The sheath can be attached to a belt or stored in a bag. No company could offer such a thing unless their products were as durable as stone. The company continues to be a beacon of quality in the fixed blade knife market. The Clip edge has a sharp controllable point, and is useful for detail work, penetrating and cutting. The handle is a bit heavy but it still gives you a nice heft and good balance for easy control. The prominent guard and pommel are both polished brass and the handle has two subtle grooves for fingers. The only real obvious stand out is the lack of ductility.
In general it compared well. The pommel also features a hex hole and the knife itself is Molle compatible. It comes sharp out of the box and is backed by a lifetime warranty. In the case of the Buck Model 119, that was not the case. I would go easy on hard-core bushcraft and batoning. This causes a bit of a trade-off. They guarantee their knives will not experience defects or faulty design or chips or breaks throughout the life of the knife.
Whether you are simply looking for a working knife or you are hunter in need for a more feature packed tool, for sure you have heard and read feedback about the brand. Just by looking at the features of this Buck 119 knife, you can still say that it is worth the buy. This Buck 119 was bought heavily used, there were hammer impacts along the spine above the blood groove and even on the guard which had left dents and chips. Buck 119 Blade Shape — Clip Point Blade The crescent tip makes the blade thinner with a sharper tip while still maintaining plenty of strength. Also the sharp fine tip is more prone to breaking if you are using it pry something which you really shouldn't do with any knife.
This is one damn classy Americana knife. Thanks to the tough steel, the tang that goes all the way through and the properly fitted handle, this knife can take some abuse and keep soldiering on, but more on that a little later. It is a personal preference, but I have found it to be the better balanced knife between the two, and in terms of design and aesthetics, I think it is hands down the superior choice. The design has changed very minimally over the past 40 years since it was first incepted, and it still sticks true to the design that helped build Buck into the house hold name it is today. The wood handle accentuates the elegance of the knife. I bought it based on its feel in my hand, it fit well and felt adequately balanced. This is also a full tang survival knife.
What can I say I love everything about this knife. For precision tip work, the knife was somewhat limited by its size. The Phenolic handle is a perfect grip for my larger hands, but it can get a little slick when wet. One side had a more acute and long grind than the other even though the knife was still paper cutting sharp. Buck Knives has earned its stellar reputation through the skilled artistry of its craftsmen and the unassailable durability of its knives. He used it till he finally could no longer hunt in 2008. The next year I found it a half mile away from where we had been hunting the previous year.
It's a truly great knife and as long as buck continues to produce them with the quality that they are. However a disadvantage was quickly shown on the 2x4 digging performed during the last stages of the review. Build quality Buck knives seem to have good quality control, as I have yet to see a Buck 119 that comes out of the box with loose fittings. Its tip profile, while not quite robust enough for deep prying in hardwoods unlike the Camp Tramp, is much stronger than the Mora 2000 and thus has benefit for such work, though again care needs to be taken to not over stress the tip. How can an ideal knife be improved? I hope you will give one a try yourself.
In short, they make quality blades that last for generations. They quickly became cultural icons and their ownership a de-facto right-of-passage for many Americans. Let us know what you think in the form below. But this knife was built for concealment and stealth carry and the size reflects that goal. For comparison the which isn't a powerful chopper for its blade class, does the same in 9. With the very thick tip 0.
It took about five minutes to set the edge, which was then honed to a razor sharpness with a series of waterstones and finishing on CrO. Chances are that you have owned one of these knives or known someone who has carried this knife into the woods. Particularly in a strong hunting knife, you want it to be full tang. The Buck 119 does have a finger guard to keep you from slipping onto the blade. Buck Knives Still Among The Best Today, Buck Knives is a modern knife maker. Plenty of times a sheath will allow a sharp knife to pierce through. This Buck Model 119 Special Survival Knife review passes all the tests.