Buck Knives just released the Salient, a traditional straight razor rendered in modern materials. The knife is being introduced as part of Buck’s Legacy Collection, a line of ambitious designs produced with a lot of hand work and in limited quantities. Designed by Buck Knives Special Project Manager Caleb Cooper, the Salient represents a growing focus on in-house designs that will be a defining element of the Legacy Collection in the years to come.

A straight razor might seem like an uncommon product design for a company known for its pocket and outdoor knives, but Buck keeps an eye on market trends, and Cooper tells us that these kinds of blades are rising in popularity. “The straight razor has made somewhat of a comeback in today’s culture,” he says. “We are at the height of the ‘Beard Boom’ and those beards need to be maintained.”

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