Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Buck 726 Mini Spitfire
I really love the 722 Spitfire. My 726 Mini doesn't have the fit and finish that my 722 has and so I've sent it back to Buck just to see what happens. It wasn't bad and still fully functional, but I figured it should live up to what I consider a 5 star knife, its big brother the 722. The Mini really is mini and I find small knives perfectly useful but I'm not sure it has the handling that the larger 722 has. The 722 is just the right size in my opinion and very light weight to boot, but I liked it so well I got the Mini just to have it. I think the new blade shape and overall proportions of the Mini are great. I'd like to see them take the re-curve out of the 722 like this although there is just an ever so slight re-curve in the 726 too. 4.5 stars really. I am taking the half star because as a knife in general it's just a bit small which makes one handed manipulation just a little more awkward in my hands. And as a Spitfire it didn't have the fit and finish of my 722. Otherwise, great product, especially if you like to carry a smaller blade - this thing vanishes in your pocket and weighs nothing.