When anyone considers buying a new pocket knife, one of the first brands to come to mind is Buck pocket knives.
That dream of someday owning a Buck knife included me too.
I finally did get my own knife like the Buck 110 knife at the left, it's a 110 Folding Hunter just like I always wanted – and you can be sure I'll never let it go.
My original 110 Buck Folding Hunter has a few marks on it now from years of hard use, but it always gets the job done and I still carry it on my belt in a VERY well worn leather Buck knife case.
Somehow I always think that my Buck Folding Hunter is actually anxious to get busy again cutting some rope, carving a piece of wood or taking care of field dressing a good sized deer – so far it has performed field dressing tasks flawlessly 33 times along with all the seemingly lesser tasks of cutting rope and shaving a piece of wood into kindling for a fire.
If there is truth in this world, I know this to be absolutely true about Buck knives. . .there may be newer knives that come along, but there are no better knives to be had.
Let me be honest here and make that statement plural about finally getting my own Buck 110 knife, I actually have quite a few more than just one Buck knife these days!
I know I am not alone in my search for Buck collector's knives, there are an unprecedented number of collectors for Buck pocket knives these days and the value of some of the top-level Buck knife collections is absolutely astounding!
I have spoken with several Buck knife collectors over the years and there is always one reason in common that they give me for wanting to collect these fine knives.
That reason is comprised of two elements, the unmatched workmanship of Buck knives and the bullet-proof nature of construction put into every Buck knife sold.
Behind every Buck blade made is the company's 100 years of knife crafting experience and world famous craftsmanship – it's the kind of craftsmanship that is known world wide – world wide is where Buck does business and world wide is where Buck has crazy-loyal customers.
There is no other knife company that has the worldwide interest and reach into far-away places that the Buck company enjoys – Buck knives and their collectors are found in the wilds of Africa, the South Pole, New York City, Cuba, Japan, Russia, China, Italy, Switzerland, Australia. . .the list is so long it's mesmerizing yet fascinating.
The Buck Company's methods of tempering and heat-treating their knife blades help the fine steel to hold its sharp edges longer and they also make it easier for you to re-sharpen your blade when it finally needs a touch-up.
All Buck pocket knives come with their 4Ever (lifetime) Warranty.
Buck will even build a custom knife for you in their Custom Knife Shoppe – is this a great country or what?.
Buck Pocket Knives Are Famous For A Reason
Buck makes knives for everyday and outdoor use.
They also manufacture hunting knives, the highest quality tactical knives and special limited edition collectible knives.
The collection of everyday use Buck pocket knives are the kind of knives that dads have passed down to their sons and daughters for generations.
A Buck knife in many families is thought of as an heirloom worth fighting hard for and some spirited (to say the least) family (we'll politely call them) discussions have taken place over who will be honored to receive the Patriarch's Buck blade when it's time to pass it on.
The Buck Stockman is the largest three-bladed pocket knife available from Buck.
It is a traditional multi-purpose knife and includes a clip point blade, a spey blade and a sheep's foot blade.
A Stockman model is three and seven eighths of an inch long when closed.
The Stockman is one of the most sought-after models Buck has ever produced – it works for its owners. . .and it works VERY well.
The fine, high quality and sought-after Buck Lancer is a great example of the collectible aspect of Buck knives.
Though it has been discontinued, the fine Lancer model, a multi-purpose two-bladed pocket knife preferred by many for its convenient size, quality construction and general utility is now a highly-valued collector's knife you'll want to keep your eye out for.
The Lancer model is a traditional knife and features a clip blade for detail work and a coping blade used for tight spots and close pattern work, but given its rising value, if you find one you'll want to maintain it in pristine condition.
The Buck Solo is a compact traditional single blade pocket knife.
You can count on Buck having a style and quality blade (or multiple quality blades) for just about any need or want that you may have.
There are many extensive knife collections that consist exclusively of various and highly sought after Buck models that make other knife collectors salivate with envy.
Buck Pocket Knives Come In A Staggering Number Of Variations
Other Buck pocket knives include the Buck Deuce, which is their smallest two-bladed pocket knife at only two and three eighth inches long when closed.
The Deuce, being small yet mighty, is an extremely strong knife with blades of 420HC (high carbon) stainless steel.
If you're looking for something more unique, the Buck Trio is a three-bladed knife with rust-resistant springs, a wood grain handle and nickel silver bolsters.
The old school Buck Cadet is a three and one fourth inch long multi-purpose three-blade knife with 420 HC stainless steel blades for exceptional flexibility.
Sadly removed from the Buck line due to product overlap, this model with sporting hollow ground pen and clip blades is the famous Buck Companion knife.
Its blades are a combination of 309GYS and 420HC steel for years of exceptional, long-lasting service – this is your opportunity as a collector to start searching for one of the most cherished Buck models ever.
