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Buck "Pro Line" What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by wneubauer, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. wneubauer

    wneubauer

    22
    Apr 9, 2007
    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?
     
  2. wh4f

    wh4f

    Feb 24, 2006
    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!

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    I hope this helps. :)
     
  3. aceofblades

    aceofblades

    974
    Oct 30, 2006
    does anyone know if cabelas still gets the 120
     
  4. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Still listed as "in stock" on their website.

    120 General
     
  5. wneubauer

    wneubauer

    22
    Apr 9, 2007
    They just sent me an email it's in stock and on it's way....
     
  6. Messersmith

    Messersmith

    Jun 30, 2006
    I'm with wh4f on this one.... I like the Pro Line etch on the blade. :thumbup:

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  7. chickentrax

    chickentrax

    Aug 5, 2005
    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... ;)
     
  8. wneubauer

    wneubauer

    22
    Apr 9, 2007
    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!
     
  9. wh4f

    wh4f

    Feb 24, 2006
    With a great warranty! Enjoy it! Keep us up to date on use and pics!
     
  10. wneubauer

    wneubauer

    22
    Apr 9, 2007
    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...
     
  11. wh4f

    wh4f

    Feb 24, 2006
    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!
     
  12. Hawkeye5

    Hawkeye5

    Jan 6, 2006
    It means that you got a good one.:thumbup:
    I got one last year and love it.
    Jeff
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  13. Larry Oden

    Larry Oden

    927
    Jan 14, 1999
    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.
     
  14. wneubauer

    wneubauer

    22
    Apr 9, 2007
    I'll just call it a vintage Pro-Line 120.... Hey, I just felt the value increase.
     
  15. chickentrax

    chickentrax

    Aug 5, 2005
    Jeff - Did you grind down the guard on that 120??? If so, why??? :confused:

    (I have no opinion on it one way or t'other...just curious...) :)
     
  16. Hawkeye5

    Hawkeye5

    Jan 6, 2006
    No Trax i did not grind it down.I think it's hiding behind the braw tine
    on buckie.[​IMG]

    This is a nother pic that shows the guard.

    Jeff
     
  17. Hawkeye5

    Hawkeye5

    Jan 6, 2006
    No Trax i did not grind it down.I think it's hiding behind the braw tine
    on buckie.
    [​IMG]
    This is another pic that shows the guard.

    Jeff
     
  18. Buckaholic

    Buckaholic

    Feb 7, 2006
    The eyes of that critter (not Jeff) keep following me around the room.

    Here's two 120 knives:
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  19. jb4570

    jb4570 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    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:eek:. 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:D

    jb4570
     
  20. tom19176

    tom19176

    Dec 7, 2005
    I am with Goose.....those eyes go every where........nice knife , I have five of them
     

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