Cabela's Alaskan Guide® Series Vanguard Rubber-Handled Knife by Buck Knives®
S30V steel offers superior edge retention and strength
Titanium-nitride coating extends blade life
Flexibility and hardness while remaining easy to sharpen
Sporting a 4-1/8" drop-point crafted of strong S30V steel, the Vanguard has a rubber handle and a polished brass butt and guard. Developed by Crucible Steel, S30V is made up of metallic powders fused together under intense pressure and heat. It is tempered under extremely high temperatures then cooled in a cryogenic freezer. The resulting metal delivers a fine combination of edge retention (45% greater than 420HC), flexibility and hardness (59-61 Rockwell) while remaining easy to sharpen with conventional stones. This steel also has a high chromium content for oxidation resistance. For even greater corrosion resistance, each knife is treated with a titanium aluminum nitride coating. Our field testing and independent Cutlery Allied Trade Research Association tests prove this knife outperforms those crafted with other blade metals. It also has a Cordura® nylon sheath. Made in USA. Overall length: 8-1/2". Weight: 6.3 oz.