Following the phenomenal success of the original X-Tract 730, Buck tweaked the design a little and brought out the X-Tract LED model. Making its first appearance at the 2008 Shot Show, the 731 features a small but useful light that illuminates the knife, pliers, and phillips screwdriver work. Also significant is the rubber-textured handle material not seen on the original model.
The pliers have a slight hatching on the spine of the handle for better grip when sliding back and forth. There are fine serrations out near the tips of the pliers and a coarse gripping area in the center. A wire cutter area - including hard wire notch - are down near the pivot.
In order to fit within the body of the knife, the plier handle is relatively short. This somewhat limits the amount of clamping force one can achieve when using the X-Tract pliers.
- the knife blade on the X-Tract has a wide profile and measures just over 3" in length. (76mm) It uses a thumb stud for smooth one-hand opening. Edge style is half-serrated. custom research papers
- in the same layer is a can opener/cap lifter blade. It too uses a thumb stud for easy one-hand opening.
- Both the knife blade and the can opener/bottle opener blade lock open via liner locks.
- The pliers lock open via a knurled push button.
- The screwdrivers lock open via a push button thumb switch.
- Folded length = 4-1/2" (114mm)
- Total length, blade unfolded = 7-1/2" (190mm)
- Total length, pliers extended = 6" (152mm)
- Thickness = 1" (26mm)
- Weight = 6.4 oz (182g)
X-Tract 730 and X-Tract FIN 732.
- Buck X-Tract 731 Report - from the 2008 Shot Show
- Buck X-Tract patent application - with notes about an LED variation