Talus Knife

Talus Knife

Model #0316BKX-B


Current Selection
Satin Finish, 420HC Stainless Steel
G10, Black
Carry System:
Stainless steel belt/boot/pocket clip


The Talus is an ideal blending of durability, ergonomics, and contemporary styling. The gently sloping blade provides a shape that is versatile enough to be used on a myriad of everyday or outdoor situations. The G10 handle has a curved, contoured slope to sit more naturally in the user's hand. Imported
Blade Shape:
Modified Clip
Blade Length:
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
Carry System:
Pocket Clip

Available Features and Options

420HC Steel

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.


Serrations give your Buck blade greater cutting power. Especially useful when cutting line and/or cables.

Reviews (9)

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NAME: Daniel
AGE: 34
Sturdy little knife

I just picked up this little knife. I wanted to comment on the handle, very nice handle. Has kind of a grit feel that will not slip out of your hand. It is fairly thin and the blade seems to be really good. Good job buck!

NAME: Ronald
AGE: 49
Why too loose

I have had this knife for about a year now and it has became very loose. Attempted to tighten it with a 5/32 hex wrench but the blade pin just spins freely. It no longer stays properly closed in my pocket. It was a great little knife prior to loosening up so much

NAME: Roger Noel
AGE: 61
Does not lock properly

It's a nice knife but I have to push the center locking piece to lock it and again after I fold it to keep it closed.

NAME: Steve Palfrey
AGE: 69
316 Talus

I found that this knife does not do what Buck knives advertise bought it for the one hand easy open but instead found that I have a hard time opening it with two hands. Very disappointed as I have several straight Bladed Buck knives that like and use.

NAME: Darrell Allinder
AGE: 52

I bought the talus knife thinking it was made in the U.S. but when I received the knife I found out that it's made in China for crying out loud !! I really wanted a knife made from buck and in the USA ! I called myself being very careful to make sure knife was American Made. A word of caution make sure you read contents for imported label and don't over research knifes and get confused. I like the shape and feel of the knife but it's just not the same looking down on the blade and seeing china inscribed on it. I like buck knives and have only bought them but Buck starting to sell knives made in China takes away from the reputation of a Built in America Buck Knife. Really let down having a knife made in China sold by Buck, just doesn't taste good coming out of my mouth !

NAME: Stuart Harvey
AGE: 54
"A Modern Back-Lock Barlow?"

I picked-up a Buck 316 Talus at the local Canadian Tire Store, on sale. And, much to my surprise, this little back-lock folding knife is a true work horse...Much in the vein of the traditional "Barlow" styled knives. With ergonomically curved G10 scales and a full index finger choil, this small knife has an excellent three-finger grip. The sturdy partially serrated clip-point blade is sharp and has a good belly for precision cutting. The bolster and liner are one-piece for incredible strength, especially in such a compact piece of cutlery. There are only two small "hiccups" with the Talus. The knife is advertised as featuring a one-handed opening blade, it takes two hands for safe deployment. Also, the pocket clip is rather stiff. Leave a nickel under the pocket clip for a few days. All in all, this little beast is a must buy for any pocket knife aficionado!

NAME: mark
AGE: 53
great little knife

I purchased 4 of these on sale at $10 each. Good deal. I gave 3 as gifts. My buddies think I am some kind of hero! HA. One handed open.....forget it unless you want to lose your thumb!! Not an issue for me. I't's not a combat knife. I removed the belt clip...BIG improvement for pocket carry.My every day carry. I have dozens of knives and this is the one I reach for. I not afraid to use or lose it. Very good .

NAME: Jason Rolling
AGE: 30
buck 316

I bought this knife thinking it was made in USA. I opened the package and was very disappointed it was made in China. Nice knife but made in China is a real turn off. Nice looking knife but China makes products cheap

NAME: Scott
AGE: 24
Tough to open one-handed

This is a nice knife for the price. I wasn't expecting the handle to be so thin but for a pocket clip it makes sense. The clip is very stiff! I have to pry up on it to get it to clip on. I don't think you could get it to fall out if you tried walking through the bush doing a handstand! There is no side to side play in the knife whatsoever! The tightness makes it a little hard to open one-handed but hopefully it will soften up over time. Great everyday carry. Even greater when on sale.