I bought the Buck Metro a few years ago after my A.T. mentor The Missing Link mentioned it was the only knife he carried. I love this knife! I keep this as my everyday knife and take my small swiss army knife on backpacking trips where I may need more functionality.
- Lightweight – only 1.5 oz.
- Attaches to my keychain
- Doubles as a bottle opener!
- The blade is rather short – 1.125 in. (But it’s sharp!)
- The green color makes it hard to find in the grass when dropped (I believe it comes in a burnt orange color as well, so that may be a wiser choice)
And what may be viewed as a pro or con, depending on taste: It’s only double purpose (knife and bottle opener) – there are definitely no bells and whistles.
I went to the Buck Knives website but it looks like they may no longer make this fantastic little knife. It’s also not available on Amazon or at outfitters, but a quick Google search can help you find this knife (like on MidwayUSA).