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Help Us Build a Vantage! (Knife Giveaway)

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by skblades, Nov 13, 2017.

Choose the best configuration!

Poll closed Jan 8, 2018.
  1. Blade Steel: S30V

  2. Blade Steel: S35VN

  3. Blade Steel: S90V

  4. Blade Steel: M390

  5. Blade Steel: Elmax

  6. Handles: Ironwood

  7. Handles: Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber

  8. Handles: Micarta (What color?)

  9. Handles: G10 (What color?)

  10. Handles: Marbled Carbon Fiber

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Flipnuoff


    Apr 30, 2017
    S90v ironwood stone washed
  2. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    This is what I selected with the exception being S90V instead of the S35VN, but I could work with any of them. Whatever the final selection ends up being I am sure it will be cool.
  3. Atepac


    Oct 17, 2017
    I voted micarta and now looking at the vantage and the lines I am actually thinking a rich brown carbon fiber would fit the handle design better.
    Satin finish always my favorite... but DLC with matching pins and screws would be impressive!
    Best of luck!
  4. Chilebrown


    Oct 4, 2017
    S90v, and Ironwood handles. I really like the look and feel of Ironwood.
  5. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    I went with s30v and ironwood, and I'll throw in satin for the blade finish. I would like something simple and a more traditional look on a modern folder. There is so much carbon fiber and micarta out there already. Not that I wouldn't like it, but it's not my preference. I don't have the most advanced sharpening system in the world, so I would like a simple steel too. I'm not going to get a knife I can't sharpen. Great choices all around though :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    abbydaddy likes this.
  6. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    I really wanted to go Blue Micarta and S90V to match the Titan 110. A great combination!

    But, I went S90V or M390 for steel. I don't have M390 and have heard good things. And I went Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber or Marbled Carbon Fiber because they sound really cool. I found some pics on the internet and they do look cool.

    I think this will turn out to be another winner!
  7. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    Sep 25, 2011
    Marbled or swirled carbon fiber is amazing to the eye, and m390 is amazing to cut with! Those get my vote, with a DLC finish.
  8. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 1, 2015
    But that's not what we do here at SK! Premium materials on Buck Knives. :)
    Blademade, afishhunter and abbydaddy like this.
  9. Roamad


    Feb 1, 2016
    I voted for M390+ironwood. And I'd like to see a stonewashed finish. Oh, and this: titanium liners to lighten up the knife, please!
    Odog27 likes this.
  10. gusnuts

    gusnuts Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    I voted for M390 and micarta (od green canvas micarta would be my first choice) with a stonewashed/tumbled blade! If M390 is not available my second choice would be S35VN.
    JRRsix7, jbmonkey and 2TONYB like this.
  11. zootsuit

    zootsuit Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2017
    yeah, a blue micarta to match the titan. that's what daddy wants.
  12. stuff_things

    stuff_things Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 28, 2015
    Satin M390 and OD Micarta. My two favorite aspects in a perfect folder :)
    jbmonkey and Rupestris like this.
  13. JRRsix7

    JRRsix7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    Another vote for the M390 or S90V with a satin finish, OD Green Micarta for the handles.
    jbmonkey and Rupestris like this.
  14. Joe58

    Joe58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    OD Green G10 or micarta with S35 blade steel would be pretty nice I think. You guys are turning out some great ideas! Thanks!
    jbmonkey likes this.
  15. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    OD Green. Blah. Where's the flavor. Hey, there are still 830 Marksman, The "Operator", in OD Green still available at SK.
    Topgear9 likes this.
  16. dug24


    Jan 21, 2014
    M390 with lightning strike or marbled carbon fiber
  17. dpowers311


    Jan 23, 2014
    Stone washed blade

    jbmonkey likes this.
  18. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Marbled cf
    Satin or tumbled finish

    Whatever is decided, I'm in on this one. Steve/SKBlades is a great guy with top notch customer service.
    Roamad likes this.
  19. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    s30v or s35v
    Satin or tumbled - no coating
    either marbled carbon fiber because it's cool looking, or ironwood for a more old-timey style.

    I like the idea of titanium liners to keep the weight down.
    Roamad and jbmonkey like this.
  20. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    completly different knife though. not micarta, its g10. most wanted micarta in od, but im good with about any easy to get color in micarta myself.

    if youre thinking about that knife not selling out due to the scale color? maybe so but maybe its not the colored scales, rather more the knife model itself? who knows though.

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