Elk NetworkGear 101 – Buck Pro 100 Series

Gear 101 | October 14, 2021

Buck has been innovating and making great knives since 1902, and almost 120 years later they haven’t stopped. The Buck Pro 100 Series knives are not easily rivaled for strength, durability and performance. Each one is made in the USA and backed with a Forever Warranty. The Pro 100 series is a trusted staple from Buck that’s been reliable for 70+ years. This latest upgrade of the classic series has all the beloved reliability of the last seven decades with the addition of newer, higher-performance materials. 

One of the more dangerous parts of hunting is field dressing or boning out an animal after taking the shot. I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve heard about people cutting themselves while breaking down the nice elk or deer they just shot. To avoid going from elation to agony after a kill, you have to have a knife that helps you do the job right. 

First, your knife has to be sharp. Most people cut themselves with dull knives when the knife blade sticks and then slips forward unexpectedly. The Buck Pro 100 Series knives have that covered with full tang, high-end S35VN steel blades for added strength and durability. This steel has good edge retention and is easy to sharpen in the field. 

The best hunting knives aren’t just sharp, they are also easy to grip and easy to clean. Offering a more durable handle in canvas Micarta on the Pro 100 Series means you can keep a secure grip even when you’re up to your elbow in an elk’s chest cavity. 

The canvas Micarta handles are durable. They do well in extreme heat or cold, resist moisture and they never become brittle. If you’re looking to pass your knife on to the grandkids, the Micarta handles will easily last that long. They also allow for easy removal of blood with just a little soapy water, and the smooth handles mean no washing bits of grime out of any grooves. The aluminum guard stops any forward movement of your hand towards the blade. 

With five different models from the 7 ¾” Woodsman Pro for $160.00 to the 12” General Pro priced at $250.00, there’s a Buck Pro series knife for every elk hunter.

Learn more at: Buck Knives