Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Very nice, glad I have one.
My friend and I both bought one of these as we are fans of buck knives. So, two arrived in a box right on time today. Initial impression is that this is a fantastic knife. Very nice fit and finish. Honestly, both of us wish we had bought one earlier.It is decently thick, even though the description may make it seem on the thin side. Very hefty. They both arrived sharp enough to pop hair right off your arm. Very visually pleasing. All in all it is money very well spent. It is not an overly large knife, but has a generous handle that will accommodate all but the largest hands. I'm already starting to feel like this will replace my buck 110 as my every day knife. I haven't had it long enough to comment on edge retention, but BOS Heat treated S30V steel will probably hold an edge for a good long time. However it may be difficult to sharpen unless you have a diamond benchstone. (That knowledge is gained through the ownership of a buck vantage with a S30V blade)Bottom line? I want another one. And you need at least one. You wont regret it.I forgot to add, that as sharp as this blade is, and the way the sheath is designed there is a chance you will cut into the leather with drawing or replacing the blade. In my opinion this doesn't lose it any stars, it's just something to watch out for. A new sheath, or in my case soon to be a spare, can be had from buck's website for 20$. A small price I believe for what it is carrying. We are looking into molding a kydex sheath for them, which would eliminate that problem and open up even more carry options. If, unlike myself, you are purchasing this for its intended purpose of field dressing/skinning, that may not be an issue. On that note, I have skinned many deer/rabbits/elk and have no doubt it would perform beautifully.