Rated 5 out of 5 by Saratogian Outstanding quality, great price.
S30v is the best steel you could choose for a knife, but it is very expensive. There is no other company that sells s30v knives of this quality for under $100. This knife is every bit as good as a $200 Benchmade. There is no reason this knife won't last for generations, which is the case with most Buck knives.
If I could give 6 stars, I would do so. You cannot go wrong with this knife.
January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CommanderZ Quality craftmanship, nicely balanced and sized
This knife meets all expectations in the way it looks and feels. The knife and handle assembly have a nice weight and balance. The handle length and grip will accommodate a large hand. Materials used for the blade and handle assembly are of high quality and finish. Blade opening and closing can be done with one hand. Nice locking mechanism to ensure the blade doesn't inadvertently close. The leather sheath is sturdy and provides loops to attach to a belt. Overall, an excellent folding knife that will perform well in a variety of scenarios.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoHunting Best Knife
This Alpha Hunter is my third Buck Knife, and the best one yet! Great quality, very good looking, especially because of the Rosewood handle with the stainless frame and blade. S30V stainless blade with BOS heat treating made this a special knife. According to Buck's website, the S30V blade is their highest quality blade.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tigerbruin Gorgeous Knife
Absolutely gorgeous knife. Feels great in the hand, substantial, well balanced. Fits great in my pocket. Just use it around the house/yard and am continually finding/making up reasons to use it. Very sharp. S30V steel is perfect, holds edge well and sharpens nicely.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NH123Alumnus Well balanced, smooth operation, and sharp.
This knife is a pleasure to handle and use. With solid construction and what feels like a sturdy folding mechanism, it is substantial (but not too heavy) and a work of beauty. The blade steel is decent and it came with a factory-sharp edge. I would not carry it when size or weight is a factor, but it is perfect for general outdoor use.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BellPilot Gold standard of knives.
Has the feel of a quality pistol. Don't hesitate to buy this. Try to find one available anywhere else at LL Beans price!
December 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EXECUTIVERANCHER Good Buck, For a Buck!
Great Knife, Made in the USA,
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoNoHarm Great gift
I have one of these as my own.
They make fantastic gifts for those who appreciate a quality knife.
This one is the best I've found.
December 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by j804 Buck got it right
The Alpha folding is a great all around knife that can be used as a daily knife or a great hunting knife. Great folding knife, leather sheath is made well. Blade is sharp and lock is secure, fits in your hand nice.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TBone1004 Quality product
I have had problems finding a good EDC knife that fits my hands comfortable, and I found that with this. It is a substantial knife and with a double lifetime guarantee that I doubt I'll ever have to use, I have no qualms taking this thing with me everywhere. Now we just need to convince the TSA to let us take them onboard
October 16, 2013