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!
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.
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.
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 !
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!
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 .
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
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.
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