As Buck Knives celebrates 110 years of exceptional knifemaking, they will be displaying a broad array of new models for every knife use – hunting, tactical/survival, camping/hiking, everyday – at their NRA booth #1704-1706 in the America’s Center, April 12-15 in St. Louis.
Heading the lineup of new additions this year is the Haley Heath ErgoHunter Adrenaline Series. With the number of active female hunters having doubled in the past decade, and now totaling more than 3 million, there is a growing demand for knives to meet their needs and preferences. Developed in partnership with one of America’s most accomplished women hunters, the Haley Heath series is the answer to that demand. There are eight basic knives in the series – fixed-blades and folding lockblades, with two offering the option of a built-in guthook.
Buck’s popular ErgoHunter series has been expanded with the addition of five ErgoHunter CS models for those who prefer a lighter weight, more compact skinner. All have a 4-1/2” skinning blade, are 9-1/4” overall and weigh just 5.4 ounces, with a choice of blade steels.
Knives for the demanding conditions faced in survival and tactical situations continue to play a growing role in Buck’s catalog. Among new models is another knife based on a design by the late Ron Hood. The 065 Buck/Hood Punk is 11” overall, with a 5-5/8” fixed-blade made of 5160 spring steel with a powder-coat finish for corrosion resistance.
The 680 TOPS/Buck CSAR-T Liaison is a neck knife that’s sturdy enough to be the primary tool. Yes, it’s designed to be carried around the neck, yet the Liaison is big enough, rugged enough to get the job done by itself. With skeletal design, it weighs only 1.7 ounces, but it is 6-3/4” long overall and has a 3” modified tanto blade, made of Buck’s 420HC stainless steel.
Add to those the 753 Redpoint Rescue, with a titanium-coated seat belt cutter and tempered-glass breaker at the end of the handle, with a partially serrated 2-3/4” blade; and the
new 770 FlashPoint LE, an easily engaged tactical folder with a non-reflective titanium-coated 420HC steel blade and a forged, anodized aluminum handle. Both feature Buck’s one-hand SafeSpin blade deployment and SUR-Lock mechanism that locks the blade open and closed.
Rounding out the tactical/survival additions are a wide range of new colors for Buck’s compact Vantage Force line, with choice of blade steels.
Another interesting addition is Buck’s new TravelMate Kit, making their popular Spreader, with its 4-7/8” blade, ready for the outdoors in an antimicrobial, dishwasher safe, injection molded sheath with a multifunctional fork that includes integrated bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver and barbecue grill scraper.
It doesn’t stop there. Buck has added a whole new series of EdgeTek Sharpeners, all made in America. Included are three easy-to-carry FlipStiks, with 100% diamond-coated surfaces; solid steel models, 6-1/2” and 10” long; and for those who prefer a honing stone, there are EdgeTek Bench Stones and the small EdgeTek Honing Stone in a thin black nylon sheath.
Along with these new knives, the Buck booth will be the site of appearances by popular TV stars Chris and Casey Keefer, co-hosts of the new hit TV show “Dropped: Project Alaska.” They will be at the Buck booth April 13th (9:30 a.m. to Noon, and 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.) and 14th (9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.)
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