Today Buck unveiled the 040 Onset, a new frame lock flipper. The Onset sees Buck targeting some big knife market trends with its frame lock construction and current gen super steel blade.
The Onset is a mid-sized EDC knife, as simple as that. With a blade length of 3.38 inches, it should fall right in the sweet spot for most users. The blade shape is a sort of wide drop point blade that we don’t see much of in Buck’s catalog; and it’s also sporting a full flat grind to maximize its slicing capability. A skeletonized flipper tab provides the only opening method, powered by a ball bearing pivot.
Probably the biggest selling point on the Outset is the blade steel. Buck doesn’t often turn toward the latest and greatest steels for its knives, but they’re going all out with the Onset, giving it a blade made from S45VN steel. S45VN is the latest in the S30V line of super steels, and is still something of a rare sight on standard production knives.
They gave me one at the Show. I really like it.View Linked Article