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Buck Paperstone TM Vantage Select Knife (Blue/Silver, Medium)

by Buck

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  • 2-5/8" Drop Point Blade made from 420HC Stainless Steel
  • 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Paperstone TM Handles in Blue
  • Comes with a Heavy Duty Nylon Sheath
  • As always, includes Buck's Forever Warranty.


Product Description

We understand the importance of integrating materials into our products, and we are enthusiastic about our major step forward with the use of Paperstone TM for our handles. Made from 100% Post-Consumer recycled products, it's the greenest material you can find. More importantly, it's rugged, withstands heat or cold, and is very durable. First used on handles for our Metro TM Knives, with positive results, it's now key to the beginning of our new EcoLite TM knives, which are very light but extremely durable. Imagine a knife with exactly the same great features as our classic 110, but now with half the weight and without sacrificing any of the features and advantages you want and need on the trail or on the job.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.3 x 1 inches ; 3.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003DXZXC6
  • Item model number: 340BLS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #749,781 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

The Paperstone doesn't provide much grip, but it looks and feels nice in the hand.
Oasky
This helped quite a bit... meaning that the knife could be opened using the thumb studs now, but the flipper still wouldn't open the knife more than half way.
soloz2
If you do have a problem with blade centering, Buck will repair the knife at no cost--the company, like Kershaw, has excellent customer service.
Practical Desk

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Peter H. on April 15, 2011
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I've had the small version of the Vantage Paperstone in my home for less than 24 hours. It's already going back to Amazon. The knife I received was totally defective. The centering isn't just a little off. If I have the knife closed, and the tip pointing away from me, the blade rubs against the left liner. This is a smaller problem. The biggest issue with my knife is that the liner lock will not engage at all. You open the knife with the thumb hole, and the lock does not slide over. You use the flipper. Same problem. This is major defect, not just a little problem. WIth some playing around and pushing the lock over, I have lessened the problem a bit, but the lock is still not reliable in the least.

The design is cool and I like the handle material. The knife came shaving sharp out of the box.

Lastly, the knife is way too small for me. Of course, this is my problem and has nothing to do with the manufacturer, nor am I using it to base my review. My point is only that you can look at the measurements all day long of a knife, but until you feel it in your hands, you will never know how it really feels. I'm going to give this knife another try and place an order for the large version after I return this one. Good knife. I just got a lemon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Practical Desk on May 16, 2011
I just picked up both the medium and large Vantage TM Select models. A slight tightening of the Torx-head-screw pivot (#6) and the blade immediately centered on the medium blade; and the large blade was centered out of the box, requiring no adjustment. The blades are super sharp and passed all the initial cutting tests that one usually does with a new knife. If you do have a problem with blade centering, Buck will repair the knife at no cost--the company, like Kershaw, has excellent customer service. I am ordering another medium Vantage TM Select for the glove box in my car. These knives are an excellent value. Kudos to Amazon for selling these at such reasonable and competitive prices. I have more expensive pocket knives, but I prefer the feel, operation, and size of these inexpensive and easily sharpened pocket knives. By the way, the 420HC steel regardless of what others say, is an excellent medium quality steel that is easy to sharpen and holds a strong 40-degree edge. The S30V steel is a better quality, harder, steel, but it can be difficult to sharpen where the 420HC sharpens easily and it does hold a fine edge. I've done my other 420HC blades at 30 degrees and 40 degrees and I find the 40-degree edges, 20-degrees per side, puts a longer working edge on this steel. But on any steel a narrow angle will cause the edge roll over, becoming dull. I've found the best advice is to use your own empirical evidence from experience with this steel. I own Spydercos, Kershaws, and Benchmades--and I can tell you, this is a good quality knife and one that is enjoyable to use.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robert Rhode on December 28, 2010
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Nice design by an American company. Comes in a variety of steels and sizes all at decent price points. Clip system is excellent. However knife is ruined by serious quality control issues (lock-up and blade centering mostly). Buck warranty is good and company is aware of problems but based on 8/23/10 production knife I received I'd have to say that unless you want to send knife in for warranty before being able to use it that you'd be better off looking at some of the Kershaws (also American made) available at similar price points.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Phillips on October 4, 2012
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The Paperstone Vantage Select (large) is a capable, sharp knife right out of the box.
Pros:
slim, non-protruding clip
feels hefty
Cons:
non-reversible clip
locking mechanism not as solid as other folders in the $25-35 range
*Final thoughts: I was unimpressed with the liner lock's quality so I purchased a Kershaw Skyline (currently $40) and am happy with the better build quality - grippy G10 handle, sleek design, reversible clip.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JNieporte TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 12, 2013
I really like the Vanatage line, especially for a low-cost, US-made knife. There have been some Quality Control issues though. My Paperstone Vantage Select has shown only a few of these. Is it still worth $30?

The Vantage Select Paperstone (from now on referred to as just the Vantage) has the same size and dimensions as the other Vantages. The liners are stainless steel, and if weight bugs you, they're not milled out. The blade is Buck's 420HC, and it's hardened to about 58 on the Rockwell scale. Because this is the lower-end model in the Vantage series, the vertical striations (grinding lines) in the blade are very evident. If you're inclined, some polishing paste and a clean cotton T-shirt will make the m look better. Some 0000-grit steel wool will make most of them go away. The blade is 3-1/8" long, and those grind lines are only on the high hollow grind; the upper portion of the blade flats are a nice, polished tone. Out of the box, my Vantage came paper-slicing sharp. A few passes on a leather belt made it hair-shaving sharp. The blade does have a thumb slot, and it's usable, but I think Buck intended for this to be a flipper-only design. I will mention that the entire knife - blade, handle, liners, etc. - is completely void of jimping. I know this bothers some people, but I'm fine with it for an EDC knife. The flipper is small and smooth, so I could see adding some jimping there, but it's unnecessary. The blade rides on two phosphor bronze bushings (one on each side).

The Vantage is a linerlock, and like I said, the liner has no jimping. Lock-up on mine was solid. However, the blade did rub against the liner of the non-locking side. After tweaking with the screws, I got it lined up right. By the way, all of the screws on this knife are Torx (T-6) screws.
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