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 work for a switching railroad in Indiana. While walking along the tracks one day I found this knife laying between the rails. Since then I have used it practically every day for one purpose or another. It has withstood use and abuse most knives ever see and has held up through it all. Superior quality & excellent workmanship. "One man's loss is another man's gain."
I have had this knife for over 4 years. It stays sharp and is so easy to keep clean. Some jerk I let use my knife tried to pry a shed door open with it! I got married with that knife on my belt. Now the blade has a tiny wiggle to it. This time I may have to buy two. Great knife!
I've had this knife for nearly a year now and carry it every day. It has a solid lockup, no wiggle. I've bought other Northwest Coast knives in the past, but the quality with the Buck knife beats them by far. If I ever lose it I will buy another one to replace it. Also, made in USA!
This knife is all around Awesome " Great blade, Great blade centering, light for size of knife, durable, Great Pocket clip. The Reason why is because it's a Buck knife an MADE IN USA!"
I purchased this knife after watching Nutnfancy's review on best EDC knives under 50$. Without a doubt he was 100% right. This knife will do anything a high dollar EDC will do and it wears well. The only concern I had was the edge. It looked a little toothy but it has cut flawlessly. Smooth opening, blade is centered correctly, great clip and the handles serve there purpose. The lock up is 100% amazing with no play. The handle fills the hand and the assisted opener makes a great index finger stop. There are knives that cost 3x as much with less to offer. Buy American.
i have had this knife for a little over two years now and it has been the best knife purchase i have ever made. it has NEVER been sharpened, not one screw tightened and it is my everyday carry. easy one hand open, easy one hand close and still as sharp as when it came out of the box
The Vantage is a lean, mean cutting machine. Every part serves a purpose; there is not an ounce of fluff. The blade geometry makes it an all around utility knife, and the 420HC is easy to re-sharpen to a razor edge. The flipper and deployment hole both work great; I annoy my wife with all that flipping. Buck has made a solid, affordable knife, in the good 'ol U.S. of A. It will serve you well.
This knife is well put together with a tight blade lockup and perfect alignment when closed. I would put this knife up against other well known manufactures that cost up to 3 times as much.
One of the sweetest knives made simple and rugged and very way to use. Weight is good @ 3.7 oz will last forever
I have both regular and smaller version of the Vantage. The best pocket/tactical knife I have owned thus far and I have tried so many from many companies. The only gripe is that the squared top of the pocket clip abrades the hand when one reaches into the pocket the knife is clipped to. Rounding the corners there would make the knife even better.
My son purchased a vantage with woodgrain scales and at first glance I wasn't impressed. The blade was too deep from edge to spine and it had a bulky look to it. Eventually I purchased one for myself with the G10 hanle material and I love the knife! I own nearly 200 knives and some famous brands ( Case xx, Gerber, CRKT, SOG to name a few) but this one is my favorite. My only wish is that the blade had a little more polished finish rather than the deep "as ground" finish. This knife will join the 110 as a legend in Buck history. Thanks Buck team.
I bought one of these after meeting Chuck Buck and he was carrying the small version. I go to this knife for work type stuff... It is a beast of a knife and crazy comfortable. I love that you can control the tension so it can be loose or tight opening.
I have had other knives before this one. And I have to say that this is my favorite knife I have never had . It has lasted me 2 or so years and I think it will last me a lifetime
I own more that a few. I've given some away to friends and family members. Carry my large size knife everywhere.
I had old Buck Vantage Avid with full wooden handle and it was Avesome Knife. Why are you add this plastic frame, i don't like it..
I am a knife collector always in search of the perfect EDC knife . I'm a avid hunter and work in the landscape business . Still have my Buck 110 I got for my 11th birthday have used many Buck products over the years . The vantage is near perfect as stated by other reviews . However there is one flaw I must call out . The release on the liner lock sticks out way to far . Used with any real force it digs into your index finger . If you reduce it so it is more inline with the handle total homerun ! The rest of the knife is outstanding ! Please Buck take another look at the liner lock . Thanks for all the years of great products