Buck 117 & 212

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: Buck 117 & 212

Postby XX Case XX » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:52 pm

Railsplitter wrote:I fear that I might be headed for a similar experience.

After I bought my 2nd Buck 100 Series knife, I was hooked. I only have 5 now but I'll get a few more eventually when I can afford them. :mrgreen:

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Re: Buck 117 & 212

Postby Old Hunter » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:22 am

Glad you guys are "feeling the Buck Knife" and joining the club. Buck fixed blades are solid knives, I bought the base model 212 because it matches my 100 series collection. I've been carrying the 212 around with me - thinking it will be a good boat knife - cut bait, line, etc. to supplement my Buck 121 Fisherman for filleting fish. OH
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Re: Buck 117 & 212

Postby eveled » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:27 am

OH. Those models do compliment each other very well. One long slender and thin. The other short stout and beefy. Two of my favorites.

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Re: Buck 117 & 212

Postby Old Hunter » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:27 pm

Comparison photo of Buck fixed blades - all straight blades with clip points (T-B: 120, 119, 117, 212, 102). I do have a couple of the Buck 124 and one could be in the picture but I left that model out due to handle design; I need to find one of the vintage 124 Frontiersman with the 100 series Phenolic handles. OH
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Re: Buck 117 & 212

Postby Old Hunter » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:29 pm

My two selected Buck "Boating/Fishing" knives together. Big difference in blade thickness of the old 121 Fisherman vs. the 212 Fixed Ranger. Noticed that both models use the same numbers, just moved! OH
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Re: Buck 117 & 212

Postby Old Hunter » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:33 pm

Some vintage advertisements. The 1948 ads show the heritage of the Buck 212 (the original 112)- not a new design for Buck Knives! OH
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Re: Buck 117 & 212

Postby XX Case XX » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:19 pm

Old Hunter wrote: I need to find one of the vintage 124 Frontiersman with the 100 series Phenolic handles.

I found one right here not too long ago from Muskrat Man. Pre-86 Tang Stamp. Excellent shape too, including the sheath. I snatched that up double quick. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Buck 117 & 212

Postby Railsplitter » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:52 pm

Thanks for that info OH. I had no idea that the 112 started out as a fixed blade. That puts an even more interesting twist on how Buck came up with 212 for the current model number.
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Re: Buck 117 & 212

Postby eveled » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:16 pm

Great posts OH. I love the thinness of the fisherman too. Great user for sure. Like I said before. The old 121 and the new 212 really compliment each other well. Two of my favorite users for sure. Perfect 3rd knife is the 124. You’d be ready for anything.


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