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Buck knife sheaths

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by csisland, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. csisland


    Aug 8, 2013
    I was watching a review of a 112 and the reviewer was very happy with the 112 and everything about it but didn't like the fact that the sheath was made in Mexico. The review was from 2011, but are the sheaths still made in Mexico?
  2. oregon


    Jan 12, 2005
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  3. csisland


    Aug 8, 2013
    Thing I don't get is, you buy a made in the US knife, and than it goes into a made in Mexico sheath.
  4. Badhammer


    Jun 8, 2009
    Leather and sheath making must be cheaper in Mexico than here. Simple economics. You can always toss the sheath and order a nice custom one made here.
  5. csisland


    Aug 8, 2013
    You got that right. :thumbup:
  6. Woodcamo Nut

    Woodcamo Nut

    Apr 15, 2014
    Mexico makes good leather, so when people talk bad about Buck using leather from Mexico, it just proves that maybe the person is ignorant.

    Buck knives got it right with the leather sheaths made in Mexico.......If you bought a leather belt made in Mexico it will last much longer than some leather belt from Wal Mart or even a department store belt.
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  7. Pondoro2310


    Apr 13, 2014
    I try to buy US stuff when possible, but a US made knife with a Mexico made sheath is not a problem with me. I'd rather do business in Mexico than in China.
  8. csisland


    Aug 8, 2013
    I think Buck takes pride in having knives made in the US, but if I'm carrying a 110 or 112, you can bet I won't be wearing a made in Mexico sheath.
  9. Woodcamo Nut

    Woodcamo Nut

    Apr 15, 2014
    I think the sheaths are still made in Mexico, because when I bought my 50th anniversary 110 it came with the leather sheath made in Mexico, but a lot of people don't know that Mexico makes quality leather that will last longer than some other leathers made in other countries.
  10. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Buck USA made sheaths are not difficult to find. I run into them all the time at Gun & Knife shows. DM
  11. samclaymore


    Jun 7, 2014
    Who cares off it was made in Mexico. My leather 1211 Ka-bar sheath is too, and it works fine. Though the kydex looks better it dulls it faster. If it bites make it better or buy a better one. Easy stuff dude.
  12. csisland


    Aug 8, 2013
    Good to know they're available. Thanks.:thumbup:
  13. JTC


    Dec 22, 2002
    I agree.
  14. Liberando

    Liberando Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    I'll join JTC and second Pondoro!
  15. Woodcamo Nut

    Woodcamo Nut

    Apr 15, 2014
    What matters is that the knife itself is made in the USA....the Mexico made sheath is sturdy/quality leather for the price you are paying.

    Buck is doing a good job with keeping the 110 and their other knives to be produced in the USA, and I know for a fact that these Mexican sheaths are made to be used and abused and last a while. I know what I'm talking about when it comes to leather made in Mexico.
  16. SpookStrickland


    Sep 27, 2012
    Yep just got a alpha hunter leather sheath and it was made in mexico. good sheath though. but yes kind of disappointing.
  17. DesertChris


    Sep 8, 2013
    Personally, I don't really care if the sheaths are made in Mexico.
    I like Mexico, and especially Mexican food!! :)
    They do nice work with leather.
  18. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker

    Aug 18, 2008
    All but one of my Bucks came with sheaths all fairly new and made in Mexico. I have two cowboy hats, one of my pairs of cowboy boots, and every sine I've been carrying a cell phone I use nothing but Texas Hold'em cell holders all made in Mexico. I've been pleased with all these! This 112 sheath was modified by a sawed off Texas fellow from Tennessee. Like some others mentioned they know something about leather. Perhaps not the best but not bad!
    I'm just glad Buck is still making their classic models in America regardless of the sheaths! Thank you Buck!
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2014
  19. CJ Newton

    CJ Newton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 31, 2014
    Especially from a company such as buck, which boasts the fact that (some of) their knives are USA made. Also, you would think an american icon such as the buck 110 would have an american made sheath.
  20. CJ Newton

    CJ Newton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 31, 2014
    ALSO, even their custom knives come with sheaths that are made in Mexico. The one I got with my CKS 110 was actually worse quality than one I got on a standard, store-bought 110 last year. That one had a felt pad on the inside to protect the knife from the button, as my CKS sheath did not. Neither the button nor belt loop were centered either. I mean, the sheath worked, but I made a new, double belt loop for it and put a felt pad on the inside.

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