Named after the rugged Selkirk Mountain range beginning in the Northern Panhandle of Idaho the Selkirk is a midsized knife with added features to help maximize survival in rugged and tough conditions. In addition to the 420HC steel blade the Selkirk features a Micarta handle with steel bolsters (rear bolster can be used as an improvised hammer) and a heavy duty belt sheath that can be configured for horizontal or vertical carry. Included with the sheath is a fire starter/whistle tool. Features:
420HC steel blade
Shock Mitigation System (SMS) integrated into the handle to reduce shock and wasted energy
CNC contoured Micarta® handles
Includes injected molded nylon sheath
Ferrocerium striker with whistle integrated in the grip
I have many buck knives, and love them, most of them are made in the USA, I gave this a 3 star rating only because its made overseas. seems like the less costly knives are made in China or Taiwan. Im willing to pay more for for knives made by american hands here in the USA, I wish Buck Knives would americanize their entire line. Get out of China!!!!
Hello I’m 21 year old who spend more time in the woods then most. I grew up with my dad telling me that buck is the best brand around naturally I went around trying different knives even snapping a few as a crazy teen. But somehow I ended up back here buying a buck Selkirk . Now that I have I now know why my dads says buck is the best it’s not just another company it’s family and their little letter is a nice touch. I have confidence in hand why? Cause I’m carrying a BUCK!!!
Buck, Stop making knives in China. You do it to make a higher profit. I love this knife and have wanted one for two years. If you start making them in the US I’ll buy one. It’s sad to turn this offer down but no more made in China for me.
Love the flat grind drop-point, makes for ease of sharpening. RC58 is plenty any more it gets to be a pain in the field. The holster is fine, all you have to do to ease up the pull is back off the top screw a quarter turn at a time to your liking. It's a good knife, no matter what you're into.
I Used this knife to baton small wood for kindling for a fire and the point of the knife bent. I have two Vanguards that I have used for batoning without a problem. A close inspection for comparison of the Vanguard and the Selkirk shows the drop point of the Vanguard somewhat thicker than the Selkirk. The promotion of the Selkirk indicates it is for "rugged" use and for survival situations if needed. It also says it has a strong thick point for heavier task and can be used as a general work knife. The point on my Selkirk is quite thin unlike the Vanguard. The blade was not used to pry it was struck with a piece of wood as a baton. I do not believe I could depend on the Selkirk in a difficult situation and for that reason I am sending it back to Buck.
If this was made in the USA, I would have bought three for my sons and I. We own multiple Buck Knives and some were custom ordered. This could be the perfect hunting knife as the most important thing in a hunter's arsenal is a quality hunting knife. Hunter's also need the ability to start a fire.
Was looking for a fixed blade that I could carry hiking and camping. This is smaller than the big Bowie I was looking at, which is a PLUS. The edge out of the box will not cut hair but I minute on my stone and it's where it needs to be. Glad to see that the heat treatment would allow a good edge. Love the scabbord. It has an audible clic when it snaps into place and holds securely but not so securely that I can't unholster quickly. I like that! Priced right and nice looking knife!
I purchased this knife and the first time I put it on my belt and squatted down the sheath broke off off where the belt goes through. I will be returning it tomorrow. To bad because the knife seemed solid
I have to give this blade five stars due to its look and functionality. The fit and finish on the one I received was fantastic. People make comments about being made in China but those comments are baseless. I understand if you prefer to support American made items, but to imply China cannot make a quality blade would be a false accusation. Quality is about QA/QC of the production process, regardless of what country it is made in. Buck stands by their products. The price to quality point for this blade is amazing. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a knife in this price range. I believe you get a huge bang for the buck.
I read some knife snobs trying to down this knife, however i got this knife as a gift years ago and since it's become my go to knife. I take this knife wherever I go outdoors or camping. After 3 years it still looks brand new. Still sharp and cuts great. It feels good in the hand and i have carved 3 spoons out of hard wood with this knife and still goes. I personally think it's a great knive. Unless you're a knife snob who brags about purchasing numbers rather than an real every day knife user. The sheath is a nice plastic and it can be configured to the belt preferences. I have never used the fire stone or whatever but what matters is the blade and it has worked very well for me for years.
I have been using this knife for about 2 years now for many bush craft tasks. The worst part of the knife is the handle finish. The tange/boosters extend just past the handle material making for a rough feel in the hand. I have to use the knife with a leather gloves. The hollow grind does not make this a chopper, but it cuts well and maintains it edge, even when used for chipping. The sheaf does little to help and I have replaced it with one from another knife.
Just got this blade home. Opened the box to find the handle was missing a screw. Waiting to hear back from warranty department to decide if I'm repairing, replacing, or returning outright. Very disappointed as this was my first time purchasing a Buck.
I preferred the weight and balance of this knife, compared with other models I held and did not think the standards at Buck's Chinese manufacturer would be an issue, given the reputation of Buck's other products, but here we are.
I'm hoping this issue will be resolved swiftly, but I would definitely hesitate to purchase another Chinese produced Buck Knife in the future.
This knife made me a believer in Buck's 420HC. I gutted and skinned an antelope and could not tell the knife had been used. The hollow grind lends itself to field dressing. It does not, however, make for a great wood processing shape. The grind bites a little too deep for easy feathersticking. The knife is durable enough for battoning but it does not split the wood as well other designs. Neither are a fault of the knife, per se, but it is marketed as a "survival" knife. A flat grind on the spine would also help with the fire steel. The handle shape is comfortable and secure but fit and finish is lacking. The scales on the first Selkirk purchased did not line up with the spine so it was returned and swapped for one with a better fit. This knife could be improved upon by increasing quality control on fit and finish and ditching the clunky plastic sheath in place of something more streamlined or even leather. For this price point and with the quality combination of heat treat and steel, you would be hard pressed to find a knife equally at home on the hunt and in camp.
Great well made buck. Even tho it is made over seas but I knew that when I bought it. The sheath is ridiculous. Just plan on buying a leather sheath for it. This one came apart on a camping trip and almost cost me the knife.
Excellent knife, but a disclaimer should be added.
This is a solid knife. I only have two complaints:
1) The blade is forged in China. While I have no concerns regarding the quality of the metal or craftsmanship, I think that for a company that prides itself for being american made, should put a disclaimer on this model to state otherwise. 2) The Sheath. One of the reasons that I bought this model is that I could orient the sheath horizontally in a compact manner (in-line with my belt). Without a few spacers which do not come with the purchase, the knife will still hang lower than the belt.
Outside of this, the weight distribution, the quality of the blade, the sharp edge, the materials used for the sheath are all high quality!
The knife is excellent for many tasks. The sheath on the other hand is another story. It's a poor design due to the belt loop being fastened only on one side. I have had so much trouble with cords, straps and brush getting caught between the belt loop and the sheath body that the knife now occupy so prominent place on a shelf with other goods that are good but not worth the trouble.
If the knife its self was not decent it would have gone in the trash.
I looking for another sheath to replace the P0S original
I own several Buck knives that I have e been happy with so I decided to purchase the Selkirk. The scales didn't fit the knife very well at all, so I returned it to Cabela's and inspected the other three knives on the shelf and there is a ridge above the the scales on the spine of every one of the knives in stock. Just not the quality of my other Buck knives.