One of the newest knives to the Buck 2012 line is the Ron Hood designed Punk. A smaller version of the Hoodlum, the Punk is the everyman’s sized utility, camping or survival fixed blade. The finger choil at the rear of the blade is perfect for choking up on when doing delicate or fine detail work. The Micarta scales are removable which allow for this knife to be tied to a stick or similar, transforming it into a spear. Top quality materials and an awesome warranty from Buck, the Punk designed by the late Ron Hood is great tool for every outdoorsman. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com.
The Buck/Hood Punk is designed to be an outdoor/survival/adventure knife that can handle even the most rugged and tough conditions. Based on Ron Hood’s design and built to Buck’s quality standards, the Punk helps ensure survival in extreme conditions. It is easily carried in a sheath, and extreme enough for any hard core task. The secure and comfortable Micarta handles can be removed, and the blade integrates the Shock Mitigation System (SMS) to reduce shock and wasted energy during use. The Punk comes with a heavy duty M.O.L.L.E. compatible nylon sheath with storage pouch. The Punk will take care of you if you find yourself in an extreme situation. Buck’s heat treatment process in specific temperature controlled atmospheres optimizes the steel’s strength, edge retention, corrosion resistance, and sets the hardness to 57-59 HRC.
With a continued commitment to providing the best survival products in the market and a desire to honor the late Ron Hood’s legacy, Buck is moving forward with Ron Hood’s concepts to bring more Buck/Hood knives to those who depend upon them.
Ron Hood cultivated his early wilderness interests as a member of the Military Intelligence Community while in the Army Security Agency (ASA). Ron spent a year at a remote outpost in the Middle East and nearly 18 months on the ground in Vietnam. After his four years of military service he completed his MS and his doctoral studies and for over 20 years taught accredited classes in Wilderness Skills at two universities, authored numerous articles for national magazines and published a guidebook to the Sierra Nevada of California. Ron spent much of his time practicing and studying skills with native populations around the world.
Ron has been featured in dozens of TV programs and has produced 27 award winning survival training videos that are widely considered to be the best survival training aids in the world. He’s was also the producer of Survival Quarterly Magazine, with his wife Karen, who continues to publish the magazine in Ron’s honor.