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    Early buck fishing knife 107


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    I picked this one up this evening, Buck 107 fishing knife. I'm not sure of the handle material, but I know that Buck started using Black in April 1947. I would love to have one of you Buck know-it-alls to date this one.


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    It's for sure AARP material....

    Send Private Message to HKingdom to make sure he see's it. Especially since most of the country will be asleep now......

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    Nice old Buck, is the sheath orriginal to that period?

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    MJB, It is named the 'Fishing Knife' and was made at the 1272 Morena blvd. location from 1955-59 . But sometime during those late years the 107 lost its spine scaler and the named was changed to the Trout . Its pictured is several of the catalogs from that era . DM

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    Thanks DM, are you sure of the date? and it so how did you date it? What do you think its worth? I think it has the orginal sheath.
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    The handle material is lucite and it was made between 1948-1951. Value is somewhere between 450.00 and 500.00 in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbjannusch View Post
    Thanks DM, are you sure of the date? and it so how did you date it? What do you think its worth? I think it has the orginal sheath.
    The pre-procuction knives are dated in groups from one to ten. This knife is dated in group five. Group five knives were stamped *BUCK* on the right side and a three-strike model number stamped on the other side. BUCK added the model numbers sometime around 1948. It was the last group made by Hoyt Buck. Circa 1948-51. Value around $500. It is the original sheath. Very nice knife. This information came from Joe Houser.
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    Very cool knife and thread,

    Thanks DM, Buck61, and Jerry aka Hkingdom for the expert information. That is how I learn something new every week here. You could take a thimble and fill it with my knowledge of these old Buck knives and it would be less than empty! So, again thanks for showing your old Buck 107, and all who answered the questions!
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    At the 20yr.reunion these early cataloges were made available . Then as we discussed them the dates were given and I penned them in . So, the knife could have been made earlier . DM

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    So whats the story of how you got this knife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Martin View Post
    At the 20yr.reunion these early cataloges were made available . Then as we discussed them the dates were given and I penned them in . So, the knife could have been made earlier . DM
    David, The best information that I have found on these knives is in the latest Blade's guide to knives and Their Values, 7th Edition. I believe Joe furinished them the information on the older knives. There is also a great article from Larry Oden on an Award-winning BUCK Collection.
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    Yard sale find... You got to love a good old yard sale... ITE ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colt6731 View Post
    So whats the story of how you got this knife?
    I went to a yard/garage sale and the fellow said he had several Buck Knives, One of which was an old file blade Fishing Knife. I came back later and there he had it, along with 36 other Buck knives. I told him I'd take the lot. Here are most of them


    Most have a few scratchs but nothing major, every sheath has a knife. A few don't have sheaths and I cleaned up a 442 and a 112 for my daughters. The old guy asked my oldest daughter if she had her own Buck knife and she said no. I felt bad, I realized this is the time to maybe get them started. So as soon as we got home I started cleaning a few up, just to spark their attention. When I got it, I told them to pick any one they wanted. My oldest picked a 442 w/sheath and my other picked a '92 112FG w/sheath. Hopefully they Love them as much as I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUCK61 View Post
    The handle material is lucite and it was made between 1948-1951. Value is somewhere between 450.00 and 500.00 in my opinion.
    Take care,
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    WOW, Thats great. Thanks
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    I was just looking at the blade and I noticed that there is a stamp of the old file Co. under the Buck stamp. I'll see if I can get pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbjannusch View Post
    I went to a yard/garage sale and the fellow said he had several Buck Knives, One of which was an old file blade Fishing Knife. I came back later and there he had it, along with 36 other Buck knives. I told him I'd take the lot. Here are most of them


    Most have a few scratchs but nothing major, every sheath has a knife. A few don't have sheaths and I cleaned up a 442 and a 112 for my daughters. The old guy asked my oldest daughter if she had her own Buck knife and she said no. I felt bad, I realized this is the time to maybe get them started. So as soon as we got home I started cleaning a few up, just to spark their attention. When I got it, I told them to pick any one they wanted. My oldest picked a 442 w/sheath and my other picked a '92 112FG w/sheath. Hopefully they Love them as much as I do.
    Wow mbj,

    Nice haul, we will have to start calling you ITE.JR. I look forward to more photo's of those knives!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb4570 View Post
    Wow mbj,

    Nice haul, we will have to start calling you ITE.JR. I look forward to more photo's of those knives!
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    John, I hear you... Matt lives one town over from me... I had to baby sit for my son, so I couldn't go to the yard sale... Matt did call me about the sale and told me to meet up with him at 5pm at the sale... He said that guys was going to bring out more Bucks that eveing... But I just couldn't make it... ... Like I said, you can't be everywhere... There's lots of Bucks out there for everyone... If you look for them, you'll find them... ITE ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbjannusch View Post
    I was just looking at the blade and I noticed that there is a stamp of the old file Co. under the Buck stamp. I'll see if I can get pics.
    I was able to get a portion of the stamp, It shows the letters OA from the old file Co. this knife was made from. You have to look at the middle of the letter K in BUCK, and you will see it.




    That is pretty neat.
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    HK, I have that publication, I just didn't look in all them before posting . DM

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkingdom View Post
    The pre-procuction knives are dated in groups from one to ten. This knife is dated in group five. Group five knives were stamped *BUCK* on the right side and a three-strike model number stamped on the other side. BUCK added the model numbers sometime around 1948. It was the last group made by Hoyt Buck. Circa 1948-51. Value around $500. It is the original sheath. Very nice knife. This information came from Joe Houser.
    This is great information, it appears as though the BUCK is individaully letter stamped.
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