The 55 is one of Buck's smallest folders. The 55 is a family member of the famous lock back knife series from the 60's. After the hit of the Buck 110 Folding Hunter back in 1964 it didn't take long before it's siblings turned up. The 55:an is a mini version of the 110 but with a different shape of the wooden handle scales. This little folder fits most pockets and are a great gentlemen's EDC. This knife actually served as my Christmas Knife this year.
Buck 110 Folding Hunter and Buck The 55
The 55:an weigh only a quarter of it's big brother the 110 and has about a 30 mm shorter blade that locks in with Buck's famous lock back mechanism. My earlier 110's and 112's all lock in nice and tight when opened, therefore I got a bit puzzled that this 55 wasn't as tight strait out of the box. But after been in contact with Buck they kindly offered me a new knife trough their lifetime warranty.
The nice and sharp clip point blade of the 55 is made of the stainless steel 420HC that Buck has been using as their standard steel since 1993. The handle is made of brass, stainless steel details and scales of laminated birch dyed to imitate Ebony.
Blade Material: Stainless steel 420HC, HRC 58
Blade Length: 59 mm
Blade Thickness: 2 mm
Knife Length: 87 mm / 146 mm
Handle Material: Brass, stainless steel and birch
Handle Thickness: 8,3 mm
Knife Weight: 55 g
Price: 530 SEK (Sweden 2013)
A Every Day Faithful Companion
The 55 is a very nice little folder which fits in the category I like to call the Little Jeans Pocket (LJP); knives small enough to fit in that small pocket just above the big right hand jeans pocket. If you're interested in a drop point version of the 55; I recommend you to check out the Buck 500 series.
I can recommend you a visit to Lamnia to check out more Buck and other stuff.