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.
I live in Russia so I know if some thing is cool. I dropped it in the snow and it was fine!!!!!
My brothers bought me this knife for my 19th or 20th birthday, I used it day in and day out everyday for 5 or 6 years before it finally broke. I kept it with me so much that the right pocket on all my jeans had a perfect warn spot on them. Something broke inside the knife. It doesn't open or close anymore. It's stuck half open. So it's safe to say that I loved this knife so much that I literally wore it out and I will be buying a replacement for it. I have been watching the price, hoping it would go down but I can see that it's not going to so I guess I'll suck it up and spend the $90 and finally have my best friend back in my pocket.
I've had this knife now for a about a couple of years and it's been an awesome knife but........I accidently left it in my pocket and washed it in the washer machine. Now, the assisted opening don't work and I'm in the process of having it sent to Buck for repairs....let's hope they honor their lifetime warranty.
This is and will always be my favorite edc knife. Its light, easy to open and close and stays sharp. Also os is not too big for your pocket. I love the aluminum handle. This knife will always be in my collection.
Great knife but for whatever reason it will fall out of your back pocket. Hey buck knives how about a replacement knife for free?
I got the Buck 290 from my Father in law in 2009, I've been carrying it everyday since then. Very comfortable , very easy to maintain, crazy sharp out of the box.Will be in my pocket for many years more.
I got this knife from a friend several years ago. It is one of two that I always carry (the other is an older BUCK). The only change that I'd suggest is that they make the safety work when the blade is open, so that you don't have to depend upon one lever blocking the blade. I touch it up about every six weeks, so that the blade stays razor sharp.
Darn! Bought this knife today for EDC. What a wonderful product. I wanted an automatic but kept looking. This Buck is the same as an auto and has a saftey as well! It is bad as........and just plain nice! Prepare to pay $70 + but worth every penny. You must have this knife and you will nor regret.
Originally bought this knife at L.L.Bean about 10 years ago for around $35-$40. Lost it about 5 years ago and replaced it at Cabelas for $70-$75, talked with the guy behind the counter and explained how I loved the knife and wondered about the price hike. He said he had bought the same blade for his sons many years earlier at original price, and though no mods have been made, due to popularity the price keeps climbing. Of course I now have the delema again of replacing my everyday knife... but now $90
Of all the pocket knives I've had through the years, this is by far my favorite. The size of the blade isn't too big or too small. It maintains an edge well, and the handle offers a positive grip. I really like the assisted opening and pocket clip as well. I had crudded up the spring assist with metal filings or dirt at one time but, Buck repaired it for me with no questions asked. I haven't had an issue since. You can't go wrong with the Rush.
Of all the pocket knives I've had through the years, this is by far my favorite. The size of the blade isn't too big or too small. It maintains an edge well, and the handle offers a positive grip. I really like the assisted opening and pocket clip as well. I have crudded up the spring assist with metal filings or dirt one time but, Buck repaired it for me with no questions asked. I haven't had an issue since. You can't go wrong with the Rush.
The Buck Rush knife is a beautiful, fast, and awesome knife. The skeletal grip helps me to never accidentally drop the knife and to always safely cut the object cleanly. The size of the blade is a perfect, happy medium between an oversized and a tiny knife. The 2 and a half inch blade allows me to cut small objects in tight places but isn't two small to cut anything. The spring assist helps me open it extremely quickly that leaves nothing but a blur as it opens up. The blade never scratches and the clip keeps it secure in my pocket but allows me to take it out easily and quickly. I highly recommend the product.
This is my everyday knife. I thought the skeletized handle might not be as comfortable as on my previous Buck but it fits and feels fine. Working with horses you never know when you might need to open a knife one-handed. I count on Buck's ASAP system. It's much easier to work than a stud when you can't look at the knife.
I love this knife in fact I bought one for every member of my family. The quick deployment and tip up pocket clip make it a very handy tool. It comes razor sharp from the factory and the 420HC blade is easy to resharpen. I have one in 154CM and it holds an edge well, but I found it hard to resharpen until I discovered the work sharp belted knife sharpener, which keeps all my blades razor sharp. The blade length and overall closed length are perfect for light everyday work. The one thing I'd change on this knife is the ASAP lock... with the blade open the ASAP lock does not fully retract like it does on the Momentum, so it digs into your hand if you are trying to do any heavy whittling. I ended up removing the lock, I've not had an issue with it deploying in my pocket, but I wouldn't recommend doing that. Instead I'd like to see Buck do a slight redesign to make the lock similar to the Momentum (I own one to those too, but the larger size makes it less appealing for EDC). ASAP deployment: It's smooth crisp and fast. About once a month or so I have to put 1 drop of wd40 on the pivot to keep it working that way, but I've never had any problems in about 5 years of carrying it. Buck Warranty: Great! I found my son's knife completely disassembled and sitting on the table. He said he ran it through the washing machine and it felt gritty and wouldn't deploy properly... so he took it apart to clean it and he could not put it back together. I put it in a baggie, boxed it up and sent it back to Buck expecting a bill for repair, but instead I got the knife back fully functional and working like new for just the cost of shipping!