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Buck gen 5 skinner tested and approved!

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by RAZORBLADES, Dec 6, 2009.



    Aug 14, 2006
    Let me say i'm just a hun ter,not a guide,but i do a lot of caping/skinning for other hunters for a guide,and have had my gen 5 for 2 seasons now.Its the 420 hc and grey diamondwood version.I have put the knife to the test on whitetails,black bears,and all around camp cutting,and can't find a bad thing to say about this knife if i tried.

    Lots of feild dressing ,skinning and butchering over the years will tell you if a knife is good or bad,this gen 5 is a winner,the handles fit my hand great ,the blade geometry is nearly perfect,the edge stays forever,what can i say ,if you hunt and fish or just want a great little knife,the gen 5 is the ticket.

    I should mention i have buck 110's in bg-42 that are on the same level as this 420 regular steel,it just plain outcuts many other knives for some reason.

    I 'm looking into getting a gen 5 with sambar stag scales somehow.
  2. stdwdh16


    Sep 17, 2006
    Im really glad to hear this. I have been looking at picking one up for some time as a new hunting knife, but was hesitant based on very limited reviews. Thanks for your opinion.
  3. jb4570

    jb4570 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    Thanks for the report! Cableas has one currently with Elk slabs


    Aug 14, 2006
    I saw the Cabelas knife,but they won't ship it to Canada,or any other knife for that matter,not sure why as they are perfectly legal,I walk around with a 119 on my belt and have never heard anyone complain,nor do they stare,pretty easy going community though.lol

    I wonder if I
  5. Scoop65

    Scoop65 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2005
    I also have the Gen 5 in 420HC and field dressed 2 deer with it this season. Worked great but now I need to touch it up before next season. I have searched but can't find any info on what degree to use with my Sharpmaker. Any suggestions?
  6. David Martin

    David Martin

    Apr 7, 2008
    Buck's sheet that came w/ my recent 110 AG, says 13-16* angle . DM
  7. Stainz


    Jun 24, 2007
    I have both the 005GYS and the rosewood/brass/CPM154/leather 005RWS 'upgrade'. I use the former, while the latter seems less comfortable with it's checkering and vertical belt leather sheath. I like the cheaper one due to it's sheeple-friendly horizontal belt (or vertical strap) carry nylon sheath - very secure/easy to get to. Mine is for hiking, etc - just the right size - really keeps an edge. Decent whittler, too. I've never been much for chopping, so I cannot attest to that - but it's likely a poor choice for that. I used 30 degree on a 110 with my Sharpmaker - likely do the same when the Gen5 really needs it. Despite being 2 yr old next Feb, it's still barely a hair popper.


    The 005RWS, top above, is still 'like new' - at least until I sand away that checkering!

  8. Scoop65

    Scoop65 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2005
    Thanks for your help fellows, I touched it up this afternoon.
  9. K-Lastima


    Jul 2, 2009
    Glad to here this.
    I have one on order from the HOLIDAY40 sale.
    Just waiting for it to ship from factory.

    Anybody know the thickness of the spine?


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