Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

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Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by garddogg56 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:58 am

Like the topic states I just want to see your new addition and your reasons for buying them.My newest is a 112v Ranger and the reason is my first Buck was a .112. when I first got in the trade and I wanted a thinner rounded bolster Ranger and I finally got one ::nod:: Also I want to know the reasons for you guys buying the newer knives.
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Post by Old Hunter » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:06 am

GD, the last Buck I bought was the 1968 era 301 built by Schrade - got it in April. It joins the 1970 era 301 I already had that was built by Camillus. Next I intend to add a current 301 so I have an example as built by Buck - think I want the version with the yellow handles this time. I also like the looks of the red handled Buck 303 that was sold in limited numbers around 1992 (I copied this picture off of ebay) - they just look cool! Also on my "eventual" list is a 103 Skinning Knife.
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Post by Railsplitter » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:15 am

My newest addition is this shieldless 709 from 2000.

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About a week before that it was this 705 from 1992.

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Throughout my years of collecting I have managed to acquire three 703's. The bottom one is my newest 703 that I got about three weeks ago.

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My attraction for the 700 series started in the early 80's when I saw a 703 in a display case. I bought it and carried it for a while but then I either lost it or broke it. Can't remember which. I sure did love that knife!

I always did miss that knife but it wasn't until 20+ years later, after they were discontinued, that I got another one.
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Post by garddogg56 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:24 am

Stablemaster I allways liked the 700 series but I won't persue them untill I collect the 300 series ::shrug:: OH those red handled knives are beautiful I have never handled one, to me the Cadet is my favorite to EDC,I too like the 103 skinner ::nod::
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Post by 313 Mike » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:52 am

Picked up this 2004 301 because my Old Timer 8OT is getting pretty thin on the main blade, and I wanted an all stainless stockman of similar size with nice full blades for work use, cutting boxes, packages, string, twine, cartons, and small food chores as well...plus to be able to carry as a supplement to my fixed blade during hunting season. I've never owned a Buck other than a 110, so I wanted to give one of their tradtional style slipjoints a try, and the 301 seemed to fit the bill. Plus the sawcut delrin is a natural for a work knife, pretty near indestructable in normal use, and nice and grippy too. So far so good, the blades open up really smooth, definitely not a nail breaker, which is good when you are opening it up repeatedly throughout the day. The handle orientates easily in the hand, to make finding the blade you need pretty simple and quick. (main blade nick on the shield side)...blades snap into place securely with no blade play, and it has been keeping an edge quite nicely. I appreciate the thickness of the blades, especially the sheepsfoot, that one's my fav. The stainless has been working out nicely too, it's gotten wet plenty, and hasn't taken on any rust as of yet. So getting back to the question at hand, I bought this knife to be a user, and one that I don't have to baby, that I can put to hard use and not have to worry about it breaking down on me. I think I made a good choice.
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Post by garddogg56 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:55 pm

Ya Mike pretty much the same with me, I love my 112+110 for work I never got into the slip joints because they moved some of there lines to china but when Buck announced they were moveing from china back to the USA I started buying them again I was always satisfied with Schrade and Camillus for my slippies But both are out of the US,So in my quest for a slippie for work I tried Case they are nice (pretty) but just not a TOUGH knife. so I went with Buck 300 series knives ::nod::
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Post by Chief RID » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:31 pm

My newest is this 311 Mini Trapper.
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Post by Old Hunter » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:50 pm

Chief, that 311 is the one of the most desirable of the discontinued Buck patterns - nice knife!
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Post by garddogg56 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:35 am

Nice trappers Chief ::tu::
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Post by Chief RID » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:26 am

Thanks guys. A friend gave it to me and I carry it often. It is my only Buck pocket knife. I saw one at a flea market in Myrtle Beach and passed on it. I should have grabbed it. It was a smaller knife and I really did not pay it no mind. ::doh::

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Post by bigdaddys8ball » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:02 pm

here is my newest buck my wife went to indiana over the weekend to bring her mom (barb) down to stay with us for a couple weeks well barbs friend (sis) in indiana is a elderly woman in her mid seventies and she said that her dad packed it the last few years of his life and when he passed she put it in her purse and it stayed there till she took it out and gave to me i guess barb told her how i collect pocket knives and that i would take care of it so i called sis and told her thank you and that the knife was going in with my special ones and that i would proudly show it off
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Post by johnny twoshoes » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:16 pm

Growing up, Buck was the gold standard of cutlery for my family and everyone had a Buck knife. 110s, 102s and a few knives from the 300 series were always around. I'm not sure why, but Buck was the hunters knife in our family. Often times the 102 was the knife of choice for processing deer and the 110 was just a back up folder for food prep at camp, but it usually stayed clean from the blood of a fresh kill.

