Vantage™ - Small Knife

Vantage™ - Small Knife
$40.00

Model #0340BKS-B

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Current Selection
Blade:
Satin Finish, 420HC Stainless Steel
Handle:
Glass reinforced nylon, black
Carry System:
Stainless Steel removable, reversible pocket clip
Blade Engraving:
Line 1:
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Overview

Smooth, lightweight and one-hand opening. This series of knives offer an ultra smooth, one-hand opening and lock open using a stainless steel liner lock. These knives are built with two stainless steel liners for extra durability and safety. Each knife has an ergonomic grip and the drop point blade offers remarkable cutting ability. With multiple blade steel options and handle materials, the Vantage™ is ideal for an everyday carrying knife. Length 3 3/4" closed. Made in the USA.
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Length:
2 5/8" (6.7 cm)
Weight:
2.3 oz. (65.5 g)
Handle:
INJECTION-MOLDED
Carry System:
Pocket Clip
Origin:
Made in the USA

Available Features and Options

One Handed Opening

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..

420HC Steel

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.

Drop Point

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.

Reviews (12)

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Average Rating:
RATING: 5
NAME: daren
AGE: 30
TLC

Got this knife 2 days ago and came damb sharp. The blade was centered nicely and the liner lock was right in the middle. Very nice Uncle Buck! OK so the TLC I had to oil it up to get it opening smoothly and two days of use it opens nicely. Becarful when tightening these small screws as it is very easy to strip them! As this lillte knife works in more its only going to get better.....oh and BTW I used to carry an Osborne axis 940 (a $250 knife in Canada) but last it last year at work so this $36 knife is replacing it. A tall order buck. I like it so much I'm going to get the upgraded s30v steel blade next! Just wish these had thumb studs, at least the small one as the hole is useless with big hands. Enjoy folks.

RATING: 5
NAME: Sander
AGE: 42
Great little tool

I use this small knife for a short while now and i can only say i love it. This is a great tool in a small package, It looks great and its the perfect pocket knife for everyday use.

RATING: 5
NAME: Sander
AGE: 42
Greatest small knife

From the moment i opened the little box it came in i knew i bought a great and solid everyday knife. The finish is really nice and despite its smaller size and lighter weight this tool feels like its up to the job. My first Buck already turned out to be my all time favorite knife.

RATING: 5
NAME: Thomas
AGE: 56
USA made value for the dollar

Bought one on sale at Crappy Tire for $20 yesterday. Then l went back the next day and bought two more knives as future gift. The craftsmanship speaks for itself.

RATING: 2
NAME: David
AGE: 31
"USA Made" doesn't mean much

If I were American I would be embarrassed that this knife is made in USA. The build quality and fit & finish are worse than many cheaper Chinese made knives. I ordered this knife due to all of the hype about the Vantage line over the years. The design and supposed value of it as an EDC really appealed to me. After reading many reviews I was aware of the issues this knife has, but when I received this Rosewood Vantage Select model I was even further disappointed. So I’ll start with the Cons: Cons: -Ugly rough edges on the stamped steel liners. For God's sake at least polish and round them off. -Blade centering was terrible out of the box. The blade was rubbing against one of the liners, this is unacceptable. I was able to correct it by tightening the pivot screw, however that affected deployment speed because the blade is snug now. -Deployment leaves a lot to be desired. The flipper tab is so small it takes considerable preloading of pressure to run my finger down the flipper to deploy the blade. My finger then lands on the rough liners which is not pleasant. If you don't put a lot of pressure and speed on the flipper then you need a strong wrist flick to deploy the blade. The thumb holes are adequate for a slow controlled deployment or to complete a failed flipper attempt. -Lockup does not inspire confidence. The thin lock bar only contacts the blade tang with its outer corner on one edge, so it's not a strong/durable lockup because there's little surface area contact between them. The lock bar position doesn't make up its mind either depending on how hard or how soft I deploy the blade; sometimes it's 60%, most of the time is 50%. I’m worried how this will wear over time since the contact patch is so small. -Hideously rough grind on the side of the blade that it grabs onto lint from a paper or microfiber towel. I might try to polish it up a bit. -The finish on the pivot screw is dull and doesn't match the chrome screws on the handle scales and pocket clip. -There was glue all over the Buck logo on the handle. I was able to scrape it off. -Huge gaps between the Rosewood inserts and the nylon handle scales they sit in. It’s like a child measured and cut them. -The tip on the blade is dull and rounded upwards. The original design of the blade is supposed to be a good piercer, but whoever ground this blade did a really poor job. I can press my finger against the tip and feel no pain. Pros: -420HC with the BOS heat treatment is an adequate blade steel for light utility tasks. Easy to quickly sharpen and gets razor sharp. It’s a wicked slicer thanks to the thin hollow blade geometry. -I have too many black knives so the Rosewood handle scale inserts are a nice warm touch. -One of the best pocket clips on the market. The knife disappears from view in my pocket. Conclusion: This knife does not look like its picture on Buck’s website, the fit and finish are so much worse. In the end this Buck Vantage Rosewood will not be replacing my Kershaw Skyline as primary EDC (I bought them for very similar prices). The build quality, tolerances, design, and performance of the Skyline blow the Vantage out of the water. The Skyline is practically light-years ahead in every aspect except for the pocket clip. If you really want a wood handled knife this size then consider the SOG Twitch 2.

