Buck Bantam 285 Medium (Black)
- Brand: Buck
- Availability: In Stock
Easy handling, lightweight and one hand deployment. Slightly larger than the 284 Bantam, the 285 Bantam has a mid lockback design, ridges at the top for added gripping and a lanyard hole for easy attachment.
Buck Bantam Series:
The Buck Bantam Series has been a favourite for several years because of the durable blades, lightweight handles and a great price point. Offered in four sizes, there is a Bantam for everyone.
Buck's product levels:
SELECT LEVEL (GOOD):
Our Select Level offers reliable products at an unsurpassed value. Quality materials and innovative Buck designs create practical knifes and knifes that deliver affordable excellence. Designed in the USA. Built in the USA.
AVID LEVEL (BETTER):
Dependability is at the heart of everything that is Buck. Our loyalists expect no nonsense practicality, and our Avid Level knifes define this characteristic. Designed for functionality and crafted from high quality materials, these knifes deliver consistent reliability under rigorous use. Designed and hand crafted in the USA.
PRO LEVEL (BEST):
Taking a century's worth of knife craftsmanship to an unprecedented level, our Pro Level knifes are designed and crafted to be used in the most demanding situations. Premium materials and revolutionary designs are combined with the highest quality American craftsmanship. The result is a superior knife that discerning users can rely on in any situation. Designed and hand crafted in the USA.
Buck's American Commitment:
For many loyal Buck customers, the Made in the USA stamp on our blades is just as important as the Buck logo beside it. As a fourth generation American company, we understand that. And because both of these symbols of pride mean as much to us as they do to the people who use our knifes, Buck has always maintained the goal of providing superior products at fair value, trying to keep products in the USA. At a time when many are protesting the growing trend to move manufacturing offshore,we continueto fulfil our "American Commitment" by moving several of our knifes, previously imported, back to our factory in Post Falls, Idahowhere the majority of our knifes are still made. In fact, 95% of our new knifes are proudly being made in the USA.
Buck steel - it delivers a superior blade:
Steel is the heart and soul of a knife. And yet it's what we do with our steel that makes our knifes more reliable. There are three basic criteria by which you can measure the quality of a blade:
Blade retention - how long the blade will last. Buck blades, by test, stay sharp longer.
Ductility ; strength - how much force your blade can withstand. Achieving the ideal Rockwell hardness provides the perfect combination of these two features.
Corrosion resistance - protecting it from the elements. Selecting the ideal steels for the task and processing them properly will provide years of reliable use.
The quality steels we use:
S30V - Supreme combination of blade retention, ductility, hardness, toughness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance. For optimal performance, we harden to a standard Rc 59-61.
12C27 MOD Sandvik - Supreme corrosion resistance with great ductility and strength for wear resistance and durability. For best performance, we harden to a standard Rc 58-60.
13C26 Sandvik - Great blade retention and hardness for wear resistance and strength. For best performance, we harden to a standard Rc 58-60.
420HC - Our standard steel, with great blade retention and corrosion resistance. The industry standard is easily resharpened. For best performance, we harden to standard Rc 58.
- Buck product level: SELECT
- Blade material: 420HC stainless steel
- Blade type: drop point
- Handle material: glass reinforced nylon with textured surface (black)
- Locking : yes
- One hand opening: yes
- Lanyard hole
- Stainless steel removable belt/boot/pocket clip
- Designed ; built in the USA