New Buck 040 Onset

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Just in time for my birthday lol. They are very interesting!
 

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Says Framelock but also G10 scales. Liner lock?
 

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I noticed it says it is 5 inch closed but only a 3.25 inch blade. I wonder if that’s a misprint or a long handle? At 5 inches you’d think it would have at least a 3.75 blade similar to a 110.
 

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I noticed it says it is 5 inch closed but only a 3.25 inch blade. I wonder if that’s a misprint or a long handle? At 5 inches you’d think it would have at least a 3.75 blade similar to a 110.
Original spec which I would think would be real similar.

Specifications​

  • Product Level: Pro Level
  • Blade Length: 3.45" (8.7 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.6" (11.6 cm)
  • Blade Steel: Damasteel DS93X Steel
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Weight: 5 oz. (141.7 g)
  • Made in the USA
 

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Original spec which I would think would be real similar.

Specifications​

  • Product Level: Pro Level
  • Blade Length: 3.45" (8.7 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.6" (11.6 cm)
  • Blade Steel: Damasteel DS93X Steel
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Weight: 5 oz. (141.7 g)
  • Made in the USA
^these dimensions are far more appealing to me than the 3.25 blade and 5 handle
 

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that one is perfect, we need that one in production in its size, maybe a cheaper steel instead of the damasteel to keep price better. wouldn't complain about that.
I hope the specs are close to the original size. Im excited to see a 040 Onset in material I would be worry free to carry
 

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I wonder why they went with the full flat grind on these ? I thought the hollow grind that is on many Buck knives gives it even better performance than a flat grind.
 

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I wonder why they went with the full flat grind on these ? I thought the hollow grind that is on many Buck knives gives it even better performance than a flat grind.
Could be a marketing decision. buck doesn't have too many flat grind knives vs other manufacturers. I don't really have a preference on a folding knife. On a camp knife I prefer flat.
 
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