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    Buck "Pro Line" What does this mean?


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    I just ordered a Buck 120 from Cabelas which was shown as a "Pro-Line" knife. What does this mean, if anything? There is no mention on the Buck site of this term. Is this simply Cabelas marketing?

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    That means it comes with a Proline etch on the blade, and free lifetime sharpening when you mail it in to Buck. The pro line series is made exclusively for Cabelas. Good deal to me, but some guys don't care for the etch. I like it

    Clicks the pics!






    I hope this helps.
    Last edited by wh4f; 08-29-2007 at 09:17 PM. Reason: Additional pics...

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    does anyone know if cabelas still gets the 120

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    Still listed as "in stock" on their website.

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    They just sent me an email it's in stock and on it's way....

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    I'm with wh4f on this one.... I like the Pro Line etch on the blade.




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    I have a Cabela's 120 ProLine as well as a BKO 120; the Cabela's has to be the deal of the year on 120s...

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    The General has arrived, and it is an awsome knife. It's a 2005 model based on the blade marking, and I also like the pro-line etch. It's a great blade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wneubauer View Post
    The General has arrived, and it is an awsome knife. It's a 2005 model based on the blade marking, and I also like the pro-line etch. It's a great blade!
    With a great warranty! Enjoy it! Keep us up to date on use and pics!

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    Actually, do those blade marking symbols shown on the Buck website only apply to the 110? This knife has a little "idaho" symbol next to the 120 which is the 2005 marking on the website chart, but is that standard symbol on fixed blades regardless of year? There is a sticker on the box with a 3/21/2007 date...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wneubauer View Post
    Actually, do those blade marking symbols shown on the Buck website only apply to the 110? This knife has a little "idaho" symbol next to the 120 which is the 2005 marking on the website chart, but is that standard symbol on fixed blades regardless of year? There is a sticker on the box with a 3/21/2007 date...
    The knife was made in 2005, that is the year stamp on the blade.
    I do not believe the difference in the box date and the knife date was ever explained, maybe I am wrong. Maybe the box date is when it was packaged?
    Maybe that is when Cabelas ordered more knives and they shipped to them?
    This does seem to come up fairly often though. Buck must have had a large run of those 120's that year! Enjoy your 120!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wneubauer View Post
    I just ordered a Buck 120 from Cabelas which was shown as a "Pro-Line" knife. What does this mean, if anything? There is no mention on the Buck site of this term. Is this simply Cabelas marketing?
    It means that you got a good one.
    I got one last year and love it.
    Jeff
    Last edited by Hawkeye5; 09-05-2007 at 08:19 PM.

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    All,
    Please remember that the date stamp code indicates the year the blade was made, not necessarily the year the knife was made. Sometimes Buck will do a large run of blades anticipating followup orders on a special project that can get stretched out over a period of time.
    They are understandably more interested in meeting sales orders than adhering to exact year code restrictions on the blades they produce.

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    I'll just call it a vintage Pro-Line 120.... Hey, I just felt the value increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye5 View Post
    I got one last year and love it.
    Jeff - Did you grind down the guard on that 120??? If so, why???

    (I have no opinion on it one way or t'other...just curious...)

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    No Trax i did not grind it down.I think it's hiding behind the braw tine
    on buckie.

    This is a nother pic that shows the guard.

    Jeff

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    No Trax i did not grind it down.I think it's hiding behind the braw tine
    on buckie.

    This is another pic that shows the guard.

    Jeff
    Last edited by Hawkeye5; 09-05-2007 at 10:41 PM.

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    The eyes of that critter (not Jeff) keep following me around the room.

    Here's two 120 knives:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye5 View Post
    It means that you got a good one.
    I got one last year and love it.
    Jeff
    Hi Jeff,

    Nice photo of you and your deer. I can't help but think of our pal Messy....there is Jeff out in the yard with his new 120...so happy and swinging it back and forth...when a deer got in the way. Nice trophy...All I can say is was it a clean cut????...LOL. Deer season is so close I guess I'm out of my mind...Cant wait

    jb4570

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    I am with Goose.....those eyes go every where........nice knife , I have five of them

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