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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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Jacknifeben are you having trouble reading or deciphering the date chart Ken posted a couple of posts above? If you left click on the chart, it will enlarge.
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Found it 1993. Thanks.
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I have a buck 501 in old style lettering, how do you date that?
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jroswalt wrote: Mon Oct 17, 2022 3:23 am I have a buck 501 in old style lettering, how do you date that?
The 501 first appeared in the Buck catalog in 1975. The early models had Red Bucarda (linen micarta) handle slabs but I'm not sure when they switched to wood.

Considering that Buck began using date symbols in 1986, your 501 was made between 1975-1985. Red Bucarda handle slabs would narrow the date down to 1975 or possibly a little later.
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