Buck ? Multiblade

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Buck ? Multiblade

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:40 pm

This knife is marked Wenger Delemont Switzerland on the master blade tang. There is a sticker that says "BUCK" on both sides of the handle.
Is this a knife that was sold by Buck ?
If so, do Buck collectors consider it to be a Buck knife ?
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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by cody6268 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:47 pm

For a period in the '80s and '90s, Buck marketed the SwissBuck series of knives made by Wenger in Switzerland (they also supplied scissors for a version of the Lancer with scissors) that all came with these black handles, aside from one called the Lady SwissBuck (based on the small 65mm Esquire by Wenger) that had white handles with the Buck emblem. The stickers are actually printed, inlaid metal badges. I think that model is called the Globetrotter. I had one that I had purchased as a part of a lot, but someone absolutely wrecked it (bent the tip of the blade, and over-torqued the Phillips so bad, it shattered and severely bent the liners), and I disassembled it for modding parts.

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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:54 pm

Thank you Cody.
Do Buck collectors consider the SwissBuck knives as part of a Buck collection ? If so, do they have much value, like, over $20 ?
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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by cody6268 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:06 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:54 pm
Thank you Cody.
Do Buck collectors consider the SwissBuck knives as part of a Buck collection ? If so, do they have much value, like, over $20 ?
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This is where it gets weird with me. It's a Wenger marketed as a Buck. I have containers for my Bucks, and my SAKs. I would store it with my SAKs because the tang stamp is Wenger.

I looked at eBay just now, and checked sold listings. Two sold new in box for $28 (plus $5 shipping) from the same seller. A used one sold for $20.

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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:17 pm

Thanks again Cody. Now i know what i have here, a $20 Wenger/Buck.
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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:35 pm

I know I would not consider it a Buck knife. This is something that American companies do all the time and I think it borders on fraud..
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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by cody6268 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:31 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:35 pm
I know I would not consider it a Buck knife. This is something that American companies do all the time and I think it borders on fraud..
I really don't either. To me, it's a Wenger with a Buck shield. At least it ain't like the 37X series which are made in China.

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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by royal0014 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:11 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:35 pm
and I think it borders on fraud..
Not sure I'd go as far as 'fraud'. They didn't try to hide the fact it was not their own design.
Vehicle manufactures 'badge-engineer' cars and trucks everyday, but they're not called frauds ....
JMHO . ::handshake::

by the way, I recently bought one of those Wenger/Bucks. I rather like it ...
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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:29 pm

royal0014 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:11 pm
OLDE CUTLER wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:35 pm
and I think it borders on fraud..
Not sure I'd go as far as 'fraud'. They didn't try to hide the fact it was not their own design.
Vehicle manufactures 'badge-engineer' cars and trucks everyday, but they're not called frauds ....
JMHO . ::handshake::

by the way, I recently bought one of those Wenger/Bucks. I rather like it ...
Actually they did hide it. Notice how the first thing you see is in very LARGE and noticeable letters BUCK, but you have to look further at the much smaller tang stamp to see the name Wenger.
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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by just bob » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:35 pm

This is from 1993. No fraud going on here at all.
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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:17 am

Thanks Bob. Looks like mine is "D" the "Globetrotter".
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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by royal0014 » Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:21 pm

Thank you, Bob.
'E' - Taskmate I is the version I have .. ... ..
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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by Kase's Kutlery Plus » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:35 pm

There highly collectible because they appeal to people who collect either wenger or buck knives.

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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by fergusontd » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:39 pm

::tu:: I had the one with the scissors, I gave it to my Grandson for his birthday. He was in hog heaven. ftd
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Re: Buck ? Multiblade

Post by eveled » Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:28 pm

I agree it’s more of a SAK than a Buck. It’s also the less popular SAK. But it’s still a neat knife. No fraud.

At that time Wenger was on the downhill slide if I recall correctly. Don’t forget Buck re-branded Camillus knives too.

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