Navigator 753

Navigator 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.



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Navigator
closed/open
Navigator
knife blade

Jaws

Laminated plate construction, riveted together. Matte bead blast finish. Wire cutter section, but no hard wire notch.

Handles/Frame

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.

Blades and Tools

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

Locking Mechanism

The knife blade locks open using a left-handed liner lock.

Other Features

A carabiner with wire gate occupies one entire handle.

Sheath

None.

Dimensions

  • 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)

Variations

The Navigator was produced with Purple, Blue, or Black colored anodized handles.

Background

Announced at the 2002 Shot Show. Widely advertised thereafter, but none were ever shipped to distributors. Made in China.
None.

More Info

Created by Bob. Last Modification: Thursday 21 of April, 2016 22:38:12 CEST by sLaughterMed.