BUCK 550 SELECTOR 2.0
THIS DURABLE HUNTING KNIFE MAKES IT FAST AND EASY TO FIND THE PERFECT BLADE FOR THE TASK AT HAND
Having the right tool makes any job easier, and this is especially true when it comes to field care of wild game, a task oftentimes made more difficult by the elements. You don’t have to hunt very often before you find yourself in the dark taking care of a downed animal, and rain, snow, heat and bugs can make the task more difficult still. Plus, the more time you spend cleaning game, the more likely it is that contamination will occur. Proper field care of meat requires efficiency.
A good knife if the most critical tool for dressing game, and Buck Knives has a long history of producing knives that are designed with hunters in mind. The company debuted the original Selector knife with interchangeable blades back in 1990, and the new 550 Selector 2.0 is an updated version of the original design. This knife comes with three blades—a standard drop point, a partially serrated drop point and a curved gutting blade—that cover all of your field dressing needs. Each of the blades is made from 420 HC steel and all are heat-treated using Buck Knives’ patented method, which makes the blades tough enough for the hardest skinning jobs. The various 3-¾ inch blades can be quickly and easily replaced, which is a major benefit in the field. Last year a guide’s knife broke as he and his team were cutting up a big bull elk in the remote back country of Montana. They were able to finish the task because there were so many hunters along, but if that had happened when elk hunting alone, the hunter would be faced with the difficult decision to head back to the vehicle or camp and leave the meat behind until another knife could be rounded up. In that country the various wolves, bears, mountain lions, coyotes and other predators would certainly have found the bull before we could have made a return trip up the mountain.
Buck Knives takes pride in the quality of the steel that goes into their blades and the 550 Selector 2.0’s steel blades will stay sharp through serious field work. The 550 also has one-handed opening, which is extremely convenient at a time when you likely have many things going on. At five inches long and weighing just six ounces, this knife adds virtually zero bulk to your hunt. Extra blades are available for purchase too. Having enough steel on hand to dress everyone’s game makes camp life much easier, and there are very few knives that can accomplish that task. The Buck Knives 550 Selector 2.0 is one of them.
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