Product Review                  

Week of June 20, 2011

Buck Knives

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Buck 113 Ranger Skinner

Has Rich Heritage

Modern fixed skinning blade links to handle of legendary Ranger

Buck Knives has effectively combined the style and feel of their legendary 112 Ranger folder with a streamlined full-tang 3-1/8” skinning blade to create the new Model 113 Ranger Skinner. The result is a smaller knife that has plenty of blade to meet the needs of hunters who prefer compact knives.

     

Originally designed as a Limited Edition for Buck's exclusive line with the Boone and Crockett Club, with appeal for both collectors and hunters, response was so strong it led to creation of this more affordable production model. With its handcrafted, contoured Macassar ebony handle and rich brass bolsters, it still is a stylish knife, and the handle has an integrated lanyard hole.   

     

The hollow-ground blade is made of Buck's time-tested 420HC stainless steel and brought to an ideal hardness of Rc 58 by Buck's proprietary heat treat process, so it holds an edge and is corrosion-resistant.

     

Overall, the 113 Ranger is 7¼" and weighs 5.2 oz. It comes in a black genuine leather sheath. Made in the USA and backed by Buck's respected Forever Warranty

 

Specifications Include:

# 0113BRS-B

Blade Lgth: 3 1/8" (7.9 cm)

Material: 420HC

Black leather sheath

Fixed Blade

Macassar Ebony Dymondwood handle

Made in the USA

Weight: 5.2 oz

 

                                                                    About $80.00

 

800-326-2825    Available online

www.buckknives.com

 

Buck 016 Lux Pro Framelock

Exceed Expectations

Elegant design, other features have made this knife an instant favorite. When Buck Knives created their new Lux series framelocks, they were confident they would be well received. But they were pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming response from both dealers and consumers.

    

 “We are convinced this instant success is the result of a combination of factors,” said CJ Buck, president of the 109-year-old family knife-making company. “First, the slim, elegant design that is eye-catching, and then the positive sensation feel when you pick it up. The great blade is so easy to use with the framelock, and it's all topped off by the fact that the Lux is made in America.”

     

There are three models in the lightweight Lux series, all with a 2½" drop-point blade that has a handy flipper for smooth one-hand opening. The solid framelock ensures safety in use, and the Lux weighs less than liner-locks. 

    

 “Another key to this success is our good-better-best pricing for the Lux series, offering choices of steels, handles and price options, which widens their appeal,” Buck said. “Top-of-the-line is the 016 Lux Pro with a titanium-coated S30V stainless steel blade and textured stainless steel handle coated with carbon fiber and titanium.

 

Specifications Include:

# 0016TTS-B

Blade Lgth:  2½" (6.4 cm)

Material: Titanium Coated S30V

Stainless steel pocket clip

Titanium coated stainless steel handle

Length Closed:   3¾" (9.5 cm)

Weight:  3.3 oz. (94 g)

Locking

Made in the USA

 

                                                                About $125.00

 

800-326-2825    Available online

www.buckknives.com

 

Buck 014 Lux Select Framelock

The Select model, with the same basic features but different steels and handle. Includes the Buck Forever Warranty

 

Specifications Include:

# 0014TTS-B

Blade Lgth:   2½" (6.4 cm)

Material: 420HC

Stainless steel pocket clip

Titanium coated stainless steel handle

Length Closed:   3¾" (9.5 cm)

Locking

Weight: 2.9 oz. (82.6 g)

Made in the USA

 

                                                                  About $57.00

 

800-326-2825    Available online

www.buckknives.com

 

Buck/Hood 060 Hoodlum Survival Knife 

Working with Ron Hood, Buck introduces the ultimate survival knife

The addition of respected survival authority Ron Hood to their Pro Staff has made it possible for Buck to add the Model 060 Buck/Hood Hoodlum to their growing role in the survival field. It's the ultimate survival knife; a knife that can do anything you need to do, no matter how large or small the task.

