I will probably catch alot of flak about this. Buck knives are over rated. There I said it, look the Buck brand has been around forever, and fathers have passed them down forever too. You may love it. I just never found them to be all that. The most popular knife they make is the 119, and it is well made. I found it too thick. I bought one in 1992. I tried between 1992 and 2009 to get any kind of an edge on it to no avail. Because it was thick, it is good at prying. Honest, not good for much else. After that and two other bucks (one folder knife haft decent). I gave up. What do you think, have you had better luck. I would really like to know. I find buck is like john deere. Great name only.