Buck Impact Automatic Knife Black (3.125" Satin) 0898BKS

MSRP: $225.00
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Item #BHQ-27435


  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.125"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.625"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Brand:Buck
  • Model:Impact
  • Model Number:0898BKS
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


Customers have been asking for a tactical automatic knife from Buck for years, and the Impact is the result of a lot of focused time and effort. This knife has a premium S30V steel blade that opens with the push of a button. The aluminum handle features textured inlays to enhance grip and a slider provides safe pocket carry and can be used as a secondary lock when the blade is deployed.

  • CPM-S30V blade provides excellent edge retention and wear resistance.
  • Heavy texture rubber inlay provides a secure grip during use.
  • Sliding lock offers added security during carry and storage.

Customer Reviews

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Fullfilling my juvenile fascination of owning a swithblade
Brandon C.
The primary reason I bought this is because Iíve wanted to own a switchblade since I was a stupid little boy.
I was able to justify the purchase because itís a Buck knife, the size of the knife is practical and has a pocket clip. Oh, and it just plain looks cool!
You bought it because itís a Buck Knife? Yes, my grandfather and Parrish of my family recently passed away and he made sure everyone in the family had a Buck 110 in their pocket. I even gave a 110 to my girlfriendís daughter whitch she promptly used to slice her leg open. Anyway, Buck it the brand of knife to own in my family.
On the the knife itís self. Be skeptical when you get yours. The first one I received had an extremely slow action to it. When I would fire it, it may not even open all the way. I wanted to love the kinife but inside I completly regretted my purchase. I gave it a second chance. Blade HQ was smooth in helping me with a return and shipping me out a second knife. The second is exactly what I wanted. When you press the button it snaps open hard and fast, positively locking into place. I love this knife but be skeptical of the first one you receive. If something doesnít seem right about it, get another. Youíll love it when itís functioning properly
Mark D.
I love this knife, have purchased two BLK Impact and one of the LE 110 but the Impact is the one that goes with me. I find it easy to use no problems at all. I'm a Collector and have many auto knives but the Impact just feels right, Buck hit this one on the sweet spot and I use my knives hard. I've had it for about a month, the second one was for a backup, don't think I'll need it. Very well built!!!
Buck Impact
George P.
Love this knife with exception of firing power. Blade opens completely but is a bit sluggish compared to my other autos.
An improved stronger firing action would make this a great knife in it's entirety.
Great knife - excellent value!
J Stephen S.
This knife is almost perfect for me and I'd say I couldn't be happier with it, except for one tiny thing. The safety button has to be pulled back away from the blade to allow it to open. It seems to me it would be more natural to push it in the same direction your finger is headed to press the release button. So, it takes a little practice, but is not a big deal once you're used to it. The knife I received is absolutely perfect in every other way. The size, weight, fit, finish and function are flawless. The box didn't fare as well since it was shipped in a padded soft envelope. One end is crushed but no damage to the knife. Awesome product. Awesome guarantee from Buck - Made in USA!
No bucking around!!!
Neil u.
This is the second impact I have purchased!!! The first one was misplaced I guess!!! but in the time I had it and the other buck knives I own with s30v blades that hold their edge you just can't go wrong Warranty, price point, quality and customer service are all top notch at buck!! These guys did there homework on this auto from the locking system to the release!! The grip feels great right out the box I only wish there was a bit larger Pocket/belt hook for trusted carry!! It definitely doesn't feel nice to loose a couple hundred dollar knife!!! I Do own multiple autos from different brands including benchmade, kershaw, bear, protech and buck.. they all have their qualities but as an everyday knife this buck tops the lot!! Hope this helps and make sure to check your state laws when it comes to carrying autos!!
Best Buck ever
Jack H.
This is the best Buck I ever owned I own a few other Bucks like inertia and Momentum but this is the best one yet. It feels great in your hand and the quick action is great.
Worth the wait
Kenneth W.
I waited several months for this knife to come back in stock at Blade HQ, and it was worth it. The design, quality, and size are all appealing; the blade is also very sharp out of the box and it's made of excellent, high-quality steel.

Some may compare this to the Kershaw Launch 1 because it's at a somewhat similar price point. Because I own both I'll make a few observations. First of all they're both great knives. The Buck is a little easier to grip securely because of the textured material on the sides of the handle, and the Buck has a safety, which could be a plus for some carry situations.

On the other hand, the Kershaw slides more easily in and out of your pocket when using the clip because of the smooth, non-textured aluminum handle. When I carry the Buck I often put it in my pocket rather than using the clip, because it's not that easy to extract from your pocket when you use the clip. The Kershaw has a recessed firing button, so the lack of a safety has never given me any trouble, but I wouldn't recommend carrying it in a pocket without using the clip because of the greater chance that the firing button could be triggered.

The Kershaw does fire harder, but I don't really see that being much of an issue either way - they're both ready to go in a fraction of a second.

The Buck seems to be built a little more robustly, as it uses metal in the button and release mechanism; on the Kershaw some of those parts appear to be plastic.

Congratulations to Buck on the Impact - a solid, quality-built, American-made automatic.
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James L. D.
I am a Gunsmith and have carried a buck Automatic for at least 14 or 15 years. This knife is another finger on my hand. When they were first made they were single action, they were a good knife and still the best knife I have carried in the last 71 years. When the double action came out a couple of years later,they became a sixth finger. I make knives and have carried my own, but when this buck came out, I don't know what I would do with out it.
I LOVE this knife!
Jon B.
For many years, people have been converting Buck 110 to an automatic knife, (yes, I own one).

This is the knife I have been waiting for! The S30V blade is a dream come true, and the plunge lock is excellent. I like the "red-you're-dead" coded safety. The knife opens positively, without pretense. The knife has everything you need, nothing you don't.

This will be an EDC knife for me. Buck couldn't have made a better automatic knife at this price point. I showed mine to the local gun shop and they were duly impressed. When I told them how much I paid, ther were even MORE impressed!

Don't wait, buy it from Blade HQ today.

Thank you, Buck!
Needs a fix.
steven v.
When pushing the the button 9 times out of 10 it doesn't lock. Mine defective? Or does anyone else have that problem?
Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet (info@bladeHQ.com)? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
Good Knife
Kevin C.
This one has quickly become one of my EDC knives. I agree with the other review, it is a little on the heavy side. But I don't see a problem with the spring being weak. The spring is as strong, if not stronger than a Benchmade auto I have. The blade takes a good edge and keeps it. All around, it's a good knife for the money.
Good value
Albert C.
The Buck auto is an all around good value for what you receive. The blade is good, sv30, and the satin finish is attractive.

The handle provides good purchase. The liner is super nice. The fire button is convenient, but users may be confused at first since it is right next to similar looking bolt. The locking device is an added feature not always found with auto folders. The bold "red your dead" marker distinguishes this safety from many I have seen on autos before. A great addition.
overall it is a good value for the price point.

It is a little on the heavy side. The single most disappointing feature is the apparent weakness of the coil. It doesn't snap out with the force I am used to in auto folders, but again, I am comparing it to knives which cost 2 to 3 times what this one costs.

Buck did a good job with this knife. It looks great and offers everything you need in an auto. Excellent first foray into autos. A great candidate for EDC.
If I could change one thing it would be the force of the fire. A stronger snap would have, in my view, made this knife competitive with auto folders costing 2 to 3 times as much.

Good job Buck.