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 knife is bad ass it is just what you need when you are in the woods all the time it is big
Tthe handle on this knife is to small and doesn't fit in the hand and looks akward
Got mine with a elk horn handle, first thing I saw , for this size of knife handle is small and thin. If you have to wear gloves ,well, go figure. I expected a razor sharp blade from the factory, nope, it didn't happen. Don't get me wrong; ir is beautifully made, fix those details and will worth the $400.00+
Stunning, incredible craftsmanship. I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks so much, Buck, for making it possible for me to have this gorgeous knife.