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Buck 898 Impact AUTO Folding Knife 3.125" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles - 10178

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Part Number: BU0898BKS
Manufacturer: Buck Knives
Retail Price: $225.00
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BU0898BKS: Impact
Buck Knives
Many additions have been added to the tactical line of knives, including Buck's first automatic. The 898 Impact springs open with the push of a button, readying the S30V steel blade for quick action. The button lock style keeps the knife locked open and closed to prevent accidental deployment and includes a slide safety mechanism. The aluminum handle has a texture inlay which secures the grip, while offering a lightweight material.
  • Blade Length: 3.125" (7.9 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.625" (11.7 cm)
  • Blade Steel: S30V
  • Thickness: 0.120"
  • Handle Material: Anodized 6061T-6 Aluminum with grip texture
  • Weight: 4.1 oz. (116.2 g)
  • Product Level: Pro Level
  • Made in the USA
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Toby M
Jul 21, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Excellent First Auto
Perfect entry-level auto by Buck Knives. The Impact is a breeze to open and the locking mechanism is smooth and simple as well as well-placed. Buck did well by focusing on function and functionability instead of glitz and glam. The knife fits well inside the pocket or rests comfortably inside the waist-band. I expected a well-made, well-designed and handy pocket auto from Buck and that's exactly what they gave me! My only "but" is that I'd love to see a full-size tactical-outdoorsman auto in the future to compliment this excellent starting product. Perhaps a Pro-Tech/Buck/Strider 3-way auto collaboration?
5 out of 5
Jon S B
Jun 20, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
I LOVE my Buck "Impact"
This is an "EDC" knife that fills a multitude of roles. It works around the house in capacities both large and small. It also works in the field to clean small game. It holds an edge like a champ! The S30V steel is SO good, it just can't be beaten! No compromises, no "it's okay, but not great" steel. Only the BEST from Buck! Buck really "did it's homework" before producing it's first automatic. I'm glad that they built this one. For years I felt that they should build their 110 as an automatic, but this was a MUCH better idea! All Buck has to do is build a mode with a 2" blade for the California market and they'll capture that market as well. I have owned Buck knives for more than 40 years and if this is any indication of how they will continue to build their knives, I'll keep being a committed buyer as long as I can draw a breath. I'm a Buck customer for life. Keep it up Buck, the world is your oyster.
5 out of 5
Toby M
The Appalachian Empire
Jun 14, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, None
A different kinda auto....
The Buck 898 Impact is an un-pretentious kind of "switchblade". It doesn't attract attention looks like a lot of the new Buck knives and- frankly- just does it's work and slips smoothly back into my pocket. Buck made an effort to keep this auto EDC-friendly. With a little bit of discretion no one ever notices that it IS an auto. No loud "pop" when it opens. It comes with an S30V blade which is easy to sharpen and holds an edge for a days work. A couple good swipes at the strop and she's good as new. As a guy with big hands i'd see it bigger, or a slightly larger version. The slide lock keeps it open just as well as shut- protecting nosy kids from losing finger-tips! Over-all Buck's first official entry into the automatic knife field is an excellent one- well-though-out and made in America. Good enough for me.
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