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Buck 830 Marksman Folding Knife (3.5" Satin) 0830BKS

MSRP: $155.00
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Item #BHQ-21642

Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.25"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.30 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Strong Lock System (SLS)
  • Brand:Buck
  • Model:Marksman
  • Model Number:0830BKS
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.25"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.30 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Strong Lock System (SLS)
  • Brand:Buck
  • Model:Marksman
  • Model Number:0830BKS
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Marksman from Buck Knives features a Grant & Gavin Hawk locking mechanism called the Strong Lock System (SLS). This is one of the strongest locks on the market. The 830 Marksman has a ball-bearing pivot for easy, reliable performance. This tough knife features a black anodized aluminum frame and 154-CM steel blade.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

A great knife
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Cody B.
01-07-2020
After reading some reviews, I decided to jump on this knife. I couldn't be more pleased! As previous reviewers have mentioned, the lock system takes some getting used to, but the action on this knife is incredible! One handed opening and closing has a great fidget feel.The blade came sharp and ready to go. This baby is staying in my rotation.
drops shut like no other knife
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andrew s.
08-05-2019
this knife stands out for one thing: its action. deployment is very snappy, but the retraction is like none other. when you release it the blade drops shut effortlessly. like no need to push the blade or move your wrist at all. the only reason i don't give it 5 stars is because the jimping on the lock is rather sharp and wears on your fingers a bit if you fidget with it a lot. my model also arrived with rust on the lock, blade, and clip. this came off rather easily though the blade was somewhat discolored. it doesn't really bother me, and was easy enough to fix but i still can't call it perfect.
Favorite knife to show people
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Dan T.
03-16-2019
Perfect size for me (XL hands). Build quality is great, action is incredible. This is the best performing 154CM I have used, great slicer. Adjustment is also easier than it would seem.
I love this knife
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kenton c.
03-15-2019
This is currently my favorite knife. Action is great and the lock is unique. The knife allows a lot of flexibility in how you open it. The blade steel is great and cuts for days. My one ding is that the lock came a little tight and to lossen it i had to buy a very small torx key. Then i learn the adjustment screw had been locktited into place so i had a lot of trouble removing it. Once i had adjusted it to my preference the knife has been wonderful
Outstanding Performance
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Hayden L.
09-26-2018
This knife with the G&G Hawk design is another masterpiece on their part. Lockup is as solid as youíll find and the action is still very smooth. Has a unique opening and closing technique like a Spyderco Manix and once you get the hang of it, itís fun to flip. Grippy anodization and lightweight really just are the icing on the cake on this guy.
A True Performer
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John C.
01-05-2018
One of the best Buck folders I've ever had! The Strong Lock System is unlike anything you'll ever use, but it isn't uncomfortable. And, after deploying and closing the knife repeatedly, I'm now able to work it lightning fast with one hand.

The 154CM blade is extremely sharp and rugged, like the rest of the knife. The aluminum handle is sturdy and feels great in the hand.

The only gripe I have with the Marksman is that the pivot screw comes loose after opening/closing for so long, which it can be tightened by hand. Also, I'm not sure what the deep pocket clip is made of, but mine seems to keep becoming bent, which it then loses its grip on my pocket, forcing me to take it off and bend it back to the correct angle and reattach it.

This knife is meant for hard-use, everyday carry. You'll be glad it's in your collection.
My favorite knife
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Benjamin P.
12-31-2017
This is by far one of the most functional knives I have owned. I have beaten this knife up pretty bad, but it keeps coming back for more. The lockup has remained solid as I have carried it for the past 3 years. The locking mechanism is also very fun and good for fidgeting with. I may buy a second one just in case I ever lose my current one.
Love this knife
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Kenneth E.
05-20-2017
Until you get it in your hands, you really won't appreciate just by photos and video reviews how fun this knife really is.
The ball bearing flipping action is FAST!

It may take some adjustment to set it where it is perfect for you, but it's not difficult.

I carried this knife for almost 2 years now. The lockup on it is really solid.
Be careful when taking it apart for cleaning. There are vids on facetube about how to do it.

