questions re: Limited Edition Custom

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questions re: Limited Edition Custom

Postby Cletus Awreetus » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:23 pm

hello Guys,
can someone tell me a bit about this one please? I picked it up a few years ago on a whim as I'm not in any way a Buck collector. I'd like an idea as to how desirable it is, what it's worth, etc.Thanks in advance for any and all info!
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Re: questions re: Limited Edition Custom

Postby Old Hunter » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:54 pm

I can tell you it is a Buck 113, made in the custom shop. Has a serial number which tells you how many were made but I don't know when. There are many, many limited run variations of Buck knives, not even the hard core collectors know how many or when on some of them. Nice Buck!
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Re: questions re: Limited Edition Custom

Postby Cletus Awreetus » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:39 pm

OH,
thanks! yep, I've run into exactly what you're talking about, in spades. I figure if there's any one place I might get some comprehensive detail, it would be here. I guess I'll give it a little time, see what kind of info the board can come up with. My next move would be a letter to Buck I suppose. appreciate ya!

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Re: questions re: Limited Edition Custom

Postby Old Hunter » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:51 pm

Cletus, I collect up a lot of Buck Knives, but they are (or were) "standard issue" - the older the better. What you need is to meet some of the BCCI guys who focus on the limited edition/custom shop knives. For the most part they hang out at the Blade Forum Buck Knives sub-forum. I hang there too and enjoy it; here we're mostly outdoorsmen/users, not hardcore collectors. There are several guys here (like me, Bert, Dogg) who hit both forums - you'll find you're welcome at both hangouts - Buck guys love talking Buck Knives. OH
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Re: questions re: Limited Edition Custom

Postby Phaeton » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:28 pm

I am not a collector either, this was a gift from my workplace.
Buck Chip Flint custom.JPG
They know how I enjoy knives.
It has a number but no info on who or why.
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I use knives rather hard and this one sits on a shelf because of what it is.
Buck Chip Flint from factory.JPG

Buck does make a variety of custom editions.

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Re: questions re: Limited Edition Custom

Postby Old Hunter » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:42 pm

Wow Phaeton, that was one fantastic gift! Nice. OH
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Re: questions re: Limited Edition Custom

Postby OleBuck » Sun May 06, 2018 3:01 am

Gee, no one answered this. The Ranger Skinner shown by the OP has an Ironwood handle with a Mammoth tooth accent. It can be found in the 2013 BUCK catalog. 0113IWSLE cat #7350 You already know it was a limited edition of 250.


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