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Buck Nemo #122

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by MWallace, May 7, 2008.

  1. MWallace


    Feb 28, 2008
    Not sure if this is the correct place to post this question but hear goes.....

    This knife is available locally to me. After considerable Internet searching, I find very limited info on it. It seems to be a discontinued Buck from the '70's.

    Anyone know whether it's collectible, etc.?
  2. 2TONYB


    Sep 21, 2005
    From the posts that I have seen about the 122...buy it...assuming that it doesn't put you in the poor house.
  3. WilltheBarb


    May 7, 2004
    The 122 Nemo is the diving version of the 124 Frontiersman. The only difference is the sheath and sometimes the number on the tang. It is very collectable especially with the 122 tang stamp.
  4. 110 Dave

    110 Dave

    May 6, 2004
    well you are lucky to have one offered to you...
    it is very collectable... and desired by collectors like me that are bulding collections of that mod knife... but here is some basic info... feel free to email with questions..

    Nemo (122) and the Frontiersman (124)
    debuted in the late 1960s ( approx 1966 - 67 for the Nemo). They were sold interchangeably with Nemos having a plastic divers' sheath
    and Frontiersman models being issued with a leather sheath.
    {{ i have the leather sheathed one with the serrated blade }}
    Later, the 122 Nemo was dropped but the 124 remained.
    The earliest versions were made with the standard black phenolic like all buck fixed blades of that time. The first versions did not have any serrations at all.
    Later, the blade was partially serrated. The phenolic handle is shorter than a normal full tang model and have no serration and the tang is stamped BUCK / U.S.A. Micarta and full tang models are stamped BUCK / MODEL # / U.S.A.
    hope this helps some ...
    like i said email if you have other questions...
  5. MWallace


    Feb 28, 2008
    Thanks for the replies....I bought it this afternoon. I'll post some pictures in the morning.

    Thanks again,
  6. 110 Dave

    110 Dave

    May 6, 2004
    why congrats on such a score!! yo sure is one lucky guy!:thumbup:
    mumblegrumble grumblefumble.... i never have such biginers luck... should be my turn some time...mumblebrumblemumbel
  7. wh4f


    Feb 24, 2006
    What happened to-

  8. 110 Dave

    110 Dave

    May 6, 2004
    shusssssssss !
    it is a big big secreat i have a very few fixed blades!!!!!
    so dont tell any one ok?
  9. MWallace


    Feb 28, 2008
    Here are a few pictures, as promised.

    Still looking for all the input I can get. Please offer up any comments on condition, model 122/124, value (if appropriate), etc. I think I'm going to hang on to this one for awhile, it's real "perty".

    I'll post some pictures this afternoon of the blade after I try hammering it through a hardened bolt.....:eek:....just kidding.








    Looking forward to comments,
  10. Seals


    Oct 12, 2007
    Beautiful! You made a hellofa score right there.Congrats!
  11. hkingdom

    hkingdom Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    Mike, I believe this is a first version. It came with the white teflon spacers. I have some more details, but will have to dig them out. I have the same knife, but mine came in the plastic diving sheath. The knife looks mint and is awsome. Great find!
  12. Evil Eye Earl

    Evil Eye Earl

    Feb 18, 2006
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2008
  13. A.P.F.

    A.P.F. Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    Absolutely fantastic, beautiful condition! Thanks for the pics.
  14. gd526


    Dec 10, 2006
    Hey Mike!
    hkingdom is correct; You have the very first product variation of the 122/124 with the white teflon spacers. The Prototype permutation was a BUCK* in which 30-50 were made. When the Grand Dame of Buck knives debuted in 1967, it was in the configuration you now have, and mint btw!!! Your particular specimen is one of 300-500 before the red hard bone spacers of the rest of the 100 series line-up got installed on the 122/124s too. What a find!!!....and in that shape too? Very nice, Mike.

  15. jb4570

    jb4570 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    Wow Mike,

    Very cool...What a find. The white Teflon 122/124 are a hard to find item in any condition. But, your's is simply awesome I am drooling all over my key board. Thanks for sharing you photo's ;)

  16. Scott Hartman

    Scott Hartman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 28, 2005
    Knife, box, sheath, & paperwork...great find, great condition!!
  17. honesttom


    Jan 3, 2006
    Great Knife, Looks like it was just made
    Last edited: May 9, 2008
  18. Telechronos


    Oct 2, 2006
    The rarity of that knife can easily make it the centerpiece of even large respectable collections and is worth many hundreds of dollars. Either build a collection around that knife and keep it (it will only appreciate in value) or look for something approaching 4 figures if you sell it.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

  19. 110 Dave

    110 Dave

    May 6, 2004
    yea it is a great knife :thumbup:... not a 110 :p
    {you all's do know i only collects the 110 as i is a 110 man! :eek:right? }
    but a great knife jest the same!:thumbup::thumbup:
    congtrats on a score many would love to have!;):D
  20. ItsTooEarly


    Oct 10, 2007
    Now that's a great 122...:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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