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.
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.
This has been a great little knife, sharp, and holds an edge very well. However, it is not very corrosion resistant. It has several rust spots on the blade after just 2 days of exposure to brackish water from my fishing bag on a bay fishing trip. I'd still buy it again as it was supposed to just be a little carry knife for day to day, but disappointed that the steel wasn't more rust resistant than that.
My wife got it for me to replace another I lost. It went everywhere with me. Yes right up to the security checkpoint at the airport. While emptying my pockets, I discovered it was still in my pocket. Of course they took it. It was a great little knife, lightweight easy to carry. I've since replaced it with a small Gerber. That has been replaced by a Buck 55. Now I have the minibuck or 420 which came with my 50 th anniversary Buck 110 folding knife. I've always carried a pocket knife since before my Boy Scout days. And I always will. Now my son carries a Buck 110. As I have taught him, there is only a Buck Knife.