I searched for a thread dedicated to traditional Buck fixed blade knives and didn't find one. I have a few and wanted a venue to show them and see those owned by others, so here is a start. I obtained the 102 yesterday from a hunting partner who sold it to me on behalf of his brother - says it is about 30 years old (give or take) and he never used it. It sure looks unused to me.
I have displayed my 105 Pathfinder before, but not in a dedicated Buck thread. I bought this one at the PX at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD in 1976 and used it as my only deer skinning knife until November 1998. According to my hunting journal I skinned a deer with it on 11-11-98, after that I switched to a Western gut-hook drop point knife.
Deep in the guts of most men is buried the involuntary response to the hunter's horn, a prickle of the nape hairs, an acceleration of the pulse, an atavistic memory of his fathers, who killed first with stone, and then with club...Robert Ruark