Small Selkirk, 420HC / Brown & Black Micarta
The 853 Small Selkirk is another addition to the popular Selkirk line. This smaller version provides a simplistic and lightweight fixed blade for outdoor situations. This blade is full bellied with a strong, thick point for heavier tasks. It can also be used as a general work knife. The top of the blade drops down toward the tip, which minimizes accidental puncturing while skinning. The drop point blade is strong and very versatile. Great for general use, the Small Selkirk makes a handy companion to the larger Selkirk for a quick access trail knife. Named after the rugged Selkirk Mountain range beginning in the Northern Panhandle of Idaho, the 853 Selkirk features a stylish brown-black CNC contoured Micarta handle, 420HC stainless steel blade, and injection molded polypropylene sheath for easy carry.
The 420HC stainless steel blade is Buck’s standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add Buck’s exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance Buck hardens to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.