A Question on the 300 Series

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by afishhunter, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    Any idea when the 300 series production line upgrades will be completed?

    Is there any chance the large 307 stockman will be re-introduced?
    (fingers and toes crossed for a "yes")

    Will there be any patters presently produced offshore, such as the 389 canoe, being moved to Idaho?
     
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  2. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I like the way you think. I am hopeful too. Love to see things made in the USA! Especially knives.
     
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  3. STDK

    STDK Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 31, 2006
    I hope Buck offers the 300 series in natural handle materials such as Bone or antler. The 420 steel is fine with me. Although a 2 blade 303 size Jack knife would be nice.
     
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  4. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    A Buck 303 in a jackknife pattern like this old Craftsman would be THE BOMB! OH
    [​IMG]
     
  5. sticknstring73

    sticknstring73

    76
    Dec 18, 2012
    Holey moley! Great minds do think alike. I haven't been to the forum in a while and came expressly to see if there were any updates to the 300 series upgrading. I hope their "upgrading" keeps them USA made.

    The Jack knife idea would be great. My hope is that they'll improve the spey blade on the 303, make it a bit more traditional, and improve the placement of it on the 301 so the tip isn't sticking up.
     
  6. FarmKid

    FarmKid

    403
    Jun 7, 2012
    I’d like to see the sheep’s foot and Spey flip flopped like on other stockman with flat grinds. Maybe a trapper. I’d like to see them bring back the 319 and 307. Maybe some yellow or red handles.
     
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  7. sticknstring73

    sticknstring73

    76
    Dec 18, 2012
    I have a 307, it would be nice to have a Buck made version. It would be a beast of a traditional knife though.
     
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  8. bertl

    bertl Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    Flipping the position of the secondary blades is not really viable with a three spring design. The sheepsfoot is wider than the spey and must be the middle blade, otherwise the spey blade is not accessible. Take a look at a knife that was incorrectly assemble with the spey blade in the middle.

    Bert

    301 3-spring error (2).jpg
     
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  9. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Well Bert - a picture is worth a thousand words! That is quite the curiosity. OH
     
  10. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    ??? every stockman I own, be it Buck, Old Timer, Boker, or Rough Rider, with two or three springs, has the sheepsfoot in the middle.
     
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  11. bertl

    bertl Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    Three-Spring Configuration.jpg
    Do you have a three spring with the main blade and the sheepsfoot blade that pivot from the same end? With a three spring construction each spring has a pivot end and a spacer end, and two spacer ends can't be next to each other.
     
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  12. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    3 spring with main and sheepsfoot pivoting from same end?
    No. No, I do not have that.
    Truth to tell, I've never noticed any difficulties opening or using either configuration.
     
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  13. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I'd like to see 334 started and 317s. wish in one hand and ya know what in the other. see which fills up first, routine.:)
     
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  14. sticknstring73

    sticknstring73

    76
    Dec 18, 2012
    I always wanted a scout type knife (can opener, awl, etc) in a 300 body but it's a pipe dream.

    So does the re-tooling also mean an expansion of the line? And while I'm asking questions, IS there an update on the process available?
     
  15. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    623
    Sep 25, 2016
    Yes actually I do.
    [​IMG]
    In the above picture from top to bottom.
    Buck 703 three spring stockman.
    Buck 701 three spring stockman.
    Colonial shell construction two spring stockman.
    Ranger ( a Colonial brand) three spring stockman.
    Colonial three spring stockman.
    Anvil (another Colonial brand) two spring stockman.
    Boker two spring stockman.

    The picture below shows the back side of the knives.
    [​IMG]
    It doesn't matter to me which end of the knife the manufacturer decides to put the sheepsfoot, or the spey blade. Having the spey in the center like the one you pictured, that would be a problem.

    O.B.
     
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  16. FarmKid

    FarmKid

    403
    Jun 7, 2012
    I meant the sheep foot on the same end as the clip blade and Spey by itself.
     
  17. bertl

    bertl Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    The springs act as a spacer as well as a spring. Putting the sheepsfoot in the middle and pivoting at the same end as the clip blade would put two spacer ends adjacent to each other, and that won't work.

    Bert
     
  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Put the nick on the other side of one of the blades and the clip could go in the middle.
     
  19. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I have one and just got another today.
    [​IMG]
    And my other ranger stockman, great working knives more solid than the shell construction colonial is known for.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. bertl

    bertl Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    Can you show the bottom of those knives?

    Bert
     

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