I like this knife so much I bought 2 of the elite models they produced.

Now for the cons that some may or may not like.
Learning to close it one handed has a learning curve, however, it is easy once you get the hang of it. Just lift the lock back with your thumb using the gimped portion on the bar (it's what the gimping is for) then either let it fall closed, or swing it closed. The blade will swing free.

Another slight negative or positive, depending on your point of you, is the way the scales are milled and the placement of the clip in relation makes it really secure in pocket. It's not going to get pulled out by accident.

Also, the gimping on the lock bar doesn't play nice with a cellphone. So don't plan on keeping your phone in the same pocket or have it protected in some way.

If you're on the fence about buying this knife, don't be, buy it. It's made in the USA.
It's not a cookie cutter frame lock, lock back, or liner lock.

It is not only functional with good ergonomics, but unique and fun to flip.
Fantastic! Heck ya, Buck!
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Justin V.
06-29-2016
This is an absolutely fantastic knife. The design / locking system is not just different for the sake of being novelty, but actually an innovation that improves on issued with strength / accidental failure of liner and frame locks while still allowing very fast flipping and opening /closing action and much better ergonomics than something like the triad lock.
Its also able to be easily serviced / adjusted by the user!!!

Materials and construction are also top-notch. The blade is beautify hollow ground and hits the gold-locks zone both in thinness behind the edge and heat-treat to be strong enough for EDC and some pretty hard use, but thin enough to still be an excellent slicer.

There's not a shred of plastic on this knife and all of the steel and aluminum is beautifully machined and finished inside and out (I've had the knife fully disassembled once for cleaning).

I'm so glad that Buck finally just knocked one out of the park and are really one of the first companies to offer something like this knife in terms of design innovation, USA made and UNDER $100! This is a big metal middle finger to all those people who fed us BS excuses about how they had no choice but to make knives in China and Twain to meet this price point.

I've owned, daily carried, and beat the snot out of the 830 for about a year and aside from some honest looking wear on the black handle coating, it's as good as new. I've never before bought 2 of what's essentially the same knife, but I feel like its only a matter of time before I but the 831, if for no other reason than to support what Buck and the Hawks have accomplished with these knives.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

The Marksman from Buck Knives features a Grant & Gavin Hawk locking mechanism called the Strong Lock System (SLS). This is one of the strongest locks on the market. The 830 Marksman has a ball-bearing pivot for easy, reliable performance. This tough knife features a black anodized aluminum frame and 154-CM steel blade.

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.25"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.30 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Strong Lock System (SLS)
  • Brand:Buck
  • Model:Marksman
  • Model Number:0830BKS
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

A great knife
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Cody B.
01-07-2020
After reading some reviews, I decided to jump on this knife. I couldn't be more pleased! As previous reviewers have mentioned, the lock system takes some getting used to, but the action on this knife is incredible! One handed opening and closing has a great fidget feel.The blade came sharp and ready to go. This baby is staying in my rotation.
drops shut like no other knife
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andrew s.
08-05-2019
this knife stands out for one thing: its action. deployment is very snappy, but the retraction is like none other. when you release it the blade drops shut effortlessly. like no need to push the blade or move your wrist at all. the only reason i don't give it 5 stars is because the jimping on the lock is rather sharp and wears on your fingers a bit if you fidget with it a lot. my model also arrived with rust on the lock, blade, and clip. this came off rather easily though the blade was somewhat discolored. it doesn't really bother me, and was easy enough to fix but i still can't call it perfect.
Favorite knife to show people
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Dan T.
03-16-2019
Perfect size for me (XL hands). Build quality is great, action is incredible. This is the best performing 154CM I have used, great slicer. Adjustment is also easier than it would seem.
I love this knife
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kenton c.
03-15-2019
This is currently my favorite knife. Action is great and the lock is unique. The knife allows a lot of flexibility in how you open it. The blade steel is great and cuts for days. My one ding is that the lock came a little tight and to lossen it i had to buy a very small torx key. Then i learn the adjustment screw had been locktited into place so i had a lot of trouble removing it. Once i had adjusted it to my preference the knife has been wonderful
Outstanding Performance
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Hayden L.
09-26-2018
This knife with the G&G Hawk design is another masterpiece on their part. Lockup is as solid as youíll find and the action is still very smooth. Has a unique opening and closing technique like a Spyderco Manix and once you get the hang of it, itís fun to flip. Grippy anodization and lightweight really just are the icing on the cake on this guy.
A True Performer
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John C.
01-05-2018
One of the best Buck folders I've ever had! The Strong Lock System is unlike anything you'll ever use, but it isn't uncomfortable. And, after deploying and closing the knife repeatedly, I'm now able to work it lightning fast with one hand.

