Buck Knives 0863BRS Selkirk Survival Knife


Named after the rugged Selkirk mountain range beginning in the Northern Panhandle of Idaho, the Selkirk is a midsized knife with added features to help maximize survival in rugged and tough conditions. Buck lifetime warranty.

$ 45.48

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  1. 70 of 76 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Every person I’ve showed this to says they plan to buy one!, January 22, 2016
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    Fannimal (Texas) –

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    I love this knife! I always keep a fixed blade knife in my backpack, and have respectively carried a Tops Knives Black Rhino, Black TP101, a Benchmade 140BKSN Nimravus Knife Fixed Plain Edge Black Coated Blade/ Sand Handle, or a Gerber LMF II Survival Knife, Coyote Brown [22-41400]. All are great knives, but two of them are really heavy to be carrying around in my bag, and the Nimvarus is just so pretty I don’t really want to beat it up.

    Enter this Buck. This knife is so comfortable in my hand that it’s difficult to describe. The material used in the handle, and the shape and angle of the handle are fantastic. I find that the pommel is also at a very comfortable angle when held where it could be used to drive tent stakes or the like if that was something a person really felt the need to do with a knife. The knife is a nice blend of size and manageable weight. It came very sharp right out of the box, and the blade work on the knife appears as refined as some knives I have spent much more money on.

    The 420HC is the standard steel used by Buck on all of their knives and has traditionally been a good choice for a multi-purpose knife. I made the mistake of trying the fire steel with the notch in the blade and the sparks were plentiful and long lasting to the point I was worried that I was going to have to put out a fire on my desk…

    I know that some folks are up in arms about this blade being produced in China, but I trust Buck to have good QC both at home and over seas, and ultimately, they are an American business.

    Bottom line, for the price, I think anyone would be hard pressed to find a better knife.

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  2. T. Atkins says:
    35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Buck Selkirk is pretty close to perfect for an active outdoors, August 23, 2015
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    The Buck Selkirk is pretty close to perfect for an active outdoors, camping, fishing, and hunting knife. After several months of summertime use, I can confidently recommend this knife. There are a lot of competitors in its price range, but all of the other blades seem to focus on more specific tasks, or have some kind of design issue that prevents it from being a great generalist. That is where the Selkirk really shines, it is an excellent generalist knife that has design features that compliment almost any task you can perform when outdoors. Taken as a whole, this is one the best “tool” knives going, and it looks great too.

    The blade design is perfect for a number of tasks. A number of knives over the last few years have started to appear with ever thicker blades. Though thick is great for battoning, going too thick really takes away from the ability to use the knife to filet, carve, skin, or do fine work. The blade on the Selkirk is in the goldilocks zone of just right. It is thick enough to handle tough bone or kindling chopping, but thin enough to fillet a fish. The entire blade is also smooth-ground to a long taper, making the perfect wedge for splitting wood/sticks. In fact, the blade is so “right”, I found that I kept reaching for it over and over again, for tasks that I would normally try to find another blade or tool for.

    The blade geometry itself has a nice belly, with an ever-so-slight recurve, making it great for cutting fabric or sheets of material, or sawing on rope or line. The point is just right for piercing tough stuff, and durable. Overall, this blade will perform most every task well, and some hunt and camp functions in superior fashion. The gimping on the top is just right for detail work, and the choil is made just right for using a fire starter, like the one included. With a stainless steel material like this, it cleans up easy and requires no real maintenance over sharpening and a wash-down.

    The handle is well constructed and made like a tank. The guard and pommel are incredibly tough and tight, a single piece of steel milled with the blade (as best I can tell). You can use the pommel like a serious hammer, with no fear of it breaking or coming loose. The guard is in the same category, nearly indestructible, and offers a fair amount of protection for your hand from sliding down the blade. The micarta scabs are also tough and attractive, with enough grip to work well both wet and dry. They are fastened on tight with six hex-head bolts. The overall grip is great for medium hands, and is made for detail work, with great grip and excellent ergonomics.

    The sheath is excellent. The knife snaps in with a clear lock, and the sheath covers both the blade and the guard on the knife. I feel confident that I could roll off a mountain and into a river and still retain the knife. The sheath is made of a tough nylon, similar to kydex. It is lined with mounting holes for moving the belt loop and base around, which is very welcome. Better yet, the belt loop comes with a handy divider that will allow you to resize the loop to fit 3 different belt width. You can also reposition the belt loop to be on either side for right and left, or horizontal, for carry in the small of your back, or on the side. The included screws are designed so that you can unscrew them using the back tip of the blade of the knife, so no extra tools are needed.

    The sheath also includes a holder for the included fire-starter/whistle combo. The fire-starter is of a premium grade, longer than most, and fits perfectly in the choil of the knife. Since you are using the choil, you have ultimate control of where you want the spark to go, and you won’t mar the finish of the knife blade either. So it’s the best of both worlds. The whistle is loud, and though you probably won’t use it much, having it isn’t a burden. Overall, a great implementation.

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  3. Mouse in the house says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Sooooooo Good, March 14, 2017
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    I struggled with getting the sheath setup the way I wanted. It took awhile but I finally got it. This knife is gorgeous! I was looking into a decent bushcraft knife. I have always admired Buck knives and added this one recently. It’s very sharp out of the box, the handle is ergonomic and comfortable- feels great in your hand. I love EDC items and while I would probably not carry this on a daily basis, it’s perfect for the woods. The whistle and fire starter are a really nice touch giving it an element of EDC/survival quality. It does say CHINA on the blade but is a small compromise for me because Buck does a really good job with their heat treatment and is lifetime guaranteed!
    It’s not a benchmade but for a $50 price point I had NO hesitation picking up this beauty!
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