Coming Soon From Buck: US-Made Marksman, Mini-Spitfire

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As the 50th anniversary of the classic 110 Folding Hunter approaches, Buck Knives is preparing to debut several new knives and a few redesigns. A 50th Anniversary Buck 110 is expected, with commemorative blade and handle decorations and a classic leather sheath.

No official photos of the new models are available. Buck wants to keep us guessing until they pull aside the veil at next month’s SHOT Show and I’ll be there when they do.First up is the new US-made Buck 830 Marksman:

Built to serve the needs of those in survival/tactical situations, this heavy duty knife definitely delivers one of the strongest locking blades out there. Designed with a new locking mechanism developed by Grant and Gavin Hawk, the Strong Lock System (SLS) is easily deployed with one hand and ensures safety and durability with the blade being solidly locked open. The SLS, once deployed, offers the strength of a fixed blade. The Marksman is one intense, high-level knife for the most demanding of situations. MSRP: $150

Next comes the new Buck 726 Mini SpitFire, also made in the US:

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Introduced in 2013, the full size SpitFire prompted the development of a new, smaller version to meet consumer demands. The 726 SpitFire is a great two-position clip knife for everyday carry. Offered in three popular colors and constructed of 420HC steel, the SpitFire’s are slim, sleek, lightweight and durable. With a total weight of only 2.1 ounces, the anodized aluminum handles make these durable and lightweight for easy carry. MSRP: $48

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  1. fliteking says:

    I caught heII for this on Amazon, but I strongly prefer American made knives. Swedish are good too. Condor makes a nice knife too.

    I like a knife I can count on when the chips are down, a knife with a known hertitage of QUALITY . . . . .unlike collectors, my knives get a lot of use in some hazardous environments.

    Although china cranks out a few nice blades . . . non-chinese for me, thanks.

    1. Roger says:

      Yeah, Amazon is as bad as reddit when it comes to actually discussing moderately unpopular opinions. That being said, quality knives can come from anywhere.

  2. Chris Dumm says:

    I’ve reviewed some Taiwanese knives, and they’ve *usually* impressed me with excellent workmanship and mid-grade steels. I’m generally less impressed by mainland China knives, typically in lower-end steels like 440 and 8Cr13MoV.

  3. 2hotel9 says:

    I’ll be getting a Mini Spitfire. Let you know how it works out.

    Foreign knives can be a crap shoot, I have owned a mixed bag over the years and have to confess, the only knife I have actually broken is a Buck 110. Quartering up a deer and had all my weight pushing it down, blade turned side ways and SNAP.

    I have broke tips on quite a few work knives, chipped cutting edges and dulled to uselessness, but all those things came of my hard use. I can honestly say that I have only had 3 to 5 cheapy knives throughout my life that were really bad. SEEN lots of really bad ones, just chuckle and walk away.

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Coming Soon From Buck: US-Made Marksman, Mini-Spitfire

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