Reviewed 08/15/2013 by atm
-Price Paid: $60.00
-Used for Outdoor/Survival
-Owned for 3 months
Bought this as a outdoor knife, and I have not been disappointed. The ergonomics of this knife are among the best I've held. The rubber embedded in the plastic handle has a texture to it that prevent the handle from becoming slick when wet. There is also a thumb platform built into the handle, so you can get leverage when needed.
The blade is thick, but narrow. Reminds me of a fillet or steak knife, but much thicker. The thickness makes the knife feel solid, but the narrow blade makes it handy and lightweight.
The blade is 420HC, with Buck's heat treat. There are fancier steels out there, but Buck's blades have stood the test of time. I've been able to get the blade functionally sharp, but not razor sharp. May be me, may be blade geometry.