Let's See Them Sprints

Kyui Su Kim

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Something I feel is a bit underrated from Buck.

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The Sprint series is a very modern take on the everyday carry that many overlook. The knife is smooth as butter and looks classy to boot. A great knife regardless of weather you get the zytel variant of the Micarta/Carbon Fiber.


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GPyro

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Is the action the same on the 840 as the 841?
I'm assuming the only difference is the blade steel/handle.
And the pivot action is identical......?

I purchased a 293 awhile back and was unimpressed with it's action.
I believe the Sprint to be similar, but manual in deployment....?

I don't own, or have ever handled a Sprint.
I was considering grabbing the 840 to check it out.
If I liked it I know I would want the 841, so I may as well go there first.
There. I just had this whole conversation by myself. (I do that frequently lately)

Thanks for all the help.:p
 

jbmonkey

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Is the action the same on the 840 as the 841?
I'm assuming the only difference is the blade steel/handle.
And the pivot action is identical......?

I purchased a 293 awhile back and was unimpressed with it's action.
I believe the Sprint to be similar, but manual in deployment....?

I don't own, or have ever handled a Sprint.
I was considering grabbing the 840 to check it out.
If I liked it I know I would want the 841, so I may as well go there first.
There. I just had this whole conversation by myself. (I do that frequently lately)

Thanks for all the help.:p
yes same on all 84x models. its a ball bearings setup so smooth and fast opener. 293 isn't a ball bearings setup its a washers and assisted setup as ya know.
 

mbkr

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Is the action the same on the 840 as the 841?
I'm assuming the only difference is the blade steel/handle.
And the pivot action is identical......?

I purchased a 293 awhile back and was unimpressed with it's action.
I believe the Sprint to be similar, but manual in deployment....?

I don't own, or have ever handled a Sprint.
I was considering grabbing the 840 to check it out.
If I liked it I know I would want the 841, so I may as well go there first.
There. I just had this whole conversation by myself. (I do that frequently lately)

Thanks for all the help.:p
I find the action to be much smoother, faster, and reliable than the non-ball bearing Vantages if that's any help.

Living alone during this pandemic, I find I'm talking to myself. Unfortunately I've done it so much, I've stopped listening o_O
 
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I definitely like the Sprints the action so smooth. The Sprint replaced my Vantage a year ago. The only problem I have with the Sprint is every time I show mine to some one I end up giving it away. This is my 3rd Sprint select, I am sure Buck likes that.

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Just ordered the Sprint Ops Pro to go along side my trusty Sprint Micarta. Great deal for a new pro so I’m looking forward to this one!
 
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GPyro

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These things are sweet.
I jumped in on this not having owned or even handled one.
I'll get more of these.

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This has quickly become my favorite modern folder. I have mixed feelings about liner locks, but this works well.
 
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Just ordered the Sprint Ops Pro to go along side my trusty Sprint Micarta. Great deal for a new pro so I’m looking forward to this one!
After two weeks use with the new Sprint Ops Pro, I really do like it and it will continue to be in my knife arsenal. However, I dont think I will keep it in my pocket for daily use. I dont think I am a big fan of Cerakote. At least not on pocket clips. The coating on the clip seems to wear crazy fast around the edge and thats only with removing the knife from the pocket a few times during the day. It seems to be as solid and as smooth as my Sprint Burlap Micarta, which I love using and carrying everyday, all day. I do like G10 scales! So I'm glad I picked it up for the $55 I paid (new) to add to my small Buck collection. Maybe the cerakote will grow on me after more real use, but Im thinking for my day to day use I will stick with my stainless pocket clips and blades (like my Micarta).
 
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