Posted January 25, 2009 by Howard
Buck Gamut™ Folding Utility Knife
This is an interesting, new design from Buck Knives. The Gamut is a rounded handle folder that comes with a good quality belt sheath and lanyard. The handle has a great feel and it is a good sized blade. The steel is 420J2 stainless- which is typical of a lot of China knives- and this is made in China, but the overall quality if really good. The lockup is very solid- and this is something that a lot of very expensive knives have a problem with! The clip point blade is long and narrow with a serrated section. This is a good folder and I can absolutely see having one of these at a campsite for general use. It’s inexpensive enough that, if I left it behind, I wouldn’t sweat it.
Here is the info from Buck:
Camping & Hiking – The Serious Fun of Outdoor Fun
When outdoorsmen are miles from a trailhead or city limits, they need serious equipment that will do a lot more than they ever thought they’d ask of it. That’s why we put so much into this collection.
Innovative, all-purpose folding utility knife. Offered as an everyday carry folder, this knife has a black rubber overmold handle and a 420J2 clip point blade that will safely serve your needs. The clip point blade ensures extra control and the abundant belly on the blade provides an edge for increased slicing performance.
* Blade: 3 7/8″ (9.6 cm) clip, 420J2 steel, partially serrated
* Length: 4 5/8″ (11.8 cm) closed
* Weight: 4.5 oz (127.6 g)
* Handle: ETP base with rubber overmold and stainless steel guard
* Locking Mechanism: Lockback
* Sheath: Heavy-duty nylon