Buck 286 Bantam BHW Folding Knife 3.625" Blade, Kryptek Highlander ETP Handles - 10394


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Part #: BU0286CMS26 | Buck Knives
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BU0286CMS26: 286 Bantam BHW, Kryptek Highlander
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To meet the need for a lightweight, safe and affordable knife, the Bantams were developed. Quality and durability were the main goals, as was reliability. The lockback mechanism adds the necessary safety features, and the various camo patterns give them added use in the field, or simply look good for daily carry. Originally produced in China, Buck brought the Bantams to their Post Falls facility for USA production in 2009. Offered in multiple variations, the Bantam has been a best seller from the beginning.

Buck's sleek series of lightweight mid-lockbacks features a host of convenient, easy to use enhancements. From the tip of the blade, through the wide sloping edge, these knives are ready to meet the ever expanding everyday demands. The lightweight ETP handle offers a firm, well-balanced grip. Thumb studs on both sides of the blade provide easy, one hand opening, while the mid-lockback location makes for a smooth closing.
  • Lightweight and extremely durable
  • 420HC Stainless steel drop point blade
  • One-hand opening
  • Positive locking system for safety
  • Textured ETP handle
  • Grip ridges on handle for extra stability
  • Stainless steel pocket/belt clip
  • Lanyard hole for easy access
  • Advanced Edge2x Technology
  • Forever Warranty
  • Product Level: Select
  • Blade Length: 3.625" (9.2 cm)
  • Closed Length: 5.125" (13 cm)
  • Blade Steel: 420HC Stainless Steel
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Textured ETP
  • Weight: 3.2 oz. (91.1 g)
  • Made in the USA
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Lockback The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Buck 286 Bantam BHW Folding Knife 3.625" Blade, Kryptek Highlander ETP Handlesrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Buck 286 Bantam BHW Folding Knife 3.625" Blade, Kryptek Highlander ETP Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Atlanta, GA
Apr 14, 2017
Pros: Pocket Clip, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Great Value EDC
So, I actually rated this knife a 5 as 4.5 was not an option. Look, if you were expecting ZT level quality from a $24 knife then you are being extremely unrealistic. That said, this is a great quality budget folder that actually takes a very fine edge with minimal time spent on the stone. I hope Buck chooses to offer a "Pro," or higher quality version of the Bantam in the future as the design is very nice. S30V, D2 or S35VN with high grade aluminum or even titanium handles would be a very attractive upgraded material platform for a future version.
Buck 286 Bantam BHW Folding Knife 3.625" Blade, Kryptek Highlander ETP Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Apr 11, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Great knife
A really nice, big knife. The handle is super light. The only issue is the blade opening is too stiff. Will take some time to "loosen" it up.


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