EDC for CCW: Beretta Buffalo Horn Damascus Knife

Beretta Buffalo Horn Damascus folding knife (courtesy berettausa.com)

As we saw with Wilson Combat’s Damascus Deluxe StarFighter Folding Knife, a folding knife made of folded steel costs a lot of folding money. If you can’t stump-up $1,495 for a knife to match your equally pricey Wilson Combat 1911, consider buying a Beretta 92FS and pairing it with some fava beans and a nice chianti. I mean a Beretta Buffalo Horn Damascus Knife. What the Italian gunmaker’s folding knife lacks in Brian Tighe-ian cache, it gains in affordability. $262.50 plus S&H gets you . . .

Click here to read more about Beretta’s piece from Italy’s “City of Knives” at thetruthaboutknives.com.


  1. avatar Ralph says:

    Oh, Chef of the Future, can it core a apple?

  2. avatar William Burke says:

    While the Damascus is nice, overall that knife doesn’t do much for me.

    What I’ve got my eye on lately is the Hogue EX-F01. In Cocobolo, of course, even though the Micarta is the more practical choice. That’s a real BEAUT of a fixed-blade knife…

  3. avatar gloomhound says:

    I really don’t care all that much about knives to tell the truth.

  4. avatar Ben in UT says:

    I’m much more of a Spyderco guy for EDC, but, as the saying goes, to each their own.

  5. avatar Aharon says:

    $262 for a folding knife? No way. For $262 I can buy a practical durable folder and six Silver American Eagle coins.

  6. avatar Ensitue says:

    I spent a decade as a blade grinder and put together some nice fixed blade knives w/exotic material handles I have spent time with some true artisian cutlers, men whose names are instantly recognized. The above knife might be worth owning, and touting, if there was a pay-off but on a normal day I would not even bother picking it up to look at.
    The grind line and radiusing on the handle is very consumer grade, this is not even a $100 dollar knife

    1. avatar Human Being says:

      So what should it look like?

    2. avatar Russ Bixby says:

      “Artisian?” They’re sorta the “knife underground…?” 😉

    3. avatar Aharon says:

      #1, thank you. Your professional level insights were fun to read.

    4. avatar 16V says:

      Looks like a piece of Case or Shrader junk that’s had a cheezy chem wash applied to the blade.

      I’m a big fan of stupid (but not ‘new car’) priced multi-thousand layered chef’s knives. At $26.25 that thing would be priced right. $262? Step away from the crack pipe.

  7. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    Hmmm… cool knife, but Daascus it ain’t.

    The patterns in Damascus do not arise from folding or the layeringof dissimilar metals; they arise from carbide and manganese precipitation within the matrix.

    I forge actual Damascus, and while this looks good and likely works well, it’s no more Damascus than a French Horn is French or an English Horn is either English or a horn.


  8. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    You can’t go wrong with the Beretta. Use a little of your extra cash to get some decent grips though. http://www.berettausa.com/products/92-series-wood-grips/e00219/

  9. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

    Once again, a pretty knife, but will it stand up to everyday use? For me if a knife is a folder it needs to be a single hand opener, lest of course it is a knife I intend to use at leisure. If a knife is one which requires both hands to open I see it as useless for self defense. It needs to be something I would have no qualms over using it for ANYTHING a knife could potentially be used for. Would I do that with a knife in this price range? Likely not. I can appreciate a beautifully crafted knife, but other than as a collectable I see no other use for it…..well maybe for whittling, that there is a leisure use.

  10. avatar Mike Taylor says:

    Pocket knives and bar-time girlfriends have an awful lot in common- they should be easy and inexpensive…usually for all the same reasons. I know full well that a good knife comes in handy, but forking over more than $50 for one is just shy of insane to me. I have somehow managed to lose many knives, usually just doing what I have considered every-day-living. So, no, the notion of burning enough cash to pick up a great side-arm with enough practice ammunition to get me proficient does not sound like a wise investment (in an easy to lose package).

  11. avatar Taurus609 says:

    I know this is sorted with EDC, but shouldn’t this be over at TTAK. I’m getting the impression that no one is reading TTAKs! Sorry for being a a$$hat, but unless someone has used one of these in a DKU, I don’t need to read about it at TTAGUNS!

    1. avatar Aharon says:

      I don’t mind reading about knives at TTAG since imo guns and knives go well together . However, I’d prefer to read reviews about knives that are practical, functional, and not way overpriced like this one is. It is rather easy to turn on the Internet and find thousands of over-priced knives that only belong in an executive’s briefcase.

      1. avatar Russ Bixby says:

        How does one go about turning on the Internet…?

        1. avatar 16V says:

          I take it you missed that episode of South Park?

        2. avatar Russ Bixby says:


  12. avatar C says:

    The point of diminishing returns on knife quality really starts kicking in for me at around $75.

    1. avatar Mike Taylor says:

      +1. See above.

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