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.
I have used this knife to process four deer so far and it does an amazing job. I only need to touch up the blade a little bit between the skinning/quartering process and the butchering process. It holds a razor sharp edge for a long time. The knife also fits very well in the hand and doesn't get slippy when bloody.
This is the best knife i have ever owned for hunting.. one knife to clean and skin all the animal stays razor sharp... have had it for 4 years and cleaned over 20 animals and haven't sharpened it once... i highly recommend it to you. ..
I’m one of those guys that has too much hunting gear and a knife for every situation. This knife was ALL I had with me on the last day of my Alaskan Caribou hunt. Everything else (Skinners, capers, deboners, buthchers, etc) was back at camp as I had given up on a successful harvest this year. Go figure, 4 hours before my plane was arriving I finally tagged my Caribou. While standing on tundra (while it was snowing) I skinned, disassembled, and deboned the entire animal with only this tool and some plastic bags. I was amazed since I have spent considerably more for other knives and this knife cut so well and felt so natural in my hand. I’m sold. This knife is permanently in my day pack and will be my primary tool for field game processing. I feel it is the best single tool for specifically processing a whole animal in the field.
I HAVE A 2012 BUCK 390 OMNI WITH THE 499 PACKITE STAINLESS STEEL GUTHOOK RING. I HAVE USED THIS TO CARRY SQUIRRL HUNTING AND ALSO DEER HUNTING OR JUST WALKING THE WOODS TO LOOK FOR DIFFERANT AREA'S IN THE WOODS TO SQUIRRL HUNT. IT IS ALSO PRETTY COOL THAT BOTH THE KNIFE AND PACKLITE GUTHOOK RING FIT IN THE SAME SHEATH. THIS SET HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR HUNTING IT IS VERY LIGHT WEIGHT ON A BELT AND IS NOT TO BIG AND BULKY ON A BET EITHER. THINK I AM GONNA PUT THIS IN MY NEW HUNTING BACKPACK THAT A FRIEND I HUNT WITH GOT ME FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR I CANT WAIT TO CARRY THE NEW BACKPACK DURING THE REST OF SQUIRRL HUNTING OR CARRY IT WHILE DOING SOME NIGHT TIME COYOTE HUNTING . ANYONE WANTING A GOOD HUNTING KNIFE NEEDS TO GET A BUCK KNIFE THEY ARE AWSOME AND THE 420 HC STEEL HOLDS A VERY GOOD EDGE AND HAVE BUCK'S FOR EVER LIFETIME WARRANTY. BUCK'S WARRANTY DEPARTMANT IS AWSOME AND VERY QUICK ABOUT TAKING CARE OF ANY ISSUE YOU MIGHT HAVE DOESNT MATTER IF IT'S A FOLDING KNIFE LIKE THE 303 CADET OR THE FAMOUS 110 FOLDING HUNTER OR EVEN A FIXED BLADE LIKE THE 679 MAXLITE SERIES OR THE SMALLER 673 OR THE BUCK 102 WOODSMAN. THEY ARE ALL GREAT KNIVES I HAVE ALL THESE THAT I HAVE LISTED HERE ON MY REVIEW OR EVEN THE 390 BUCK OMNI SERIES WITH 499 PACKLITE GUTHOOK RING THAT I OWN AS WELL. THE 112 RANGER THAT IS A SMALLER VERSION OF 110 IS ALSO A GREAT EVERYDAY CARRY KNIFE. THE 135 PACKLITE CAPER IS ALSO GREAT TO USE ON SQUIRRL OR RABBIT A GREAT SMALL GAME KNIFE THE ONE I OWN IS THE STAINLESS STEEL VERSION THESE ARE ALL VERY EASY TO CLEAN AFTER HUNTING BY USING HOT WATER AND DAWN DISH SOAP IN THE SINK. I ALSO OWN A BUCK 309 COMPANION 1999 PRODUCTION YEAR MADE AT THE EL CAJON PLANT THAT I GOT IN 2000 WHEN I GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL STILL HAVE IT ALONG WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERS. I HAVE ALL THE BOXES AND PAPERS TO ALL MY BUCK KNIVES I OWN EVEN HAVE THE BOX AND PAPERS TO MY 50TH ANNIVERSARY 110 PUT UP THAT WILL NOT SEE CARRY TIME OR USE WILL JUST STAY PUT UP AS A SHOW KNIFE TO SHOW FRIEND'S AND FAMILY MEMBERS AS WELL.