Designed by Caleb Cooper, the serialized limited-edition Buck 039 Salient is a beautiful straight razor that combines modern knifemaking techniques with old world style. This is a limited production of 250 handcrafted pieces.
The Buck 039 Salient features a satin finished 2.75” RWL 34 razor blade. In case you’re unfamiliar with RWL 34, it’s comparable to 154CM but with a touch more vanadium. It balances sharpening ease with edge retention and corrosion resistance. The result is a razor that both takes an edge fairly easy and holds it for longer than you’d expect. There’s jimping along the shoulder and shank to increase slip resistance. The tang is a touch longer and more curved than you’d typically see on a very old straight razor. This is great because it much easier to manipulate than many older models.
The contoured polished ironwood handles are beautiful. Rather than a pinned pivot and handles, they’re screwed in which makes it easier to maintain and allows the user to adjust the tension. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and Buck’s iconic limited-edition collector’s box. It’s 6.125” closed and weighs 2.2 ounces.
- RWL 34, Satin Finish
- 2.75” Razor
- 0.18” Blade Thickness
- Polished Ironwood Handles
- 2.2 Ounces
- 6.125” Closed
- Made in the USA
The Buck 039 Salient is a beautiful, highly collectible knife. These are in limited supply so if you’re interested, make sure you get yours before they’re gone. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smwk.com.