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Buck 070 Buck/Hood Thug Fixed 7" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Nylon Sheath. The midsize Buck/Hood Thug is designed to be an outdoor/survival/adventure knife that can handle even the most rugged and tough conditions. Built to Buck's quality standards, the Thug helps ensure survival in extreme conditions. It is easily carried in a sheath, and extreme enough for any hard core task. The secure and comfortable Micarta handles can be removed, and the blade integrates the Shock Mitigation System (SMS) to reduce shock and wasted energy during use. It also comes with a heavy duty M.O.L.L.E. compatible nylon sheath with storage pouch.
About Ron Hood 1944-2011: Ron Hood cultivated his early wilderness interests as a member of the Military Intelligence Community while in the Army Security Agency (ASA). Ron spent a year at a remote outpost in the Middle East and nearly 18 months on the ground in Vietnam. After his four years of military service he completed his MS and his doctoral studies and for over 20 years taught accredited classes in Wilderness Skills at two universities, authored numerous articles for national magazines and published a guidebook to the Sierra Nevada of California. Ron spent much of his time practicing and studying skills with native populations around the world. Ron has been featured in dozens of TV programs and has produced 27 award winning survival training videos that are widely considered to be the best survival training aids in the world. He was also the producer of Survival Quarterly Magazine, with his wife Karen, who continues to publish the magazine in his honor.