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Joe Houser Knives

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by oregon, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. oregon


    Jan 12, 2005
    I watched this being sold for $2k and was really taken with this Joe Houser knife so here it is for you to take a gander at: item number 281216848314

    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013
  2. oregon


    Jan 12, 2005

  3. oregon


    Jan 12, 2005


    Well done Joe. Bravo. :)
  4. ItsTooEarly


    Oct 10, 2007
    Now that's different, for sure... I like it... :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
  5. David Martin

    David Martin

    Apr 7, 2008
    He likes micarta and that's a strong material, so it was a handsome choice. DM
  6. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    wow, a vintage 1986
    was it mod, refurbished or salvaged from its original state?
  7. oregon


    Jan 12, 2005
    knot2sharp is Joe's handle and here is his description:

    "This auction is for a Buck model 184 Custom Buck master straight from the custom shop at Buck Knives in Idaho! This is a one of a kind knife with a handle made of solid stacked black and red micarta. The knife is stamped BUCK, 184<, U.S.A.PAT. PEND..The blade, guard, anchor pins, lanyard ring, and most of the pommel have a satin finish. The end of the pommel is polished and has a unique mosaic pin in the center. If you look closely, the outside ring of pins in this mosaic are brass. I made those out of actual blade rivets from the 300 series of pocket knives. They are vintage pins and I thought they would be a nice touch on this custom Buckmaster. The knife tang extends through the handle and is held in place with the pommel. The pommel and lanyard ring are not removable.

    This knife was made by myself, Joe Houser, 28 year Buck employee and long time fan of the 184, which was introduced right after I started working for Buck. If you look in the book, Buckmaster Knives, the authorized history, you will see a bunch of the custom 184's i have made over the years. Rich Neyman, the book's author, was kind enough to feature my knives in his book and I am honored to have them included in the 184's history!

    The knife comes with the black limited edition box shown, a letter of authenticity signed by Chuck Buck, and the new leather Peloza sheath shown. This is the first time I had a chance to hold and examine one of these popular sheaths and for what its worth, my opinion is that it is very similar to the construction of the 184... Built like a tank! Very well thought out and put together, a great sheath!

    I have been told that I should sign my knives and I gladly will if the winning bidder wants. I normally sign my initials right under the guard or on the blade. I am sure I can get Chuck Buck to sign the blade as well if the winning bidder so desires. I hope that if you have any questions, you will contact me and I will do my best to answer them for you. I can also answer questions relating to the 188 Bayonet, 110 Folding Hunter, 112, 122 Nemo, 124 Frontiersman, 560, 186, 185, 106 Axe...pretty much any knife from Buck's line, past and present.

    There are only a handful of custom 184s made each year, and each one is uniquely different in some way."
  8. Bighaze51


    Dec 26, 2012
    Wow, that one is "purdy"
  9. 300Bucks

    300Bucks Moderator Moderator

    Apr 19, 2005
    Were any 300s killed in the making of this knife ? :(
  10. oregon


    Jan 12, 2005
    LOL, wet myself out of sympathetic fear a 300 series could experience upon seeing this beautiful brute.
  11. Lopear


    Dec 29, 2013
    absolutely beautiful...nicely done joe
  12. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    A Buck family classic! :D

    Buck knives aren't just a business, they're fun, too.

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