Known for its traditional folding and fixed blade hunting knives, Buck steps out of that mold with the Buck QuickFire. This USA-made folder features what Buck calls “ASAP Technology” – that provides, “convenient one-hand ambidextrous deployment.” With a 3.75″ blade and a $39.99 price tag, this modern, assisted-opening folder might be the right USA-made EDC for you.

Buck QuickFire

The Buck QuickFire also features a unique safety feature that keeps the blade safely closed while not in use. Simply pull back on the safety switch at  the spine of the knife with your index finger, and then push forward against one of the thumb studs on either side of the blade. The knife is safely held open by a mid-lock on the spine of the knife.  Depressing the rocker will release the blade, and once it’s closed, you can again engage the safety switch.

Buck QuickFireAs with most Buck knives, the QuickFire’s 420HC drop point blade was extremely sharp right out of the box. It should have no trouble with most daily cutting tasks. Further, the QuickFire features an injection-molded, ergonomic handle that is durable, easy to grip, and easy to clean.

The Buck QuickFire Details

  • Satin coated 420HC stainless steel blade
  • Ambidextrous thumb studs
  • Assisted opening
  • Mid-Lock locking system
  • High impact ETP handle
  • Dual springs
  • Removable pocket clip
  • Lanyard hole
  • 3-1/4″ drop point blade
  • 4-1/4″ closed
  • Made in the USA

All in all, it’s hard to find a good USA-made EDC in this price range. The Buck QuickFire is available for only $39.99 at Smoky Mountain Knife Works ( We don’t think it will last long at that price, so that’s why we’ve included a button below.

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