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- Last updated: 25/01/2022
The Decatur is something a bit different from the usual heavy-bladed and chunky knives offered by Buck. It’s very slim and sleek and fits into even the smallest pocket. There is a strong, quality pocket clip on the side, which is slim enough to not be a hindrance when you are using the knife.
The 3.5” 7Cr stainless steel blade has a drop point and incorporates a very clever ‘flipper’ on the back which, combined with the ball bearing mechanism, makes onehanded opening quick and easy. This is probably one of the easiest knives to open and the liner lock mechanism is also very easy to operate one- handed when it is time to fold the knife closed.
The handle is Guibourtia Ehie wood, which is a really nice looking and reasonably durable material. The relatively long and slim design makes this an easy knife to hold and use. Being almost completely straight, from the blade tip to the back of the handle, you can comfortably do detailed work with this knife.
Blade retention is good and the knife can be sharpened very easily when required. This is not a knife for ‘heavy’ jobs but for fine work, including preparing small game.
Overall, another very well priced knife from Buck. It is also one of their nicest looking items and being so easy to use onehanded, it is extremely ‘handy’. It is, of course, not legal to carry dayto- day in the UK but in the correct situations, it’s a great tool.