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 use this knife for almost every thing and I realy abuse it. I've broken the clip a couple of times and sent it in and they send back a new one! (Forever warranty) I'm going to trade it in plus $17 for the yellow rescue version, Also Buck is a Christian company!
I have been carrying this knife daily for 5 years. I'm an avid outdoorsman and have used this in teaching primitive skills, home projects, etc. PROS: Great blade, Fairly lightweight, LOVE the locking mechanism(small kids can't open it), rubberized grip, bottle opener/caribiner loop for keys or hookup to backpack, from a Christian company. CONS: Would love to see this with a straight blade, but I do enjoy the combo blade for rope & such. This is more of a suggestion than a con. Straight blades are much easier to sharpen. :) Overall, LOVE this knife. And I get many compliments on it when using it. Nicely done Buck!
I love this knife the size, shape and handle are on point. But the lock is off, mine broke in a few months now it will try to close on my hand or in my pocket if I don't manually lock it every time.
It's not often that I leave a review but then again, it's not often that I fall in love with a product right away. After carying an Opinel in my backpack for many years I decided I wanted something with a clip that I could easily carry in my pocket. Also it should feature single handed opening mechanism. As you do nowadays I looked online and looked at way too many options. One look at the redpoint and I knew right away that this knive with it's weird opening mechanism was just a gimmick! I could not have been more wrong... Yesterday I decided to go into a knife store and "feel" the different options. just for the heck of it I grabbed the redpoint and I knew right away, this is a TOOL!! At this point in time I cannot comment on how durable it is but I can comment on it's design. This thing just works! It's light, it opens up with one hand (or you just "flick" it) and you can close it with one hand just as easily. Another great feature is that it's pretty cheap. You shouldn't cheap out on tools, but they shouldn't be so expensive that you're scared to give them a proper beating. When I held it in my hand it just seemed to wisper to me quietly: "Don't worry, buddy. You can use me and beat me up, I can take it. I will not let you down!"
I love this knife! I use it daily for work I really put it through a beating, but it comes out strong. I own this redpoint and a bones tactical knife, and am thinking about getting a paklite field master kit. overall buck is by far the strongest and sharpest knives!!!
Excellent knive. I love the way you can open this knive. On lock and with your indexfinger you just open the blade.
i have 2 of these knives,im very happy with the first but the second one I purchased the lock mechanisim broke within about a week. need to send it back and use the lifetime warranty.
I just bought this knife a second time, I lost the first one in Afghanistan. I absolutely love this knife, I usually only carry a tonto blade but this knife is such a good every day carry that I keep it with me. I use this in the field and in garrison and pretty much have no complaints. If Buck ever makes a non-serrated tonto version in 420hc I'll be the first one to buy it!!
I use my knife every day multiple times at my job, and the redpoint has not disappointed me. The overall quality of the knife is great. Its light weight, opens extremely easily, and is very tough. I would strongly recommend this knife to anyone who wants a good everyday go to knife.
Iv owned 5 or 6 of these now over the last 3 or so years. Not to say iv broke or rendered the knife nonfunctional. Iv gone threw so many due to my great ability to set them down and walk away. I like to think someone finds them and likes this knife as much as I. This is a great knife the best the Buck.......
I have owned a gerber for years.I lost mine this winter.it was an open assist. I just bought this knife to replace it . I was concerned beacuse i have arthritis in my hands and trying to open it was a requirement. I was happy to find that this knife works as good as my assist- the yellow color is a big help and after removing the clip and buying a belt sheath have finely have a workable tool. Along with having a buck company close for maintenance-this is a win-win situation! thank you for all this a a christian run american company!