BUCK KNIVES’ NEW BOW TOOL AND BOW TRX
SAFELY ADJUSTING YOUR BOW AND CHANGING BROADHEADS JUST BECAME EASIER THANKS TO THESE LIGHTWEIGHT, EASY TO CARRY ACCESSORIES FROM BUCK KNIVES
Bow hunters have a long list of items that they must carry with them each time they head afield, from releases and knives to extra clothing, tags and licenses and rangefinders. But one item that absolutely no archer should be without is a tool to safely adjust their bow in the field. Any experienced archery hunter will tell you that a bow malfunction means a wasted day unless you have the right repair equipment on hand, and changing or even simply tightening a broadhead in the stand can result in a serious cut requiring medical treatment, which is especially dangerous when you are hunting in a remote area far from home. So before you head out into the woods this fall, make sure you have a bow tool in your pack that allows you to safely and quickly make adjustments in the field, yet won’t weigh down an already overflowing hunting pack.
Buck Knives offers two lightweight, easy-to-carry tools for bow hunters that will ensure that you have everything you need on hand to tune your bow as well as safely change broadheads. The Buck Knives Bow TRX comes with a broadhead wrench complete with eight Torx drivers, a #2 Phillips screwdriver, a 2-inch blade and a separate broadhead tool that allows you to safely remove two, three, and four-blade broadheads. The wrench also has both triangular and hexagonal slots for loosening things like broadhead tips, and again the wrench does an excellent job of keeping the hands clear of these items so there’s no risk of injury. Dark green G10 grips offer a secure hold even when your hands are wet, cold, or bloody and the entire tool weighs just eight ounces, meaning you could slip this in the pocket of your hunting pants, the glove compartment of your truck or into your pack and forget it’s there until you need it. And if you bow hunt long enough, you will almost certainly need it. Last year while hunting I accidently stuck an arrow with a broadhead into the mud along a creek during a tracking job. Not having a bow tool left me out of luck. Fortunately, the deer was dead and I didn’t need another arrow, but if I had had a bow tool on hand I could easily have swapped out the broadhead and assembled a new one from my pack. As it was, the mud had covered the blades so that the only way to safely remove the broadhead was with a tool—a tool I didn’t have.
Also new from Buck Knives is the recently updated Bow Tool, which features eight hex drivers as well as a Phillips screwdriver, scissors and blade. Both the Bow TRX and Bow Tool come with durable sheaths to protect them, and both are robustly built. Before you head out this archery season, make certain that you have all the tools you need for anything you might encounter with your bow. If you purchase either of these tools though, you’ll have everything you need in one convenient, easy-to-carry package. MSRP: $50 (either model). www.buckknives.com