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The Vantage Force boasts the latest in tactical design and innovation. An ultra-fast and smooth opening with the flipper works so quickly, you would think it's an assisted opener. Using an oversized liner lock for and stainless steel frame, it provides ultimate strength and durability. When faced with a critical situation, the Vantage Force is prepared to protect in a moments notice. With a non-reflective 420HC blade and heavy duty textured handle, this knife will meet the intended need for professionals. Length 4 3/8" closed. Made in the USA.
For over 110 years Buck has been exploring the best materials, scrutinizing their designs and refining their processes. They inspire and encourage their craftsmen to maintain a passion to preserve the enduring legacy of building knives that can withstand hard use and still hold an edge. They also back them up with our Forever Warranty. This company and their products has survived generations as they continue to take pride in hard work, integrity, quality and craftsmanship.
They don't cut corners, our Forever Warranty is proof of that. The fact is, their knives are built to last. And if you take good care of your knife, it will take good care of you.
They use stainless steels because they meet the exacting needs of the many different types of knives they make. Different elements contribute different performance characteristics, helping them guard against corrosion, and making them hard enough to hold an edge.
The Rockwell Scale measures how far you can press a diamond-tipped probe into the surface of the steel. The depth of indentation is measured to determine the hardness. The higher the number-the harder the steel. Blade steels are in the range of Rc 52-62. A diamond will range in the 80s on the C scale. Buck maintains an Rc 58 on our standard steel. Our higher end steels range from 59-62, depending on the use.
They choose the right steel for the job. Then they heat-treat or temper each blade with our patented process to meet the demands of the intended use of the knife. Finally, they edge the blades using our very own Edge2xTM Technology.
So, the knife you buy is sharper out-of-the-box, holds an edge longer and is easier to re-sharpen.