The knife itself is a good quality steel and stacked leather handle is a good fit for my hand plus a little room incase you were wearing gloves. There's no pocket for a Ferro Rod, which takes it out of the running for a survival knife. Except the leather on the handle looks like it should after 20 years of hard use and neglect. The manufacturers listed weights are 11. This sheath can be worn both vertically and horizontal depending on your preference.
The Buck 119 Special has been around for quite a while too. I finally found a 2010, Buck 119 new old stock in a small town hardware store in 2017 and purchased it from the old fella that owned the store for the same price the knife would have costed me back then. Its design is a tasteful mix of traditional and contemporary. Every one of us proudly carrying our own Buck 119 on our hips. Yes I would recommend this to a friend within limits. Followed by a hollow-ground belly, it's shallow - makes great fuzz sticks and food slices.
It is amazing how hard it was to find a simple classic knife. I have spent a lot of time using a Buck 119 and it is a work horse of a knife. Buck Brahma blade next to Ka-Bar 1220 for size comparison So back to game processing… The Brahma blade is ideally suited for processing game, but for some reason Buck decided to put some kind of coating on the blade. Overall quality seemed good, so lets look at the details. I can not think of any single thing that I would rather give my boys then a Buck Knife. I found my first buck knife in an antique store. Shouldn't it start off nice and get rough with time? I am looking forward to using this knife this hunting season.
The Brahma features the same hunting-style clip point blade design as the Buck 119 Special. They do a fantastic job at fixing most damage done to a knife with no questions asked. Check back here often to find news and reviews about new products, collectibles, and even cutlery events around the world. The Sheath, not so much. The leather washers were all tight, finished to a smooth contour, and the whole assembly was correctly aligned. I've skinned and processed 5 deer over the last two years since my purchase and still it's as sharp today as when I purchased it. I like the tang, and the grip.
If you continue you accept our cookies. The handle has a traditional stacked leather design with micarta spacers. I have spent a lot of time using a Buck 119 and it is a work horse of a knife. Plus the Brahma has a large lanyard hole in the pommel and two in the finger guard in case you find yourself needing to lash it to a wooden stick and use it as a spear — presumably as you chase down a running doe while wearing a loin-cloth. I was looking to buy a basic camping knife, no fancy handle, no fancy rope cutter, no fancy blade, just a rugged simple knife. From bush craft to deer camp, it is a very versatile knife with a classic look. The blade is beautiful and the old sheath was durable, thick, and stiff.
The boots were nice for a while. Sheath The sheath is another thing some of the Amazon reviewers complained about. I chose this version because I have used this handle shape before and prefer it. I own a bunch of Buck knives - an assortment of 110's - and haven't hurt an edge - yet. If your knife was damaged due to misuse, Bucks repair department can analyze the damage and repair it for a reasonable fee.
I would give the knife a solid 5 for durability, shape, and usefulness. Sheath is ballistic nylon with a molded plastic pouch covered in leather. After reading some of the negative reviews I almost changed my mind. As other reviews have mentioned the sheath isn't what I would consider top notch but it does work, has a nice soft leather sheath over the plastic insert. Tons of straps and cinches, molle compatible.
I decided to order one anyway. The Buck 119 Special has been around for quite a while too. I suppose water could get in but I don't think it's a big thing. The Brahma comes with a unique sheath for a Buck knife. The 90 degree edges on the top of the knife blade worked very well for making sparks with a ferrous rod.
Leather for handle is not as rough as you think, i treated mine with bees wax and a hair dryer to a nice sheen. We took the famous 119 and combined beautiful stacked leather with micarta spacers to create this rugged version. It's a truly great knife and as long as buck continues to produce them with the quality that they are. Simply put, I'm really unhappy with the sheath. Thought it might be used since the thing was covered in black powder that got all over my hands. This could be good or bad, depending on how you intend to use this blade.
Eventually I will buy one for my next, future son-in-law and hopefully for my grandson s should we someday be so blessed. Over the past half century buck has become one of the largest and most important knife companies in the world. Not so good: Pommel is mostly just for looks, not function. More than a few were having issues with the handle being loose or misshapen. When I saw the Brahma version of their 119 Special I had to have one.