RATING: 5
NAME: Levi
AGE: 14
Very good EDC

Got this knife about a month ago and it was very sharp right out of the box. The blade holds an edge well, but rusts easily. I love the feel and look of the knife and for the price it is outstanding. It is a perfect size and has good blade shape. Good job Buck!

RATING: 5
NAME: Gary Hatmaker
AGE: 64
Retired

I have had knives most of my life. I tried this Buck and it fit like a glove. I've carried it for about 5 years. It's showing a lot or ware. But, it's a keeper. I carry it everyday

RATING: 5
NAME: James lear
AGE: 22
GREAT knife

This knife is my EDC knife and I absolutely love it I have carried it for about 2 years and haven't had one problem with it. The blade is one of my favorite things about it extremely sharp and very easy to resharpen

RATING: 5
NAME: virginia
AGE: 21
realy nice for people with small hands

I got this as a gift and was very pleased with it. I would recommend this to any one with smaller hands!

RATING: 4
NAME: R Malcolm
AGE: 55
Nice knife, but where is S30V Pro?

After buying two Vantage Select (small) at Cdn Tire for $20 each, I've fallen in love with this well designed and affordable flipper. I LOVE the one-hand opening and closing. As 2014 wound down, I tried to buy this design ion the premium S30V steel used in the Vantage Pro; however, I watched as they vanished from retailer lists everywhere. A Buck rep told me it's going to return (initially, in Dec 2014--now, who knows). I managed to snag a Vantage Pro (large) at a reasonable price, but it's too big for EDC. I'll take it on canoe trips, but not to the office. My question: should I bother waiting for the S30V Small (through a discount retailer) or just look into a Spyderco or splurge on a Fallkniven U2?

RATING: 4
NAME: R Malcolm
AGE: 55
Nice knife, but where is S30V Pro?

After buying two Vantage Select (small) at Cdn Tire for $20 each, I've fallen in love with this well designed and affordable flipper. I LOVE the one-hand opening and closing. As 2014 wound down, I tried to buy this design ion the premium S30V steel used in the Vantage Pro; however, I watched as they vanished from retailer lists everywhere. A Buck rep told me it's going to return (initially, in Dec 2014--now, who knows). I managed to snag a Vantage Pro (large) at a reasonable price, but it's too big for EDC. I'll take it on canoe trips, but not to the office. My question: should I bother waiting for the S30V Small (through a discount retailer) or just look into a Spyderco or splurge on a Fallkniven U2?

RATING: 3
NAME: Will M
AGE: 15
So Much For A Lifetime Lasting Blade?

I have owned this blade for around 2 years. It served as a good whittler or carver, but not much else. I took it outside today and was playing around with it; it decided to break off when being hit into wood. You may be telling yourself that it wasn't made for that, but it didn't have any problems with a little force into wood until now. It's worth 15$, not 40$! Almost like a Chinese blade..