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.
Great value in a USA made knife. Lite & versatile. I removed the belt/pocket clip. It has too much tension to be useful. could not open far enough to use.
I purchased a mini spitfire a couple years ago. I carry it nearly everyday. It is slim and lightweight, easily fitting into my pocket without undo bulk. It works flawlessly.
Most of my edc blades are and have been Gerber. Though I carry a Buck Woodsman for recreational and (minimal) hunting, this is my first edc Buck since the Buck Redtail (which broke after little use) about four years ago. This knife was hard to choose over the Gerber US1 ($16 @ Wal-Mart), but I must say that I am so glad I did. First of all, the knife is very lightweight, and the pocket clip sits deeper than a usual clip does (very discreet). Next, the lockback is nice and firm. Finally, the stainless blade is sharp, versatile, and accents the edc body of this knife perfectly. Overall, I am still a Gerber guy, but the Mini Spitfire has the qualities of a great edc and just might change my allegiance.
I'm very disappointed with this knife. I own several other Buck products, and have never had any problems until this knife. There were a number of burrs where the jimping was milled out, the scales didn't line up properly along the back of the knife, the screws weren't tightened properly, and there was a significant amount of blade play, both vertically and horizontally. For the money, get a Vantage, I've carried one for several years and it's been fantastic and has a better fit and finish.
Man what a awesome little knife .Great job Buck
Gerber Guy Summed it up perfectly. This is an excellent lightweight very sharp and handy knife which can easily be discreetly carried in a front pocket (the clip works well with jeans, so don't worry about it being too tight!)
I am lost without this knife. It is solid and the perfect size. I will remove the clip as soon as I find the right size tool. I have never liked clips on "pocket" knives. I just drop it in my pocket every morning. I check back to this site often in hopes they will make this exact knife in another color. Red Anodized would be sweet!!!