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.
It is a good quality knife but buck did skip a few lines in developing this knife. The blade is perfect my only complain is the handle it dosnt have very good grip and is very sloppily made. Aside from the handle this is a very good tool and I would strongly recommend it for the price... You can't beat it!