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.
Bought this knife about 4 years ago. I have taken it out in the woods several times and it has never let me down. Clean countless fish with it and does an excellent job for bream and catfish. The weight of the knife slices through bone like butter. The rubber handle is excellent when it comes to bloody or slimy hands. Another great product from buck.