         

With more than 20 years of teaching accredited college courses in survival skills, Hood devoted years to developing, field testing and perfecting the Hoodlum knife.  Now his design and Buck's quality standards are joined in this production model. It's light enough to carry in a sheath (14.6 oz.) yet heavy-duty enough for any task in the wilderness.

         

Overall, it is 15½" long, with a full 10" blade, made of 5160 spring steel, large enough and tough enough for chopping wood, yet it has a large choil for control in detailed uses. This versatile tool also has a groove in the blade backbone for everything from scoring bone and bending wire to removing pots from the campfire.

         

The Micarta® handle has an integrated hammer and lanyard hole in the butt-end, and has a Shock Mitigation System (SMS) to alleviate shock and wasted energy, even in the most demanding uses. The handle also can be removed to create a spear by lashing a branch to the tang.  The Hoodlum comes with a M.O.L.L.E.-compatible, heavy-duty black nylon sheath with a front storage pouch.

 

Specifications Include:

# 0060BKSBH-B

Blade Lgth: 10" (25.4 cm)

Material: 5160 Carbon Steel

Black, heavy duty nylon sheath

Fixed Blade

Micarta Handle

Weight: 14.6 oz (22.0 g)

Made in the USA

 

                                                                 About $230.00

 

800-326-2825    Available online

www.buckknives.com

 

Buck 847 Vantage Force – Pro

The Vantage® Force boasts the latest in tactical design and innovation. An ultra-fast and smooth opening with the flipper works so quickly, you would think it's an assisted opener. Using an oversized liner lock for and stainless steel frame, it provides ultimate strength and durability.

 

When faced with a critical situation, the Vantage Force is prepared to protect in a moments notice. With a non-reflective S30V blade and heavy duty G-10 handle, this knife will meet the intended need for professionals.  The Vantage Force Pro is also available with a serrated blade.

 

Specifications Include:

# 0847BLS-B

Blade Lgth: 3¼" (8.3 cm)

Material: Black Oxide Coated S30V

Stainless steel belt/boot/pocket clip, Black, reversible

Handle Material: G-10

Length Closed: 4 3/8" (11.1 cm)

Locking:

Weight: 4 oz. (113.9 g)

Made in the USA

 

                                                                 About $135.00

 

800-326-2825    Available online

www.buckknives.com

 

Buck 015 Lux Avid Framelock

The Avid model, with the same basic features but different steel and handle; backed by Buck's Forever Warranty.    

 

Specifications Include:

# 0015TTS-B

Blade Lgth:   2½" (6.4 cm)

Material: 13C26 Sandvik™ steel

Stainless steel pocket clip

Titanium coated stainless steel handle

Length Closed:   3¾" (9.5 cm)

Locking

Weight: 2.9 oz. (82.6 g)

Made in the USA

 

                                                                   About $75.00

 

800-326-2825    Available online

www.buckknives.com

 

Buck New Silver Creek Versa Folder

A versatile, all-purpose mid-lock fishing knife

POST FALLS, IDAHO   When Buck Knives found fishermen were looking for a knife for solid, general use to go along with their Silver Creek fillet knives, they came up the new Model 222 Silver Creek Versa for 2011.

       

Kept safely open and closed with Buck's handy mid-lock action, the 4” drop-point blade is made of Buck's reliable 420HC stainless steel, titanium-coated for added performance. And the blade is partially serrated for those tougher cutting jobs such as rope, thin branches and heavy-gauge fishing line.

      

The blue handle, contoured and ridged, is made of glass-reinforced polypropylene with TPE rubber and has a stainless steel guard to ensure a safe, sure grip even in extremely wet conditions. Overall length, when locked open, is 8-3/4” and it folds closed to 4-3/4”. It weighs just 4.3 oz. and comes in a heavy-duty nylon sheath for convenient carry.

