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 the orange without serrations. And it's work flawlessly! Very little wiggle room when the blade is out. A very positive grip for your hand. Basically as long as you keep it sharp, it won't let you down. Just don't let it down and your good to go!! Best knife have owned so far. It goes where I go. Hands down. I have three bucks. Looking into a fourth.
I've been a Buck user since I was young, with their Classic clip point folder with its brass bolster, wood scales and leather sheath (wish I still had it..), so I am a bit biased. That said, this is a Fantastic knife for EDC purposes. I bought the natural aluminum with the green anodized backspacer, and the combo edge. Normally, I would choose a plain edge, but these serrations are one of a kind, really well designed and thought out. The only thing I would change is the ability to change clip sides for left-handers, and jimping in the ricasso area (which one reviewer wrongly called a hilt, but he also said mac daddy so there you go...) Anyway, Buck's 420HC is a highly underrated steel, especially when heat treated by the likes of Paul Bos. I'd choose it over any alphabet chinese steel all day, any day. Easy to resharpen and keeps its edge well enough for what it is. We're not comparing it with 154CM or S30V here. For the price, you simply cannot buy a better EDC folder made here in the U.S.A. Keep up the Great Work Buck!
absolutely love this thing. stout blade with nice finish, ample thumb hole for swift one-hand opening, lightweight yet plenty substantial and incredibly tight when locked, great factory edge with practical and useful shape, clip can be moved to every possible position, and provides a deep and positive seat within pocket, yet somehow displays no annoying hang-up when retrieved, well balanced, well thought out grip that fits extremely well, very stable and secure in hand, top notch fit and finish and nice colors. one of my all-time favorites immediately, and at a very fair and reasonable price point for a knife in its class. can, and will, hold its own against knives priced three times higher any day of the week. if you carry and use a knife daily, it should be this one. perfect.
i bought this for my dad for fathers day and had them engrave his name on it and when it came it was razor sharp cut through paper amazing and cuts hair out of the box im going to buy one for me its the best edc i have used
THIS knife is NOT worth the money. I chose this knife because Buck knives are American made and because of the slim features of this model. I don't like bulky blades in my pocket. After purchasing this knife it's obvious that the previous individuals who commented aren't ever in a situation where this "utility" knife would be of use. I work in a warehouse and as a bartender. The first day this knife was "in use" I banged up against the rail and the clip was peeled back and my new knife was ripped out of my pocket. I was just walking but being in tight quarters we bump into things. I had to use pliers to press the clip back to make sure it would stay in my pocket. The overall design is poor. For starters, the blade is not 3.25 inches. It's only 3 inches, but there's a 1/4 inch of useless "hilt" space. This space is not necessary for anything other than design. It serves no safety purpose and actually extends the "blade" beyond the legal carrying laws of several states, not to mention the snag issue when actually using the blade. If you lose that useless space and trim a 1/8 inch off the handle (I assume the "lanyard hole" could be used as a glass breaker) the knife would be more compact, stable and have more of a strike force for tactical/self defense use. The silly hole where a thumb stud should be is a poor design that's obvious to reduce overall weight. Because of this odd hole, when using the "one hand option" blade, a down force is necessary on the blade which, in the 3 weeks that I've owned this product have already shown signs of structural degradation. It's a sharp blade that's great for opening mail, not as good as a box cutter. Get rid of the hole and replace it with a thumb stud, loose that 1/4inch of useless hilt space, shave an1/8inch of the handle and reinforce the pocket clip and this knife would be the mac daddy. After doing all that, then cut the price in half and everyone in the world would buy it. If that's not going to happen you'd be better off carrying a piece of broken glass in your pocket.
It's pretty clear to me that Buck took a look at what enthusiasts wanted, what people like to carry beyond simple utility, made a list of features and built the knife. For the folks at Buck, this is a winning design and for that reason deserves special attention. Above any other knife in the catalog, just like the Vantage line, variants will hopefully be the future for the Spitfire. Aluminum means anodizing so you're already on the right track and we've got the size variants, now it's time for new steels and subtle design improvements. I'd like to see the blade fill the handle a bit more - there is room for the blade to grow. New and interesting colors would be a welcome addition. Combined with a steel upgrade and I'm in line for the next variant. Keep up the good work.
I live in Japan, and been a fan of Buck Knives for more than 20 years. I have the several Buck Knives, and have recently purchased this 722/Spitfire, Grey Grip, without the serrations. Great Knife! Very light, and easy to open with one (1) hand of the excellent EDC!. Seems that this knife has been designed with a conscious of Spyderco Knives, but I love Buck Knives much more than Spyderco knives since Buck ones are 100% Made in U.S.A., and their repair services are also excellent. Good Job, my Buck!
I have many knives from most of the leading knife companies. Some are fairly expensive and I have developed some strong biases in features I like on a knife over the years. The Spitfire caught my eye so I checked it out and am so glad I did. This knife sports an ideal balance between blade to handle ratio, has nice jimping on the scales for a secure grip and though the pocket clip is fine and functional, if it came with a lower rider clip I would give the Spitfire a *five* anvil rating What a great, fun knife !
Excellent EDC blade! Very light and thin. Picked up the orange and love the color. Easy deployment, great sized blade, super sharp. Great knife from Buck.
Just joined the Buck Family today. After being a Schrade only for years. This knife is so smooth - easy one hand opening and I can fling it open flawlessly just like my Schrade used to do. I also read in the warranty/message pamphlet that they are Partners with God. That just confirms it for me. I will miss Schrade but I love my new Buck Spitfire Serated.! Christ is king - forever!!! Thx Uncle Buck