The lower stag handle Buck FH was bought about 1964/65 IIRC. I used it for forty years, and rehandeled it in stag. Tip saw a lot of use. Finally retired it about 3-4 years ago and bought the Alaskan Guide version in S30V- top knife. The tip is not fragile if used as a KNIFE tip. It will snap if used as a pry bar or screwdriver. Simple matter of user choice.