      

Actually, Buck’s 222 Silver Creek Versa is not just a knife for fisherman. It’s a great all-purpose knife, whether at a camp site or around home. Backed by Buck's respected Forever Warranty

 

Specifications Include:

# 0222BLX-B

Blade Lgth: 4" (10.2 cm)

Material: Titanium Coated 420HC

Black, heavy duty nylon sheath

Handle: Themoplastic rubber

Length Closed:   4 3/4" (12 cm)

Locking

Weight: 4.3 oz. (122.4 g

 

                                                                        About $40

 

800-326-2825    Available online

www.buckknives.com

 

Buck 141 PakLite Field Master

A Lightweight Kit

Combines skinner, caper and guthook all in one unique sheath

Developed by hunters to provide other hunters with the essential field dressing kit they need, all in a specially designed versatile compact sheath, the PakLite Field Master kit is the newest lightweight addition to the Buck Knives broad line of hunting gear.

     

With a total weight of only 12 ounces, it's like having three knives conveniently on your hip for the weight of only one. This new kit combines three skeletal Buck PakLite knives: a 3½" skinning blade, a 2½" modified caping blade and a 4" independent guthook. All are made of Buck's time-tested 420HC stainless steel, perfected in Buck's unequaled heat-treat process to an ideal Rockwell hardness of 58 for optimal strength, edge retention, corrosion-resistance and hardness.

     

The unique sheath is heavy-duty nylon, with a retention strap to hold all three knives in place, and an adjustable belt strap on the back. It has two handy zippered storage pockets to keep your licenses and other necessities safe, secure and easily accessible. The sheath is kept firmly locked closed with a quick-release buckle.

 

As an important added feature, the liners for each knife can be removed for washing and disinfecting. The sheath itself can be washed in soap and water to clean and de-scent it for the next hunt. The complete Model 141 Buck PakLite Field Master set, made in the USA and backed by Buck's Forever Warranty

 

Specifications Include:

# 0141SSSVP-B

Blade Material: 420HC

Black, heavy duty nylon sheath

Fixed Blade

Handle: 420HC Stainless Steel

Weight: 12 oz. (341.6 g)

Made in the USA

 

About $85.00

 

800-326-2825    Available online

www.buckknives.com

 

Buck 846 Vantage Force – Avid

The Vantage Force boasts the latest in tactical design and innovation. An ultra-fast and smooth opening with the flipper works so quickly, you would think it's an assisted opener. Using an oversized liner lock for and stainless steel frame, it provides ultimate strength and durability.

 

When faced with a critical situation, the Vantage Force is prepared to protect in a moments notice. With a non-reflective 13C26 Sandvik™ blade and heavy duty aluminum handle, this knife will meet the intended need for professionals. The Vantage Force Avid is also available with a standard drop point blade.

 

Specifications Include:

# 0846BKX-B

Blade Lgth: 3¼" (8.3 cm)

Black Oxide Coated 13C26 Sandvik

Serrated Blade

Stainless steel belt/boot/pocket clip, Black, reversible

Anodized aluminum, Black Handle

Length Closed: 4 3/8" (11.1 cm)

Locking

Weight:   4 oz. (113.9 g)

Made in the USA

 

                                                                  About $95.00

 

800-326-2825    Available online

www.buckknives.com

 

Buck 845 Vantage Force – Select

The Vantage Force Select is prepared to protect in a moments notice. With a non-reflective 420HC blade and heavy duty textured handle, this knife will meet the intended need for professionals. The Vantage Force Select is also available with a serrated blade.

 

Specifications Include:

# 0845BKS-B

Blade Lgth: 3¼" (8.3 cm)

Material: 420HC Stainless Steel, Black Oxide coated

Glass reinforced nylon, black Handle

Stainless steel belt/boot/pocket clip, Black, reversible

Anodized aluminum, Black Handle

Length Closed: 4 3/8" (11.1 cm)

Locking

Weight:   4 oz. (113.9 g)

 Made in the USA

 

                                                                 About $60.00

 

800-326-2825    Available online

www.buckknives.com

 

800-326-2825

www.buckknives.com

 

 

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