Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Well done, Buck!
This is currently my favorite EDC. It's a simple knife, and simple is good. Quality and construction is what you expect from Buck 300 series: strong, tight and reliable. Walk and talk is very good. No blade play. Back springs are flush when open or closed. 420HC holds an edge well and is easy to sharpen. Because the 302 has only one blade, its slimness makes it easy to pocket carry, and the handle is more comfortable without extra blades . I find the single blade knife more handsome as well. Blade length is very versatile. It can handle big jobs and it's easy to choke up for smaller jobs. Blade geometry is not the best for slicing, but gets the job done. This is a well built, good looking, made in USA knife. I think you can't go wrong with any Buck 300 series knife.