Check out the interesting lock mechanism on this Buck knife: A spring-loaded tab fits into a slot on the black rotary piece, making it dead simple to open and close. (Buck calls it the SafeSpin deployment.) Plus, I love the utility knife vibe. It’s almost as though it’s a utility knife for people who use it more on boxes and other stuff than on carpet or shingles.
While the front of the drop-point blade is slick, the back is serrated so you can hack away on the tough stuff. And the back features a wide belt clip, perfect for attaching to a tool belt or a carabiner on your tool bag. Buck also mention an “all-weather grip,” which I’m not sure I understand. If it was textured a little bit, that’d be thoroughly awesome.
But the best news is that it starts at around $22 online.