Buck 271 Alpha Dorado, Liner Lock Folding Knife
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- Compact, everyday-carry, folding hunter knife with leather sheath, box, and warranty registration card included
- 2.5-inch spear point , liner locking blade of 12C27 Mod Sandvik stainless steel
- Contoured rosewood handle
- Grip ridges along the top of the rear frame for an extra sure hold
- Carries Buck's 4-Ever unconditional lifetime warranty
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The 271 Alpha Dorado from Buck is a compact folding knife with a solid liner lock blade, one handed deployment, and a contoured, rosewood handle. Well suited for hunting, outdoors, and everyday use, the Alpha Dorado is a folding version of Buck's fixed blade Mini Alpha Hunter. The Alpha Dorado features a 2.5-inch spear point blade of 12C27 Mod Sandvik stainless steel. It measures four inches long closed, weighs 4.3 ounces, and comes with a fitted brown leather sheath. As with all Buck Knives, the 271 Alpha Dorado comes with Buck's 4-Ever Unconditional Lifetime Warranty.
- Blade Length: 2.5 inches (6.4 centimeters)
- Length Closed: 4 inches (10.2 centimeters)
- Blade Material: 12C27Mod Sandvik
- Carry System: Burgundy Leather sheath
- Handle Material: Resin-impregnated Rosewood
- Locking: Yes
- One Hand: Yes
- Upgraded Steel: Yes
- Weight: 4.3 ounces (122.4 grams)
- Buck's 4-Ever unconditional warranty
Top Customer Reviews
(1) This is a strong knife. Heavy gauge, robust, structural components throughout. The only elements that are not robust are the rosewood scales.
(2) The blade is thick, strong, and sharp. It has a simple curved edge which is easy to sharpen. S-shapes and beak's heads are effective cutting edges, but extremely difficult to re-sharpen by hand. Out of the box, this blade easily passed my standard newspaper test. Hold a single sheet of newspaper vertically with one hand on the top edge of the sheet and let the bottom edge dangle freely in mid-air. Then hold the knife in the other hand, pierce the newspaper near the top and slit the newspaper full length from top to bottom. If the blade is sharp, you can slit the newspaper multiple times without tearing it.
(3) Pivot joint is well designed, with a bronze washer on both sides of the blade. The pivot has an adjustment screw. This is a great feature because all pivot joints eventually wear and develop excess play. With this knife, you just tighten the screw to eliminate any excess play.
(4) Blade lock is a liner lock. Once engaged, the blade is secure, with no play. My one major neg about this knife: If you open the blade quickly (with a snap or a flick), the liner lock engages reliably. If you open the blade slowly and deliberately, however, the liner lock frequently does not engage. You then need to close it part way and flick it open.
(5). Secure grip. The rosewood scales have a smooth finish, but there are anti-slip ridges along the spine of the blade, along the liner lock, and along the butt of the handle.
(6) Aside from the cutting edge (of course!Read more ›
Buck's 271 Alpha Dorado seems like the Real Deal, unless you regularly require something heavier. (I own a CSAR-T. It's built like a tank. I rarely use it, mostly for the accessory tools.) My Ranger 110 is too long for me presently, and my 115 was - well, it's stll cool. Sometimes a fellow just needs a change. This new Buck is a worthy replacement for the 115 as a "go to first" knife.
Most descriptions of the Alpha Dorado invariable emphasize the word "little." Yet despite its length, the knife blade is substantial. And the handle (I chose the attractive Rosewood) is eloquently shaped and well-finished. And there's nothing "little" about the blade, wide and thick for it's length. Buck has achieved the improbable: putting a nice-sized folding-blade knife into a small package, easily accessible.
One-hand opening and closing requires minimal practice. It certainly isn't a "jackknife," as someone suggested; no mechanism is involved. Closing is what I'd call controlled: the user employs gravity. All but the most distracted or incautious user can have fingers, palm, and clothing well out of danger. But the point is sharp - attention is required as with all spear points.
And the blade is as sharp as you're likely to need for most things, especially after a few swipes with the DMT. The knife should be real versatile. For his first "application," this retired warrior first used his new Buck for opening a stopped-up saline spray bottle. Real pipe-hitting, eh?Read more ›
Also, the wood handle knicks and scratches easily with light daily use. This is more of a show/display knife that a pragmatic everyday knife.
Still, a sturdy knife that's exceptionally well made. I would look at other Buck knives over this unless you absolutely need a nice-looking folder with a gorgeous wood handle. I'm almost afraid to use this knife due to the handle scratching and scuffing easily. Due to the handle scratching, I'm rating four out of five stars.
This is a beautiful knife you keep on your shelf and keep for an heirloom item rather than use.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have a much older dated 271-1 that was intended to be a collectors item. At first glance, this 271 looked like a fake as it came from Hong Kong. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Phil-WY
I've had this knife for almost two years. I carry it everywhere and use it daily. It's a great, durable knife. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Its a good looking knife and also cuts good
bought 2 one for me and got my dad one.
The Alpha Dorada came razor sharp and well finished. To be honest, I have no use for the sheath and instead, carry the knife in my pocket. Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by Michael D. Craddock
Made well, attractive, sharp! It is my 'date knife'. It was difficult to find a nice leather pouch with a nice knife for casual dress. This is the baby!Published on April 24, 2014 by Tina M. Lander
we accidentally bought each other buck knives for xmas. what are the odds? It arrived in graet condition, was freakin beautiful, and he loved it.Published on December 14, 2013 by Nathan Grove
I bought this knife for my husband to use when he cleans abalone, and he LOVES it. He says it's the best knife he's ever had, so this is definitely a win, especially if you want... Read morePublished on October 30, 2013 by Jennifer T. Radke
Christmas present for my wife that walks in the woods with our dog everyday and wanted something for protection! Read morePublished on September 19, 2013 by Wayne Bracy