Welcome to Day 12 of our 100 Knives in 100 Days Giveaway. Today we are going to be giving away a new Buck 841 Sprint Pro. These are new enough that they made the Knife News section of the July Issue of Knife Magazine – which is not yet back from the printer at the time of this writing. There are three knives in the Sprint line, so I discuss all 3 in this piece I wrote for the print issue.
While no stranger to the tactical and everyday carry markets, Idaho-based Buck Knives has made a concerted effort to broaden their offerings in the niche of late.
They have just announced the release of three new liner lock flippers that they are calling the Sprint Series. All three Sprints feature a 3 1/8 inch blade with an overall closed length of 4 3/8” and ride on ball bearing pivots. They all come standard with a deep carry, removable pocket clip, are made in America, and feature Buck’s Lifetime Warranty.
The 840 Sprint Select is the budget-minded representative of the series, coming in at an affordable $60 MSRP. It comes with Buck’s traditional 420HC, and features an ergonomic, contoured nylon handle, and 3 contrasting handle and spacer colors (olive with orange, grey with blue, and black with red) for a stylish and personalized look. Weighing just 3.2 ounces, it is a great option for a price conscious EDC.
The 841 Sprint Pro upgrades the Select by means of S30V steel, additional filework on the spine, burlap micarta or carbon fiber handles, and either a stainless steel or Cerakoted pocket clip in Marine Red. Depending on configuration, MSRP ranges from $120-$180.
The 842 Sprint OPS Pro is this writer’s favorite of the bunch. It has a different, drop point blade with a broader tip. The handles are two tone blue and black g10, and the blade and clip are both Graphic Black Cerakote. It comes in at a $150 MSRP.
This has been one of my favorites we have given away so far. The knife is light in the hand, the action quick and responsive. The knife locks and unlocks accurately and smoothly. S30V is a solid EDC steel choice, especially since the knife is coming in just under $100 in street price.
I really love the handle scales. I find that burlap micarta gives a knife a warm feel and this is not an exception. They are a somewhat unique choice for an EDC flipper. The on
The ergonomics are just what I am looking for in an EDC knife. There are no harsh edges on the handle, and the (non-reversible) deep carry clip, while noticeable against the palm, doesn’t exceeded my comfort level. Likewise on the filework jimping. From Press photos, I was expecting it to bite into one’s finger, and this is not in fact the case.
Since I can’t actually test the knives, I have been leaving that to trusted sources. One note on the video below. When the reviewer discusses the liner lock, he shows how his travels 50% or more across the tang. The one we have here locks up in the proper position. I agree with him in regards to the liner lock being a touch thinner than would be my preference. If the venerable Buck 110 were to be used as a benchmark, I would say this feels to be a lighter duty tool.
Here is the review:
I want to thank Buck Knives for providing us with this 841 Sprint Pro as well as a fixed blade Pursuit which we will be giving away in a later drawing.