The Buck Marksman is one of Buck’s premium models. This knife features an upgraded steel, action, and locking mechanism in comparison to the standard Buck. If you’re a Buck fan, you’ll want to make sure the Marksmen is on your Christmas list this year.
One thing that stands out about the Marksman’s aluminum handle is the unique SLS locking mechanism. SLS stands for Strong Lock System, and it’s one of the strongest on the market. This lock is a steel bar on the spine of the blade that locks onto the flipper to hold the blade open. To release the lock, you simply push on the jimpped section of the bar.
Buck uses 420HC stainless for their standard models, but the Marksman has an upgraded 154Cm stainless blade. 154cm is easier to sharpen and holds an edge better than 420HC.
It’s opened by using a flipper system, but the real joy is how smooth and effortless it is to actually open it. The Marksmen uses a ball bearing pivot system which is something different for Buck.
The Buck Marksman comes with their famous Forever Warranty. It’s regarded as one of the best in the industry and when reviewing the benefits, it’s not hard to see why. Buck will always repair or service the knife from material or worksmanship defects. It makes no difference if you’re the first or fifth owner which is perfect for those who plan on handing it down to a younger enthusiast one day.
The Buck Marksman Details
- 154cm Stainless steel blade
- Anodized Aluminum handles
- SLS (Strong Lock System)
- Ball Bearing Pivot System
- 3 3/4″ Drop point blade
- 4 3/4″ Closed length
- Made in the U.S.A.