The Vanguard is Buck's answer to the Loveless Drop Point and all the variations sweeping the world of handmade knives. The Drop Point is the accepted standard of hunting blade shapes. The Vanguard features a 4-1/8" drop point blade, hollow ground from 420HC, with a brass hilt and butt. Measures 8-1/2" from tip to butt and weighs 6.7 oz. Made in U. S. A.
Buck® Vanguard with Rubberized Handle
Black nylon sheath. Suggested retail is $100.00.
Buck® Vanguard with Wood Handle
Brown leather sheath. Suggested retail is $117.00.
Buck® Zipper with Rubberized Handle
The Gut Hook was invented by Sid Bell, "The Alaskan Silversmith". He gave Merle Seguine a model of the knife whittled from wood. Merle made a knife for him, becoming the first knifemaker to use this innovation. Many makers of handmade knives have interpreted or misinterpreted this feature on hunting knives, as have several knife manufacturers. Buck's version is especially well done, the blunt top makes it very difficult to cut anything by mistake. You make a small cut into the hide with the point of your knife and then insert the hook and it acts just like a "Zipper". The 1/4" cutting edge of the hook means that it will easily cut the heaviest hide you will find in this country, including Alaska. 4-1/8" drop point, hollow ground blade of 420HC with gut hook, brass hilt and butt. Measures 8-1/2" overall, weighs 6.7 oz. Made in U. S. A. Black nylon sheath. Suggested retail is $108.00.
Buck® Zipper with Wood Handle
Brown leather sheath. Suggested retail is $132.00.