The unusual Buck Canoe model has a spear blade with a strong piercing tip and an all-purpose pen blade for dealing with a wide variety of tasks.
If classic, non-cluttered design is what you're after, the Buck Squire measures up with a simple, yet very good looking Birchwood handle.
The Squire has a lock-back blade with a drop point that provides positive control for slicing duties.
This graceful, slimline knife conveniently lays flat in a pocket or purse and is universally known to make a great unisex gift for any occasion.
Large To Small, Pocket To Purse, You'll Find The Buck Knife You Need
All Buck pocket knives make wonderful gift knives for special occasions.
Any knife is suitable for a gift, but knives such as the Buck Alumni lend themselves especially well to being given as gifts – a Buck knife will never be forgotten and their usefulness never goes away.
The Alumni has an anodized handle available in several beautiful colors and a drop-point blade of 420HC steel.
It can be engraved and has a sleek, elegant design that makes it ideal for any college-bound student or successful returning graduate (or anyone else for that matter – a Buck knife demonstrates your commitment to quality and it recognizes a job well done and appreciated).
The Colleague is a contemporary slimline design with simple, one-hand deployment and a quality, 440A stainless steel blade.
Another exceptional gift knife is the Buck Chairman, which is is based on a classic slimline design with the utility of a classic lock-back knife.
It's easy to open and close and excellent for carrying anytime and anywhere.
Both the Chairman and the Colleague Buck knives are very popular for groomsmen gifts and numerous orders for customized versions of these knives pour into the Buck Custom Knife Shoppe each year.
The Nobleman is another slimline model with sure-grip carbon fiber handles that provide tactile management for this fine folding pocket knife.
In the general purpose knife category, the Buck Knight is a small stainless steel knife with a Birchwood handle and it is the smallest knife in Buck's 500 series.
Also finding a place in the general purpose knife category, the Buck Prince model is a classically styled slimline pocket knife that is three and three eighths of an inch long when closed and is the ideal size for general pocket and purse carry.
Buck Knives Have Skinned A Lot Of Game
Another noteworthy member of the Buck pocket knives clan is also one of the Buck hunting knives.
When the Buck 110BRS Folding Hunter was introduced in 1962 it was the first locking folding knife for hunters.
Its 420HC stainless steel blade has a nail nick for opening and it comes with a black leather sheath.
It is likely that the 110 Folding Hunter is the most imitated knife design in the entire edged tool and weapon industry.
Other trend-setting Buck hunting knives include the well-known and well-liked Bantam Series.
The Bantam BBW is a Buck hunting knife that folds yet opens with ease using one-handed deployment – it has a useful, mid lock-back design.
Complementing the BBW is the Bantam BHW which is a somewhat larger version of the same design.
You'll find that both knives have ridges on top of the handle for added grip and support.
Although the Bantam BBW is the less expensive version of the two it does provide the same utility as the larger knife on a slightly smaller scale.
The Alpha Hunter Buck hunting knife has a full tang for added strength, as this knife is built for field-dressing big game.
Because it is more focused on supporting skinning duties, the folding Alpha Hunter has smooth one-handed opening due to providing great manipulative balance in the hand.
Additionally, we should note that the Buck Zipper model has a beautifully-designed gut hook that works conveniently like a zipper while field dressing game.
Buck Knives Work For A Living And Look Great Too!
One of the most famous series of knives in the world is the Buck Chairman 110, all of these knives are built to handle the most extreme conditions and are highly sought after for both carry and collecting.
You'll find Chairman 110 series knives proudly owned, carried, used and collected throughout the world by people of almost every nationality and in almost every country you can think of.
It has long been noted that a popular approach to Buck knife ownership is to buy two identical knives – one for personal carry and one destined for the owner's collection of fine Buck models that become family heirlooms over the years.
The Buck Talon FMC (Full Mission Capable) is designed specifically using 5160 steel (please note that only properly credentialed active-duty service members may purchase this aggressive survival instrument).
The Talon's 10 1/4″ blade contains a convex main edge with 2 1/4″ serrations, an aggressive saw back, and a “limbing” hook.
Any Talon owner will be confident that they own a magnificent survival tool which is ideal for clearing, heavy chopping, splitting, and batoning as well.
The Family Traditions Adrenaline Series started as one design intended exclusively for women yet it has grown to include knives for all the other members of the family who are hunters, including youthful members who need a quality knife that fit into less than full-size hands.
It's a virtual certainty there are several Buck pocket knives that would fit the bill for you perfectly. . .and don't forget to click through to check out the ever-popular Buck Knives Sale. . .always running on the Buck Knives website.
All these knives offer many valuable benefits such as quality, endurance and a lifetime warranty, but most of all they offer the BUCK name as your guarantee of ultimate value.
You can bet the warranty on Buck pocket knives is one that hasn't been called upon too many times. 😀