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107 Scout Information

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by tvranesic, May 30, 2010.

  1. tvranesic


    Apr 19, 2006
    Anyone know when this particular Scout may have been made? Is it just an odd handle color variation? I've seen these with the black micarta handles and black Birchwood handles, but I haven't seen any with this color of handle before.
    Last edited: May 31, 2010
  2. David Martin

    David Martin

    Apr 7, 2008
    Tvr, Thanks for the photos of your nice Scout . The model 107 first came out in 1976, had a stainless guard and black micarta slabs and three smaller pins with a pouch style sheath . Many changes later came yours in the mid 1980's (1984 0r 85)with no guard, two larger pins and a different sheath and ebony handles . Your model most likey has 425M steel a great find and those models fetch a higher price on the bay . Hope this helps . DM
  3. tvranesic


    Apr 19, 2006
    Thanks for the info DM! This one won't be seeing eBay though...it's got a nice, cozy spot in my showcase
  4. Larry Oden

    Larry Oden

    Jan 14, 1999
    The model 107 in your pictures has black fibron handle slabs. These were offered starting with the 1984 Buck catalog but I have reason to believe a few were made in 1983. I do not have time to look it up. but I wrote a rather detailed article about this model for the BCCI newsletter about 5 or 6 years ago. It is archived on the club website. The black fibron was also referred to as impregnated birch and pakkawood and you can find it in different hues ranging to almost solid black to the one you have pictured with lots of lighter colored mixed in.
  5. tvranesic


    Apr 19, 2006
    Thanks for the detailed information. That really narrows the date range on this one.
  6. CJ Buck

    CJ Buck Moderator Moderator

    Apr 15, 1999
    interesting little sidenote about the 107....it was originally the small paring knife in the Empress Trio kitchen set...so many of the little paring knives ended up in tackle boxes and hunting packs that we intrduced it with a sheath...
  7. David Martin

    David Martin

    Apr 7, 2008
    Thanks CJ and Larry . To pick up from them, Larry's article appeared in the June issue 2005 and states as CJ mentioned that the Empress Trio came out in 1973 . In that set the small paring knife is the 107 Scout introduced later . It's more knife than at first perceived . As I used mine to field dress whitetail for years . It does not follow the same pattern as most of the 100 series did . DM
  8. jb4570

    jb4570 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    Stelth's thread on the 1985 catalog has a photo of that 107
  9. David Martin

    David Martin

    Apr 7, 2008
    Thanks JB for posting the photo . DM
  10. tvranesic


    Apr 19, 2006
    The handle on the catalog knife looks nearly identical to mine.
  11. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    That's a sweet knife tv!
  12. Feddog82


    Jun 22, 2010
    I had two 107 scouts brand new in the box about 5 years ago. They were the ones with the black micarta scales. Anyway I liked the design a lot but I needed cash so I sold them on Ebay. Now I wish I had held on to one of them.
  13. Haebbie

    Haebbie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2006
    Are tere different types of micarta too? or is the upper one
    made by dishwasher?


    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  14. tvranesic


    Apr 19, 2006
    Yes, there were different color blends of Micarta used. The upper knife looks like the one that came in the Empress set. That version also came in burgundy micarta if I recall correctly.
  15. David Martin

    David Martin

    Apr 7, 2008
    Yes, the burgundy micarta Buck first used in 1973. DM
  16. Colt6731

    Colt6731 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Just a little side story. I was at Ft Polk in 1990 and a little pawn/gun shop in Leesville had about 10 NIB 107's for sale at $17.49 ea. Was'nt super into Bucks then (in my Randall phase) so did'nt buy one. Of course now I wish I'd at least picked up one.:(
  17. ItsTooEarly


    Oct 10, 2007
    T, nice 107 you got there... ITE ... :thumbup:
  18. Joe Houser

    Joe Houser

    Aug 24, 1999
    I checked and the 1983 Buck catalog showed the 107 with "Buckarta" handles and the 1984 catalog also lists it with Buckarta although the picture clearly shows the new Pakkawood. This tells me that they were made with pakkawood in 1984 and maybe earlier. I know, I'm a genius! Ha!
    The Empress Trio was not in the line during this time but was it was thought that sales would improve if we could get the cost down. So they reintroduced it and each knife was made like the Scout...no guard, pakkawood handle, called the "Buck Trio". They appeared in the 1990 catalog and they came in a less expensive display box. The shortest knife in this set is shorter than the 107 unlike earlier Empress Trio sets. 1993 was the last catalog that had the Buck Trio set and not very many sets were made.
    Also making a comeback in 1990 was the Steak Knife set. To bring down costs, the knives were made as described above and there were only 4 knives in the set instead of 6.
  19. David Martin

    David Martin

    Apr 7, 2008
    Thanks Joe for the info.. DM
  20. rlrifle


    Oct 15, 2012
    Hello I know I am stirring up an old topic bug does anyone know if a guy breaks a blade on one of the 107 scouts can they still repair it?The one i have is exactly like the buck knives picture from a brochure that was posted on here.Thanks in advance for any info.

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