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.
The first thing I noticed is that this knife does NOT have a blade flipper as stated in the description. That was very misleading and made me feel taken for a sucker. Second, the thumb studs on the blade are positioned in such a way that any person with medium to large hands will find it nearly impossible to open this knife with one hand. Also, the blade is tightened so much that even with two hands deploying the blade is a challenge. Aside from that, the knife is caked in machine oil and debris. At first I thought the knife was used, however on closer inspection I could see that it was just a total lack of cleanliness by the manufacturer. I was really looking forward to carrying this knife in my pocket, but with it's lack of one-handed usability I will definitely just pop it in the junk drawer, where it belongs. Also, this knife is made in China. So much for buying from a "reputable" American maker ...
Buck did a good job with this knife. They give us two different blade treatments to choose in the Lux and two different handle treatments too and both are very good. Then they go and sell them to us for only $18, well you can't beat that. Sso now it is a budget blade and I evaluated it as such. The hollow grind makes this a great little cutter, the huge belly for the size of the blade makes it slice like no tomorrow and the handle is quite comfortable in hand. I actually bought one of each and I don't know which one I like better. The lockup is right where I want a brand new frame lock to be. There is no blade play from side to side or up and down and there are no significant hot spots during hard use which is often the case on some all steel frame locks these days. BUCK, you guys made a winner here.
My husband bought me this knife. From day one, when I pulled it out of the box, has never held a sharp edge. I could use it on a piece of paper and it would dull out and have to resharpened, even on a piece of paper. I have never been so disappointed in a blade before. This knife completely ruins your name as a company. I will never waste my money on a buck knife again. I have had $5 knives that last longer and hold an edge better. Was a waste of my money. Too bad I spent $40 on it.