Buck Knives, a longtime corporate friend of RMOWP, has announced new products for 2015, including an entirely new line of signature hunting knives and additions to the survival, tactical, everyday, and recreational categories.
Field needs for hunters of both large and small game are covered with the new Open Season Series, consisting of a folder, skinner, boning, caping, and small game knife. Each knife design is offered in S30V or 420HC blade steel, as well as a choice of a rosewood handle with metal inlay or thermoplastic handle. Also new for hunters is the 135 PakLite® Elite, which includes a lightweight caper and boning knife constructed of S30V steel in a convenient compact sheath. The boning knife’s durable, narrow blade is perfect for maintaining control in tasks such as deboning and skinning, while the caper’s modified blade allows for precise, detailed work, with ultimate control.
Designed with mountaineering in mind, the new 818 Apex is a lightweight, easily opened knife complete with a carabiner attachment for easy access. Weighing less than 2 ounces, this knife is easy to carry and offers smooth, one-hand opening, a wicked-sharp blade, and stylish aluminum handle. The sturdy, locking design ensures safe use and the blade is easily deployed with the thumb hole.
A popular Legacy Series knife in 2014, the new 017 Thorn appeals to the outdoor recreationalist as a small and efficient fixed blade for general tasks. Crafted from 420HC stainless steel with a Zirblast finish and beautiful green/black handles, this lightweight knife can be taken anywhere and is easily stored in a distressed black leather sheath.
Additions to Buck’s tactical line of knives include the company’s first automatic. The 898 Impact springs open with the slide of a button, readying the S30V steel blade for quick action. The button lock keeps the knife locked open or closed to prevent accidental deployment.
The 877 Maverik features an ergonomic design that makes it an easily accessible, lightweight, high performance knife. The handle has a curved, contoured slope to sit more naturally in the user’s hand and the black oxide 420HC steel blade with stonewash finish is both rugged and non-reflective.
Named after the rugged Selkirk Mountain range beginning in the Northern Panhandle of Idaho, the 863 Selkirk is a midsized survival knife with added features to help maximize survival in rugged and tough conditions. In addition to the 420HC steel blade, the Selkirk features a Micarta handle with steel bolsters (rear bolster can be used as an improvised hammer), and a heavy duty belt sheath that can be configured for horizontal or vertical carry. Included with the sheath is a fire starter and whistle.
New in Buck’s everyday lineup are the 294 Momentum and 293 Inertia, both designed for rapid one-hand deployment and with liner locks for safety. The anodized aluminum handles offer excellent grip.
As a game changer for Buck’s line of fishing tools, the Splizzors have been reinvented to include a saltwater version. The corrosion-resistant multi-function 031 Saltwater Splizzors combines the use of scissors and pliers to create a versatile tool designed for many fishing tasks. Its unique design allows for efficient cutting, trimming, shearing, bending, crimping, and hook removal, and the durable rubberized handle provides comfort and a dependable non-slip grip.
The tool you never want to need but might save your life, the 299 PakLite Strap Cutter, is the perfect safety tool to keep in a vehicle. A combination strap cutter and glass breaker, it has a compact, ergonomic shape and comes with a heavy duty nylon sheath.
For more information see buckknives.com.