There is a few different Buck knives that really stick out in my mind, like the 102 my uncle left stuck in a log after cleaning a few cottontails. The whole gang of hunters decided to make another hunting trip out of the return for the Buck knife. It's a story of heard more than a few times and there is always a smile on the storyteller's face.

The knife that most sticks out in my mind though is the Buck 704 that my Grandfather has. It was a gift from my Mom one Christmas and it became his EDC for the next few years. The knife became known as the lost and found Buck, he lost that knife more than any other, but he always found it. He lost it for almost a year and never said anything to us about it, until one day my Mom was helping them get some laundry done and she stumbled onto the lost 704. My Grandfather's face turned a little red when he recognized the knife that was found. Then we got the story and the timetable of the missing blade.

One of my fondest memories of that knife was a on a little trip I took with my Grandfather. I spent a weekend with him every month and we'd wake up earlier than my Grandmother and go out for a ride. Often we'd head to a little butcher shop in town and get a fresh ring of bologna. Then we would drive to the riverside and he'd pull out that Buck knife and hunk the ring bologna into pieces. I remember trying to catch a better look at that knife every time it was produced from his pocket.

It wasn't until later years that I got bit by the knife bug and I started to do a little research into knives. As my collection grew I focused on other knives and different brands. Finally I found a 703 at a knife show in Titusville, the guy was willing to haggle on the price and I came home with a new knife. It wasn't my Grandfather's exact knife, but it was close. I showed it to him and he was tickled to know that I bought a knife like his. He even started carrying his knife more.

It's funny how you can carry something for so long and be used to it and then one day it disappears and you never know it. One night as I was getting ready for bed I slipped the 703 out of my pocket and unknowingly set it down on the window seal, being that it was summer we had an air conditioner in the window and I must have slipped the knife under the edge of the machine. It wasn't until the weather changed that my Mom found the knife when we were getting the air conditioner out. Soon after that I traded it to a fellow member of this forum who wanted a 703 for his dad. It went to a better home than I could give it.

A couple months ago, a 704 popped up for sale on another forum, I wanted it bad and asked if we could do a trade. The guy who had it offered me a deal I couldn't resist. He was a bass fisherman and I had a few lures that I wasn't using. It was a great trade and pretty soon I had my own 704. I haven't shown it to him yet, but he'll see it soon.

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Post by garddogg56 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:16 pm

Caleb;Don't be sorry for telling your story I for one enjoy your writings ::nod:: Thanks for sharing your story and that Buck ::tu:: Where have ya been hope everything is well.
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Post by Old Hunter » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:32 pm

Caleb, great story and it's not even over! Thanks for taking the time to write it out - I sure enjoyed reading it.
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Post by Chief RID » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:49 am

I really enjoyed the story , Caleb. Thanks.

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Post by johnny twoshoes » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:55 pm

It's been a while since I've really shared anything on here. I'm sorry for that guys, I've been pretty busy on a couple other forums and at home. AAPK is always my first choice and I am logged on almost all the time. I just stopped sharing as much as I once did and I'm not sure why. I enjoy this place so much, I hope to start getting back to the norm again.

Thanks guys, it's been great getting to know you all.

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Post by garddogg56 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:07 pm

Is anyone out there buying the newer Bucks if so what is drawing you to them.Caleb good to here from ya ::nod::
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Post by johnny twoshoes » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:35 pm

I bought a Buck Vantage Avid, thats the newest model I've gotten from them. I bought it last year at a walmart on our way to trout camp because I needed a bigger just in case knife.
My hip boots leaked and I got suctioned into them, that was until I pulled the avid out and cut myself out.

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The attraction was the price. It said USA and I could get it for under $30, so it came home with me.

Also, I won CJ's EDC on another forum.

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Post by garddogg56 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:27 pm

Caleb;I've heard rave reviews on the Avid ::tu:: How do ya like the thumb hole??
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Post by johnny twoshoes » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:55 am

G56, the thumb hole is okay.

The one I bought at wally world has a little noise to it if you shake it. It's a problem these knives have after they have been opened and closed a few times, Buck got the problem figured out and you can send them in to have 'em fixed. I haven't sent mine in yet.

