes easy. The only thing that keeps the rating down is that is is made in China. I would pay more for the knife it were made in the USA!
I bought this knife at academy outdoors. it the perfect size for an edc pocketknife. I like the thumbstud open assist, and it is super sharp, however when I got it out of the package and inspected it I discoved that this knife is made in china. this is a very big HUGE turn off for me. I always thought buck knives were all American made and this one is not. I know I should have looked at it closer and better before I bought it. but I thought all buck knives were American made. had I known it was made in china I definitely would not have bought it.. I am very disappointed. no, I would not recommend anyone buy this knife if you want an American made product made with quality.
I just bough my latest Nobleman. Mine has the dual thumbstuds, frame lock and holds an excellent edge. I replace them regularly due to my habit of losing things and I buy the same knife every time because I have never found anything I like as well for anywhere near the price. I've carried a pocket knife for 55 years and can't find anything close under $100.
This knife was purchased for my 11 yr. old son. The packaging makes it difficult to actually see and feel the knife in the store. You have to purchase it first, then cut the plastic package to feel it. The design is decieving, it looks as if it has rubber grips, and even states "rubberized on left side". There is no rubber grip at all. I would not have purchased this knife if I had the chance to feel it before purchase. Also, it lost points with me for being made in china. Over all, very disappointed.
I recently purchased a Nobleman knife to replace the pocket knife i lost recently. I've have several other Buck knifes and always been happy with them. I did not realize this was an import. While it does display that on the package in small lettering I must say I'm disappointed to see that this was not made it the US . I was looking at several knives at the sporting goods store I was at and noticed the larger Buck knives made in the US so I assumed all Buck knifes are made in the US. This is my fault as I did not read the fine print. I understand production cost and market share/price point ETC. but it makes me sad to see another american icon moving things overseas.
I am a diesel mechanic by trade. I have carried a pocket knife since I was 12. I have carried the Nobleman in my pocket for the past 5 years. Cutting everything from hard plastic lines, rubber hoses, zip ties, rope, nylon straps, boxes, et all. It gets oils, cleaners, chemicals, and fuel all over it and it does not phase it one bit. It holds a edge through some heavy use. I sharpen it about once a month just out of habit. I do have to replace it every few years due to me doing things I should not be doing with it, but I always buy another one.