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.
For great performance when field dressing game, a gut or skinning hook is an ideal tool. We’ve paid careful attention to the angles on the sharpened edge, shape and size of the entry opening and location of the hook on the blade, making a Buck gut hook the best.
I have sharpened this knife 2x for a friend. I have sharpened hundreds of knives. I would not hesitate to buy this knife. One, see that ONE sharpening has gutted, caped, skinned about 12 deer. Oh and hacked off limbs from the animals and I'm finally sharpening it which only took about 20 minutes as I am being very thorough. The first 2 minutes it was scary sharp and now it's razor sharp!!!! Thanks Buck for making this so damn easy to sharpen!!!!
Cleaned and processed a deer last year with this knife. It'll still shave a 1mm strip of paper off a sheet with any part of the blade, base to tip. I though the thicker blade might make tight areas difficult. Nope. GREAT knife. Very ergonomic and comfortable to use. I roughed up the rubber handle with 60 grit sand paper. It's so shiny and slick when brand new. Now it has much better grip