13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2013
After watching reviews and testing of many knives on youtube I pulled the trigger on the Buck Punk. The high carbon steel, and that it was designed by the woods-master, Ron Hood attracted me. It fits the hand nicely ,I'm between a medium to a large glove. Razor sharp out of box. VERY LIGHT WEIGHT! Amazingly so. Handle scales have sharp edges, I dremeled them down to were the handles more rounded. Sheath is very good quality nylon but knife doesn't snap into plastic so you have to use the retention strap for sure. I ordered a kydex sheath from Armadillo sheaths. Buck guarantees the knife unconditionally for life. I'll return in about a year to give a final update on how well it preforms.
One of my favorite knives to date. For Hiking,camping,survival(One tool option) it works great! Not to cumbersome in the hand, no hot spot issues. You can choke up on it a couple different ways. I don't even feel the dang thing on my belt. Holds an edge literally like no knife I've ever owned, touched it up once or twice with HEAVY use, blade and tip have never chipped out on me. It'll baton wood well for its size and weight. The only thing you really give up is chopping ability. It'll do it, but it's so light that it would be smarter to carry a hatchet or axe for that kind of work. I "HIGHLY", recommend this knife.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2012
This is an awesome knife. I bought it after only reading an article in Blade magazine and wathcing reviews on Youtube. I never even touched the knife before purchasing it on Amazon. Once I received it I have been even more impressed with its durability & weight. It is very light in comparsion to most survival, outdoors, camping, hiking, and etc knives that I have come across.
I would highly recommend this knife to everyone!
My next purchase will be the Hoodlum for sure.
RIP Ron Hood
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2013
This is a very good knife designed by Ron Hood and really well made by Buck. Ron Hood was a long time survival instructor who had used tons of knife in the field. You can bet that he put a lot of thought into designing the hoodlum line of knives. This Buck Punk is a very field worthy knife and an opposite of those heavy, thick knives. It weights only about 7.5 ounces without the sheath. The size, weight and design are all excellent. The full flat grind combined with the toughness and edge retention of 5160 cannot be beat. And if you're not convinced then I suggest you look at the youtube video where the Punk is being pounded through thick oak log and then shaves paper. If that's not impressive edge retention then I don't know what is. A lot of people mention the sharpness at the edges of micarta scales but I think it's an exaggeration. They are not that sharp to be uncomfortable and it's an easy fix with sandpaper. The sheath that accompanies the buck punk is a very good nylon polyester sheath and works.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2013
I found out about this knife from this knifes bigger brother, the Buck Hoodlum. I bought the Hoodlum, but, was a little concerned that it would be a little large, well, it is very large! Great knife, but I thought I could really use a smaller knife like the Punk as an every day knife.
I have used it several times since I got it and have to say, I am very impressed. I actually like the Punk better than the Hoodlum. It just fits in the hand so well, and have I mentioned that it came very sharp? I can easily cut paper with it. It is an American made knife, very well construction and fit and finish.
The sheath ( imported) is a very nice sheath though. It has a plastic sleeve for the blade to slide into and has 2 ways of holding blade in sheath, and also has a small pocket, which I am using for a sharpening stone.
I would highly recommend this because it is a well made American product.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2012
I collect tactical and survival knives and this knife is one of the best I've come across. I have Buck Hoodlum and picked this up as a "companion" knife to the larger sticker. This little Punk is not to be taken lightly and can stand on it's own in any camp. Totally capable to baton through logs yet still small enough to deal with dressing game while leaving the heavy lifting to its big brother, the Hoodlum.
The sheath that comes with this knife is Molle compatible and has a large exterior pocket on the front for fire starter, folding knife or sharpening stone. It's a great knife for the $$. You will not be disappointed!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2014
I'm very please with the "Punk" knife. A lot of new "survival knives" hit the market that look like they were designed by a space cadet or have unnecessary bells & whistles attached. Not Ron Hood's knifes. The Punk is a simple elegant light weight design, nicely balanced, with good quality steel. What more could you ask for in a knife? Looking forward to trying out the "Thug" next ...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 3, 2014
this is a very nice knife! i have yet to take it out and put it to the test but as far as quality and look it a 5 star. came sharp and oiled. sheath is nice. better than i expected. the knife doesnt snap in like a kydex, and is loose inside the sheath but not enough to rattle your position away if you happen to be on a covert mission at your local grocery store. as far as bushcraft...... ill let ya know.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2013
This knife gets good reviews for good reasons. It is has a lightweight handle and nice sharp blade. The sheath that comes with it is nice and lightweight too. Add it to your zombie apocalypse bug out bag!
on February 11, 2015
Love this knife. Came nice and sharp. The sheath isn't bad either. Definitely one of the best ones I've had. The reason for 4 stars, is because of the handle. Like what other reviewers said, the edges of the micarta handles were sharp, so need to sand down the edges. And I would like the handles to be gripy. But they do keep the weight down.
on August 11, 2015
Great knife, I have had it with me for about a year now. I carry it on my plate carrier, and plan on using it on any future deployments. It feels great in the hand and holds an edge very well. The sheath it comes with is okay but I plan to make a kydex sheath when i get some time.