Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Finish
Deceptively Tiny Boot Knife
I was intrigued with this boot knife so I bought it here at KCI. The pros are that the handle is well made and it has a good steel, heat treated by the master Paul Bos. The handle is designed to be held by your thumb and forefinger. The tang will then rest in your palm for support and the integral guard will protect you from slipping onto the blade in the unlikely event you have to thrust the knife into something. The sheath is awesome and multi-positional. The cons are that this is more the size of a neck knife than a boot knife. The grind was atrocious. The worse I've seen on a Buck knife. I literally had to spend 2-hours on my KME sharpener to even out the grind and make it sharp. Whoever ground this knife must have been in a rush or blind. I was able to get an awesome edge ultimately and I personally love 154CPM so I'm happy with the knife now but was a bit disappoint with quality control on Bucks end.