Buck Stamp Error???

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Timber417
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Buck Stamp Error???

Post by Timber417 » Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:01 pm

This Buck knife is different from a normal Buck 442 pocket knife. Looks more like a Buck 285, but the handle is also different from a 285. Hopefully, one of your Buck guys knows something about this knife.
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Re: Buck Stamp Error???

Post by KLJ77 » Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:17 pm

Several thoughts come to mind on your knife, Timber.

1. The handle appear to be a tad bit wider than a normal 442.
2. The handle looks as though it was dropped in some hot coals and melted a little. ::shrug::
3. The handle does not have the other 3 slot holes like a normal 442
4. The stamp appears to be 'legit' for a 2003 model stamp
5. This may have been a specific knife made for a company. The etch across the handle says "Advantage", but I can't read what is in-scripted under that word. Could it be "Advantage Rent-A-Car"? Or some other company that starts with Advantage?
6. And lastly...it could very well be a counterfeit knock-off made by china.

Sorry can't help more than that. Maybe someone else will come along and be more informative. It is a weird style though. Nothing like what shows up in Buck's catalogs.
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Re: Buck Stamp Error???

Post by Timber417 » Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:24 pm

I was stumped on this one! Thanks for the info. Much more than I had before.
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Re: Buck Stamp Error???

Post by Suredan » Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:12 pm

Advantage is a camouflage pattern marketed by Realtree. Perhaps it’s a special run advertising knife? I didn’t see anything melted on the knife.

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Re: Buck Stamp Error???

Post by Timber417 » Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:46 pm

Good to know. Thanks for responding.
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