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 nearly impossible to secure the blades and lock them in place. In addition, this over-priced gig/spear broke on me during week 3 of frog gigging season. When I called customer service, they told me they may/may not cover it under warranty and it will take up to 8 weeks. I am VERY disappointed with this high-cost gig and Buck knives leaving me hanging in the middle of season.
This 4 prong fishing spear is nothing new although Buck was Briliant, by making a modern version out of metal.This fishing spear has been used by the Native American's for hundreds of years with a tremendous success I may add. Buck has further improved this age old tool by making it from a stainless steel and a Briliant locking system plus, a wonderfull quick tear down desighn so it can be torn apart for fast and safe traveling without any injurys or damage to the tool or user. I own one and think it is to be praised for all the new or modern thinking that has went into this new and improved design.