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.
The crescent tip makes the blade thinner with a sharper point. This shape provides good control for detail work and cutting in tight places. It is also well suited for intentional punctures like new holes in your belt, etc. While the point of the blade is effective for detail work, it's not as strong as the thicker points on drop points and skinners.
This knife is great for on the farm and in the bush. It is easy to sharpen... Love it:-)
my sis gave me my 120 xmiss of 1982 it looks the same as it did .. It has done it all I keep it beside my bed .I would not trade it for 100 new ones it is apart of my family . Thank you sis and Thank you (BUCK) KNIFES
Its a beautiful knife very sharp.
If you are going to own only one knife make it a Buck model 120 General
When Buck makes a big knife, they get it right. This one stands second to none in it's aesthetics, quality of manufacture and desirability. Well done, Buck!
great knife. the only reason I said almost perfect is that I prefer the 119. but that is only my opinion ?
My son bought me the 120 at my request for my Christmas present , as a hiking and all purpose out door knife . When he picked it up he called and said Dad this knife is beautiful and balanced well .Boy was he right the picture cannot due this knife justice the brass and wood are stunning the balance is spot on .The sheath is very well crafted of top grain leather . I made a good pick and will be using this and handing down to another Michigan outdoorsman.
I was the victim of an attack on New Years eve. I walked into a a building not knowing that there was a transient living in it. He immediately got in my face. I am a former LP agent and have MOAB training which is just a way to calm someone down. It's simple. In order to have a fight you need to aggressors. If there's only one, (the other guy) then no worries. You face them, put your hand up, don't look right in their eyes, and ignore everything they are saying like they are just a dog barking. Then you just keep stepping backwards and saying things like " oh no worries man everything is cool. Then repeat. It works so well, that after I learned it I have never had any fear when another man has confronted me. He is a bull, and you are a calm matador who completely owns him. It didn't work on new years though. I backed right into a book case and feel onto a chair at a 45 degree angle head up. Then he just punched my face into mush. I have multiple facial fractures, permanent nerve damage, two black eyes, and cuts and everything else. I ended up going into a restaurant to get help and bleeding all over their floor. I never thought I would make the decision in life to carry a weapon. But you do after something like this. There is a reason this knife is in horror movies. (The Scream movies and the Scary Movie spoofs). It may be the 110, I haven't seen them in a long time. It is terrifying. That's why I picked it. The Gerber Mark II is pretty scary too, but not like this one. It's the clip blade shape and the blood grove. I was born on a Friday the 13th, so as it goes in my life, sure enough I get into the same type of thing yesterday on the pier. Teen guy is screaming at his girlfriend and raisees his hand to slap her. I yell at him to stop. He immediately turns into want to be tuff guy and heads on over. As calm as could be, I pull the knife out off of my belt. (a legal carry in CA. There are no blade length laws in CA. If you want to walk around with a sword, today cool. You just have to wear the weapon on your waste). Then I showed it to him. He ran off the pier. You don't mess with the number 13. That is a bad number. The stigma came from somewhere. You don't say it, write it, or think it. It is that bad of a number. Why is it bad though? Here is the thing. 13 does not exist. It is not a number. It is the name of the empty hole between 12 and 14. It is the hole that my number goes in. The only spot on the wheel that it can ever sit. You don't want to know what my number looks like, or how to pronounce it. You have to be born with it. Guess what? My number is my lucky number, and can only be if you are born with it. Bad luck for Mr. Tuff guy and everyone else. Do you understand now why 13 that doesn't exist is such a bad number? Because you may as well treat the the hole my number goes in as bad luck too :-) This knife saved my life possibly. But it was all the luck I needed yesterday. Weird voodoo luck didn't even need to show up.
Got it when I was 13 years old and still use it today. Now a days I use it to eat cheese while watching TV. This knife will last forever. In fact I am eating cheese with the knife while I am writing this review.
I purchased a buck 120 black on amazon 63.00 Beautiful knife at a great price.
I recently bought my second BUCK. Now I have a personalized and a General. Totally satisfied. I use to be a very active hunter. But a little slow today. My Buck Knives are quicker than I 'am now :) Will continue to invest in Buck.
I've had this knife for a while now. My Dad gave it to me a couple years back, it's been with me on multiple trips and will be coming along for many more.
My 120 was given to me many years ago by my father in law as a gift in 1977. It has been on many hunting and fishing trips with me throughout the years. I never seize to be amazed at its performance from field dressing a deer to cleaning fish. Its edge holding ability has simply awed me. This knife is a lifetime friend for the outdoorsman.
I got my first 120 in 1972, I still have it, it is still a very useful knife. I recently bought a new one, with brass pommel/guard and Dymondwood handle, I am keeping it unsharpened/unused (though it came VERY sharp) as a collectors piece.
I got my first 120 General in 1970. Purchased a 119 Special last year('13) and have used it extensively ever since. I just got a 120 General, with the Dymondwood handle, today. As always, I am MORE than satisfied with the quality of workmanship and oustanding level of Customer Service!!! Thank you for crafting such fine, useful products!!
I just got my General this Summer... the online photos don't do it justice! This knife is Big, Bold, and Beautiful! A true treasure of American craftsmanship :)
I bought my knife in 1967 after completing OCS. I carried it for two tours in Vietnam. While I did not have occasion to use it as a combat knife, it was a comforting addition to my gear. It is an excellent camp knife and I used it as a lightweight machete. easy to keep clean and sharp. As a civilian I took the sheath to a Shoemaker and had him open it and sew a pouch outside where I now carry Swiss Army knife which is held in by the flap. (My sheath is an older version than that shown) Opening the flap accesses both knives.
I have had this knife since 1976. I have used it for hunting and other outdoor purposes all these years. It holds an edge better than any other knife I have or have ever had. I field-dressed I don't know how many deer with it. One day I field-dressed five deer with it and after that it was still very sharp. I keep the main edge razor sharp and I have sharpened the false edge, too, but with a 35-degree angle for coarser jobs, like cutting or notching small branches, jobs that would dull or chip a razor-sharp edge.
I bought one to use as a general use utility knife and it never ceases to amaze in its usefulness. it holds an edge like no other and its length gives it excellent leverage for difficult cuts. i
holds a great edge. all of my knives can shave hair. but this one is able to shave longer without sharpening. super strong knife
Too nice to use!
I inherited the 120 general from my godfather and it's a great knife, solid build and even through all the years, it's still in perfect state. Would recommend this knife.
I am a former Marine and soldier,30 yrs plus; 2 combat tours in Iraq,latest with the 101ST ABN DIV(AIR ASSAULT). This is one of the finest knives I own: sharp, durable, and looks like an excellent tool/weapon. I plan to give one to my 10 yr old grandson,when a bit older, but a super knife I own with pride.
I found mine on the side of the road whIle walking, apart from a few nicks dings, it's an excellent knife.