Buck Knives- www.buckknives.com or 800-326-2825
Buck’s new-product emphasis this year is on tactical knives. The new 891/893 GCK (Ground Combat Knife) comes in spear or tanto point, black G10 or canvas Micarta, with a Cerakoted 5-1/2” blade of tough 5160 high carbon steel (MSRP $130). The wicked-looking 808 Talon (MSRP $220) employs the same materials in the form of a 10” saw-backed, sheepfoot-pointed blade with curved edge. Small machete meets the old 184 Buckmaster? Hawkbill from Hades? We’re not sure, but it’s certainly different.
As always, we found more things we liked in Buck’s Legacy series of limited-production items. The David Yellowhorse 192 Eagle Feather Vanguard ($725) is a real beauty set off with lots of Bloody Jasper, the 907 Expert Hunter ($500) invokes thoughts of 1960s custom knifemakers like Ralph Bone and Harvey Draper, and the 842 Copper Sprint ($350) takes a popular model and dresses it in copper, in keeping with current trends. Finally, a carbon fiber handled version of the Slim 110 ($205) looks like a winner. Produced in a limited run of 500 knives, from here it seems like it’d slide nicely into Buck’s regular lineup.
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