Buck Vanguard Knives
12 years and still going.
I have used my Buck knife for twelve years. It has survived skinning and boning at least fifty deer. I recently used it to butcher four hogs. The blade will stay sharp for three or four deer, and at least two hogs. All that is needed to regain my factory edge, is a couple strokes on a quality steel. The black rubber grip is a must for a non slip handle. After using my knife, two of my brothers purchased one of their own. This is one knife that follows me to any hunt
June 5, 2006
I love my new Buck Vanguard. It's much more than just a skinnin' knife. It's an all-purpose knife, a survival knife, a tool. The half guard fits in between your fingers allowing you to wrap your index finger around the blade. This grip gives you more control when peeling a long thin strip of bark to be used for sewing in outdoor survival or larger bark strips for basket weaving. The squared off handel end can be used to hammer with. The blade and handel are the same length, good balance for all purposes. Being a fixed blade makes it more durable than a folding one and it's plenty heavy enough to last more than one life time.
January 31, 2011
Very good knife
I have used this knife for several years and many deer and wild hogs. I finally had to sharpen it a little after all that time. It is an excellent skinning blade.
December 22, 2014
I bought the Buck Vanguard Rosewood and two days later I was lucky enough to get 4 medium ferrel hogs. The Vanguard had perfect handling and the balence was spot on. The edge was razor sharp out of the box. I did touch up the edge after gutting, skining, quatering, and butchering all for hogs but it was still sharp. I am going to pick up another one with the secure grip for general purpose camp/utility knive. THANK YOU BUCK!!!!!!
January 27, 2008