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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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by CHNeal » Fri May 29, 2020 1:32 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:19 pm
CHNeal wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Well crap, I did it again! The last new in box 307 hasn’t even arrived yet and I bought another this morning. June is still several days away and I’ve already bought August’s knife...F5E43443-EE7D-43A1-A0A9-1C3DF5029F37.jpeg136F469C-CC63-4318-B157-9218425A36C8.jpeg
Oh! And you think you're the first? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I think I'm into 2022's knife budget. ::facepalm::
I admire your self control if you normally only buy one knife per month. ::handshake::
Lol I try real hard but I don’t always succeed. That’s the problem with only collecting knives no longer made, you don’t get to decide when you will buy one. You gotta grab them as they pop up.

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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by CHNeal » Fri May 29, 2020 1:34 pm

Doug51 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 6:43 pm
CHNeal wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Well crap, I did it again! The last new in box 307 hasn’t even arrived yet and I bought another this morning. June is still several days away and I’ve already bought August’s knife...F5E43443-EE7D-43A1-A0A9-1C3DF5029F37.jpeg136F469C-CC63-4318-B157-9218425A36C8.jpeg
If it makes you feel any better I would take it off your hands. I hate to see you suffering like this. :mrgreen:
You will be the first one I contact if when the pain becomes more then I can tolerate!

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Post by jerryd6818 » Fri May 29, 2020 11:20 pm

Today's addition. Pacific Rim but it must have been made in the same factory that makes Rough Riders. Very good quality.
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Old Hunter » Sat May 30, 2020 1:51 pm

Nice handles on that one Jerry. Same size as the Case 07 pattern? OH
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Post by jerryd6818 » Sat May 30, 2020 1:52 pm

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Nice handles on that one Jerry. Same size as the Case 07 pattern? OH
Yepper. Handles are synthetic of course but they look nice.

If anyone knows of a 382 that's not in this group, please let me know. (the center one has wood handles)
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Post by Old Hunter » Sat May 30, 2020 1:56 pm

The handles really attracted my eye first, followed by the Case 07 "look" (probably the nicest lines of any medium Trapper). The Chinese who make the current Uncle Henry's would do well to source their synthetic handles from the same plant Buck is using - MUCH, MUCH nicer looking synthetic. Every time I'm about to go ahead and buy an offshore made Uncle Henry the ugly handles cancel my interest! OH

Ps Are the blades on your Buck "snappy"? I cannot quite make out the model number? (Ignor the model number request - I just noticed it in nice big letters in your photo title).
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Post by jerryd6818 » Sat May 30, 2020 2:13 pm

The blades are very "snappy" on all three. The only thing that would make them better IMO would be half-stops but they're just fine the way they are.


Does anyone know if Buck made a 382 in 2007 with "Cracked Ice" handles or is this a rehandle? (listed on eBay but the listing doesn't say) I'm leaning toward rehandled but then what do I know.
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Post by KLJ77 » Sat May 30, 2020 2:51 pm

Jerry,

I check BCCI Catalog and price guide for 2006 - 2009, and they only show the 382 with the Rosewood handles. Original price $28.00. So I would guess that your assumption of your 382 cracked ice knife of being re-handled is correct. Nevertheless, I really like the looks of that cracked ice.

PS: 2009 was the last year Buck made the 382, BTW.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Sat May 30, 2020 4:09 pm

So I'm hearing you say that Buck NEVER made a 382 with Cracked Ice handles????? Could it have been a factory custom.
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Post by KLJ77 » Sat May 30, 2020 4:49 pm

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So I'm hearing you say that Buck NEVER made a 382 with Cracked Ice handles????? Could it have been a factory custom.
According to BCCI catalogs & price guides, yes...it appears Buck NEVER made a Cracked Ice handled 382 for 'regular' production. However, they very well could have made a factory custom or a Limited Edition one, but there is no valid information indicating one way or the other. Buck Dealer catalogs and price guides do not list 'custom' knives or LE's.

The only way to truly find out about your cracked ice knife would be to contact Buck and ask their historian if they ever made it as a LE or custom. If interested:

history@buckknives.com

Edit: Jerry, I stand corrected on the making of the 382. Buck did stop making it in 2009; however, Buck started making the 382 again in 2013 and continue to make it today.
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Post by Old Hunter » Sat May 30, 2020 6:15 pm

There have been so many WalMart and other “limited” runs (Christmas boxes, Hunting season boxes, Fishing knives, etc.) that I have no idea if the Cracked Ice is factory - but in your picture it sure looks very well fitted to the frame. OH
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Post by KLJ77 » Sat May 30, 2020 6:50 pm

The only other thought on Jerry's 382 cracked ice knife is; it could have very well been made as an SFO for SMKW or other retailer. It's a china made knife, so Buck may have had a limited run on them. ::shrug::
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Post by jerryd6818 » Sat May 30, 2020 6:59 pm

Gentlemen, just a quick correction, it's not "my knife". It's one I saw on eBay and was giving some passing consideration to purchasing.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Buck-Knives-38 ... SwXXxe0QPQ
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Post by KLJ77 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:34 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Gentlemen, just a quick correction, it's not "my knife". It's one I saw on eBay and was giving some passing consideration to purchasing.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Buck-Knives-38 ... SwXXxe0QPQ
I had done a search on the bay earlier for the knife and came across the one you posted, then realized...it's the same one. Personally, Jerry, it's a nice knife and would be a nice one to add to your collection, if you so desire. I still believe it could be an SFO or limited production. Worth keeping an eye on, anyway. It's one I would pick up, if not on ebay...fwiw.
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by jerryd6818 » Sat May 30, 2020 9:38 pm

The seller does have some bearing on the situation.
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