Buck Knives is expanding their knife lineup, and moving way outside the traditional designs of their iconic 110 and 119 hunting knives. Their 822 ‘Sentry’ is aimed more toward the tactical/survival market than the hunting/fishing crowd, and this Made-In-USA blade is priced to challenge the SOG Seal Pup in its own market niche.
The Sentry was introduced at the 2013 SHOT Show, along with the ominously-named Hoodlum and Thug models. The Sentry’s blade steel, if you really need to ask, is Buck’s standby Paul Bos heat-treated 420HC. The 5-inch clip point has a full tang, partial serrations and a prominent guard. Instead of a leather belt sheath, the Sentry rides in a MOLLE-compatible sheath with tiedowns.
With a street price of around $55, the Buck Sentry seems to have Chinese- and Taiwanese-made SOG and Cold Steel tactical knives squarely in its sights. And it’s 100% made in Post Falls, Idaho.
Manufacturer’s link here.