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.
Serrations give your Buck blade greater cutting power. Especially useful when cutting line and/or cables.
I bought this knife to take with me on a trip to Africa. I lived for six weeks in the urban/bush area of Kitway and put this knife through everything imaginable. Sharpening bamboo, skinning animals, cutting twine, opening bottles, digging stake holes, and using it for dining as well. Four years later it still looks new, has the same edge since I first bought it, and is still tight with no blade wiggle at all. I colored the red arrow black, as it personally looked tacky to me. But otherwise this is the best utility knife I have ever owned. Bar none.
I purchased a yellow Redpoint Rescue for everyday carry on the fire department. I've abused it and used it in all kinds of situations. The seatbelt cutter is a little small and tough to use, but as a last resort I'll take it. I use it more for cutting string, small rope, and fishing line. The window punch works as well as any non-mechanical punch. The blade has stood up very well to lots of abuse. The locking mechanism took a little getting used to but now I prefer it to any other. The only problem I've had is with the clip. I've broken two clips off. The first time Buck sent me what I thought was a brand new knife, but I think it was just mine all cleaned up. The second knife is in the mail now. I've also bought a second Redpoint Rescue in the dark grey that I carry on my days off. These knives are the dependable, reasonably priced, and very user friendly. I wouldn't pay the higher prices for other knives. The best feature about these knives is the customer service and warranty that I've experienced. I will always buy from a company that believes in their product and stands behind it.
I have had my buck redpoint knife for about a year. I was using my knife to sharpen a bank fishing forked stick to hold my fishing pole . Then the unthinkable happened..... I looked down at my blade and the tip was gone it had broken off? Being a long time customer of buck knives have bought several other Buck knives since. 2 out of the 4 knives that ive bought had a factory defect. Either the blade broke or the lock blade mechanism just broke off. I remember when I was a kid my dad used to buy buck knives everytime he purchased a knife because the quality of the knifes. Well in the last 30 years you would expect the quality of the knives to get better. Well thats not the case. Not only has the quality went to crap they have outsourced their knife productions to china??? What the f....... well u get it. Everything that I see thats ever came from china is junk. Buck used to be an american knife company that was an excellent knife manufacturer. Now not so much care and tradition goes into their knives its all about mass production and cutting corners not about quality. Im really let down by the company as a whole.
you can make this in America as well. I know your factory in post falls, Id had the capabilities. You could even expand the location and your employee base. I'm certain if you look into it Id would do that to create jobs in their state. This knife I would buy if it was made here.
Excellent knife, holds and edge well and the opening mechanism locks tight both open and closed. I have abused this knife every day for the last three years. Last night the pocket clip broke, I emailed this morning and a replacement clip is already on the way. Could not be happier with this knife or the customer service.
I've carried this knife for almost 5 years now. Mostly used for utility work on the Ranch (the seat-belt cutter is awesome for a quick cut through bailing twine), I've also used it all through the mountains of Colorado; it will prep dinner, gut a fish, and trim leather with ease (great when your headstall breaks on a trail ride and you need to cut some straps to improvise!) This has easily been my most favorite, go-to, all around useful knife I've ever carried. Blade has stayed sharp, and easy to hone when necessary. As a girl, I like that it is slim enough to fit in my pocket without being too bulky.