The quality and durability of Buck Knives and TOPS Knives is reflected in the CSAR-T (Combat Search & Rescue Tool) folder knife. It features a glass bead-blasted 154-CM stainless modified tanto blade. The Rocky Mountain Tread G10 handle is ribbed for gripping ability. The 0.065" thick liner lock is extremely strong. Adding versatility to the TOPS/Buck CSAR-T, the handle contains a hex driver for various tools. This knife will allow an operator to be prepared for any situation.
Do you see the Strider influence in the design of this knife? I do and it works great. BOS heat treated 154CM? Yes please! The liner lock on this knife is so strong trying to unlock it is like trying to un spring a bear trap. The G10 is surprisingly high quality. Comes with a nice sheath. The blade is very thick around 4mm. This is a serious tool folks. Worth every cent.
Not an EDC for me, but GREAT for camping, especially with the nylon sheath. It is a nice option if you want some functionality offered by a fixed blade, but the ability to fold it away. Its a heavy knife, still fun to play with but it does feel like its meant to cut down trees. Thick blade that will surely stand up to heavy duty tasks, and I expect the 154CM to hold nicely.
If you break this knife, well, personally, I don’t see how you could. Thick, sharp blade... tough as nails. Not the best grind for food prep. Handles are thick, plenty of grip. I wouldn’t use this for edc. It’s just too much weight. Unless you’re a carpenter, you could use it as a hammer if you needed to....