Solidity of Buck Pilot (199)

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Last Monday, I received my Buck Pilot (199). Being a fan of solid materials, I had to get used to the subtlety of the opening and closing mechanism.
Even though Buck offers its 4ever guarantee, I am wondering if the frame-lock mechanism is sturdy enough to last.
Other than this, the knife is excellent. Light, well balanced, thin, excellent to hold. :thumbup:

Does anyone have any experience with this knife and its sturdiness?
 
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Hello and welcome to the Buck forum! Hopefully soemone has used the knife and will offer you some feedback. I can say that the frame lock is solid. All new designs go through a battery of testing before they are made. Lock integrity is high on the list.
Hope this helps,
 
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Hi Joe,

Thanks for the reply.
I had the impression that it is a solid knife, but being used to the sturdy lock of the 112, It takes some getting used to the solidity being lighter in weight.

It is an excellent knife & I look forward to reading any experiences from other 199 owners.
 
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