We consider this the absolute best blade steel available, and it is made in America. S30V contains carbon as well as high amounts of Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium. This steel combines fantastic edge retention and high ductility combined with corrosion resistance. Double-tempered - it can be hardened to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 59.5-61. However, it is difficult to resharpen yourself, but we do offer sharpening services for a nominal fee.
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 bought this knife as a gift for my 12 year old niece's first hunting season. I have been using buck knives for many years but this knife blew me away. She loves it and I plan to order one for myself... without her name engraved on it. Had it shipped to Alberta Canada and it arrived quick without any issues. As always Buck surpassed my expectations!