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.
Now when I fisrt saw this knife, I had my doubts. But now having it for about a year it is a great knife to have on you while hunting and shooting. It's dull straight out of the box, but a quick sharpening will make the blade great for almost anything! The feeling of the blade is great and the balance on it is perfect! I have the blade with the rosewood handle, and it has a beautiful finish to it. Overall, it's really great and it can get the job done!
Can you PLEASE create a sheath worthy of such a fine tool. It/we deserve better!!! Respectfully yours Bruce LaRoche
Bought the Reaper and have used it for camping and on deployment. Great knife!!!! Didn't like the sheath, so ordered a more durable kydex sheath through Cleveland Kydex.
This is by far the best buck knife I've ever owned and used and I hope I never have to get it sharpened
When I first seen the knife, it was the price that made want to try it. I've used the knife for starting fires splitting wood and various other chores. It was amazing! I need to make a new sheath because the one it comes with sucks.
this knife hits a sweet spot. its the right blade design for multiple tasks and not to heavy or long. ive collected a lot of knives over the years lncluding an old 110 folder that's been my go to knife.this one is in the bugout bag now.
I love the knife. I hate the sheath. In fact I hated the sheath so much I had a custom kydex one made. I would have gladly paid more to get a simple leather sheath like on the Compadre camp knife. The knife itself is great. The finger choil is awesome and the jimping on the spine isn't too sharp. Better sheath and this would have gotten 5 stars.
I love the reaper...well after i got a costom sheath from cleavland kydex (great us made quality sheath) i bow hunt coyote in the desert and after 6 months of researching for the perfect knife this was it...very light wait (with kydex sheath is 10 oz) which is important when bow hunting i lose my arrows from missed shots from time to tim in thick brush with the reaper retreaving them is a breeze also great skinnin knife...I own 11 buck knives and love them all...ps another great bow hunting knife is bucks camp compadre....love that one as much as the reaper.
Everybody use. Easy to sharpen.
I love the knife...the best I ever had..the only knives I will purchase is the BUCK....
Speak okay and have used the K Bar several times but I've also carried a book one of the first times I carried when I was in the Marine Corps in Vietnam was a buck 110 folding Hunter I'll tell you what that nice saved my butt more than once that little Buck folding Hunter reminded they're a great night the sheet or the reaper could be a little better but other than that it's a damned good night JL Jones former Sergeant United States Marine Corps
Feels really great,balance well. edge really holds up
Living in the shadow of the mountains of Colorado, I needed a knife that would stand up to the outdoors. At the store I purchased my Buck "Reaper" with Rosewood handles, I was immediately amazed by the balance and raw cutting ability. I used this knife when landscaping and it cut inch wide tree roots like butter. Unfortunately, my co worker wasn't as careful and lost the knife after I lent it to him. 2 weeks passed and we were unable to find my Reaper, so I just went back to the store and bought the last one they had, the display knife. Now it will never leave my side whether I'm exploring the outdoors, cutting steak, or landscaping. Thanks Buck and God Bless.
I was convinced by Buck that this would be a good replacement for my Randall's that were stolen and he was right but he did not tell me that the sheath did not match the knife and that's a shame. I gave 5 Stars but only for the knife and working to try to get something else as I still work out with edged weapons. I miss my Randall as I had 2 of them and when I was in the hospital they were taken but I will keep searching as for the knife I keep it in my BOB but would rather have it on my hip.
awesome knife at a an awesome price, good steel because of Bucks heat treatment, usa made, razor sharp, simple but fine sheath, what more could you want in a survival knife. i took off the scales and made a paracord handle. thanks buck make more like this
The Reaper is a great knife for general purpose field or tactical use. The blade length is useful for a variety of camp chores such as cutting veggies, meat, rope, cord, kindling, or anything else you might use it for. The drop point blade has enough belly to be a decent skinner, even if large for most jobs, and will pierce materials such as leather or wood decently. The coating is durable and good looking for what it is. The handle is very ergonomic and the scales are shaped to be very comfortable for medium and large hands. My favorite thing about the Buck Reaper is the weight and balance. This thing feels solid but balanced just in front of the handle. For the size of the knife, you would expect it to feel more front heavy. The only let down is the sheath, which is a very basic black nylon model, and could be better. The Buck Reaper feels good in the hand, balances well, has a useful blade shape, and is made of decent steel with great heat treatment and an even and durable coating. Overall, an excellent knife and good value.
maybe I just got a bad one !
I had this knife a total of 2hrs and were on a fishing trip and I was cutting an apple... It didn't even know the apple was there and I sliced the side of my hand open and had to get 7 stitches... Amazing edge on the blade I was impressed... Cut me to the bone
This is a nice knife. Made well. Fits your hand well and has a good feel and balance in hand. I have the rosewood handle verison. This is very good in the woods or hunting/fishing knife. I love Buck knives and for what they believe in. Really no better knife company out there.
