Buck is an American knife company founded in 1902. The company was founded by Hoyt Buck and has been a family company for 5 generations.
Buck is best known for inventing the “folding hunting knife”, and the iconic Model 110 is their best known knife, running through a series of mild iterations since it’s introduction in 1964.
I have not reviewed any of their classic folding knives and fixed blades, instead focusing on their modern folders. Buck is often perceived as stodgy and “old-guard” in the knife world, the company that made the knives your father and grandfather (and perhaps great great grandfather) carried, and I have enjoyed checking out some of their latest offerings. I know I’ll get around to reviewing the 110 and some of their other classic patterns eventually.
I recommend buying Buck Knives at Amazon.
Buck Knife Reviews:
Buck 505 Knight Review
Last Updated: July 26, 2019 When we think of Buck lockbacks, our first thought goes to the 110. That’s the knife that launched a genre, and started thousands on their journey as folding knife collectors. The 110 remains one of the most iconic and popular folding knives today. At least on paper. In practice it’s a ...
Buck 110 Folding Hunter Review
No history of the folding pocket knife is complete without the Buck 110 Folding Hunter. It is arguably the first modern folder, in ethos if not in design. “Buck knife” is now a catch-all term for a certain style of blade, and the 110 is responsible for that. More than other knife ...
Buck Marksman Review
Last Updated: December 2, 2019 You may have noticed a lack of reviews of Buck knives. I have nothing against Buck. I reviewed the Vantage a couple years back, and haven’t gotten around to reviewing anything else because nothing else in their lineup interested me that much. That is, until I saw the Marksman. Buy the ...
Buck Vantage Pro Review
Last Updated: August 3, 2019 I know my father has a couple Buck Knives stashed away in a sock drawer somewhere, and I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that a majority of American men over the age of 50 are in a similar position. Buck is known for making reliable hunting and outdoor blades, and they ...
i have a Buck knife no 317 still in original condition has a diagram on the handle with the knife blade open resting on a nail with hammer on top of the knife blade is this steel that strong and is knife worth anything?
Thanks for stopping by. I’m not an expert on vintage Buck Knives so I really can’t comment on the value of this knife. That said, a quick trip to Ebay shows some on offer. If I had to hazard a guess I’d say it’s worth anywhere from 40-100 or so. I could be totally off base. I might take some photos and post it up on the Buck subforum of BladeForums and see what collectors think.
Keith Costanzo says
I’ve been a fan of buck knives most of my life on several of them what bought one today at Walmart the 780 expert came out to like $26 I took it home open the package and on the blade stamped was China well I got pissed off went right back and fucking got my refund I will not buy any thing from China if I can can’t believe buck stick to USA
Captain O says
That Buck 110 #317 is made from 440C stainless steel hardened to 58 HRc. It is a fine knife, but don’t abuse it It was made at the end of 1963 and sold in 1964 during the product’s “first production run”. It is a piece of history. Perhaps you should sell it to Buck Knives as a museum piece.
Does anyone know if the Buck factory ever checkered the pommel on a fixed blade on a buyer’s special order?
john mcdonald says
I have owned buck knives for a long time and didn’t realize they had a forever warranty they have fixed or replaced three of my knives wow very nice thank you buck knive
Buck Knives is not just a company that makes beautiful knives, they are a company that is ran by amazing people that put their customers above profits. My boss got his priceless signed Chuck Buck knife stolen earlier this year, so we wanted to replace it with something that showed him how much we appreciated him. I reached out to the company and Sarah made things happen. We got a signed replica knife at no added cost!! My boss was blown away!!
There is no match to the quality of Buck Knives, but the love and generosity of this family run business is unmeasured.
Dan Jackson says
Great story! Thank you sharing. Very cool to see Buck take care of you guys like that. I agree, not many companies will do that.
After terrible customer service and months of waiting I finally received my knife. When I opened the package I found out the pine display case I ordered wasn’t shipped. My custom 722 spit fire knife isn’t The best quality either. This company let me down and waisted my money. I will never purchase another knife from buck.
Waist of time and money!!
Just bought a Buck compadre 104. Has a nice Micarta grip and a cerakote finish. Don’t like the cheap genuine leather sheath. Have a custom one made on Etsy. Will modify blade and take off cerakote which will void warranty but I’m fine with that because it will last.
I never get why people buy new and tinker. Especially with a finish. To each his own. It seems more practical to tinker when fixing,restoring or creating something new. After all, the manufacturer is likely to do a better job out of the factory . I’d rather just pay more for a higher end product. Like with rifles. I’ll buy a custom that comes with top notch bedding, triggers and action. Adding an accessory is one thing, like on a Harley, but changing a new product is kinda weird. Just buy better quality up front if it’s not out of necessity to change something on the original design.
Hans Krieter says
Just got my Buck Bantam, camo orange, I saw some negative reviews on them but I’m very happy with this knife.
Also got a Buck Special, now that’s a work of art, I wouldn’t dare cut anything with it, might dirty the blade.I just love high quality stuff.
Patrick L. Tierney says
Got a buck knife for Christmas of 2020 . It fell apart in March of 2021 sent it back in April and they sent a different knife replacement back in late June . In September that one fell apart in my pocket . Called them and was told to send them a picture of the pieces . Did so and still waiting , worst customer service I have ever deal with . Out of 9 months , I have only been able to use my knife for 6months . I am a farmer and carry my knife every day. This is Unacceptable. The Buck knife may be a good for people who put them in a draw and look at them from time to time but not for people who use them all the time. I would never buy another!
Bought a buck knife in the early 80s. Very solid for a folding knife. I still have it, it still looks great, and it is the same as the day I bought it. Very compact, for those that don’t want another dangling piece of gear.
Less chance of snagging and getting hung up on something.
Gets the job done perfectly.
I have two buck knives. One is over 40 years old and one 30 years old. They are I believe the 110 model. Neither has aged. Solid,functional and compact.
Still work and look as good as the day I bought them. What more could anyone ask for.
Sent in two buck 110’s both were made in the 1970’s they replaced the blades and refurbished both. They look new Fantastic job thanks .