Buck Knives made in???

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Buck Knives made in???

Post by Charles Hardman » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:40 pm

Hey folks.

I am a bit confused about Buck Knives and their origin.
Actually, I am going to buy folding 110 Hunter for my EDC, but most people claim they are made in China. However the brand is US for 100%.

It doesn't really matter where they are made...it's about the quality of a product, is it US quality or ....?

Most review websites and relevant forums recomend Buck or Kershaw as EDC choice, some even said they live for 40+ years

But I would appreciate if someone here say smth like "I had one of these, this is awesome" - nonthing more

Thanks!

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Re: Buck Knives made in???

Post by just bob » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:49 pm

I think It depends on the pattern and when they were made.

https://www.lazerdesigns.com/blog/where ... china-usa/
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Re: Buck Knives made in???

Post by Paladin » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:45 pm

I am sure that all 110s are made in the good old USA.
and ::welcome:: to the forum.

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Re: Buck Knives made in???

Post by Railsplitter » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:07 pm

Here's a list that was current as of mid 2019:

BUCK KNIVES MADE IN USA

Buck Quickfire 288
Buck 55, 055
Buck Folding Hunter 110
Buck Squire 501
Buck Knight 505
Buck Vantage 340
Buck Vantage 345
Buck Vantage 346
Buck Vantage 347
Buck SpitFire
Buck Omni Hunter 10pt 390
Buck Folding Omni Hunter 10pt 395
Buck Omni Hunter 12pt 392, 393
Buck Folding Omni Hunter 12pt 397, 398
Buck Alpha Hunter 194, 193, 694, 693
Buck Folding Alpha Hunter 279, 278
Buck Folding Alpha Hunter Rosewood 277, 276
Buck Mini Alpha Hunter, 195, 196
Buck Mini Alpha Hunter Camo
Buck Alpha Dorado, 271, 270
Buck Bantam Nano 283
Buck Bantam BBW 284 – black, camo
Buck Bantam BLW 285 – black, camo
Buck Bantam BHW 286 – black, camo
Buck Prince 503
Buck Ranger 112
Buck X-Tract 730
The Lux line 014, 015, 016, 816, 816T
The Paklite Field Master and other Paklites 141
TOPS CSAR-T line
Vantage Force 845, 846, 847
Solitaire, 302
Duet, 306
Folding ErgoHunter, 598, 597, 595
ErgoHutner, 498, 497, 495
ErgoHunter WaterFowler, 492, 491, 490
ErgoHunter Caping Knife 571, 570
Ergo Hunter Boning Knife 581, 580
BuckLite MAX line
Buck Zipper 191, 691
Buck Vanguard 192, 692
Pathfinder, 105
Skinner, 103
Woodsman, 102
Smidgen, 160
Buck Hartsook Ultralite
Rush, 290
Impulse, 292
Paradigm Line
MiniBuck, 425
Stockman, 301
Lancer, 305
Companion, 309
Cadet 303
Buck Bantam Nano Orange Camo 283
Bantam BBW Orange Camo 284
Buck Bantam BLW Orange Camo 285
Buck Bantam BHW Orange Camo 286
Buck Compadre Axe 106
Buck Black Camp Axe 757
Buck SpitFire 722
Buck Mini SpitFire 726
Buck Ranger Skinner 113
Buck General 120
Buck Sprint Ops Pro 842
Buck Compadre Camp Knife 104
Buck Sprint Pro 841
Buck Nighthawk 650
Buck 113 Ranger Skinner
Momentum, 294
Open Season 556, 557

BUCK KNIVES MADE OVERSEAS

Buck Revel 766
Buck Redpoint 750
Buck X-Tract LED 731
Buck Nobleman, 327
Buck Colleague 325
Bones, 870, 869
Silver Creek Versa, 222 and the entire Silver Creek line
Parallex, 318, 316
Camp Axe, 757
Folding Saw, 755
Stockman 371
Trio 373
Deuce 375
Solo 379
Large Trapper 384
Canoe 389
Buck Redpoint Rescue Knife
Buck Nobleman Carbon Fiber Handle, Titanium Blade 327
Buck Apex Knife 818
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Re: Buck Knives made in???

