The latest Stealth Run is here from Buck Knives, and it’s a tantalizing mix of old and new. The Post Falls company has created a single batch of their classic 119 Special with MagnaCut blade steel.
If there is any other Buck knife that can challenge the 110 Folding Hunter in terms of visibility, it’s the 119 Special. This fixed blade is actually significantly older than the 110, having been around since 1942. It’s the knife that many non-knife people imagine when you say “hunting knife,” the 6-inch clip blade and pommel’d black handle about as universally known as those on any production fixed blade; it rivals even the KA-BAR USMC in terms of sheer proliferation.
This particular 119 Special is extra, well, special. First of all, you’ll notice the blade shape has been redrawn. It’s still a clip point, but with the tip lowered, sweeping out to a lesser degree than the standard 119’s tip.
I have 3 119’s in various configurations, but I would love this one.