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 the orange without serrations. And it's work flawlessly! Very little wiggle room when the blade is out. A very positive grip for your hand. Basically as long as you keep it sharp, it won't let you down. Just don't let it down and your good to go!! Best knife have owned so far. It goes where I go. Hands down. I have three bucks. Looking into a fourth.
Best knife I have every owned for hiking. Stainless Steel is perfect for wet and dry conditions. Blade holds an edge for a long time and is easy to sharpen when needed. Great for everything from cutting rope, slicing open dehydrated food packets, cleaning fish, and even the occasional knife in tree bark to hold chemical light stick or gear. I broke the pocket clip and contacted Buck and they mailed me one for free. I trust this knife with my life while out on the trails alone and with the family. Great Knife Buck........
I've been carrying my Buck 110 folder for years and it will always be my favorite lock back knife but I was looking at getting something with a clip since I started an office job recently. I needed to be able to just tuck my knife into a pocket without causing alarm to anyone I work with and decided to try this one out. I do have to say though, when I first saw the Spitfire I thought it looked like it was influenced too much by the Spyderco lock backs, of which I am not a fan of. But after handling I am convinced Buck made a much better blade and design and they kept it their own. I bought the silver tone model and it looks great. It's very light weight. You won't even notice you are carrying it. Feels really good in my hand and tucks into my pocket. The clip is strong, it's ergonomic, has no sharp edges, and does not get in the way. The blade was super sharp. I love the slight recurve shape and the jimping areas are perfect for handling and control. This purchase far exceeded my expectations.
I bought this knife without the serrations. I needed something lightweight, and sleek enough I could keep in my dress pants all day while on the sales floor, but rugged enough I could count on while hiking in the White Mountains. The removable clip made this invisible in my pockets while at work, and its easy open and rugged blade make it handy while outdoors working in the yard or setting up camp. I will continue to purchase Buck knives, top choice.
Made in America, right here in Post Falls, Idaho, USA. This knife IS handy and sized correctly for EDC. The steel is care free, the edge razor sharp out of the box, the action is great for one hand operation and gets better as the knife is used or "bike in". It is not an assisted open and not designed as such, but works quite well with one hand operation opening and closing. I have several of the full size and "minis" and cary them "every day". The price is excellent, the colors are delightful, and I can't imagine being without one of these ever. They clean up nicely from dirty jobs, and are the right size and dressy enough to not draw the wrong attention if used to cut up your lunch in the office or field. I really appreciate the fact that Buck is making them in America. I salute Buck for that fact. If you get a chance, visit the factory and schedule a tour in Post Falls. Thanks again to Buck for another fine knife. Keep up the great work and workmanship.
Was given to me from a friend when I lost my other pocket knife. Use this knife for everything from pruning tomatoe plants to peeling oranges to opening packaging of toys and also to open mail. I bent the clip and then proceeded to lose two of the tiny T headed screws Buck sent me one time complimentary screws free. Now back up and running. Only criticism is the 440HC is kinda hard to keep an edge but it actually stays fairly sharp to still remain functional and I'd say it's a good steel overall and holds up well to everyday use.
I got my knife about a year ago and have found that I cant leave the house without it. This knife has almost no competitors unless you're it with another Buck Knife. I am well pleased of this knife and would recommend it to my family and friends. Buck Knives should be proud to sell this knife.
Easley become one of my favorite hardy little cutter very sharp out of the box n havent had to sharpen yet after numerous cutting tasks at work very easy to open and close with one hand my only gripe are the groovezls on the handle give it a bad texture in the hand
I own 4 of these knives that I keep in my vehicles and one my person as an everyday knife. I have also given this knife to 5 family members. They have all been very pleased with the blade and the feel of the knife. Lightweight, durable, convenient, predictable. Very happy with my choice in the Spitfire as an everyday as well as backup knife.
