Buck Black Phenolic Fixed Blade General Knife



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  • 420HC steel drop point blade
  • Black phenolic handle
  • Aluminum guard & pommel
  • Genuine leather sheath
  • 7 3/8" blade; 12" overall
  • Made in the USA

Proudly crafted in the USA, the General fixed blade from Buck Knives features a razor-sharp high carbon steel clip point blade with a blood groove. This traditional-style fixed-blade knife also has a polished black phenolic handle completed by a mirror-finished aluminum guard and pommel.

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Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.60 out of 5

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Customer Reviews

andrew calhoun
Jul 24, 2015
(3 out of 5)
wow sharp

I just opened the box like 20 mins ago and wow this is the sharpest knife I now own or ever have owned. It has a slim profile and large handle for large hands. My hands aren't very large but I'm able to keep a firm grip. I highly recommend because of its stabbing and slashing abilities combined into such an iconic American made knife. Five stars for sure although I do not plan on putting it to much work it's on reserve for now. A seemingly compact and beautifully deadly 7 inch blade


Richard Malerich
Mar 27, 2015
(5 out of 5)
The Best

Buck knives have always been my favorite. This knife is no exception. I have been buying Buck knives more than 40 years and they are still my go to knives for hunting and fishing as I have several. The General is my favorite for all around use.


Aug 08, 2014
(5 out of 5)
The General Is Back!

My Buck Special was stolen and I had resolved to get a replacement. So I went for bigger and better. If you've had a fixed blade Buck you already know how solid, dependable and high quality these knives are. They're also pretty bad ass. Holding one makes you feel like a Bad Ass (had a friend who saw me camping with it had a flask and the knife on the table and they said, "That's some Supernatural sh*t right there". The Buck blade is thick, the handle, flawless (no wiggle, no seams, sculpted). When I was considering the General I was thinking it was going to be large, like a Bowie, but it's only a bit longer than the Special which still works. I'd read that the General was discontinued so I was excited to see BUDK offered it. I even like the sheath better (my Special had a nylon/velcro sheath). I feel like this knife could do anything: cut, shop, pierce, throw, even finer detail with the point. The price at BUDK is good, but if you wait for a Sale, it's phenomenal. In fact I got The General for about as much as I paid for my Special.


Tom Homer
Jun 06, 2014
(5 out of 5)

I have this and the Buck Special with the General having an inch and a half longer blade otherwise they are identical. I bought my Buck General especially for a five day backpacking trip in the Smoky Mountains in 1982 and wanted the longer blade for protection against unfriendly critters such as Russian boar and black bears since having a firearm was prohibited back then. I still have this same Buck General and it is still as good as new and looks almost new. It's light yet very durable and keeps an edge and it's been with me on hunting trips, hiking trails, and camping. It comes with a super durable leather sheath that is worthy to carry this great knife. I love this knife and you will too. Trust me, when your up against man or beast or mother nature in the wilderness you won't think about the price only that you're very glad to have the Buck General on your belt.


Apr 28, 2014
(5 out of 5)
buck better than most

I carried a buck general in Vietnam and can say it was better than most knives out there at the time. I never could figure why Buck decided to discontinue it for so long when ot outperformed most knives the military had at the time. 1969 was the year I was over there. I was a tunnel rat at Cu Chi RVN and my buck never failed me out in the field. Sadly tho it was stolen from me at Duc Hoa in RVN by some thieving sob and that was the last I saw of it. So happy to see a real quality Amerikan product being manufactured again. This is a knife you can bet your life on!!!!!


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