Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
This is a better than average fixed blade.
I picked up a rosewood handle version of the Reaper two weeks ago from the big box store for $39.99 before tx.For what i paid i think it's a steal for a knife of this quality.The blade has a coating resembling asphalt on it,and is evenly applied.The blade has a clip point style and an unsharpened swedge.Although listed as a recurve edge,it's hardly a recurve,and nothing like other recurves.The Reaper can be sharpened on flat stones without having to use the sides of the stone for the recurve portion of the blade.The word Buck,and an anvil are in gold on the front part of blade,as is 620 E USA on the tang,the back has no markings.There's a finger guard,and also 2 sets of jimping on the spine,and they are nicely done and in the right spots.The overall fit/finish,grinds etc. are good,especially considering the price.Be Careful when choking up as the blade is sharpened all the way to the choil!!.The rosewood handles are nicely done,decent ergonomics,smooth,and have a laquer(?)type coating on them that makes them shine.I've had no issue with the grip even with wet hands.The scales are held together by 2 screws.Tang is flush with handles except for around the pommel.The sheath is nylon with a button strap,and plastic insert.It is a quality made sheath,but left unstrapped the knife will fall out,but strapped it's not going anywhere.There is some rattling when strapped if shaken,but it's NBD..Overall for the price this is a better than average fixed blade.It's good for camping,fishing/hunting and also makes for a good SD knife.