Buck 656 and 658 Pursuit seems like a winner!


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Oct 17, 2015
I headed out to Buck today and picked up three knives. The 651, 401 and the new 656 Pursuit.20190214_174857.jpg 20190214_175055.jpg 20190214_175158.jpg 20190214_175229.jpg 20190214_175238.jpg 20190214_175306.jpg 20190214_175257.jpg 20190214_175311.jpg 20190214_175329.jpg

Im so impressed by the 656. Perfect size, handle feels like 1/2 frn and a dense rubber. The sheath looks nice and compliments the knife.

Green and black handle, 420 steel great feel in hand.
The knife is a screaming deal.

A smaller 658 Pursuit is available also.
looks good. thanks for detailed pics. I was trying to figure out how it would actually look from the factory pics. looks like deep hollow grind and thick but not too thick of a blade. I may have to add one....
BU0656GRS: 656 Large Pursuit Fixed, Drop Point
Buck Knives

A multi-purpose alternative to traditional hunting knives, the Pursuit Series fills the need for a mid-range hunting knife designed to be suitable for beginners and the experienced, serious hunter. These USA made knives are available with standard or guthook variants. Added detail was put into the design, creating a comfortable, non-slip profile and a full-tang, dependable blade. Designed for excellent performance, the Pursuit Series line is the perfect field option.

Drop Point
This blade is full bellied with a strong, thick point for heavier tasks. It can also be used as a general work knife. The top of the blade drops down toward the tip, which minimizes accidental puncturing while skinning. The drop point blade is strong and very versatile.

The steel behind the blades
Buck is a market leader in edge retention thanks to their steel selections and heat treat process pioneered by Paul Bos, whose heat treating system has proven to the best in the business. Each blade is put through a rigorous heat treat process and quality performance test then is tempered to the appropriate Rockwell Hardness through a heating, freezing and reheating system. This process, along with attention to detail through grinding and hand edging, is the foundation of Buck’s Edge2X technology. This gives you longer edge life, ease of resharpening and a blade that will not fail you.

420HC is Buck’s standard steel with great edge retention and corrosion resistance. This industry standard is easily resharpened. For best performance, Buck hardens to a standard Rc 58-60.

Select Level
Buck’s Select Level offers reliable products at an unsurpassed value. Quality materials and innovative Buck designs create practical knives and tools that deliver affordable excellence.

  • Blade steel of 420HC
  • Rugged, full tang construction
  • Drop point blade with or without guthook, ideal for skinning
  • Contoured ergonomic, Versaflex rubber handle
  • Includes a heavy duty nylon sheath
  • Advanced Edge2x blade technology
  • Forever Warranty
  • Product Level: Select Level
  • Blade Length: 4.25" (11.4 cm)
  • Overall Length: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Steel: 420HC Stainless Steel
  • Steel Hardness: 58-60 HRC
  • Blade Thickness: 0.14"
  • Handle Material: Glass Filled Nylon/Versaflex Rubber
  • Sheath Material: Nylon
  • Weight: 6.2 oz.
  • Made in USA
So the blade is basically 3/16" thick. Is it etched? I was thinking Jeff said they were still stamping 420HC...
That looks like it could be a very capable knife. I like the color scheme and the handle looks like it's very comfortable.
Good pics Mike.
Interesting looking knife, but I havnt warmed up to this on yet, hav thought about the guthook version because i like using them and i like the finger gaurd on it.
Thanks for posting and for the photos. I’ve had my eye on this knife, as a new-ish hunter looking for an economical drop-point Buck blade. I don’t have enough gift card cash for a Vanguard yet. I saw that this was a new-for 2019 knife but was a little surprised and disappointed that only 1 of the SHOT Show videos I saw even mentioned it.

Now I’m hoping that this knife becomes available at the place where I have all the gift cards.
3 fixed blades and two folders I believe will be the full house on this model. I really am impressed by how nice they are.
BCCI or Military
32 for large
24 for small.

A guy needs one in every rig and or back pack. The large feels like a great Camp/ Craft knife. Huge thumbs up.:thumbsup:

The sheaths are nylon but are just about perfect.
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656 large vs. a 119. 119 isnt a huge or big knife. not to me anyways. 656 is smaller than a 119. 658 is just a smaller fixed blade. the 656 ain't a huge big knife.

edit part...Mike is right, these are winners. I'm impressed with mine. great size great knife.
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