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Good, but Inexpensive Buck knife

Q. Dear Gear Guy, I would like a good quality but inexpensive Buck knife. I saw the article in September 2008 about the fixed-blade knives, but my troop does not allow sheath or fixed-blade knives. What can you recommend?
—Buckless Bill, Chesterfield, Mo.

A. Hey there, Buckless. Happy to help. A nice basic folding knife from Buck would be the Bantam BLW ($24; It weighs just 2.4 ounces and has a 3 1/8-inch long stainless steel blade that can be locked open so it won’t fold back on your hand while you’re using it. If you want a shorter blade or just a less expensive knife check out the Bantam BBW ($19) which comes with a 2 ¾-inch blade. One question for you now: Once you have a new Buck, we can’t call you Buckless anymore, right?

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1 Comment on Good, but Inexpensive Buck knife

  1. Off-Trail Monkey // January 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm // Reply

    I prefer my “P.E.C.K.” knife by Columbia. It’s a single blade titanium knife that stays very sharp, even during heavy use. Since i’m male, I’m a “Buck” so this makes it a great buck knife.

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