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.
As in my review of the endeavor the sheath really sucks they rattle around in it knife preforms well as i use it for camping,hunting,survival and have it paired up with the endeavor great knives sheaths not so much as before longtime buck man and passing it down to my kids love yalls knives thanks for a great tool
Only complaint I have is that there aren't left handed sheaths. You have to buy a "generic" one or make one yourself. The Thug's sheath is the go to sheath for reapers, 119s, etc. But with the slight cant to the reaper, I wonder how secure it is held in the thug sheath, what extra stress the snap, etc. would be under.
I am a hunter and a knife freak. I have had well over 30 knives from Kersha to Cabala's Alaska pro series and i picked this knife up at Walmart for $40 and it is the best knife i have ever had!!!!!
This knife is one of the many Bucks I own, the one I have is the original series with the skulls handles. Over time Buck has been gracious by allowing me to upgrade the handles to the walnut (not rosewood) for a more firm feel. Again the sheath is little to be desired, but Cleveland Kydek makes a great aftermarket one for it.
I love the reaper. would like to have a smaller version of it 4.75 in. blade
I really love this knife! Makes light work of all camp tasks. If anyone is concerned about the blade material, I have beat mine through hardwood logs about 5 inches in diameter repeatedly and there were no chips or rolled edges. The edge retention is great. Can be sharpened to split a hair! The sheath could be a little better, but it does the job. The only question I have is if there are replacement handle scales available, and if so, where can I purchase them?
This knife will last through all of your tough work and bad weather conditions
The reaper is my every day hog hunting knife its always very versatile always gets the job done and always and for most puts them hog down right away when I need to in a bad situation. Some times my dogs chase the hogs into deep ditches I have go in after them and help because hog will try to drown my dogs and I jus put it down right there no problem
it is a great knife for choping, skining and other miscellaneous camping utility tasks; its a great knife, dont get me wrong, but the sheath is crap. I would have rated 5/5 if the sheath would have been MOLLE compatible like most of Buck's tactical knives. I hope they can change the sheath to MOLLE
Love the Reaper. The Reaper Camo Handle is Great. Sheath is Cheap and Rattles. Ordered a Thug MOLLE Sheath for 26.00. Fits like a glove and is very functional.
Just got this knife in the mail. The prior reviews are dead on about how sharp it is right out of the box. It has a great feel and I look forward to putting it to use. I am surprised that nobody mentioned how wacky the blade's thumb slot design is. The knife's edge runs all the way up to the slot. The first time I placed my pointer finger in it for handling, I got cut. I also agree with the other posts about the sheath. It just doesn't match the quality of the knife. I'd prefer a MOLLE.
Can this knife be used for gutting or trout, moose, caribou all that sorta stuff?
I just did a review of the vanguard that I carry for edc, but have two reapers as well, I use one for the heavier work like cutting vines, small branches ect. But is still very light weight, and has surprising chopping ability being so light, my son and I took turns chopping a cypress branch (about 6in dia) to test edge, it still could cut paper, rough, but did cut it. Few passes on a 1x30 (belt sander) lether belt strop and it was clean shaving sharp again, it is my utility cart's edc knife. I also have the hood/punk but have no real world experience with it yet and just bought recently, next month as camping season approaching for us.
I bought one at wal-mart that actually has rosewood scales. The only bad part of the knife besides the cheesy sheath. Got mine for under $40 though. Razor sharp even after batoning maple