Buck let me down a little

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by dbcooper, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

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    Last year I bought a new Buck Endeavor fixed blade for use around the ranch and just for a good back up survival knife
    The blade is stainless 622

    I always wiped it down before putting it up and often applied a light oil

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    I haven't had it out of the kydex sheeth in a few months so yesterday I noticed light rust spots just starting on it

    I was disappointed in the quality of this steel. I admit I know nothing about 622 but all of my knives get used and treated the same and this is the only one to do this

    I used some flitz and a cloth grinding wheel to lightly buff them off

    Now I know I'll just have to give this blade a little extra attention
     
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  2. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I just looked at my Buck 673 that hangs on my black powder gun rack. It has been some time since I looked at it. It still looks fine. Where do you store this?
     
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  3. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

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    I have a small SHTF bag that stays with me. I have 3 knives in a side zipper pouch.
     
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    Broot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    DB, are you keeping something from us? Did you clean it in the dishwasher? :p
     
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    One thing to remember is that not all stainless is equal. Ones with a higher chromium content are going to be more rust resistant, but would not be suitable for a knife.

    I believe your knife is a model 622, not the steel. It should actually be made out of 420HC, which is a high carbon stainless. This makes a pretty good knife, but is not the best stainless as far as rust goes. It seems like the more carbon in a blade, the more chance of rust you will get. Doesnt mean it's not a good knife, just that it will take a little more upkeep.
     
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    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

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    Stainless isn't rust proof, if it has enough carbon in it to harden and temper it to hold a cutting edge, it can and will rust, just not as fast or as badly as normal carbon steel.

    You still need to keep them cleaned and lightly oiled just like any other blade, just not as often.
     
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