Buck Vantage Pro


Type: Folding
Blade: 83mm
Lock: Liner
Avg Price: $53.00
Overall
8.3
Quality
8.6
Ergonomics
8.4
Value
9.4

Based on 7 User Reviews

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Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
10
-Price Paid: $60.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months

Comments:

After I retired my Kershaw Turbulence this is the knife I use now. This is by far the best EDC knife I now own.The fit,feel and finish are spot on this blade.Blade centered perfect and locks solid with no play whatsoever.Feels perfect in my hand as the ergonomics are very well thought out.The blade flies open using the flipper. It's as fast as my spring assisted blades. The handle scales are nicely textured and never seem to get slippery ever. Plus you get a s30v blade with BOS heat treatment making it hold and take a super sharp edge that won't rust or chip easily at all. Making this knife a true steal as it's all American made. I'd recommend it to anyone need a first rate working man's knife. You never find a better deal or one that equals it.

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Overall
8
Quality
9
Ergonomics
7
Value
10
-Price Paid: $63.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months

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This is one of the few knives I've ever seen and had to own without suggestions or research. The overall build and quality is obvious the minute you pick it up. I do wish is was a frame lock instead of a liner lock, but I I have no bad experience with it as it is.

I will say I was surprised at how hard it is to get such a low riding knife out of the pocket, but this is more due to personal opinion of design, and certainly not a reflection of quality. This is a nice knife.

If you have any doubts about quality, dismiss them and buy one.

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Overall
8
Quality
9
Ergonomics
8
Value
9
-Price Paid: $48.00
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for 3 months

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I've had my Vantage Pro for a couple of months and it's been in rotation as my EDC. I went with the smaller Vantage Pro because I wanted something that I could take out in public with no worries. The blade is centered almost perfectly and locks up solid when open. The s30v blade has taken an edge fairly easily the few times I've had to sharpen the knife so far. I've heard some complaints that the smaller Vantage Pro was too small, but in my opinion, it fits my hand nicely for doing basic light duty cutting. I consider the Vantage Pro to be a solidly built, good looking, quality knife.

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Overall
9
Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: $49.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months

Comments:

What's not to like? The Buck Vantage Pro in S30V is a great knife for its value. From the S30V blade, to the flipper, to its low-profile clip, it's a knife that performs just as well as higher priced knives.

Pros:

- Made in USA

- S30V blade (plain edge)

- G10 handle (smooth texture)

- Low-profile clip (tip-up carry)

- Value (where you can you really get a s30v blade knife for <$50?)

Cons:

- I would have liked phosphor-bronze washers sandwiching the blade and liners

- I would have preferred a frame lock over the liner lock

- Weight is heavier than most other EDC i carry

- I would have liked skeletonized liners to reduce the weight (beefy knife)

Conclusion:

The Buck Vantage Pro does not have a "tacti-cool" look to it, so it's a very civil-looking knife when you use it in public. I personally feel like i get more looks when i pull out a HK 14440 Ally.

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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: $45.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months

Comments:

The Buck Vantage Pro is one of the best knives that you will find for less than $50. It features a CPM s30v stainless steel blade, heat treated with the expertise of Paul Bos and Buck. The scales are smooth, machined G10 (NOT PLASTIC!) and have a ergonomic feel. It is made in the USA and is backed up by Buck's Forever warranty.

My Vantage had a perfectly centered blade, but the grind was just slightly off. It was sharp as could be though! It opens smoothly and easily with either the flipper or the thumbhole. I also like the reversible, tip-up, deep carry pocket clip.

Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with this knife. So much so that I purchased the smaller version of the Vantage Pro to go with it. If you don't have one, consider giving one a try.

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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
10
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 1 year

Comments:

Just about perfect. For $46 it is a great bang for your buck. Blade just a little off center or it would be perfect.

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Overall
5
Quality
4
Ergonomics
6
Value
7
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for 3 months

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The Buck Vantage Pro is one of those knives that seems amazing for the price at first. The knife is made in the USA, has an S30V blade, plastic handles, and all for about 35 bucks.

However, I have to say the build quality on the Buck Vantage Pro leaves a bit to be desired. The action on it is not very smooth, in fact I'd consider it rough. The blade came uncentered, it was actually touching the liner.

The liner lock is a bit flimsy. This isn't a hard use knife for me, so it doesn't matter, but if it was I'd be worried. The thumb hole on the blade is just a bit too small to be really useful, and I use the flipper on the back of the handle to open the blade. The handle is plastic and feels kind of cheap. I also find the blade to be a bit too thick for slicing tasks.

In reality, I think this is Buck's version of the Spyderco Tenacious, but I think they fell short. This knife looks better on paper than it is in real life.


Comment by Brad Bentler   02/25/2017
Send it in. Buck has great warranty service!!!

Comment by DGoodrow   11/23/2013
Hey Sprowles, you must have somehow got a bad one! I own on and it is perfect in every way. My Buck Vantage Pro came with the blade dead center with absolutely no play in the lock. I own lot's of good name brand knives and this Buck is one of them. Im still getting use to how much more I have to work on it to get it razor sharp but once I get it there it ready to go! I hate that you purchased one that was made on a friday but trust me, it's an excellent EDC knife. I wouldn't trade or sell mine for anything.

Comment by Mr. Hall   05/02/2013
Sorry but you must have purchased a bad one. Send it back and get a new one because it is one of the best pocket knives made today! ( mine has none of the flaws your talking about)
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