Ask an outdoorsmen for a recommendation for a lightweight fixed blade and most will put the Buck 102 Woodsman on their list. The kicker is that the Woodsman would be on a list of recommendations any time in the past 40 years.
So, how could such an old knife remain in the hearts and minds of knife fans everywhere for so long? The answer is in the tried-and-true design perfected by Buck.
The design stems from the hugely popular and successful Buck 119 Special, complete with its clip point blade, black handles, and polished hand guard.
The Woodsman is a smaller version of the knife with a 4-inch clip point blade made from 420HC stainless steel. In less capable hands, the steel would only be adequate but excels under the tutelage of Paul Bos, an industry leader in heat treating.
Unlike the larger blades of other Buck knives, the Woodsman's blade is long and thin enough for skinning game but tough enough for more rigorous tasks like batoning.
Its handle may look as though it belongs in a museum but feels like it belongs in your hand. The Phenolic is synthetic and virtually indestructible. The polished silver guard and trim don't just look good but keep your hand from slipping off the blade.
In a package that weighs 2.5 ounces and includes a leather sheath, it's hard to find a better outdoor companion than this American-made fixed blade.
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (420HC)|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Pocket Clip Included||No|
Buck Knives makes the perfect knife for everyday and outdoor recreation use-hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, backpacking, climbing, diving, boating, survival, tactical, defense & rescue. Collectible & custom knives. Related products, equipment & accessories.
Buck Knives is the #1 recognized brand in sports cutlery, with over 100 years experience of making knives. We make each knife with the highest quality stainless steel alloy, specially chosen for the use of the knife. Then, we use a proprietary process developed by Paul Bos to heat-treat our blades for optimum performance and durability. Our Edge2x�? Technology creates a blade that is sharper out of the box, holds its edge longer and is easier to resharpen.
Buck Knives pioneered the concept of end-use categories to match the needs of the user. With in-house engineers and collaborations with professional knife users and makers, we tailor the design, materials and construction to match the intended use of each knife.