Open Season Small Game Knife

$125.00

Model #0539RWS-B

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Current Selection
Blade:
S30V Vanadium
Handle:
Rosewood Dymondwood
Carry System:
Genuine Leather Sheath, Black
Blade Engraving:
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Overview

Start the season out right! Buck's innovative Open Season Series knives are the perfect combination of tools for a successful season. This knife is perfect for small game such as bird and trout. The S30V stainless steel blade ensures edge retention and corrosion resistance. Made in the USA.
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Length:
4 1/4" (10.8 cm)
Weight:
3 oz. (85.4 g)
Handle:
DYMONDWOOD
Carry System:
Sheath
Origin:
Made in the USA

Available Features and Options

S30V Steel

We consider this the absolute best blade steel available, and it is made in America. S30V contains carbon as well as high amounts of Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium. This steel combines fantastic edge retention and high ductility combined with corrosion resistance. Double-tempered - it can be hardened to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 59.5-61. However, it is difficult to resharpen yourself, but we do offer sharpening services for a nominal fee.

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 (12)

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Average Rating:
RATING: 4
NAME: John Struewing
AGE: 63
Preview review

While the products are not yet available, I am truly appreciative that the higher of two levels of Open Seasons Knives will be offered in S30V steel. A steel that has been developed specifically for knives. Thank you BUCK. Now if you will only rethink the leather sheath. I don't like those of your 100 series belt knives, but I deplore the one designed for the Open Series Knives. Please give us a good quality, thick, full coverage leather sheath reminiscent of better belt knives. Thank you. By the way, when will these knives be available?

RATING: 5
NAME: robert graydon
AGE: 67
Sweet little knife and leather sheath

Fell in love when I saw it. Beautiful design and fine S30v steel to boot. Like everything about it and it's my no 1 all around carry nowdays. Sheath is innovative and very nice-----Doesn't require a big elbow lift to pull knife out----neat idea and very useful.

RATING: 4
NAME: John Struewing
AGE: 6
Open Season 'Small Game'

I have had my knife for a while. The blade is almost the exact same size as my Randall M26 Pathfinder. This is a very good thing to me. Perfect for Whitetails! Can't understand why just because this is named a 'small game' knife, why does it have to have a kiddie handle. I don't have large hands, but I would like a substantial handle. I live close to a great knife maker. Maybe he can make some new slabs for it. Still love the S30V. What's not to love?

RATING: 5
NAME: MJ
AGE: 50
I am sold

The knife sat in its original box for a few months. Yesterday, the opportunity to finally came for using the knife and gaining a working experience provide a knife review. I didn't buy the knife as an investment. I can say one thick skinned boar was gutted, skinned and bagged without needing sharpening. What a pleasure to complete the task of without pausing to resharpen the blade. The rating. "I really Love iT!". Hmmm. The case is nice, but the handle isn't inspirational. However, the net net this is a knife that fits comfortably and securely in my hands and doesn't require babysitting. The blade is superior to any of my other blades. Satisfied.

RATING: 5
NAME: 6
AGE: 27
Sweet knife

This thing is glorious.

RATING: 5
NAME: Steven
AGE: 27
Money Well Spent

I purchased this knife in preparation for a white tail hunt later this year and I do not regret it. The knife fits well in my hands and feels very secure between the finger grooves and jimping. I really dig the sheath. The design adds a retention element by wrapping around the back of the knife. Yank on it all you want, turn it upside down even and the knife is going nowhere. Undoing the retention strap allows you to move the blade forward, clearing the sheath and allowing the knife to be drawn. If I end up falling out of a tree stand and need to cut myself out of the safety webbing I'm going to be fine, because this knife is going to be on my belt, right where I left it.

RATING: 5
NAME: John Struewing
AGE: 63
Update!!!

Finally received my Open Season Small Game knife. It is everything I expected and more! The blade is exactly the same size as my Randall model 26 Pathfinder. Truth be told, at a third of the price, this knife is a much better bargain. The S30V steel is probably the best available, no disrespect to Randall. I did choose the Small Game model for whitetail deer. It is certainly better suited for field dressing (I.e. cutting around the ants and alimentary canal. As I stated in my original post, I'm not particularly pleased with the sheath. While the thickness of the leather and the stitching is first class, the open design seems to be a misguided attempt to resolve a question that no one had ever asked. I didn't buy the product for the sheath, but for the knife. Extremely good deal I must say. Thank you Buck!!!

RATING: 3
NAME: Theodore Hartrich
AGE: 61
Knife

Blade is much shorter than advertised. The sheath sucks.

RATING: 4
NAME: neil
AGE: 26
why

I have the open season small game knife but I am very interested in upgrading to the better grade steel and the handle in the picture looks great so when will this knife be available and the sheath is much less desirable for the upgraded knife will I be able to buy it with the same nylon sheath that came with my current knife

RATING: 4
NAME: Wayneo
AGE: 47
great knife if.....

a top notch knife , but it could use a hole in the handle to have a cord to run thru and the sheath is Much to be desired !! just like others have said give us a full leather sheath that functions like the old hunting knives had !!

RATING: 4
NAME: Wayneo
AGE: 47
great knife if.....

a top notch knife , but it could use a hole in the handle to have a cord to run thru and the sheath is Much to be desired !! just like others have said give us a full leather sheath that functions like the old hunting knives had !!

RATING: 5
NAME: R.S.
AGE: 38
Great Bird & Trout Knife

Handled one in my local gun shop and realized what a great bird and trout knife this would make, so bought it on the spot. The Buck 539 balances well in your hand and the blade length/shape makes it perfect for pheasant and quail or any small game. I took it on a few fishing trips and was easily able to filet a few catfish with ease. Will be taking it trout fishing end of this year and look forward to carrying it on my side.