4 STEPS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT KNIFE
1. HOW WILL YOU USE A BUCK KNIFE?
A Buck Knife is a knife designed for a purpose. There are knives for opening boxes and cutting twine. Knives for backpacking, hunting and fishing. Knives for when your survival is on the line. And knives for collectors.
2. THE FEATURES THAT MATTER
- Fixed-blade: Always ready and dependable.
- Folding knife: Compact, safer to carry; improved dependability with locking blade.
- One-handed opening: 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.
- Gutting/skinning blade: For field dressing game.
- Thick Blade: For heavy-duty tasks.
- Light-weight: Composite or other materials minimize weight.
- Saw edge: For cutting wood or bone.
- Sharpness: Stays sharp and is easy to sharpen.
3. THE MATERIALS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
- A strong blade has good edge retention is resistant to rust and sharpens well.
- S30V is the best blade steel available. It is a high vanadium stainless steel with very high edge retention.
- 12C27Mod Sandvik provides supreme corrosion resistance with great ductility and strength for wear resistance and durability.
- 13C26 Sandvik provides great edge retention and hardness for wear resistance and strength.
- 420HC is a stainless steel that provides excellent rust resistance, has good edge retention and is easy to sharpen. In a word, ideal.
- When you hold your knife the handle should feel solid and well constructed.
- A good handle feels solid and well constructed when you hold it. Choose from several different styles and materials.
- Ergonomic design adds comfort.
- Rubber or textured handles are a sure grip in wet conditions.
- Wood adds beauty to the knife.
- Plastic/composite materials are durable under extreme conditions.
4. A KNIFE FOR LIFE
When you purchase one of our knives, you’re buying reliability, performance and a reputation that goes back over 100 years. We back all our products with an unconditional lifetime warranty. If your Buck Knife should fail, we’ll stand behind it.
QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
A knife is a tool you should be able to count on. A Buck knife is a well-made knife that will provide you years of loyal service and a lifetime guarantee. Here are some questions you should ask before you buy any knife, even a Buck. After all, it’s the little things that make a difference.
- Does the design fit the expected purpose of the knife?
- Do the materials match the demands of the knife?
- Is the knife made with high quality materials?
- Was the blade heat-treated for optimum performance and durability?
- Is the knife made with high quality construction?
- Do all of the parts fit smoothly, solidly, seamlessly? (When a folding knife is open, the blade should not have a loose, wobbly feel)
- If the knife is a “folder,” does it open and close easily?
- It the knife is a “lockback,” does it lock in place properly?
- Will the knife hold its edge, yet resharpen well? (lesser quality knives may have initial sharpness, but typically their edge won't last, and resharpening wears them out quickly)
- Will the knife withstand whatever Mother Nature dishes out?
- Does the knife come with a lifetime guarantee?