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 Byrd » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:05 pm

Picked up this 620. Why? I don't really know other than it's a Buck and I don't have anything like it! Been playing around with it and have decided it's kind of light for anything heavy duty. It will be a fun knife. I'm gonna carry it for a while and give it a workout.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:37 pm

Why? I was expecting you to say, "because I could". :mrgreen:
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Post by Byrd » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:59 pm

Jerry, your's is a more fun answer! I bought it because I could and I did!
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Post by KLJ77 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:21 pm

Byrd,

That 620 Reaper is an awesome knife. There are some great reviews on YouTube, and then, there are some reviews about it where the reviewer abused the crap out of it, destroyed the blade and then wants to blame Buck for its failure. Take some of them with a grain of salt. The Reaper will be a great camping knife. ::tu:: I've got three of them, and have never had an issue with them.
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by CHNeal » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:34 pm

I just pulled this from the magic box down by the street. This one is all I had hoped and more. It’s a second version Schrade 301 with the Buck stamp on the secondaries. It is tarnished and so full of factory oil turned sludge that the walk and talk is almost non existent.
It will spend a couple days in a mineral oil bath before getting flushed and oiled. Then like all my knives it will go into my pocket for at least one day.
I absolutely love these old Schrades. The fit and finish is phenomenal. These were made by true craftsmen that obviously took great pride in their work.
The only thing that stops me from carrying one of them as my everyday knife is the nail tearing pull on the secondary’s, especially the Spey blades. It’s the same with the 303. Mains are a bit tough but the secondary’s combination of strong pull and sharp nail nick just destroy my thumb nail.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:31 pm

This one came in today's mail. I don't know why I buy these (other that I just like 'em) cause they're all the same except for the color. Sigh.
So what does S30V steel get me besides a higher price?
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Tsar Bomba » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:15 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:
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So what does S30V steel get me besides a higher price?
More time sharpening? ::shrug::

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Post by Old Hunter » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:39 pm

Gets you an edge that lasts much longer than the 420HC. But as mentioned by the Tsar, takes more effort to resharpen. Just keep touching it up on ceramic sticks as you use it, then you'll maintain the edge without a lot of additional work. OH
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Baykeeper » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:55 pm

New Buck to report, #112 Drop Point w/ Crelicam Ebony handles. Why?? Because I didn't have a drop point Buck in the collection. I also ordered a brown "distressed" Buck sheath for it and surprise surprise, I found that it had been made in the USA, not in Mexico like their current black sheaths, it is nice and soft and has a special embossed button not to be found on their black sheaths. I'll keep the black sheath that came with the knife as a spare. The knife itself doesn't have the normal date code on it, but instead has an anvil in the date code's place. Also got a diamond pocket sharpener, and it works great, I only ordered it to get above the free shipping amount, but now that I have it I love it. This knife will be carried, it's not a special edition or anything so using it will be a no harm no foul situation.

The Crelicam Ebony has quite a story, it is a company in Africa using sustainable methods, and plant a new tree for every one harvested, they even have an nursery to grow the new trees. This Ebony also has beautiful grain to parts of it, which negates it's usage in things like piano keys and other traditional uses that require all black wood, which means a decrease of wasted wood. Both Buck and Taylor Guitars have joined up to use and promote this sustainable hardwood product, google "Crelicam", it's an interesting read. https://crelicam.com/
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by garddogg56 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:24 pm

Thats a beauty Baykeep ::tu::
The tip on them drop points look stout.them handles ::super_happy::
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Baykeeper » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:38 pm

garddogg56 wrote:
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Thats a beauty Baykeep ::tu::
The tip on them drop points look stout.them handles ::super_happy::
Thanks garddogg, I'm really liking it, makes me wonder why Buck waited so long to offer drop points on their regularly stocked knives, not just for special editions like they have done for years. I'm really also liking the brass bolsters up against that dark wood. Here is a view of the pile side handles, lots of grain on that side too......beautiful!
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Post by garddogg56 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:40 pm

Yes it is ::handshake::
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Post by jmh58 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:03 pm

KOOL 112 baykeeper!! 8) Nice set-up ya put together.. ::tu:: ::nod::
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Byrd » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:42 pm

That's a great looking knife. It just "comes together". I can see one of those in my future. I love the 110/112 Bucks but I think their weakness is the tip. The drop point fixes that.
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Baykeeper » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:17 pm

Byrd wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:42 pm
That's a great looking knife. It just "comes together". I can see one of those in my future. I love the 110/112 Bucks but I think their weakness is the tip. The drop point fixes that.
I agree, it does just "comes together" doesn't it? Now that you mention your preference for drop points, I realized that I have seen a lot of 110's with broken blades for sale on ebay, most with the tips gone. It's like a whole bunch of people all of a sudden needed a screwdriver, so they break the tips off of a blade so they can unscrew that pesky screw, (I actually saw a guy do that once, but not with a Buck, think it was an Saber). I know Buck will replace blades on 110's/112's if asked to, but if the broken tip is on a collectible year or version, (like a reversed tang stamp era model), the collector value disappears the moment a new blade is installed, and that new blade will have a modern tang stamp. All of which is actually OK if you just need a user and don't care about collector value, (though collectors will be sobbing in the background if it is a collectible version, lol).
I decided to go ahead and carry this one, and put it into my EDC rotation, reason being is that Buck plans to keep these in stock for awhile, if I feel I need a shelf queen I can order another one later. Can't wait to start using this new one.
BTW: I checked out your profile photo, that's a nice old Thompson; is it functional?
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