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Old August 14th, 2016, 07:00 AM   #1
 
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Anyone here like Buck knives? I have several 70's vintage American made Buck knives. I don't think the newly manufactured knives are of the same quality. I also see a lot of but not all of them are made in China!



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I agree with you I don't think they are of the quality they once were. I understand that in order to compete in the knife world they need to import some of their knives, but there are a few things that I will only buy Made in USA, knives being one of them. I used to really like Buck Knives as they are headquartered in Idaho and I used to live there, but I find myself more of a Benchmade fan anymore as A. they're blades are phenomenal and have been for a long time, and B. outside of one small stint where they had their "Red Class" (which they stopped) all of their knives are made in the US (this doesn't apply to the H&K line which is licensed under Benchmade though...). I know it's a lot of $$$ but a Benchmade 940 Osborne is the last knife someone will ever need IMO.
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I have a Benchmade 940 and it is an excellent knife.
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I have " Buck 110,119 & Buck USA," none say made in China.Have in said that I dont know if they were made in China or the USA.They all hole a good edge on them.I also love Case xx knives too.

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Had a Buck folder in the service years ago, the blade was worn so much from trying to keep it sharp. My Schrade folder had a much better blade quality. Bought a nice Schrade awhile back, got it home and Made in China on the paperwork not on the blade. Have a few Case XX that were still made in the US.
Buy some on FleaBay now and make sure they are the older ones that are made in the US.
Heck a lot of Harley parts are made in China now, My carb, speedo and shocks were made in Japan.
Sad state of affairs we live in today.
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I've had a buck special for close to 40 years and a vanguard (rubber handle) for nearly the same. Both have served me well and keep a good edge.
I like the Vanguard the best.................shorter blade works better for me and the soft rubber handle doesn't get as slippery when wet!
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I carry a Buck 110 folder everyday in my left rear pocket. I had a slip made and I don't even know it is there most of the time. I carry my LCP in my front right pocket, and a spare mag in my front left. This set up works great for me.
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To be competitive Buck has to offer cheer products. If we want 10 dollar knive s they will give them to us.
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I buy only the buck USA knives. I think they are still the quality of the old ones. Don't have any use for the Chinese ones.
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Anyone here like Buck knives? I have several 70's vintage American made Buck knives. I don't think the newly manufactured knives are of the same quality. I also see a lot of but not all of them are made in China!

I love Buck Knives .... been using them for 30 + years. You have to look, sme are made in China. Easy thing to do is go on their website and click on country of Origin, then you know what models are made where.
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Mine are made in the USA, folding hunter, folding ranger and a 119. All good working knives.
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I've had a folding Buck Muskrat for about 30 years and it will still hold an edge that will take the hair off your arm or anything else because it was BUILT IN AMERICA.
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Been a Buck fan for about 40 years. I only own USA made also.
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I love Buck Knives. Also a fan of Gerber and Puma too. Honestly I have to disagree about quality not being comparable to older one. The 110 has always been their best seller and the quality of the ones today surpasses what I have seen in the pre-1980 110's. They have made changes since then and they now have much fuller scales and the brass bolsters are rounder. A lot of traditionslists complain that Buck sells a lot of their knives in canvas/nylon instead of leather sheaths now. I use to complain too but I think it was the right decision. Less of my knives now tarnish. And the nylon sheath for my 110 allows for horizontal carry. 95% of their knives are still made here in the good ol USA.
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I have been carrying and using Buck knives for 35yrs. All mine except one are USA made. The lone import is a Wally World special that belonged to my dad. The hollow ground blades sharpen quickly and hold a good edge. While I enjoy my classic 110, it is a heavy beast. I have four sizes of modern Buck USA folders that get carried everywhere from church to the deer woods. May the burglar that stole my 80's vintage Buck Special rot in hell!
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