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 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.
Serrations give your Buck blade greater cutting power. Especially useful when cutting line and/or cables.
I bought this knife to take with me on a trip to Africa. I lived for six weeks in the urban/bush area of Kitway and put this knife through everything imaginable. Sharpening bamboo, skinning animals, cutting twine, opening bottles, digging stake holes, and using it for dining as well. Four years later it still looks new, has the same edge since I first bought it, and is still tight with no blade wiggle at all. I colored the red arrow black, as it personally looked tacky to me. But otherwise this is the best utility knife I have ever owned. Bar none.
I purchased a yellow Redpoint Rescue for everyday carry on the fire department. I've abused it and used it in all kinds of situations. The seatbelt cutter is a little small and tough to use, but as a last resort I'll take it. I use it more for cutting string, small rope, and fishing line. The window punch works as well as any non-mechanical punch. The blade has stood up very well to lots of abuse. The locking mechanism took a little getting used to but now I prefer it to any other. The only problem I've had is with the clip. I've broken two clips off. The first time Buck sent me what I thought was a brand new knife, but I think it was just mine all cleaned up. The second knife is in the mail now. I've also bought a second Redpoint Rescue in the dark grey that I carry on my days off. These knives are the dependable, reasonably priced, and very user friendly. I wouldn't pay the higher prices for other knives. The best feature about these knives is the customer service and warranty that I've experienced. I will always buy from a company that believes in their product and stands behind it.