Buck's innovative Open Season Series knives are the perfect combination of tools for a successful season.
This series Features Rosewood Dymondwood Handles with S30V Vanadium High Carbon Stainless Steel and a Genuine Leather Sheath, Thermoplastic Handles with 420HC High Carbon Stainless Steel and a Heavy Duty Polyester Sheath or Muddy Water Camo Handle with 420HC High Carbon Stainless Steel and a Heavy Duty Polyester Sheath.
We consider this the absolute best blade steel available, and it is made in America. S30V contains carbon as well as high amounts of Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium. This steel combines fantastic edge retention and high ductility combined with corrosion resistance. Double-tempered - it can be hardened to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 59.5-61.
This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add our exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance we harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.