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.
I received my NightHawk in the mail.What a knife.Solid and Sturdy.Sharp as can be, right out of the box.As always you can never go wrong with a BUCK.
Like the knife. The sheath I received is not the one pictured. The one I received clearly does not fit. Called customer service and was told the sheath pictured had been discontinued but the would be sending me one. Still waitng.
Best tactical knife made by Buck, sits next to my bed at all times. Super sturdy, non slip handle, and feels great in your hand. A Buck customer for life.
Love the knife and if the sheath was good I'd rate the nighthawk either 5 or 6 stars. Here is my problems with the sheath. The knife is WAY TOO LOOSE in the sheath. It rattles badly and if the knife is inverted the knife slides almost all the way out of the sheath , only barely being stopped from falling out by the snap. Very poorly designed sheath! A fixed blade knife needs a good sheath , without a good way to carry a fixed blade it's USELESS ! Who wants a tactical blade that beats around like a drum when you're trying to be "tactical" ? Not me! Who wants a blade that is at risk of falling out under normal use because the sheath doesn't fit the knife like a glove? Not me! Far to few companies provide a good leather sheath anymore , they take the cheap way out. Why a reputable company would design and manufacture a quality blade only to drop the ball on first and goal by providing a crap sheath is beyond me... Most of us would pay a little extra for quality
Purchased knife years ago. Three inches of the blade is exposed at the tip.Attepted to fix the problem with rude replies. GuessIshouldhave checkedthe sucker first. Feels good to hearthat I wasn't alone with this major flaw. What a shame that a company with resources lost a customerwho saved for a whileto buy an American legend.
I would first like to say that the Nighthawk knife itself is a superb piece of craftsmanship. The solid tang and rubber grip on the handle give an extremely sturdy grip with excellent blade control. The knife is well balanced and feels right at home in your hands. The sheath, on the other hand, is less then desirable. While the knife "fits" the sheath there is a rattle that comes with it. This is due to the plastic insert that protects the blade. If your trying to move through the woods while being as quite as possible this becomes a hindrance. Instead of paying attention to your surroundings, your more worried about the sound your blade is making in the sheath. I will say that for most this rattle will not make a difference one way or another. For myself, being an avid hunter and outdoorsman, it was the first thing I noticed, paid attention to, and tried to rectify. I did call the knife shop in Post Falls and spoke with a very friendly and helpful young lady. She took the time to look for a different sheath that would fit that particular knife....there are two leather sheaths that will work. I will be heading over there today, and will update this review when I have checked them out.
I bought one of the older style Nighthawks 22 years ago and had it for several years. This knife was sturdy and could handle anything given to it, including using it as a wedge for chopping wood with a mallet. I had it until 1997 when a cousin stole it and pawned it at a local hock shop. By the time I found out which pawn shop he sold it to they had sold it to someone else, I've been looking for another one since, for awhile I think Buck discontinued it, good to see a version of it back on the market.