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.
This blade is full bellied with a strong, thick point for heavier tasks. It can also be used as a general work knife. The top of the blade drops down toward the tip, which minimizes accidental puncturing while skinning. The drop point blade is strong and very versatile.
For great performance when field dressing game, a gut or skinning hook is an ideal tool. We’ve paid careful attention to the angles on the sharpened edge, shape and size of the entry opening and location of the hook on the blade, making a Buck gut hook the best.
It's a little pricy
A perfect all-purpose hunting knife at an affordable, fair price. Small enough not to get in the way and large enough to perform well for most hunting needs. The customary Buck high quality finish - gorgeous. If you carry only one blade on a hunt, make it this one.
Going on 3 years using this knife as a gutting and skinning tool as well as muscle group separation on deer. It has never failed to deliver a consistent and durable edge. I have it sharpened to 30 degrees and over the years have skinned multiple deer without having to sharpen half way through like other knives. The black handle is durable and doesn't worry me when dropped or mistreated like a wood handle may. Truly great versatile knife. Thanks Buck.
This has been my primary hunting knife for almost 20 years. I've skinned dozens of whitetail deer and feral hogs in 6 states with it. I skinned an elk on a glacier with it. It's a great skinner and has done every single camp chore I've asked of it. Still razor sharp, still using the great original leather sheath. Blade touches up easily in seconds with a pocket sharpener. I love it. I paid about $40 for it back in the 90's. Money well spent.
I've had this 17 years now and it has never disappointed me I have used it on upland game and small game all the way up to whitetailed deer
I have mainly used buck knives since I was 12 years old. This knife holds a great edge with some work but when you find that happy point sharpening it I have gutted and skinned 3 elk and 5 deer with it in one year with little touch up and with that knife alone I have done close to 25 deer and 10 elk what a great knife I hope to hand it down when I have grandchildren! Thanks buck for a great product!!
Having had & used my Buck Zipper for 21 years I'm sad to say it's busted ! This has been the best knife I have ever had , easy to take an edge , long lasting & tough as old boots I've broken the hook of after dropping it on the garage floor . This wasn't the first time it's taken a fall over the years but it just landed wrong . As a professional stalker this knife has been used to the max ..I will be ordering a replacement ...
A close friend gave me the zipper knife for my retirement. I had never seen one and had to look it up. We hunted together and I will use this one with pride. It is beautiful and functional. I won 5 other buck knifes and got my first when I was 12 from dad.
I own a Buck 110,112, and 102, I love all of them, and have had some for many years. I fell in love with this one at first sight, and it is everything I could ask for in a hunting/survival knife!.