Marksman Tanto


Model #0831BKS-B

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Current Selection
Stonewash, 154CM Steel
Black anodized aluminum
Carry System:
Removable, reversible clip


Buck took the popular Marksman™ and created the Marksman™ Tanto featuring an American Tanto Black Oxide Coated blade with stonewash finish. The Marksman Tanto™ delivers one of the toughest locking blades available for tactical operatives. Utilizing the locking mechanism developed by Grant and Gavin Hawk, the SLS (Strong Lock System) is one of the strongest locking mechanisms on the market. The SLS, once deployed offers the strength of a fixed blade knife. An innovative ball bearing pivot system allows for quick and easy opening by simply sliding one finger along the lock strap. Fully opening the blade securely engages the SLS. With a hefty blade of 154CM steel and a solid aluminum handle, the Marksman™ Tanto is designed for heavy use. This knife is prohibited under the Criminal Code of Canada, Part 3 Firearms and other Weapons, Section 84 and cannot be shipped into Canada. See our shipping policy for more info :
Blade Shape:
4.3 oz. (121.9 g)
Carry System:
Pocket Clip
Made in the USA

Available Features and Options

One Handed Opening

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.

154CM Steel

This steel is ideal for excellent edge retention, great corrosion resistance and for heavy cutting applications. For best performance, we harden to a standard Rc 59-61.


Very strong for heavy duty use. Holds up to piercing, scraping and prying with tough materials. Many tactical knives utilize this blade shape.

Reviews (3)

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Average Rating:
NAME: Rufus
AGE: 48
Greatly disappointed

I purchased this knife at Smokey Mountain Knifeworks on Nov 16th. Today is Nov 21st and the knife no longer will lock open. I have carried it for less than a full week and opened it and closed it the way the knife store staff instructed me. It seemed like a great knife on day one but 5 days in it is useless because you can't open and have the blade lock like it is supposed to.

NAME: Bronson Dille
AGE: 14
A tactical workhorse with edc quirks

This is the mistro of folders. This has no visible blade play up or down, yet it opens uber fast. It's in my hand when I need it and out of the way when I don't. This looks really nice and has a really good trigger guard to help with your fingers sliding. The bos heat treatment is very good I haven't sharpened this thing in months and it still has a razor-sharp edge!

AGE: 64
Marksman Tanto working great for me......

I want to give a shout to Kevin on Buck chat for steering me to this knife. I read the reviews of both the regular Marksman & the Tanto. I decided to take a chance on the Tanto, & I'm glad I did. Yeah, I like the looks of the Tanto, but Kevin's suggestions are what reeled me in; one hand open, & with a little practice, one hand close. And if I have any issues, there's the legendary "FOREVER warranty". Anyway, I sure am liking my Marksman Tanto.