Buck Knives Introduces the NEW 040 Onset Drop Point EDC Knife
Luke Cuenco 06.07.21
Buck Knives has a long track record of making insanely durable and reliable EDC knives. Some of my favorite models have been their signature 110 Auto Knife which is a good blend of size, and style while their Bantam knives are a good all-around EDC knife for every hunter or outdoorsman. I’m excited that they just announced their newest EDC knife which seems to be a bit larger than their standard fare – the 040 Onset. The 040 Onset is a drop point-style knife with a 3-3/8-inch blade made from 545VN Bos heat-treated steel.
Buck Knives Introduces the New 040 Onset Drop Point EDC Knife
Sporting a S45VN Bos heat treated flat grind blade, ultra-smooth ball bearing flipper, G10 top scale and removable belt clip, this framelock knife elevates the everyday carry game. Featuring a 3 3/8” drop point blade with an overall closed length of 4 7/8” and Rockwell hardness of 59-61, the Onset is built for the rigors of daily use, offering superior edge retention and rock solid toughness.
The 040 Onset was developed through Buck’s commitment to continually expand and enhance their EDC (everyday carry) lineup. Building on nearly 120 years of knife making expertise to develop and optimize products, the Onset is Buck’s newest EDC in an ever expanding class that bears the trusted Buck name.
“Buck’s legacy of crafting iconic products, some over a half century in continuous production, makes it easy to forget we have a state of the art facility in which we design, develop, and test our products,” said Chris Bourassa, Director of Marketing and Product Development. “The Onset is an exciting addition to our everyday carry class featuring a material and technical combination that’s tough to beat. Built, tested, and refined, every hand edged and hand sharpened 040 Onset is proudly made right here in Post Falls, Idaho.”
Made in the USA and backed by Buck’s uncompromising Forever Warranty, the Onset will be available in August. MSRP: $180.
One thing I like is the slightly larger size of the knife when compared with other EDC Knives. I tend to like larger handles for a variety of reasons on my EDC knives. The blade thickness (top to bottom) also matches the width of the knife’s handle – a huge plus in my book. Hopefully, I can get my hands on one of these this fall and see if I can add one to my collection. Personally, the price might be the only thing keeping me from picking one of these up right away.