Buck Multitool Features
Buck Knives is an American brand dating back to the early 1900's. They are primarily known for their excellent sport and field knives, along with being credited for inventing the folding hunting knife. The same quality craftsmanship found in Buck knives is also readily apparent in their multitools, which contain colored thermoplastic handles attached to a sturdy steel internal frame. The entire X-Tract series features convenient one-handed access to all components, which lock into place for added safety.
The basic components of Buck multitools include a drop point 3" partially serrated knife blade, needlenose pliers that are spring loaded for ease of use, a double-ended 3/16" flat blade and #2 phillips scredriver, wire cutters, and a combination bottle/can opener. A stainless steel lanyard loop and a nylon carrying pouch complete the basic package, designated as the 730 series.
The 731 series adds a 5mm LED light featuring both manual and automatic shutoff to extend the life of the two 3 volt CR 1616 lithium batteries. With all the features of the 730 series, the 732 version of the X-Tract is great for fishermen, as it includes a non-slip grip and spring loaded scissors capable of cutting up to 36 lb lead core line and 80 lb braided line.
The X-Tract Essential line is a slightly less robust but lighter and streamlined version of the 730 series that still contains all the features desired in a Buck multitool. All of the X-Tracts come in various colors including black, red, blue, and platinum. The 730 version also is available in RealTree camo.
Designed for Hunters, the Alpha Crosslock series features a spear-point knife, a saw blade, and a stainless steel guthook, and is available in safety orange, gray, or camo. Buck's Duet version of pocket-carry knives includes both a pen knife blade and a convenient pair of spring-loaded scissors.