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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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Greetings, Everyone...New Guy Here

Postby KLJ77 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:49 pm

Actually, I've been a registered member for a while now but mostly been perusing the site/threads on specific topics...namely Buck knives. I've been an avid collector of Buck knives for several years now and have had the fortune to collect some beauties and some that are rare and hard to find.

Anyway...I hail from Virginia, am retired (military (20 yrs) & 20 years of civil service) and. I'm a soon to be a 68-year-old, going on 28. ::ds:: So far, I've enjoyed perusing this site and have learned a lot about certain knives from the veterans who have been doing this a lot longer than I have. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to being a part of the discussions and learning my way around the site a bit more. Maybe even brag about some of my treasures I've been able to obtain.

I'm an 'old school' type of person, so bear with me and set me straight if I tend to get out of line. Each forum has its own protocols, and I've read those on this site, so I'll do my best to behave and make my presence a pleasurable one. ::groove::

That's pretty much me. If anyone wants to know more, within reason, I'll be happy to respond. Until then...Greetings again to all. ::tu::
LJ

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Postby Doc B » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:53 pm

Welcome to the site and posting! Looking forward to some pictures of your knives!
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Postby Steve Warden » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:05 pm

Hi!
Thanks for your service!! What branch and career field?
Take care and God bless,

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Postby jmh58 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:15 pm

Welcome!! Looking forward to seeing your collection!! ::super_happy:: And Oh Yeah... Have FUN!!! ::groove::
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Postby KLJ77 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:20 pm

Doc B...Thanks for the welcome. I appreciate it.

Hey Steve...Thank you. I was Navy and retired in 98 (Chief Petty Officer E-7) Was on several different ships (FFG-34, G.W. Carrier, CG, tour at GTMO (Guantanamo Bay), Small Arms Instr. at Lil Creek, Amphib Base) Saw a lot of the world, courtesy of the government.

After I retired, I picked up a Physical Security Specialist position in the Tidewater area (Norfolk, Va.). I was a Master-At-Arms for 14 years, so my qualifications got me in the door as a PSS. Just retired from that position after another 20 years last April 2018.
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Postby Railsplitter » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:23 pm

Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you with us!
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Postby OLDE CUTLER » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:53 pm

Welcome to AAPK! ::welcome:: ::welcome:: You will like it here. Hope to see some pics of your knives.
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Postby kennedy knives » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:56 pm

Welcome jump right in ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Postby Jeffinn » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:34 pm

Welcome!
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Postby Old Hunter » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:23 am

Glad to have another Buck Knife fan on AAPK, so welcome Chief! Will be looking forward to seeing some of your Buck Knives too - the unofficial slogan of AAPK is "we love pictures!" OH
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Postby philco » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:27 am

Welcome to AAPK. ::welcome:: Thank you for your service to our country.

Please make yourself at home and share with us some of the great knives you've been able to make part of your collection.
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Postby treefarmer » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:07 am

::welcome:: to AAPK from the Florida Panhandle. ::handshake::
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Postby royal0014 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:46 am

::welcome::
Welcome aboard Chief, and Thank You for your service.

We have other squids and a few old leathernecks, along with other service members,
so you'll fit right in here .....

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Postby samb1955 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:23 pm

Welcome to the forum.

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Postby KLJ77 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:54 pm

Thanks to everyone for your most gracious welcome to this oldtimer. I appreciate it. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better, and you me. A great way to pass the time...when my 'honey do' list is complete. :D

Anyway...right quick,I just picked up an interesting BUCK knife, but not sure if it's a counterfeit yet. I'm still doing some research and going to take some photos. This knife is in near mint condition and has either rosewood or cherry wood handle. The stamp on the blade is a single "BUCK"...and that's all. There is a medallion on one side of the handle that says; "BUCK KNIVES". It's a fixed blade and is 8" overall length, with the cutting part of the blade at 4 inches. It came w/a black nylon sheath, which appears to be the original sheath. It almost looks like a boning knife with a 102 style blade. It has never been sharpened or used and well kept. It came from an estate sale.

Now, for the drawback on this knife; It has "TAIWAN" stamped on the opposite side of the blade. I know Buck had some knives made in Taiwan years ago, I'm just not sure if this is one of them. I paid $24.00 for this knife, so I'm not out much $$$ if it's not legit. However, this knife is in immaculate condition and only has two flaws that I see. Blemishes on the brass guard and the medallions words are not level and slightly tilted. One would have to be paying attention and look at it closely to even notice it.

I'll get some photos worked up and post them for perusal by those interested. I'll start a new thread regarding this when I do. I plan to also send some photos to the counterfeit guru at Buck and to the historians to see if they can provide any authenticity or not.

Later...

LJ
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