The Buck Navigator was a most unusual design with its integral gated carabiner. It was officially introduced and the subject of widespread advertising, but then never did make it to market. No one quite knows the reason why, and Buck has never confessed. Prototype examples are extremely rare.
Laminated plate construction, riveted together. Matte bead blast finish. Wire cutter section, but no hard wire notch.
Laminated plates of stainless steel, held together by rivets. Top layers are anodized aluminum. Six dimples on each scale improve grip slightly. BUCK WHITTAKER logo stamped into one side.
All four blades are outside-opening. Only the knife blade locks open.
- Half-serrated edge knife blade, drop point profile. Thumb stud for one-hand opening. Measures 2-1/2" long. (63mm)
- Medium flathead screwdriver
- Combination bottle opener/chisel blade
- Two-sided file blade, fine and coarse
The knife blade locks open using a left-handed liner lock.
A carabiner with wire gate occupies one entire handle.
- Length open = 5-1/4" (133mm)
- Length closed = 3-1/2" (90mm)
- Width closed = 1-1/2" (37mm)
- Thickness = 5/8" (17mm)
- Weight = 5.4 oz (151g)
The Navigator was produced with Purple, Blue, or Black colored anodized handles.
Announced at the 2002 Shot Show. Widely advertised thereafter, but none were ever shipped to distributors. Made in China.