My Favorite Bucks

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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My Favorite Bucks

Postby Mad German » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:55 pm

Hi guys. I’m new here, so I just wanted to say hi and thanks for letting me join the group.

My favorite Bucks, and dare I say my favorite knives, are my 503 & 703. I went through the phase of larger knives (PM2, ZT0562, and such) but in the end, I always came back to my trusty 503 and 703. For me, knives of this size are perfect for my needs. I’m not a “hard use” kind of guy, I just use my knives to open the mail, cut strings now and then, open a few packages here and there, etc.

My late father got along just fine with a knife about the size of my 503, so I figured so can I. I do have dedicated hunting and fishing knives, as well as some heavier duty folders for camping use. But for day to day tasks, the 503 and 703 just can’t be beat.

Of course, these are just my opinions!

Anyone agree or disagree?

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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby Railsplitter » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:16 pm

I'm not familiar with the 503 but I carried a 703 for several years straight back in the early/mid 1980's when I only owned one pocket knife. I went into a pawn shop with some other guys and I wasn't even looking for a new pocket knife. They had a display case of the 700 series knives and I just had to have that 703.

I loved that thing. I currently own a 703 but it's not the same one.
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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby tongueriver » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:09 pm

I have several Buck knives, all fixed and not a single folder except an Alpha Hunter flipper given to me by my Son. My favorite Buck is the 121, hands down.
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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby Corso » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:43 pm

I like the small folders myself

309 is a particular favorite

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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby eveled » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:11 pm

Mad River, nothing wrong with the 503 or 703. For years I carried a small stockman, I know what smalle knives can do. Your right its all you'll ever need.

tongueriver wrote:I have several Buck knives, all fixed and not a single folder except an Alpha Hunter flipper given to me by my Son. My favorite Buck is the 121, hands down.



The guide or the fisherman? Both are nice in their own way. Both are model 121.

I cary a 110 daily for the last 30+ years, but my favorite sheath knife is the 117 small special. It has the blade from the small Brahma, with the handle of the classic Buck knives. It's the fourth one from the top in this picture.
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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby Thunderdaddy » Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 am

My favorite Buck is the 112 Ranger. My favorite production era for these is the 2 dot period, but here's a nice earlier one I carried yesterday.
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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby Old Hunter » Fri May 11, 2018 11:20 am

If forced to choose only one it would be the Buck 118. My favorite of the five I own is this one I bought from Cal several years ago. OH
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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby kossetx » Fri May 11, 2018 3:05 pm

I abhor things in my pocket. That being the case I carry a 110 since size doesn't matter on my belt. I've never found it to be cumbersome or too big and when its embellished or custom it shows off a lot better than a smaller knife. Especially in open top sheaths.
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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby boykinlp » Fri May 11, 2018 8:29 pm

kossetx wrote:I abhor things in my pocket. That being the case I carry a 110 since size doesn't matter on my belt. I've never found it to be cumbersome or too big and when its embellished or custom it shows off a lot better than a smaller knife. Especially in open top sheaths.


Love to see some pictures of your favorite 110's! :D
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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby garddogg56 » Sat May 12, 2018 12:22 am

I think my favorite Buck is the 303 or maybe the 307 ::shrug:: pending what's up.At work its a .112.
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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby boykinlp » Sat May 12, 2018 1:41 pm

I, too, like my Buck 303. I use it everyday.
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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby kossetx » Sat May 12, 2018 9:41 pm

boykinlp wrote:
kossetx wrote:I abhor things in my pocket. That being the case I carry a 110 since size doesn't matter on my belt. I've never found it to be cumbersome or too big and when its embellished or custom it shows off a lot better than a smaller knife. Especially in open top sheaths.


Love to see some pictures of your favorite 110's! :D


OK but there is a thread on this forum under buck 112 Barehead that shows some of mine but here are a few more. The top one is Buck and the bottom is Remer Stone. It's a little hard to see but the RS bolsters have a copper elk head silhouette on them.
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Re: My Favorite Bucks

Postby boykinlp » Sat May 12, 2018 10:10 pm

kossetx wrote:
boykinlp wrote:
kossetx wrote:I abhor things in my pocket. That being the case I carry a 110 since size doesn't matter on my belt. I've never found it to be cumbersome or too big and when its embellished or custom it shows off a lot better than a smaller knife. Especially in open top sheaths.


Love to see some pictures of your favorite 110's! :D


OK but there is a thread on this forum under buck 112 Barehead that shows some of mine but here are a few more. The top one is Buck and the bottom is Remer Stone. It's a little hard to see but the RS bolsters have a copper elk head silhouette on them.


NICE!!!
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