The Alaskan Guide Series Mini Alpha Knife by Buck completely redefines how performance is judged in compact modern cutlery. The 2-1/2" drop-point blade is crafted of S30V steel. Developed by Crucible Steel for the cutlery industry and known as the pinnacle of knife-making metals, S30V is comprised of metallic powders fused together under intense pressure and heat. It is then tempered under extremely high temperatures. This process is quickly followed by a cooling cycle in a cryogenic freezer. The resulting metal delivers the absolute finest 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 exhibits a high chromium content for oxidation resistance. For even greater corrosion resiliency each knife has been treated with a Titanium Aluminum Nitride coating. Our field testing and independent C.A.T.R.A. (Cutlery Allied Trade Research Association) tests prove this compact jem will outperform similar knives crafted with other blade metals. Features Rosewood scale handles and includes a leather sheath. Lifetime warranty.
Overall length: 6-1/4".
Weight: 3.6 oz.