I bought this knife because I really like to idea of a solid lock-back folder that is both slim, light weight, and solid. Since the handle is aluminum, the knife is nice an light and of a simple proven design. I also love the gracefull sweep of the grind line and the radius of the large radius of the wheel that was used to make the high grnd line. This allows the knife to cut rather than wedge. I do notice that there is a bit of play in the pivot pin when applying force to the blade. This is the result of machining tolerances. I wish that I could reduce the pivot play, get a higher end blade steel such as S30V, or D2, or ATS34 etc, and get the knife in titanuim handles. PS I bought the mini, and have the same positive feelings about the mini.
I've been using this knife for about 3yrs now and it is the best edc knife I've used in very long time. Much better than the kershaw before it. I am very hard on knives. I use them from cutting wire to slicing tomatoes. Easy to sharpen holds an good but not great.
This knife is an outstanding value. The look, feel, and craftsmanship are excellent for a folder in this price range. This is a good daily use knife...
I received this knife from my friend as a best man gift. I have always loved drop point knives. I decided to try this knife during deer season this year wondering if it would perform being a folding blade. A big YES to that question. No wiggle or side play at all. Very impressed with the edge also. Field dressed and skinned with a sharp enough edge for a couple more years of hunting.
I can honestly say, this has been one of the best knives i have ever had. It has a great design, a crazy sharp blade, feels comfortable in both standard and reverse grip and stays sharp like its nobodies business! I haven't sharpened it for 4 months and its still scalpel sharp! would fully recommend it.
Just joined the Buck Family today. After being a Schrade only for years. This knife is so smooth - easy one hand opening and I can fling it open flawlessly just like my Schrade used to do. I also read in the warranty/message pamphlet that they are Partners with God. That just confirms it for me. I will miss Schrade but I love my new Buck Spitfire Serated.! Christ is king - forever!!! Thx Uncle Buck
Excellent EDC blade! Very light and thin. Picked up the orange and love the color. Easy deployment, great sized blade, super sharp. Great knife from Buck.
I have many knives from most of the leading knife companies. Some are fairly expensive and I have developed some strong biases in features I like on a knife over the years. The Spitfire caught my eye so I checked it out and am so glad I did. This knife sports an ideal balance between blade to handle ratio, has nice jimping on the scales for a secure grip and though the pocket clip is fine and functional, if it came with a lower rider clip I would give the Spitfire a *five* anvil rating What a great, fun knife !
I live in Japan, and been a fan of Buck Knives for more than 20 years. I have the several Buck Knives, and have recently purchased this 722/Spitfire, Grey Grip, without the serrations. Great Knife! Very light, and easy to open with one (1) hand of the excellent EDC!. Seems that this knife has been designed with a conscious of Spyderco Knives, but I love Buck Knives much more than Spyderco knives since Buck ones are 100% Made in U.S.A., and their repair services are also excellent. Good Job, my Buck!
It's pretty clear to me that Buck took a look at what enthusiasts wanted, what people like to carry beyond simple utility, made a list of features and built the knife. For the folks at Buck, this is a winning design and for that reason deserves special attention. Above any other knife in the catalog, just like the Vantage line, variants will hopefully be the future for the Spitfire. Aluminum means anodizing so you're already on the right track and we've got the size variants, now it's time for new steels and subtle design improvements. I'd like to see the blade fill the handle a bit more - there is room for the blade to grow. New and interesting colors would be a welcome addition. Combined with a steel upgrade and I'm in line for the next variant. Keep up the good work.
