Buck Rival I, II and III
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- Last updated: 01/07/2019
From this, their new lightweight series of folders, the Rival I, II and III are obviously the most useful for hunting and practical field usage, as they’re strong, have slim well-designed black nylon injection moulded handles, are very user friendly plus use a lock back mechanism that engages very solidly. They also feature double thumbstuds for one-handed opening, have 420HC stainless-steel drop point blades, plus have discreet removeable stainlesssteel pocket clips. The ergonomic and extremely durable handles have the same profile and outward design, with raised ridges and finger choil to aid grip in all-weather situations.
The main distinction between models is size of blade and of course the handle length is sized proportionately to the blade. The Rival I measures 3.5-inches closed, has a blade length of 2.75-inches and weighs 1.4oz. The II measures 4.25-inches closed, has a blade length of 3.125-inches and weighs 2.1oz and the III measures 4¾-inches closed, has a blade length of 3 5/8-inches and weighs 3oz. This model also features what the company term (Advanced Edge2x™ blade technology), a process that relates to how the blade edge geometry (thickness) is achieved, so that it remains uniform for its entire length thus improving cutting power and retention of sharpness.
Completing the series are two other folders, the Rival Slip Joint EDC (Every Day Carry) and the Rival SS. All knives carry the Buck 4-Ever Warranty.