If you want it, send me your address G56 and it's your's.
I bought it on a whim and will never use it. Which is unfortunate, it's a great knife. I'd be glad to get a better home for it. ::tu::

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Post by garddogg56 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:09 am

Thanx Caleb PM sent ::handshake::
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Post by garddogg56 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:44 am

No one else into modern Buck knives???
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Post by garddogg56 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:11 pm

Caleb she arrived fri. THANK-YOU gave her a tune-up good as new ::tu:: I'm having trouble keeping her from my boys.
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Post by johnny twoshoes » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:49 pm

Well, if you get bored of it and decide that one of your offspring would enjoy it, don't feel bad about sending it to more work.
I hope you enjoy it, it was a fun buy at a great time. ::tu::

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Post by Old Hunter » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:31 pm

Wow GD, that is one fine gift! And kudos to Caleb, he is obviously a class act.
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Post by garddogg56 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:21 am

Yes OH he is ::tu::
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate that.
I love my brothers here at AAPK and I enjoy getting to know everyone.

Robert could be my uncle, I think we'd get along out in the woods and enjoy a good deer hunt sometime. ::tu::

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Post by garddogg56 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:12 am

Well get yer arse up here in the fall ::nod::And MAYBE you can keep my twin 19yo boys awake in the wood long enough so they can shoot there deer they play college fall baseball they start workout at 5am and last practice ends 10pm by the time I get them for a saturday hunt there beat :lol: :lol:
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Post by Colonel26 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:56 am

I bought a new 301 this year, my first Buck slip joint. It wasn't up to snuff. So I emailed them, they contacted me, apologized, made me a new one and sent it to me no questions asked! It is now one of my best quality knives, and I don't even like stainless generally. As a matter of fact I'm pretty much a Solingen guy. But man is this knife good, and tough.

I've never had a stainless knife that will take and hold an edge like this 301. I'm sold on them and their customer service. I'm a fan for life.
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Post by garddogg56 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:47 am

Colonal26;thats good to hear ::nod:: if ya don't mind me asking,what on the 301 wasn't up to snuff?
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Post by Colonel26 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:39 am

Here is my story. I copied it from the post I made on the Chinese knife forum in response to a question from Old Hunter. Here's the copied portion.

OH, I think I can help you out here.

Disclaimer: I don't buy chicom knives or shotguns personally but I wound up with one anyway

Now that that's out of the way so I don't get flamed, let me explain. I don't know about the exact two that you mention, but I can tell you about the differences between the 301 USA stockman and the 371 China stockman. My wife gets me and the boys identical knives every year for Christmas. After hearing me talk about Buck quality and reading their company philosophy she decided that this past Christmas it would be Buck instead of Case as usual, fine by me. She didn't know that they had a chicom line so she bought what she thought was a good deal on a large stockman, the 371. I was a little disappointed at first, but since it was a gift and it was from the wife I decided to pack it edc for a while and give it an honest shakedown (I was curious too). Fit and finish were great, the springs were great, it was sharp right out of the box, and I couldn't knock the product at all. I carried it, I used it and it was a fine knife. The edge held up well for stainless and it resharpened easily. As a matter of fact it was so good that I thought the USA version had to be perfect so I bought one. Not so great.

The springs on the USA version were weak, the nail nicks looked like they had been chiseled out there were so many tool marks in them, and the blades just looked rough. I was far from impressed. Other than having slightly better metal the USA version was a looser all the way around. So I sent an email to Buck. I told them very politely point by point why the USA version was inferior to the chicom knife. I ended by telling them how saddened I was that this was the case that the USA version of their own knife wasn't as good as the communist Chinese version.

A couple of days later the head of US manufacturing for Buck emailed wanting to speak to me. I called him back and he addressed each issue point by point telling me where they had messed up on each item of my list. He had been to China to help set up Buck's plant over there and to teach them how to build knives to Buck's specifications. He told me that you are more likely to get an unsatisfactory US knife than a Chinese knife because they can afford to simply throw them away if they aren't perfect whereas in the US they cannot afford to do so unless they are really bad. He told me that he's seen them throw away knives that he would have to sell.

In the end they made me a new 301 special in his words just to show me what they could really build. He sent it to me no questions asked and simply told me to send him the bad one when I got around to it so they could study it. He also had me send in all my other Buck knives for their spa treatment at no charge too! My new 371 is one of the best quality knives I own and I don't even like stainless. It is an amazing knife.

Moral of the story, as a product the Chicom knife will probably be a very good one but not have as good metal as the USA version. The USA version will be a good knife as long as it wasn't made on Monday morning or Friday afternoon. If you do get one that is unsatisfactory, Buck will make it right. If the chicom version had the metal in it that the USA version has, they'd put the USA version out of business. And that hurts me to say that.
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Post by garddogg56 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:04 am

huh ,that an interesting story,at least they took care of you ,now on the other hand I've never had a problem with a Buck knife but then I only buy what I can touch Never by mail I own one china Buck( long story) and I won't give it pocket time just feels cheep .I keep it only because it was a gift or I would donate it to the Salvation Army ::shrug::
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Post by Colonel26 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:17 pm

The quality of my 301 rivals any of the newer knives I own and surpasses many of what should be premium brands. I love the one I have now. The first one not so much. I'd take my Buck 301 any day over my Queen "premium" Stockman.

