The Buck Bantam family of pocket knives is a budget-friendly lockback folder built in the USA perfect for everyday carry. The Bantam comes in four sizes to fit all hands and a wide array of colors and patterns.
The 285 is the medium size coming in at 7.5 inches overall with just over a three inch blade length. Glass-reinforced Nylon handles are strong, lightweight and great for all-weather environments. This particular version has a Reaper Black (Ghost) pattern that has sort of a smoky charcoal black with swirls of silver and gray throughout. Hidden outlines of skulls can be found if you look closely. Subtle texturing on the top and bottom of each scale with nice ergonomics supply a fine grip.
A drop point 420HC steel blade has machined satin grinds with tumbled flats and upper swedge grind. Its shape is very utilitarian for all-around use and comes quite sharp out of the box. Ambidextrous dual thumb stud openers coupled with a reliable lock back mechanism make the Bantam fully righty and lefty friendly.
Each Bantam comes equipped with a single position, removable tip down carry pocket clip. This is an excellent starter pocket knife and one that will serve you well wherever the trail takes you.
|Handle Material||Glass-Reinforced Textured Nylon|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|