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:22 pm

Welcome to AAPK. The Buck 110 is an iconic knife and will serve you well as an EDC. Kershaw also makes a fine knife but most are made in Japan I believe. As for knives lasting 40 years, with just a quick look around on this forum you’ll find knives that are 100 years old and more and have served their owners well. Just use the knife as it was made to be used - a knife. Not as a hammer, screwdriver, pry bar or a substitute for another tool. Sharpen it correctly, clean it occasionally and put a drop of oil in the joints every month or two. Any well made knife properly used and cared for should last a lifetime, and you should be able to leave it to your heirs for them to use as well. ::tu::

Take a look at the knives available from the stores here on AAPK. I bet you can find a good deal, on a good knife!

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Re: Buck Knives made in???

Post by RevolverGuy » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:37 pm

Buck 110 has always been made in the USA. Easy way to tell if a Buck is made overseas is that there won't be a "USA" on the tang stamp (underneath the model number). Also Buck puts an American flag on their packaging for all their USA made knives.

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Re: Buck Knives made in???

Post by eveled » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:47 pm

I agree. All 110’s have always been made in the USA. For a while they came with Mexico made sheaths but now even the sheaths are made in USA.

You cannot go wrong buying a Buck 110.

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Re: Buck Knives made in???

Post by Charles Hardman » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:19 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:22 pm
Welcome to AAPK. The Buck 110 is an iconic knife and will serve you well as an EDC. Kershaw also makes a fine knife but most are made in Japan I believe. As for knives lasting 40 years, with just a quick look around on this forum you’ll find knives that are 100 years old and more and have served their owners well. Just use the knife as it was made to be used - a knife. Not as a hammer, screwdriver, pry bar or a substitute for another tool. Sharpen it correctly, clean it occasionally and put a drop of oil in the joints every month or two. Any well made knife properly used and cared for should last a lifetime, and you should be able to leave it to your heirs for them to use as well. ::tu::

Take a look at the knives available from the stores here on AAPK. I bet you can find a good deal, on a good knife!

Ken
Thank you, Ken

I agree, it's doesn't matter if it's Japan, China or whatever...it's about quality!

For example, Gerber Kukri machettes also being produced in China and imported to the US through Canada, where they are rebranded to Gerber. But kukris' original manufacturer is Fiskars (finnish company that makes hatchets, axes, knives etc...) That's how it works...Current marketing realities urge manufacturers to create parts of their products in countries where workforce is much cheaper. This give them an opportunity to save quality and brand reputation as a result, I believe.

American made knife manufacturer BUCK KNIVES has been in the game for longer than most people can remember. Since 1902 they have been slowly developing a reputation for providing some of the sharpest, strongest, and most stylish knives around, and doing it all with quality steel in the good old U.S. of A.
https://wildproofgear.com/the-best-8-fo ... ck-knives/
I mean, Even if 110 Hunter was in the list of China made knives I would consider buyng it anyway

CH

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Re: Buck Knives made in???

Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:37 pm

As far as quality is concerned, the country of origin doesn't matter. What matters is whether the company that is contracting the knife cares about the materials, construction process and quality control. Those that do, like Buck, Kershaw, AG Russell, etc have excellent knives. Those that don't, well, those are at the gas station mini marts and swap meets...
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Re: Buck Knives made in???

Post by just bob » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:41 am

I've always been impressed by the quality of the Buck knives. I just wonder how much effort it took to snap a blade like this? Surely above and beyond normal use.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-Of-2-Vinta ... SwNlleJOKs
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Re: Buck Knives made in???

Post by RevolverGuy » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:48 pm

Judging from the other photos on that ebay listing it looks like that broken 119 was deliberate. The other knife in that listing is missing scales and the sheath for the 119 is missing closure. There is a difference in knife use and knife abuse.

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