I guess it was just the luck of the draw on that first one.
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Post by garddogg56 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:07 am

Colonel It's a crap shoot at times ::shrug:: My favorite is a Camillus made cadet I want to get a new 301 and a solitare in yeller ::nod::
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Post by Colonel26 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:32 am

Do you have one of the newer style 301's with the triple back springs? I really like it, not having the blades canted, and man is it smooth. It's much smoother than some of my much more expensive knives.
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Post by garddogg56 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:39 am

Don't have one yet my 303 is made by Camillus1974 and is a great knife I hope not to get disapointed in the newer 301's
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Post by garddogg56 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:51 am

here are some of my more modern new additions to my Buck family ::groove:: I have Caleb to thank for the Avid ::handshake::
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Post by 313 Mike » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:34 pm

I've got a 2004 Buck usa 301 with the three backsprings and it is turning out to be a great knife, gets smoother the more I use it...definititely a winner in my book. The more I carry it the more I like it....

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Post by Just Plain Dave » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:29 am

I have an unknown year 303 USA (Likely mid 2000) that a buddy gave me. I have never really gone for the sort of grind Buck puts on these.

I can't get it to slice paper QUITE as well as some other knives, but it is reasonably sharp.

A little fat with the three backsprings.....

Slant bolsters are kinda nice....
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Post by garddogg56 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:19 am

I've been heming and hawing over a watch-pocket knife for work ::shrug:: been going between a 55 or a 503 so the winner is :shock:
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Old Hunter » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:46 am

Had a bit of a dry spell recently, been tied up vacationing (working!) and with real work. Finally stopped by an antique & collectibles store I have been driving past for years - the guy had a decent selection of knives - picked up this pre-86 Buck 303. I can check that one off my list - an older 303 has been on it for awhile. Got a decent price per looking over e-bay - right in the average, but this one is now in my pocket. I like the fact that it is nearly new, but not mint - don't have to do the "should I EDC it or should I preserve it" debate!
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by garddogg56 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:34 am

MAN OH thats clean ::woot::
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Just Plain Dave » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:00 am

Someday I GOTTA get me one of them older flat ground Bucks!!!
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Old Hunter » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:24 am

Dogg, I'm pretty excited about this find - a bucket list knife - looking forward to adding it to my EDC rotation.

Mike, I'm with you - the modern Buck blade grind doesn't do a thing for my sense of style. I do plan to add one with yellow handles to my collection, both to support Buck and to have a modern Buck mfg example, probably go with a 301 for that knife whenever I add it. Variations is what makes this collecting hobby so interesting (fun) to me.

The other feature I like about the old model 303 is the fact that it is built with two springs instead of the three springs Buck uses on the new models - more classic in my opinion.
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Colonel26 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:03 am

That's a dandy OH! I like the looks of it a lot. What size are those 303 bucks?

I love my new 301, especially the three back springs. No it isn't traditional, and I'm usually a sucker for traditional, but it's just so smooth and works so good. I got the dyamond wood. Get one I predict you'll fall in love.

But those pics surely do give me a hankering for o e of them 303's.
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Old Hunter » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:36 am

My NOS Buck 303 measures 3-3/8" OAL (closed). If you lay it next to an Old Timer OT33 or OT34 it is virtually identical in size. I carried this knife yesterday in both jeans (all day for work) and in shorts (after I got home). In the jeans I had to check a time or two to ensure it was still in my left front pocket - in the shorts you can feel it moving when you walk, but not twisting like a bigger knife. The size is very nice in length, not too long, and the blades have enough width and heft to be more useful than a penknife - my only use yesterday was in using the tip of the master clip blade in prying up the paper cover on the adhesive to seal a Priority Mail shipping box - worked good! I will add a new Buck eventually - yellow handles in either a 301 Stockman or Solitaire - all my Buck pocketknives (except one 309 Whittler) are Schrade or Camillus made. I have noticed in pictures that the early Buck mfg 300 series knives (late 80's and early 90's) have the flat grind - I think I will try to find a few of those to add to my variations.
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by trey » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:53 pm

I just got this and I really like it.

