The Zipper, like its name suggests, is a gut hook knife that works just like a zipper. The combination of edge angle and hook length performs beautifully. Back in 1993, there were a lot of gut hooks on the market that just didn't do the job. So, CJ Buck, a 4th generation Buck helped to design a knife that would live up to the family name. This knife is a tool you can count on.
Blade Shape: Drop Point
Blade Length: 4 1/4" (10.8 cm.)
Weight: 6.3 oz. (179.4 g)
Handle: Dymondwood or RubberCarry
Origin: Made in the USA
This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add our exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance we harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.
This blade is full bellied with a strong, thick point for heavier tasks. It can also be used as a general work knife. The top of the blade drops down toward the tip, which minimizes accidental puncturing while skinning. The drop point blade is strong and very versatile.
For great performance when field dressing game, a gut or skinning hook is an ideal tool. We’ve paid careful attention to the angles on the sharpened edge, shape and size of the entry opening and location of the hook on the blade, making a Buck gut hook the best.