Reviews and Ratings for Buck 651 Nighthawk Hunter Fixed Blade Knife 7.5" 420HC Sniper Gray Cerakote Drop Point, Black Rubberized Nylon Handles - 12219

Buck 651 Nighthawk Hunter Fixed Blade Knife 7.5" 420HC Sniper Gray Cerakote Drop Point, Black Rubberized Nylon Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Buck 651 Nighthawk Hunter Fixed Blade Knife 7.5 inch 420HC Sniper Gray Cerakote Drop Point, Black Rubberized Nylon Handles

 

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Buck 651 Nighthawk Hunter Fixed Blade Knife 7.5" 420HC Sniper Gray Cerakote Drop Point, Black Rubberized Nylon Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
A_Jim_So_Dashing
USA
Feb 04, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Excellent!
I own several Nighthawks; 650’s, 655’s, and now this 651. I’m thrilled with it so far. These knives are historically very durable and stand up to hard use. I’ve done everything with mine from batoning wood (gasp), opening food cans, building shelters, crafting trap parts, carving spoons and forks, cleaning fish, etc. They hold an edge very well, are easy to sharpen, and do a good job resisting corrosion. The handle is very comfortable, grippy, and durable. This model, the 651, was unavailable for a very long time so I jumped on the opportunity to grab one. At this price, the knife is a good value and a better blade than many others in the same range.
Buck 651 Nighthawk Hunter Fixed Blade Knife 7.5" 420HC Sniper Gray Cerakote Drop Point, Black Rubberized Nylon Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom H
Illinois
Nov 25, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I Agree
Yeah, what Handsome Jim said, below. Nice knife. It will spread your peanut butter in combat zone. I’m glad Buck went with a fuller, instead of drilling a bunch of holes in the blade, like they did on the 650 + 655 TOPS/BUCK Nighthawk models. Anything more than a Spyder hole is knife abuse. Great handle (hand filling, secure in hand, comfortable, grippy, positive control). The handle reminds me of a Bubba Blade grip. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nighthawk Hunter arrived sharp. It has a hollow grind with a 25 degree edge. Edge grind was slightly uneven, side-to-side, but not a big thang w/me. It’ll all work out on the stone. I thought hollow grinds were all Buck knew how to do, and they do them well. But, I found they can do a flat saber grind (see: Buck 108 Froe). Perhaps they could have tried a convex grind, for once, on this hunter? Well, they didn’t. I have NEVER had any problem with Buck’s hollow grinds in 420 HC steel not being tough enough and failing; but a convex grind seems like it might have been appropriate, here. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nighthawk Hunter is well balanced, with fulcrum right in front of the guard. No rattling noted when knife is in sheath with retention strap snapped. Seems like a nice sheath. I don’t have any wild pigs to hunt (they haven’t made it this far north, as yet), and I couldn’t locate any enemy sentries that needed neutralized, so, I took N. Hunter out back and bushcrafted with it on a sweat lodge I am building. It performed admirably; although, not designed as a bushcraft knife, it would make a fine survival knife. It drilled, notched, chopped, de-barked lodge poles, and held an edge well (similar to 440C, better than 8Cr15Mov). Although, the spine is not a sharp 90, it will spark a Ferro rod. One complaint: No lanyard hole in tang/handle. I did note a nick in the edge where it had rolled when done, but I had also noted bailing wire had grown into some of the cedar lodge poles, and that may have been the cause of the rolled edge. I worked it hard, and was impressed. I noticed when I was surfing KnifeCenter’s, Buck Knives Holiday Sale, that based on the number of 5 star reviews, Buck seems to have the most satisfied customers. Count me in. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Unsure how you’re supposed to hunt nighthawks with this thing? I’ve been standing on the garage roof for three nights running, swinging this thing in the air, and I ain’t got a single nighthawk, yet. Maybe this is a Nighthog Hunter, eh?