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Buck fixed blades

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by silenthunterstudios, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. I've never really been a Buck collector. I've had the Buck 301/371/303/373 and one of the small 303 horse model variants. The springs sprung :), on that one, and Buck sent me a replacement 303, with a shield that wasn't properly fitted and fell off. A couple 110s, that were never my cup of tea, although I go nuts over the custom shop 110s, I'd like to get a real Yellowhorse one of these days. I've had a few of the fixed blades, and some of the non traditional collaborations. I gave a Buck 301X with nice bone scales to my brother in law for either his birthday or Christmas, he and his father are big Buck collectors, and he carries a Buck trapper every day.

    Well, the family gets together and sees what everyone wants for Christmas. Anything I want I can get on my own, I just want to have a good holiday. They pressed, and amongst the electronics gadgets I asked for :foot:, I asked for a Buck 119 fixed blade. I was looking at them at a knife shop over the weekend, and was feeling nostalgic. I never carried a 119 when I was a kid, but I've liked the basic design of Buck's hunter series. 420HC is not the worst steel out there, I'd like to see 440C but hey, we can't have everything.

    I want to see pics of your Buck fixed blades, traditional of course. Custom shop and Yellowhorse please. Gary and Frank, I know we have a Buck subforum, but I hope it would be okay to see some fixed blades here.

    Worn out, well used and family heirlooms are a plus!
  2. pinnah


    Jul 28, 2011
    You might drop by the Buck forum to let people know about the thread... I know for sure they have a bunch of pictures.
  3. edbeau


    Jan 20, 2006
    Buck Vanguard Model 192

  4. edbeau


    Jan 20, 2006
    Model 102

  5. edbeau


    Jan 20, 2006
    Model 119

  6. Grateful

    Grateful Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 5, 2002
    Heres my trusty 102. Great knife really, plenty of blade and the handle has never been to small for me.

  7. swaybacksteve


    Apr 7, 2015
    Have only the 102 and been a great camp knife.
    I have also been thinking about the 100 series fixed blades. Not a hunter so am looking to get a carver type, 105, 118. But the 124 looks so good.

    here's the 102 next to the BSK and #85

  8. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Hmm... don't seem to have a picture of my '60s Buck 119, guess I'll have to take one. But, here is my Buck 105, also from the 60's. Obviously, they are both 440C. I am the original owner of both. (I found the 105 to be a more useful design.)
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2015
  9. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    A 1997 and a 1981 - these are classic American outdoors knives - I have them for the sheer joy of ownership. OH


  10. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    I am a big fan of Buck fixed blades. I have a number of them and will be using one tomorrow morning (a 119) to split the brisket on one or more whitetails in the brush country on the face of the Bighorn foothills. When we get home my partner and I will be using a 121, a 102, and possibly a 105 to butcher out these deer. Here are two that I do not use. These knives don't have a lot of glam but they are serious tools at a good price.

  11. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Here's one from the custom shop in Elk and BG-42.
  12. jackknife

    jackknife Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    I don't often have need of a fixed blade, but when I do, it's always my old Buck 102.

    Stay sharp, my friends!
  13. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
    My 1990 Buck 119. 25 years old and going strong. I used it to carve the Thanksgiving Turkey this year.
  14. NirreBosse


    Jan 7, 2003
    Nice With a knife you have owned for a long time. That is a nice buck. I think they called it the Pathfinder?

  15. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Can't do pix very well at the moment, Scandi darkness 20+ hrs a day.:mad:

    But this is a good thread idea and I have had a Buck Gen5 Skinner for a few years and have been completely pleased with it, astounded actually. Obviously, it would be excellent as a skinner or caping knife but I don't hunt, yet I find it marvelous for fishing, food prep, slicing fire-sticks etc. Broad, thin pointy blade and their 420 stainless seems excellent in the real world, it sharpens very decently and stays in good shape. The long handle offers very good and precision grip, it's not heavy and the version I have in Black Pakkawood was remarkably modestly priced. Some may not fancy the nylon and plastic lined sheath but I find it totally practical, safe and it can be worn across the belt if wanted. Like most of Buck's knives - simple, well made and dependable. I say yes!:thumbup:
  16. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
  17. Vonderek


    Dec 30, 2005
    Buck 120

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