Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Materials, None
Buck returns to USA origins!
Yeah! Buck is back and making stuff in the USA again!! Big props to Buck for returning much of their manufacturing to American soil! And under $20!!!?? You bet. I ordered this more as a general utility blade, though I'm sure hunters will find the stout blade great for its intended purpose of skinning. Shaving sharp out of the box, one piece of HC stainless. Very nice for the price. The scabbard is Buck's typical cordura, except this time with a hard plastic insert. This piece is nice and light, light enough to carry in a front pants/shorts pocket. The sheath leaves a bit to be desired, but I'm not really complaining at this price. Overall, I'm very happy with this piece and so far it has excelled at every utility task I've put it to, including; breaking down recycling and using it to make a sandwich. All Buck would need to do to re-market this to the tactical crowd, is blacken the blade and include a kydex sheath with a ballchain for neck-wear. A great American-made product for less than a night out with your sweetheart. Good stuff.