Buck 853 Small Selkirk Survival Knife Fixed 4" Blade, Brown Micarta Handles, Polypropylene Sheath - 11109


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Part #: BU0853BRS | Buck Knives
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BU0853BRS: Small Selkirk

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The 853 Small Selkirk is another addition to the popular Selkirk line. This smaller version provides a simplistic and lightweight fixed blade for outdoor situations. Great for general use, the Small Selkirk makes a handy companion to the larger Selkirk for a quick access trail knife. Named after the rugged Selkirk Mountain range beginning in the Northern Panhandle of Idaho, the 853 Selkirk features a stylish brown/black CNC contoured Micarta handle, 420HC stainless steel blade, and injection molded polypropylene sheath for easy carry.

420HC Stainless Steel

This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add Buck's exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance Buck hardens to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.

Drop Point

This blade is full bellied with a strong, thick point for heavier tasks. It can also be used as a general work knife. The top of the blade drops down toward the tip, which minimizes accidental puncturing while skinning. The drop point blade is strong and very versatile.


  • Blade Length: 4.0"
  • Blade Material: 420HC Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Handle Material: Brown and Black CNC contoured Micarta with steel bolsters
  • Sheath Material: Injected molded polypropylene. Can be configured into horizontal or vertical belt carry.
  • Weight: 6.4 oz. (181.44 g)
  • Made in China

Related Categories

Buck Knives, Buck Selkirk Knife Series, 420HC Blade Steel, Micarta Handle Material, Fixed Blade Knives, Fixed Blade Knives Utility

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Buck 853 Small Selkirk Survival Knife Fixed 4" Blade, Brown Micarta Handles, Polypropylene Sheathrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Buck 853 Small Selkirk Survival Knife Fixed 4" Blade, Brown Micarta Handles, Polypropylene Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Feb 20, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Materials, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Handle Material, None
Excellent smaller, but adequate, tool when more discrete carry needed
I also purchased the larger Buck Selkirk and purchased this one for the occasions that local custom and regulations require a smaller, more discrete, sheath knife. I am an outdoorsman and carry a sheath knife nearly all the time. I find a sheath knife quicker to deploy and get whatever needs to be cut done. I have had the occasion to use the Buck on rope, leather, nylon and wood thus far and it has done admirably on all. It had a good edge right out of the box and was put to work the day I received it. I have big hands and noticed the Buck had slim grips, a common occurrence for me. I will improve the thickness using rubber tape until I get it right and then will make permanent changes to the handle to fit my hand better - all of which will be easy to do because of the screw-attached handles. I wish that this knife had the fire starter that the larger Selkirk has and am working on that with Buck's help (need some parts). The sheath and belt attachment are excellent and facilitate a single-hand deployment and recovery. All in all, a very nice tool at a reasonable price.


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