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.
I give you a 5 because its Buck, but I would really like to see the 7 knives....
These knifes are great, I have had them for over a year and they still look brand new and cut amazing (hand wash only). I use everyone of the knifes included, not one is unnecessary. I would recommend this set to anyone looking for a quality long time knife set...worth the money!
Expensive but worth it, all American made and the name speaks for its self. I liked the spreader knife so much I bought the traveler kit for myself for fathers day.