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Buck 830 Marksman Folding Knife 3-1/2" Blade, Aluminum Handles (0830BKS)

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Part Number: BU0830BKS
Manufacturer: Buck Knives
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Description
BU0830BKS: 830 Marksman
Buck Knives
 
Grant and Gavin Hawk have a new lock system, the SLS (Strong Lock System, catchy huh?), and they have matched it up with this great Buck design. This US made knife also features 154CM steel and a ball bearing system for quick and quiet opening. The Marksman is a serious tactical offering from Buck.
 
When Buck designed the Marksman, the features included definitely deliver one of the strongest locking blades available for tactical operatives. Utilizing the locking mechanism developed by Grant and Gavin Hawk, the SLS (Strong Lock System) is one of the strongest locking mechanisms on the market. The SLS, once deployed offers the strength of a fixed blade knife. An innovative ball bearing pivot system allows for quick and easy opening by simply sliding one finger along the lock strap. Fully opening the blade securely engages the SLS. With a hefty blade of 154CM steel and a solid aluminum handle, the Marksman is designed for heavy tactical operations.
Features
  • Ball bearing pivot system for quick and easy deployment
  • One hand open/close
  • Finger sliding mechanism
  • Strong Lock System (SLS) for added safety
  • Forever Warranty
Specifications
  • Blade: 3-1/2" (8.9 cm) drop point, 154CM steel
  • Thickness: 0.120"
  • Length: 8-1/4" (21.0 cm) overall
  • Weight: 4.0 oz. (113.4 g)
  • Handle: Aluminum anodized black
  • Clip: Stainless steel
  • Pro Level
  • Made in USA
154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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Dan B
Great Britain
Sep 17, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
Marksman
Amazing knife razor sharp top quality all you'd expect from buck . That aside first class service from supplier highly recommend them
2 out of 5
Per
Sweden
May 19, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Poor finish and dangerous
My main complaint about this knife is the finish. The flipper is sharp, the blade is very roughly cut out, there are burrs on the drilled holes, there are nicks on the blade and the clip is dented. The list goes on. Is this what people are referring to when saying "Buy American"? The lock takes quite a bit of tuning to get to work properly and one big drawback with this lock is that considerably more force is required to lock the knife open than closed, so it will sometimes misfire. When that happens the blade bounces back to the closed position. Watch your fingers! You also risk pinching yourself when closing the blade one handed if you don't keep your fingers behind the flipper. It's an accident waiting to happen. I was interested in the design, but it's very disappointing.
5 out of 5
Jd
Pittsburgh area
Apr 15, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Nice work, Buck!
I have only recently received this knife after anxiously awaiting its release. Initially, I had seen the previews from 2014 Shot Show videos. Anyway, I have planned to use it as a tactical/EDC knife. It is larger than I expected, but light for its size and easy to carry with its deep clip. Flipper mechanism is sweet and it locks up very strong as advertised. Ergonomics are nice and the gimping on the lock is key. Gimping on the blade top would be cool, but not a "must" for me. Looks an feels like a high quality blade - nice steel, nice finish. I am very pleased and happy to support Buck.
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