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Buck Reaper 620 review
« on: April 17, 2013, 05:13:49 PM »
I picked up this Buck mostly just Because I like the style. I do use choppers much but I have a soft spot for them. The is best Described as a little big knife.
Specifications:
 Overall Length: 11.00"
 Blade Length: 6.75"
 Blade Thickness: 0.15"
 Blade Steel: 420HC
 Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
 Handle Material: Injection Molded Nylon
  Weight: 8.5 oz.
 Made in the USA  :)

I have a Benchmade Bushmaster that is the same style but larger.

I took it out split and chopped with it for about two hours over a few days. Enough to start rubbing off the coating. I compared it to my Breeden Tessa,  Benchmade Bushmaster, Condor Lochness  & cold steel Kukri.
The first pick each had about 30 swings

 working a snap cut is the best way to get the most from a light knife like this. Sadly that is a skill I need to work on.
I only gave them about 10 swings here.


I found a few hot spots on the handle. The scales do not fit perfectly.

I put some rubber inner tubes over them, I seams to help.

The 420HC steel is not what I would have used but it held up very well. No chipping or rolling. By now it was starting to dull some. I wanted to push it a little more so I did a little more cutting and chopping.

Then I made a few shaving

And a bow drill kit

Even after I beat on this knife enough to remove some of the coating is was still sharp enough for some fine cutting tasks.
Over all I like it. I will play with it some more and keep it in a "just in case" bag
Thanks for looking.

« Last Edit: April 17, 2013, 05:53:49 PM by lgm »
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Re: Buck Reaper 620 review
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 06:55:49 PM »
Thanks for the review-looks like you put it through some good tests and had good results!  I wasn't aware of this model Buck yet.

Good review!

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Re: Buck Reaper 620 review
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 02:15:49 PM »
Those are some neat looking scales on the Buck.  I didn't know of this model either.
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Re: Buck Reaper 620 review
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 04:22:11 PM »
Nice review man! Thanks for taking the time to do the write up on it :thumbsup:
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Buck Reaper 620 review
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 05:10:03 PM »
Wow, those are some nice knives - stiff competition!

Great job on the review, and thanks for the pics and write up.

How do you like the condor Lochness? It would be the one temptation towards me dropping my current "Condor gonedor" policy...
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Re: Buck Reaper 620 review
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 05:16:24 PM »
Pretty cool looking knife. I'm guessing it's hollow grind? Thanks for the review! :)

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Re: Buck Reaper 620 review
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 07:16:55 PM »
Great review, Chris.  I like the over all look of it.   
It looks like you gave the Buck a woodsmans work out  lol. 
Right on, man.
Remember to bring that  Buck knife with you when you come
down  next month  ;) :).   

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Re: Buck Reaper 620 review
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 07:35:19 PM »
Thanks all.
Wow, those are some nice knives - stiff competition!

Great job on the review, and thanks for the pics and write up.

How do you like the condor Lochness? It would be the one temptation towards me dropping my current "Condor gonedor" policy...
Overall I like the condor. It is a little in the edge and I had to thin it out. For me I think it is a good chopper but not the best all around knife. It is cool, well made.
Pretty cool looking knife. I'm guessing it's hollow grind? Thanks for the review! :)
Yes hollow grind. Sorry I ment to put that in the review. I would prefer flat grind.
Great review, Chris.  I like the over all look of it.   
It looks like you gave the Buck a woodsmans work out  lol. 
Right on, man.
Remember to bring that  Buck knife with you when you come
down  next month  ;) :).   

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It's not the only one I'm bringing :) Not the only one I am coming home with either ;)
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Re: Buck Reaper 620 review
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 07:40:20 PM »
LOL very True on that.  I can hardly wait too   :)

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