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.
Almost scalpel-like in shape, it has a mild drop point, with nearly a spear tip that is used for the delicate removal of the hide of the face of a trophy animal. The shape makes caping knives perfect choices for birds and small game. Caping knives tend to be slim and very light duty so they are not always a right choice if you only intend to carry a single knife.
I GOT MY BUCK PACKLITE CAPER STAINLESS STEEL VERSION CHRISTMAS 2013 . I GOT TO USE IT IN JANUARY 2014 DURING THE REMAINDER OF SQUIRRL SEASON A FRIEND AND I ENDED UP SHOOTING THREE GREY AND ONE RED SQUIRRL'S THAT DAY. BROUGHT THEM BACK TO MY HOUSE AND ENDED UP USING MY BUCK CAPER AND MY BUCK 679 GUTHOOK KNIVES THAT NIGHT TO CLEAN THE SQUIRRL'S. THE BUCK CAPER REALLY AMAZED ME ON HOW WELL IT WORKED ON SMALL GAME. BEFORE THIS KNIFE I USED MY 673 BUCK MAXLITE TO CLEAN SMALL GAME SUCH AS SQUIRRL. . THE BUCK CAPER WILL PROB ONLY BE USED FOR SQUIRRL'S AND RABBIT'S OTHER THAN THAT I WILL USE MY 673 OR MY 102 WOODSMAN. I BOUGHT MY 102 THIS FEBUARY AND HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO USE IT YET AND CANT WAIT TO TRY IT. BUCK KNIVES ARE MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE AND ARE THE ONLY BRAND I CARRY EVERYDAY AND USE EVERY YEAR HUNTING AS WELL. MY VERY FIRST HUNTING KNIFE WAS A BUCK 110 FROM 1974 THAT I GOT IN 1999 FROM A FRIEND WHEN I TRADED HIM MY BRAND NEW ONE BACK THEN. THE 1974 110 IS NOW 40 YEARS OLD AND STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL LEATHER SHEATH WHICH I TREAT TWICE A YEAR.