Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Hoyt Buck produced the first Buck Knife in 1902. Hoyt and his son Al moved to San Diego and set up shop as H.H. Buck & Son in 1947. Al Buck revolutionized the knife industry in 1964 with the infamous Model 110 Folding Hunter. The company's innovative history and attention to quality have made for many great collectible knives.
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Post by doglegg » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:30 pm

Very impressive knives. Glad you shared them as I had never seen them before. They really look good. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Post by Breeze » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:41 pm

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Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Howdy everyone, first time here so thanks for having me...
I just started collecting, a few of my friends turned me onto it.
Anyways, I acquired these Buck etched knives and my question if you may is on the blade there's a serial number on two of the four. The other two no number. Did they release a numbered edition and a non numbered version? By the way these were acquired at separate times. Thank you for your help...
Nice! ::tu::
I just recently became aware of these. I have a 705 in the mail right now. Just an ordinary one, not as fancy as yours.
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Post by Gone2Three » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:53 pm

Thanks y'all, I really liked the look of them, although I'm not very knowledgeable on their history...but I'm learning a lot from the information out here on this forum. The etching is what drew me to them. Also like the different types of wood used.

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Post by wv trapper » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:48 pm

Over the weekend traded up a Buck a 181, 301 and a 307. The 307 is 67-72 a real nice knife. Today I ordered a Buck 418 Vertex a good looking Warncliffe blade. Ordered direct from Buck and they had them on sale for 22.00.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:33 pm

wv trapper wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Today I ordered a Buck 418 Vertex a good looking Warncliffe blade. Ordered direct from Buck and they had them on sale for 22.00.
You're a bad influence. Looked it up, liked it, bought it. The $8.50 shipping irritated me but still cost less than others are selling it for. I'm not expecting quick shipping and that will irritate me more but it will be what it will be.
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Post by Replicant » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:48 am

I received these in a risky grab bag purchase. Even with the blurry photo, I could tell it was a Buck, but I couldn't tell that it was an unused and unsharpened three liner General. I had no idea what the small shiny object next to it was. The Steelmaster is icing on the cake. It's a small consolation for letting go of a handful of Buck's from years ago.
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Post by wv trapper » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:08 am

Jerry I actually ordered two, black and red, Kevin the customer service rep told me that Buck had free shipping on a fifty dollar order. I also ordered a Buck ball cap and that pushed me over the edge. The email received said I should have my order in 8-10 days, we'll see.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:36 am

wv trapper wrote:
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The email received said I should have my order in 8-10 days, we'll see.
As did mine. I guess I'll be surprised if they keep to that promise. Case and GEC are shut down but I've not heard of anything from Buck or SMKW.
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Post by jmh58 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:22 pm

BUCK is open with limited staff.. Should not be a problem receiving your order jerry..
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Post by KLJ77 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:37 pm

WV Trapper & Jerry: Those Vertex's are great little knives. I got one back in Sept. 2018 (red) and love it. They were $25.00 back then...well, that's what I paid, anyway. You won't be disappointed.

Replicant: That is a GREAT vintage 120 General you picked up. ( a 72-86 model ) ::tu:: Looks like it's in very nice condition for its age. To get the good stuff, one must take the 'risk' sometimes...and you got a great deal. The "STEELMASTER 137" is another awesome pickup. Those were first made by Buck back in 1975 and up through 1991. I can't find where Buck made them after that year...they're not listed in the catalog. Nevertheless, you have another vintage Buck made product. ::groove::
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Post by cody6268 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:35 pm

This ain't a Buck. Wrong topic. Whoops. But it's my work knife for the garden this year.
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Post by wv trapper » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:20 pm

Hey Jerry I received an email from Buck that my order shipped. All things considered that is a pretty good turn around time. KLJ77 thanks for the comments on your Vertex I'm looking forward receiving mine.
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Post by Replicant » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:09 pm

KLJ77 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:37 pm
WV Trapper & Jerry: Those Vertex's are great little knives. I got one back in Sept. 2018 (red) and love it. They were $25.00 back then...well, that's what I paid, anyway. You won't be disappointed.

Replicant: That is a GREAT vintage 120 General you picked up. ( a 72-86 model ) ::tu:: Looks like it's in very nice condition for its age. To get the good stuff, one must take the 'risk' sometimes...and you got a great deal. The "STEELMASTER 137" is another awesome pickup. Those were first made by Buck back in 1975 and up through 1991. I can't find where Buck made them after that year...they're not listed in the catalog. Nevertheless, you have another vintage Buck made product. ::groove::
Thank you sir. I really appreciate the wealth of information. ::tu::

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Post by bertl » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:38 pm

wv trapper wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Over the weekend traded up a Buck a 181, 301 and a 307. The 307 is 67-72 a real nice knife. Today I ordered a Buck 418 Vertex a good looking Warncliffe blade. Ordered direct from Buck and they had them on sale for 22.00.
The 307 is a real nice knife, and if it has the model number on the pile side, it is from 1971-1974, which would make your knife a 1st version. The 307 didn't start until 1971.

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Post by wv trapper » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:25 am

Well I must admit Buck came through, my two Vertex's arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon. The red one will be my EDC, I like the knife, very lite, easy to operate with my RA, sharp as a razor. Very happy!
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