Buck Auto Impact

Rapid Transit Revival!

Buck Knives’ Legacy Impact is an out-the-side auto decked out in Carbon
Fiber frame scales and upscale Crucible CPM S35-VN stainless steel, and cool copper fittings.

Buck Knives introduced their new, upscale Legacy series for 2021 and one entree really caught my eye. The Impact folder, introduced in 2015, was Buck’s first traipse into the automatic knife world and the company was hell-bent on getting it right. With knife laws beginning to loosen up at the time — with many states starting to overturn laws against those “nasty old switchblades” — it was only fitting Buck would jump into the fray. The Impact auto has a design typical of modern tactical folders and is built strong and stout, just like Buck likes them.

The Buck Legacy Impact is a slick sidewinder dressed up in attractive Carbon Fiber frame scales, premium Crucible CPM S35-VN stainless steel, and some sweet copper touches to jigger the eye appeal up a notch. The Legacy Impact’s 3.125″ Drop Point blade has a long, deep swedge grind on the spine for enhanced penetration. The blade opens out the side with authority and closes with aplomb via a copper button-lock release. A slide safety allows the user to keep the blade from accidentally opening during fetch and carry. The blade pivot, stainless steel liners and pocket clip are all topped with black Cerakote and the frame spacer is copper to add a further touch of pop. The upscale Impact checks in at a very manageable 4.25 oz.

The push button blade release and slide safety latch are done up in eye-catching copper.
The button also releases the blade when you’re ready to stow it.

Why You’ll Like It

This is the stealth missile version of the Buck Impact. Everything has been boiled down into a clean, aerodynamic version of the knife’s former self using top shelf materials and, like the legendary Buck 110, the Legacy Impact exudes strength. This ain’t no gent’s folder — it’s meant for combat and hard duty. There are five knives in the 2021 Legacy Collection and while these aren’t produced in limited numbers, they are limited to their year of production. After 2021 Buck will produce no more. MSRP for the Buck legacy Impact is $280.


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