Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Weight, Overall Quality, Sheath, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, None
Great for collectors... disappointing 200$ knife for use.
I ordered two of these as soon as I heard about them. Always loved the classic Buck 110 but was interested in this as an every day carry possibility since it employs modern features. It works well enough but modification would improve the functionality of this blade. The knife comes in a very nice box with papers etc as one would expect. However, I have a few problems with the fit and finish/design of this knife. For starters, there are significant gaps between the liners and lock bars on both of my knives. Secondly; the lock bar sits proud of the liners at the rear of the handle and sinks between the liners at the front of the knife. This causes a very short gap between the tip of the blade and the inside of the handle. I first noticed this when closing the knife and as it snapped shut there was an unfamiliar ting. Upon further inspection I saw a small nick in my edge had happened because of this. Such quality control issues are (I think) inexcusable for a 220$ knife and make me sad that Buck would put out a product with such an obvious flaw. Another fairly minor issue with this knife is because of how strong the spring is, how close the thumb stud sits to the handle, and the thumb stud's distance from the pivot; this knife will not "flick" open readily for me at least and is more difficult to open one handed than most thumb-studded knives in my limited experience.If you do not mind the quirks of this blade or are a collector then I would recommend it to you but for someone with a mind to use it (without modifying the knife) You have some issues to keep in mind. Everything I did not mention in this review is pretty much excellent but for the cost and the reputation of Buck knives these problems seem like something that should not exist.