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.
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!
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.