The rubber-handled serrated blades found on many work knives in Buck’s new outdoor line are a step away from their classic style. Some look rather strange and lack a certain old-timey vibe — but in defense of the new knives, like the Redpoint pictured, at least Buck’s designers are treading on new ground.
The angular design and button-locking blade meld into a quite attractive knife, all things considered. The Redpoint measures 4-1/4″ when closed, and it’s pretty thin so it won’t feel like you’re carrying a brick in your pocket. For $30 it doesn’t look like a bad investment — and it won’t kill you if you happen to destroy it in the course of duty around the shop.