Where blades like Case are often more stylish and fancy of handle, Buck tends to take the shortest distance between two points as far as luxury and looks — their philosophy tends to lean toward function over form. We’ve always liked that. In fact, for roughly two decades, my favorite “carry knife” was a Buck grey mini. The Lux Pro is a few steps up from the mini but serves about the same purpose — a lightweight, lockback blade that doesn’t scream “problem child” if it comes out of your pocket in polite company.
The 3 3/4″ frame (closed) is constructed of steel wrapped in titanium with a carbon fiber inset to form the handle. The opening stud on the 2 1/2″ drop point blade is small but functional, and presents a very thin and elegant appearance. The two screws at the back secure a belt clip. Its appearance rides the line between the “tactical” look and a boardroom head turner, but manages to come out just a shade on the business side.
Buck’s website suggests this is a $130 blade; however, most sites seem to offer this up at around $70-$80 without much of an issue.