The 154CM blade is extremely sharp and rugged, like the rest of the knife. The aluminum handle is sturdy and feels great in the hand.

The only gripe I have with the Marksman is that the pivot screw comes loose after opening/closing for so long, which it can be tightened by hand. Also, I'm not sure what the deep pocket clip is made of, but mine seems to keep becoming bent, which it then loses its grip on my pocket, forcing me to take it off and bend it back to the correct angle and reattach it.

This knife is meant for hard-use, everyday carry. You'll be glad it's in your collection.
My favorite knife
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Benjamin P.
12-31-2017
This is by far one of the most functional knives I have owned. I have beaten this knife up pretty bad, but it keeps coming back for more. The lockup has remained solid as I have carried it for the past 3 years. The locking mechanism is also very fun and good for fidgeting with. I may buy a second one just in case I ever lose my current one.
Love this knife
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Kenneth E.
05-20-2017
Until you get it in your hands, you really won't appreciate just by photos and video reviews how fun this knife really is.
The ball bearing flipping action is FAST!

It may take some adjustment to set it where it is perfect for you, but it's not difficult.

I carried this knife for almost 2 years now. The lockup on it is really solid.
Be careful when taking it apart for cleaning. There are vids on facetube about how to do it.

I like this knife so much I bought 2 of the elite models they produced.

Now for the cons that some may or may not like.
Learning to close it one handed has a learning curve, however, it is easy once you get the hang of it. Just lift the lock back with your thumb using the gimped portion on the bar (it's what the gimping is for) then either let it fall closed, or swing it closed. The blade will swing free.

Another slight negative or positive, depending on your point of you, is the way the scales are milled and the placement of the clip in relation makes it really secure in pocket. It's not going to get pulled out by accident.

Also, the gimping on the lock bar doesn't play nice with a cellphone. So don't plan on keeping your phone in the same pocket or have it protected in some way.

If you're on the fence about buying this knife, don't be, buy it. It's made in the USA.
It's not a cookie cutter frame lock, lock back, or liner lock.

It is not only functional with good ergonomics, but unique and fun to flip.
Fantastic! Heck ya, Buck!
SSSSS
SSSSS
Justin V.
06-29-2016
This is an absolutely fantastic knife. The design / locking system is not just different for the sake of being novelty, but actually an innovation that improves on issued with strength / accidental failure of liner and frame locks while still allowing very fast flipping and opening /closing action and much better ergonomics than something like the triad lock.
Its also able to be easily serviced / adjusted by the user!!!

Materials and construction are also top-notch. The blade is beautify hollow ground and hits the gold-locks zone both in thinness behind the edge and heat-treat to be strong enough for EDC and some pretty hard use, but thin enough to still be an excellent slicer.

There's not a shred of plastic on this knife and all of the steel and aluminum is beautifully machined and finished inside and out (I've had the knife fully disassembled once for cleaning).

I'm so glad that Buck finally just knocked one out of the park and are really one of the first companies to offer something like this knife in terms of design innovation, USA made and UNDER $100! This is a big metal middle finger to all those people who fed us BS excuses about how they had no choice but to make knives in China and Twain to meet this price point.

I've owned, daily carried, and beat the snot out of the 830 for about a year and aside from some honest looking wear on the black handle coating, it's as good as new. I've never before bought 2 of what's essentially the same knife, but I feel like its only a matter of time before I but the 831, if for no other reason than to support what Buck and the Hawks have accomplished with these knives.
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