418 Vertex Knife

418 Vertex Knife

Model #0418BKX-B

Current Selection
420HC Stainless Steel
Anodized Aluminum, Black
Carry System:
Removable, tip-up clip


Looking for a dependable, lightweight knife that performs under the most difficult of tasks? Then the 418 Vertex by Buck Knives is the right knife for you. The 3" wharncliffe blade and arched back were designed to provide strength while applying pressure on more difficult tasks. The handle design reduces weight, making this knife under 2 oz. and barely noticeable on the trail. Available with or without serrations. Made in the USA.
Blade Shape:
Blade Thickness:
Blade Length:
3" (7.6 cm)
1.9 oz.
Carry System:
Pocket Clip
Made in the USA

Available Features and Options

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.

420HC Steel

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.

Reviews (2)

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NAME: Tim Hempleman
AGE: 57

My first day on the job with this knife was impressive. I pulled it from my pocket, opened it with one hand and in ONE cut, CLEANLY cut a 5/8" rope! An ooooooooh was uttered from the MANY hands that were waiting for the task. I have used it daily for 3 months with similar results.

NAME: Robert
AGE: 40
Awesome idea

I've been searching for a full serration blade for awhile. Walked into the Buck store about a month back and found this lil guy. The weight and design of this thing is amazing! You either love how it looks or you hate it. I happen to love it. I've used it everyday at work and it's...well, it's good. I use it mostly to cut into card board and plastic straps for work. At first this thing is outstanding. However after about a month of use my serrations are folding over a tad along the blade. Not too big of a deal as you can fix that pretty quick. I just thought it would have lasted longer. I love the weight. I love the design. This thing is really well built, surprisingly sturdy (no wiggles-no rattles-everything is tight) and it's always ready to go. I absolutely love this damn knife. I just wish they'd offer better steel. A nice s30v on this knife would be what I'd really like to have and own. Honestly though, for what it is, this thing is fantastic. It's affordable, it's dependable, and it's great at getting through alot of different materials when the blade is kept up. I'm going to get another or two soon. Just to store away for later in life. But come on Buck, what do ya say, s30v or better???