Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
It's a Buck, no worries...
Ive had several Bucks over the years, most notably the #120 General and the #110 folder. These knives wear out the sheaths long long before the blade wears out... So far Ive lost my #120 that I got for Vietnam circa 1971, and an engraved #110 that was a gift from a dear friend. I felt the loss of those two knives deeply and went out and replaced them immediately- tho they really couldnt replace the friendship and personal "mileage" those blades had with me. I have heard that Buck has changed the steel used in these blades- perhaps they did, but their tempering seems to be right on- When my 40-some year old #120 went missing I had some trouble finding a replacement so I got a #119 and found that they still take and hold the edge- Bucks will wear out even an arkansas stone over the years. I don't bother with carborundum type stones- to get the good edge on the Buck you need something harder like the arky stones. For the money it's hard to beat Buck quality and they will outlast the owner. I have used and owned many knives- even made a couple myself- yet my Buck was a constant companion and never failed me in use. :::Big Grin::: once I learned how to sharpen it! Right now I have 2 #119's, a #110 folder and a #120 of recent manufacture. I keep one in each of the family vehicles as part of the mountain "trunk kit" survival tools, and one is my "everyday carry".