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Buck Knives 0616BKS OPS BOOT Tactical Knife with Versatile Sheath
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- RAZOR SHARP TANTO BLADE- 3" Tanto 154CM Stainless Steel Blade delivers excellent edge retention, corrosion resistance, and is suitable for heavy cutting applications. Overall Length 6-1/4" Weight 2.5 oz.
- STURDY, LIGHTWEIGHT- Full Tang Construction and very strong, designed for heavy use. Holds up to piercing, scraping and prying with tough materials. A great choice for a high performance knife in the field
- SAFE AND SECURE GRIP - The Contoured Grip with Deep Finger Groove and Injection Molded reinforced nylon G10 handle provides a comfortable and secure grip while you work.
- COMFORTABLE, VERSATILE SHEATH- The knife snaps securely into a black polypropylene and leather sheath. Can be carried on your boot, around your neck, or on your belt either horizontally or vertically for quick and easy access
- MADE IN THE USA - FOREVER WARRANTY - Since 1902 Buck Knives has offered a lifetime warranty on our knives because we believe in the integrity of our products. This knife is proudly made in the USA.
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From the manufacturer
|245 Matt Would Go||830 Marksman||091 CSAR-T Responder||655 Short Nighthawk||831 Marksman Tanto||340 Vantage Select|
|Model||245 Matt Would Go||830 Marksman||091 CSAR-T Responder||655 Short Nighthawk||831 Marksman Tanto||340 Vantage Select|
|Steel||5160 Spring Steel with Cerakote Armor Black Coating||154CM||154CM with Zirblast Finish||420HC Stainless Steel with Cerakote Sniper Grey Coating||154CM with Cerakote Armor Black Coating||420HC Stainless Steel|
|Weight||6.3 oz.||4.0 oz.||7.0 oz||9.4 oz.||4.3 oz.||2.3 oz.|
|Knife Type||Tactical||Tactical||Tactical||Tactical||Tactical||Everyday Carry|
|Blade Type||Drop Point||Drop Point||Modified Tanto||Modified Clip Point||Tanto||Drop Point|
|Handle||Custom Multi-Colroed Micarta||Black Anodized Aluminum||Stainless Steel Frame with Rocky Mountain Tread G10 Overlays-10||Reinforced Molded Nylon with Dynaflex Rubber Overmold||Black Anodized Aluminum||Glass Reinforced Nylon|
|Carry System||Textured Kydex with Tek-Lok Belt Clip||Removable/Reversible Deep Carry Stainless Steel Pocket Clip||Removable/Reversible Deep Carry Stainless Steel Pocket Clip or Heavy-Duty Polyester MOLLE Compatible Sheath||Heavy-Duty Polypropylene MOLLE Compatible Sheath with Front Carry Pouch||Removable/Reversible Deep Carry Stainless Steel Pocket Clip||Removable/Reversible Deep Carry Stainless Steel Pocket Clip|
The Buck Ops Boot Knife was designed for easy accessibility in any situation. Weighing only 2.5 ounces, this lightweight design combined with the 3" tanto style blade and heavy duty handle create a high performance knife for the field
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 5 x 5 inches; 3.53 Ounces
- Item model number : 0616BKS
- Department : Unisex-adult
- Date First Available : January 2, 2015
- Manufacturer : Buck Knives
- ASIN : B00RQ7WOFE
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#66,615 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
- #181 in Tactical Knives
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For me, it’s the perfect size for an edc. The sheath is well made and give you lots of options on how to configure it. I also love the “locking” of the blade when fully inside the sheath is perfect. I could do without the spring loaded retention clip and rope method that holds the top of the knife top to the sheath. Overall, this is a great EDC knife that I use at least a dozen times a day and it holds a blade very well. I highly recommend
When it came, I was a little put off by the fact that it seemed much smaller then I expected. This was my fault for not reading the specs closely enough. I included some pictures for comparisons with other common knives, the first is between a Benchmade Griptillian and a Mini Griptillian, the second is next to an ESEE Izula II (the Izula with the extra 1/2" handle). I decided to press on with my inspection. It came with the knife, a plastic (not Kydex) sheath, a leather backing for the sheath and behind the handle for comfort when it is against your ankle (which also has a cutout for the metal clip, as well as a cutout for the nylon cord), a Velcro strap and an extension for strapping around your ankle, calf, or anywhere else you might like to put it (the standard strap had a max circumference of about 7 1/2 inches), a leather back for the sheath with a clip on it for your belt or some other strap (the clip orientation is reversible, so you could carry it tip up or down), and smaller screws and backers so that if you wanted to use the sheath without either of the leather backings. All of this is depicted in the third picture. The knife can only go in the sheath one way, but your can mount the leather to the other side of the sheath if you so choose (fourth picture). The construction is full tang. It is well balanced in hand, with the balance point is on the front side of the finger cutout.
The handle material is a black G10. It has a little bit of texture to it so that your fingers don't slide around. The G10 is flush with the bottom, but stops just barely short of the top of the knife (fifth picture). I don't believe this is intentional on Bucks part, but as far as I can tell it is the only manufacturing deficiency on the knife (and a pretty minor one at that). The scales appear to be removable, but I did not test this. I have size large hands, and fit three fingers on the handle, with my pinky hanging off (sixth picture).
The blade, as mentioned before, is 154CM, a decent steel, especially for the price. I have a lot of experience with 154CM, and find that it holds an edge for a decent amount of time, and sharpens easily. For what I use this knife for (general cutting use of cardboard, packaging tape, zip ties, etc.), 154CM is a good compromise between features and price. It is a tanto shape, and as far as I can tell that is the only shape it comes in. It came use-ably sharp, but I quickly put my own edge on it to get it where I like it.
Ultimately I think that the Buck 616 is a very good knife, especially considering the blade steel and all the accessories you get. While it may be a little on the small size, it would make a good backup knife to your EDC folder, or could be your EDC if you are inclined to carrying a fixed blade.
So one of the biggest tests for me is do I actually carry it? The answer to that is no, but for a good reason. I found out after I bought this that my state has this ridiculous law that you can't carry a fixed blade unless it is for hunting. Switchblades and folders of any length? Hell yeah! A three inch boot knife? Must be a criminal. So, no, I don't carry it, but I feel like I would any time I was wearing a pair of cowboy boots if I could.
Another cool thing is that the sheath can be adjusted so you can wear it how you want.
There are many detailed reviews and youtube videos talking about this knife’s specifics. The 154cm blade metal is great. The sheath is quite versatile and is where a lot of the price lives, I’d say. The 616 is my only knife able to adapt for boot carry. It is small as folks say (seen here with my crkt spew [@twenty bucks] for reference), but that is the point. It is incredibly sturdy, carries well scout style, and the whole package just feels substantial. Fit and finish is .. good.. maybe not quite what I expect at this price? Two small complaints: the g10 scales are nice, but the back lower corners are kinda sharp and bite into my pinky finger. The blade is long, considering the overall length, but the factory grind is somewhat atrocious. I may send it to the Buck lab for fixing. The edge itself is fine, and I sharpen myself, but I’d not attempt to fix the wonky grind. It seems to me a precise grind is more important on a tanto blade. Bottom line is, I really like the 616, but there is ample competition for *much* less $$ (like the one mentioned earlier) out there if that is a factor for you.