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Post by garddogg56 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:46 am

Man Trey I like that too is it a flipper? that color would be perfict for the boys for hunting ::nod::
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Post by 313 Mike » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:26 am

Yeah Trey that is a nice one! I like the jimping on both ends of the handle, nice touch. Also like the orange camo, I've taken to putting a strip of orange duct tape on the handle of some of my camping hunting knives to make them easier to find in low light conditions, on the forest floor, or in a crowded gear bag. Does that open up just with the thumbstuds? What is the model number?
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by 268bull » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:14 pm

A 526 C lockback Scout knife. I bought the knife at an estate sale, Buck makes a quality knife, and the price they were asking, I couldn't pass it up. ::nod:: Bull

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

Post by Old Hunter » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:20 am

Stopped by Dick's Sporting Goods in Jacksonville NC this past Tuesday to see what new hunting season items had arrived (deer stands, duck decoys, dove shells, etc.) and saw a pretty nice display of Buck Knives (Gerber too). I was looking at a Buck 119 Special when I noticed this 113 Ranger that was on sale; it looked like an open 112 in the package, but it is a fixed blade (nice, short but wide drop point) - nice skinning style with a 112 style handle. I haven't opened it up yet, might save it for one of the great-nephews (if one shows enough "stick to it" when deer hunting with me this season). - or I might open it up and skin one with it myself - time will tell. Old Hunter ('bout ready for some hunting too!)
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by garddogg56 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:31 am

WOW OH as you know I'm a 112 man that is beautiful ::woot:: What is the blade lenth??Is there a sheath??? ::smirk::
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by trey » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:42 am

The orange knife is a Bantam. It is marked 284 (or 264) on the blade. It is the small Bantam.
It opens easily with the thumb studs, it isn't a flipper. I really like it. Can't beat it for $17.00.

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

Post by Old Hunter » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:49 am

Dogg, there is a black leather sheath (it is in the big blister package, behind the knife). I haven't measured it, guess the blade to be no more than 3" - it is out in my shop, will go back out in the morning and measure the blade for you. Let's see if I can find a link on Buck's website to this knife: http://www.buckknives.com/index.cfm?eve ... uctid=3960

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Ranger Skinner
Overview Tech Specs
Originally created as a limited edition model, the 113 Ranger® Skinner is a stylish and performance oriented combination of Buck?s famous Ranger® and the classic Buck Vanguard®. Streamlined to be smaller, yet designed to be effective, this knife will get any job done in the field. The classic look, ergonomic handle and ease-of-use design guarantee that you will come to rely upon it. This design fills the need for a sturdy, compact knife with a versatile skinning blade.

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Blade Length: 3 1/8" (7.9 cm)
Blade Material: 420HC
Carry System: Black leather sheath
Fixed Blade: Yes
Handle Material: Macassar Ebony Dymondwood
Quantity: Yes
Weight: 5.2 oz. (148 g)
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Buck's website is saying $84.00 - Dick's sale price was $49.97 plus sales tax (cost me $53 and some change). Buck is also saying Currently not Available - that must be because they have shipped truckloads of them to all the Dick's stores - the one I was in had at least a dozen out on display.
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Old Hunter » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:44 pm

Dogg, just for you buddy I went ahead and opened the Buck package up this morning (like I really needed a hard push to do that ::ds:: )! The blade measures just slightly over 3" (3-1/16", but that depends on exactly where you set the ruler with the curved bolster/guard). In my hand the grip is medium sized (I wear XL work gloves), it feels just right with three fingers wrapped around the grip and the pointer finger on the top of the blade - the way you would wield the knife when skinning a deer. I picked through the knives on display at Dick's to find one with "streaky" wood, light and dark streaks that give it character - most of them were very even like the 110 and 112 grips. I think you will like this knife - I am looking forward to skinning out a whitetail to give it a try. Old Hunter

Ps The leather sheath fits the knife nice and tightly; it has a plastic liner sewn into the leather, down in the sheath to protect the stitching from being cut - the knife fits tightly and I think will be secure when carried in the woods.
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by garddogg56 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:28 am

Very nice OH ::tu:: Thank U.that 113 looks to be quite like my Olsen skinner.
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Just Plain Dave » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:48 am

I could almost see myself buying one of those 113s....
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Post by garddogg56 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:37 pm

Ya JPD I'll own one by deer season ::nod:: ::nod:: ::nod::
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Re: Whats your newest addition to your Buck family and why?

Post by Old Hunter » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:06 pm

Dogg and Dave, I plan to skin and butcher the first deer I shoot this season with my new Buck 113 - I will also put up a review of the event here when it happens (opening day is SAT, 10/13), I will also hunt MON-TUE-WED of that week - unless I get skunked I will have a good idea by then of how well I like it. OH
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Post by garddogg56 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:19 pm

Are those dates Bow season?
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