THIS knife is NOT worth the money. I chose this knife because Buck knives are American made and because of the slim features of this model. I don't like bulky blades in my pocket. After purchasing this knife it's obvious that the previous individuals who commented aren't ever in a situation where this "utility" knife would be of use. I work in a warehouse and as a bartender. The first day this knife was "in use" I banged up against the rail and the clip was peeled back and my new knife was ripped out of my pocket. I was just walking but being in tight quarters we bump into things. I had to use pliers to press the clip back to make sure it would stay in my pocket. The overall design is poor. For starters, the blade is not 3.25 inches. It's only 3 inches, but there's a 1/4 inch of useless "hilt" space. This space is not necessary for anything other than design. It serves no safety purpose and actually extends the "blade" beyond the legal carrying laws of several states, not to mention the snag issue when actually using the blade. If you lose that useless space and trim a 1/8 inch off the handle (I assume the "lanyard hole" could be used as a glass breaker) the knife would be more compact, stable and have more of a strike force for tactical/self defense use. The silly hole where a thumb stud should be is a poor design that's obvious to reduce overall weight. Because of this odd hole, when using the "one hand option" blade, a down force is necessary on the blade which, in the 3 weeks that I've owned this product have already shown signs of structural degradation. It's a sharp blade that's great for opening mail, not as good as a box cutter. Get rid of the hole and replace it with a thumb stud, loose that 1/4inch of useless hilt space, shave an1/8inch of the handle and reinforce the pocket clip and this knife would be the mac daddy. After doing all that, then cut the price in half and everyone in the world would buy it. If that's not going to happen you'd be better off carrying a piece of broken glass in your pocket.
i bought this for my dad for fathers day and had them engrave his name on it and when it came it was razor sharp cut through paper amazing and cuts hair out of the box im going to buy one for me its the best edc i have used
absolutely love this thing. stout blade with nice finish, ample thumb hole for swift one-hand opening, lightweight yet plenty substantial and incredibly tight when locked, great factory edge with practical and useful shape, clip can be moved to every possible position, and provides a deep and positive seat within pocket, yet somehow displays no annoying hang-up when retrieved, well balanced, well thought out grip that fits extremely well, very stable and secure in hand, top notch fit and finish and nice colors. one of my all-time favorites immediately, and at a very fair and reasonable price point for a knife in its class. can, and will, hold its own against knives priced three times higher any day of the week. if you carry and use a knife daily, it should be this one. perfect.
I've been a Buck user since I was young, with their Classic clip point folder with its brass bolster, wood scales and leather sheath (wish I still had it..), so I am a bit biased. That said, this is a Fantastic knife for EDC purposes. I bought the natural aluminum with the green anodized backspacer, and the combo edge. Normally, I would choose a plain edge, but these serrations are one of a kind, really well designed and thought out. The only thing I would change is the ability to change clip sides for left-handers, and jimping in the ricasso area (which one reviewer wrongly called a hilt, but he also said mac daddy so there you go...) Anyway, Buck's 420HC is a highly underrated steel, especially when heat treated by the likes of Paul Bos. I'd choose it over any alphabet chinese steel all day, any day. Easy to resharpen and keeps its edge well enough for what it is. We're not comparing it with 154CM or S30V here. For the price, you simply cannot buy a better EDC folder made here in the U.S.A. Keep up the Great Work Buck!
I bought this knife as a gift for my boyfriend and he doesn't leave home without it! And he loves it.. Thank you Buck Knives for making products that are reasonably priced for gifts.
I want to first point out that I am NOT the Michael who trashed this knife in his review. That said,I will begin. First off,Buck has done it again! I own several different knife brands and can honestly system hands down Buck has never disappointed me. This. Knife is great,super sharp blade with the serrations ( I bought it on ebay). Seller was quick with the shipping,which was free. The blade is sharp enough to shave with right out of the box. Handle color is PALE GREEN,but the handle color is irrelevant to me.I'm more concerned with functionality. I was not disappointed in that regard. The knife does NOT have a hilt,so I have no idea what the other Michael was talking about. Hands down,if you need a good knife get this one. The spitfire will be there for you when you need it.
I use this as a backup to my main carry and used it as main carry for about 1.5 years. I can always rely on it though. Works great. Something happened with my previous one and I sent it in and they sent me a new one free and razor sharp.