The Buck Selkirk has been out for quite awhile and went completely by me – never knew that a “Selkirk” even existed. Was stumbling through my local big box sporting goods store and spied one in the case – and I’m like “What’s that? – can I see it? – take my money!” – poor kid didn’t quite know what to do – it was a tough selling situation – LMAO! . . .
Cabela’s is chuck full of just about everything you can think of except sales people – they have a store full of clerks – but there isn’t one out of a thousand in there selling . . . Oh well – bitch mode off . . .
Here’s what you get – an injection molded sheath and a ferro rod that even has a whistle – hell if I know . . .
The knife is way cool – Buck’s 420HC steel full tang stainless steel drop point blade with a satin finish and CNC contoured Micarta handles – and it feels good in the hand . . .
No hot spots – the gimping on top of the blade gives good thumb traction if you want to get “up” on the grip – the grooves give your hand traction with zero hot spots . . .
Here’s a look at both sides for you . . .
A really good looker – and as chintzy as the sheath is – Buck put a twist locking feature on the ferro rod and holder . . .
And about the “adjustable” sheath thing ? – if you have a lot of time and can think in multiple dimensions AND have the patience of either a saint or my Blushing Bride and it just won’t fit on your belt then dive in – otherwise just don’t screw with it – it’s way much more complex than it needs to be . . .
Weight w/sheath . . .
And the knife by itself – that sure is a good looker and yes I plan on cleaning the scale sometime this year . . .
Well here we go – Great little camp knife – drop point with plenty of belly really works well for kitchen/cooking tasks – much better than a folder – no harborage areas ( nooks and crannies ) for food particles to hide in and create a bacteria issue and easier to clean – sharp AF right out of the box – the micarta scales are as good looking as they are functional – the satin finish on the blade is sweet – and it just feels good in the hand – rope cutting – feathering a stick for tinder – I think this would do good at just about any camp task you would want to utilize it for – and before YOU go there with it – go get a hatchet or an axe – that’s what THEY are designed and made for – don’t abuse your knives!
The only ding is the sheath is kinda chintzy – the only other downside for some folks is it’s made in China – but it comes with Buck’s forever warranty – so there’s that . . .
The Buck Selkirk #863 for $70 bucks? YOU haven’t bought one yet because? . . .
What’s in YOUR pocket? ( or on YOUR belt? )
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!