Buck 524 AlumniThe Buck 524 Alumni Lockback is small, lightweight, made in the USA, and under $20.  What more could you possibly want in a pocket folder?

Like a slipjoint folder, this small gentleman’s folder is perfect for days when you want to carry a knife that practically disappears in your pocket. Unlike a slipjoint, this knife features Buck’s legendarily rugged lockback which provides the user with a measure of safety and possibly a degree or two of extra utility.

At 1.875” the 420HC stonewash finish drop point is big enough to accomplish most daily tasks.  The aluminum handles come in four different colors.

Finally, the Buck 524 Alumni has a closed length of less than 3”. It weighs less than 1 ounce. Odds are you’ll never notice it’s in your pocket, making it a fantastic carry for days when you don’t want to carry.

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Buck 524 Alumni Lockback Details

  • 420HC, Stonewash Finish
  • 1.875” Drop Point
  • Aluminum Handles
  • Lockback
  • Nail Nick
  • 2.875” Closed
  • 4.75” Overall
  • Made in the USA

The Buck 524 Alumni is a fantastic gentleman’s folder you can pick up for less than $20. If you’re interested in these knives, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.