If I said, “Give me that Buck knife,” you’d never hand me this knife, but it is definitely a Buck. The Buck Odessa is a very sleek, modern framelocking flipper, that in no way resembles a Buck 110 (or even a 112). What it does resemble is an easy-to-carry, mid-size EDC that’ll get through your standard daily cutting needs and won’t cost you more than $20.
The Buck Odessa is actually kind of pretty. It features a 3.125″ 7Cr drop point blade that’s .11″ thick. Yes, we hear you. 7Cr isn’t the greatest steel on the planet, but it’s also not the worst. It’s pretty good at corrosion resistance, and it’s pretty easy to put an edge on. And, it’s what helps keep this knife under $20.
It’s a manual flipper with ambidextrous thumb studs, so it’s dealer’s choice on opening. The stainless steel handles have a slight hint of champagne color to them. It’s almost a warm gray color, and we really like the contouring on the front scale, especially in the finger choil area of the knife. The back scale houses both the framelock and the removable tip-up pocket clip.
The Buck Odessa closes down to about 4.4″ and is 7.5″ fully open. It weighs in at 4.9oz. There is no special technology or innovative design here. This is a straightforward modern flipper that will handle just about whatever you run into with a daily carry.
Buck Odessa Details
- 3.125″ 7Cr Stainless Steel Drop Point
- .11″ Thick with a Satin Finish
- Manual Flipper
- Dual Thumb Studs
- Stainless Steel Handles
- Removable Right-Carry Tip-up Pocket Clip
- 4.4″ Closed
- 7.5″ Overall
- Weighs 4,9oz.
The Buck Odessa isn’t going to woo your friends, but it’s not going to break your wallet either. If you’re looking for a decent EDC flipper for under $20, this might be the knife for you. To find out more about this knife, simply click any link in the article or the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.