I bought me and my father this knife and we love it. Feels great, looks great, and made in the USA. But the sheath isn't made in the the US so that's why I'm giving 4 out of 5 stars.
I really love this knife! Makes light work of all camp tasks. If anyone is concerned about the blade material, I have beat mine through hardwood logs about 5 inches in diameter repeatedly and there were no chips or rolled edges. The edge retention is great. Can be sharpened to split a hair! The sheath could be a little better, but it does the job. The only question I have is if there are replacement handle scales available, and if so, where can I purchase them?
I bought one at wal-mart that actually has rosewood scales. The only bad part of the knife besides the cheesy sheath. Got mine for under $40 though. Razor sharp even after batoning maple
I just did a review of the vanguard that I carry for edc, but have two reapers as well, I use one for the heavier work like cutting vines, small branches ect. But is still very light weight, and has surprising chopping ability being so light, my son and I took turns chopping a cypress branch (about 6in dia) to test edge, it still could cut paper, rough, but did cut it. Few passes on a 1x30 (belt sander) lether belt strop and it was clean shaving sharp again, it is my utility cart's edc knife. I also have the hood/punk but have no real world experience with it yet and just bought recently, next month as camping season approaching for us.
Can this knife be used for gutting or trout, moose, caribou all that sorta stuff?
Just got this knife in the mail. The prior reviews are dead on about how sharp it is right out of the box. It has a great feel and I look forward to putting it to use. I am surprised that nobody mentioned how wacky the blade's thumb slot design is. The knife's edge runs all the way up to the slot. The first time I placed my pointer finger in it for handling, I got cut. I also agree with the other posts about the sheath. It just doesn't match the quality of the knife. I'd prefer a MOLLE.
Love the Reaper. The Reaper Camo Handle is Great. Sheath is Cheap and Rattles. Ordered a Thug MOLLE Sheath for 26.00. Fits like a glove and is very functional.
it is a great knife for choping, skining and other miscellaneous camping utility tasks; its a great knife, dont get me wrong, but the sheath is crap. I would have rated 5/5 if the sheath would have been MOLLE compatible like most of Buck's tactical knives. I hope they can change the sheath to MOLLE
The reaper is my every day hog hunting knife its always very versatile always gets the job done and always and for most puts them hog down right away when I need to in a bad situation. Some times my dogs chase the hogs into deep ditches I have go in after them and help because hog will try to drown my dogs and I jus put it down right there no problem
This knife will last through all of your tough work and bad weather conditions
I love the reaper. would like to have a smaller version of it 4.75 in. blade
I have owned this knife for a short time. So far I have thrown it, and used it to cut kindle. I ended up beating the knife up as much as possible to find its limits. So far I found it very will suited for a beginner knife user, camping, and combat knife. The reason of not grading it five stars was due to the sheath. I found its quality poor, and that thumb notch on the top hilt was a little too large for my comfort. But besides that, I would suggest this knife to junior knife users and someone looking for a good knife at a reasonable price range.
I got this knife as a Christmas present and have defiantly put it to the test. This knife is not too long and not too short. It's just right in length. The sheath could be better but for a first sheath it isn't bad. I would defiantly get a better sheath. Other than that the knife is great for chopping wood. The blade keeps its edge for quite a while. This is the best knife for anyone looking for a good survival knife.
This knife is one of the many Bucks I own, the one I have is the original series with the skulls handles. Over time Buck has been gracious by allowing me to upgrade the handles to the walnut (not rosewood) for a more firm feel. Again the sheath is little to be desired, but Cleveland Kydek makes a great aftermarket one for it.
I have a bunch of buck knifes, carry one everyday,all i buy. This one as with the rest is a really great knife,and the sheath is ok not great, but I'm not skinning a deer or chopping branches with it. For a a sheath it does its job. I love the rosewood, and the balance is perfect. Razor sharp straight out of the box and very simple to keep that way. It's not a knife to carry everyday, but if you step in the woods, no better knife to have on your side.
I am a hunter and a knife freak. I have had well over 30 knives from Kersha to Cabala's Alaska pro series and i picked this knife up at Walmart for $40 and it is the best knife i have ever had!!!!!
Only complaint I have is that there aren't left handed sheaths. You have to buy a "generic" one or make one yourself. The Thug's sheath is the go to sheath for reapers, 119s, etc. But with the slight cant to the reaper, I wonder how secure it is held in the thug sheath, what extra stress the snap, etc. would be under.
As in my review of the endeavor the sheath really sucks they rattle around in it knife preforms well as i use it for camping,hunting,survival and have it paired up with the endeavor great knives sheaths not so much as before longtime buck man and passing it down to my kids love yalls knives thanks for a great tool