Hey there folks, 12-Gauge Chimp here with another knife review. Today we're going to be looking at a knife that has been in my collection for quite some time. I will be reviewing the Buck Nighthawk.
Here's the factory specifications of the Buck Nighthawk.
Blade type: Modified clip point
Blade length: 4 -7/8"
Blade material: 420HC Stainless steel
Overall length: 10 3/8"
This was my very first high end ( to me anyway) knife purchase. I paid around 39 dollars US for it at a big box sporting goods store in 2005.
It's not exactly the knife of choice for most folks, but for a beginner or someone who's new to fixed blade knives, it works perfectly. It is a very well made knife which is what Buck is known for. The blade is partially serrated, which is great for cutting things like rope. I haven't done a whole heck of a lot with the knife, aside from cutting some rope and shaving a bit of hair off my arm to test the sharpness of the blade.
The blade of the Buck Nighthawk is made from 420HC (high carbon) stainless steel with a black anti-rust coating baked onto it. The handle is made of a high impact nylon with a green rubber inlay. This is meant to act as a no slip grip and cushion the users hand when hacking or cutting. The sheath is comprised of ballistic nylon with an ABS plastic insert to keep the blade from wiggling back and forth in the sheath. The Buck logo is embroidered on the sheath in white and it's a well put together sheath.
Overall, the Buck Nighthawk is a well made knife and is a great addition to any collection. It's a knife that can withstand a ton of abuse and will not fail. It's also great knife to take with you when you go camping.
I'm going to rate this knife as a 5 out of 5. It's one of the best knifes for a beginner in fixed blade knife collecting and it is one of the best low cost knives out there.
I hope you have enjoyed my review of the Buck Nighthawk and as always this is 12-Gauge Chimp signing off.