Named after the Selkirk Mountain range in northern Idaho, the Selkirk is a midsize knife. This fixed blade has everything you need in a knife to tame the outdoors. Its 420HC steel drop point blade is adept in a variety of chores and the red and black layered Micarta handle is CNC contoured to provide you the best user interface possible when nature is at its worst. The Selkirk includes a multi-position injection molded sheath with a 2 1/4" ferro rod and integrated whistle.
The handle is very comfortable and the sheath is nice as well. The knife arrived very sharp and ready to go to work. Update. After a couple months this handle is still the most comfortable out of my fixed blades. I am not sure how it would be when wet because it is very smooth, but so far it is just right.
This was the first fixed blade I bought a while back at the beginning of what has become a knife obsession. I now own everything from, Becker, Esee, ZT, Benchmade, and everything in between. The foreign made Buck is a well made knife that is as good a quality and comfort as any other knife made in another country.
This is a very well sized knife, it fits in the hand really well, feels great, and looks just as good. It's sharp, it has a good full flat grind, and it has that 90° spine for sparking. It does have a few drawbacks: The micarta scales were off set from the tang near the bolsters. The blade chips pretty easily, and edge retention isn't the best. The sheath is a bit clunky, but that's just a personal preference. For a knife at this price, I would like to see a stronger blade, and more attention to detail in the handle and sheath. But otherwise, it's a good heavy knife for work.
I really want to like this knife. The finish is great. I like the blade and micarta scales. The sheath is a little bit cheap feeling. This is a Chinese Buck but the word China is not on this knife. Like I said, I really want to love this knife. I'm torn because the hardware that holds on the micarta scales is slightly loose. I'm not exactly sure it will cause a problem, but I'm not sure.