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Buck 830 Marksman Folding Knife 3-1/2" Blade, Aluminum Handles (0830BKS) - 7788

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Part Number: BU0830BKS
Manufacturer: Buck Knives
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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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Hiawassee, GA
Mar 27, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
This is a high quality very sharp knife, just as I would expect from Buck. HOWEVER! And some peeps will get a laugh out of this but, the freely opening and closing blade is a little trouble for an older semi- arthritic and probably uncoordinated guy like me. A couple of times I've nicked myself pretty doggone good when I Flip it and a finger is even slightly in the way and it bounces back closed.. OUCH! GET THE FIRST AID KIT! A really great sharp , well built knife and a cool idea, but BE CAREFUL! I've just put this back into my knife collection box, in it's original Buck Knife box. What little bit I've used it for cutting boxes and stuff, it's a darned fine knife.
5 out of 5
Feb 15, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: None
Awesome knife
This has been my sole EDC now for about 6 months. I really enjoy working the knife and it looks good doing it too. It opens/closes smooth as silk.
5 out of 5
Feb 11, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Excellent knife for EDC/ emergency tactical
This knife is excellent- It is my EDC Slim in pocket, solid & light 4oz, 3.5 inch 154CM blade with BOS heat treat- very good edge retention, Zero blade play, Very sharp hollow grind, One handed opening with flipper or blade cutout Super strong lock system, Lock is adjustable for normal wear and tear to maintain solid lockup Deep carry pocket clip - I feel only Buck and SOG know how to do this right, Premium Ball bearing pivot system is very smooth, Excellent ergonomics, Aluminum milled for additional grip, Good safety choil on blade and lock strap provides additional thumb support for fine work. Can be used for emergency tactical because of the safety choil, handle design and solid lock up. I have to admit there is a learning curve on this knife to learn how to use the lock, one handed opening, avoid getting pinched by the flipper when you close. But once you get it down, it is totally worth it. I love this blade and would replace it right away, if lost. I could not find what kind of aluminum is used on this knife anywhere but it seems very sturdy. One thing to learn right is how to close it safely. The videos with the Buck reps at the shot shot don't open it the right way, so a lot of people are learning it wrong. Here are some tips and links to close it the right way:- Two handed Closing: hold the pivot, and the blade with one hand when raising the lock strap. This way you can close it and lower the blade safely. The ball bearings are so smooth it drops really quick. One handed Closing with index finger is fastest and best, see following link: Closing one handed with thumb:
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