Buck Folding Hunter
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- Last updated: 14/02/2022
The original Buck Folding Hunter was created in 1963, when Al Buck decided that a folding lock knife was needed by outdoorsmen who wanted a sturdy knife, without having to carry a fixed blade.
Such has been the knife’s enduring popularity, the company now has a comprehensive series of folders based on the original. They hold a similar style blade, have a solid rear-mounted lock-back mechanism and boast practical, ergonomic handles. The main differences include the blade and handle material, plus the method of blade deployment.
The Buck Folding Hunter with finger grooved handle measures 4.875” when closed and weighs 7.2oz. It features a 3.75”, 420HC stainless steel clip point blade with elongated thumb nick. The blade is strong and sturdy having a width of 0.120”, which for the Hunter series is quite standard, yet is suitably strong considering the blade length.
The standout feature of this model is the handle design. Although based on the standard Hunter Pro, it has a Macassar Ebony Dymondwood handle with brass bolsters and finger grooves. The finger grooves in the underside of the ergonomic handle, although quite subtle, blend nicely in the hand to create a very comfortable hold and instil confidence and security when using the blade in all weather conditions.
The knife comes with a genuine black leather pouch, carries the Buck Forever Warranty and is manufactured in the USA.