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Lost an old friend

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by BoozeFighter, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. BoozeFighter


    Jul 6, 2015
    Sadly, it seems like my little 055 is gone forever. It was a gift from my spouse, the first knife that she ever bought for me, she picked it out on her own and I absolutely loved it.

    It had been MIA for a few weeks, but I figured it was just misplaced and would turn up eventually.

    I just completed moving and my old house is completely empty and packed, with no sign of my little 055 anywhere.

    It wouldn’t be hard to go buy another, but i can never recover the sentimental value that knife held.

    I only hope somebody finds it some day and gets some use out of it, it would be a shame thinking that it is just sitting somewhere deteriorating.

    Have any of you ever lost a Buck that held a strong sentimental value to you?

  2. honestlyinsane

    honestlyinsane Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    Things turn up in weird places don't give up hope.
    I haven't lost a Buck yet.
    None have been bought for me either.
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  3. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    My knife would work it's way out and fall in between the column and the seat. The only way I could see it was to move the seat all the way forward and look from the back and it was still hard to see...

    Good Luck, hope it turns up...
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  4. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Hint hint lol
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  5. honestlyinsane

    honestlyinsane Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    Actually I was incorrect my brother bought me a Buck knife a few years back. Thanks for the hint.
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  6. Tin Sue

    Tin Sue Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Hopefully, it will turn up when you unpack.
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  7. Badhammer


    Jun 8, 2009
    Don't give up hope. My first Buck was a 110 I purchased in the early 80's and carried the remainder of my time in the military as well as years later on various jobs. Probably ten years or so ago I couldn't find it and looked all over for it. A couple of years ago I happened to open an old toolbox that I hadn't been into in years and there it was!

    Best I can recall I never checked there because it just didn't seem likely I would have it in there so I hadn't bothered to dig it out. Hopefully your 55 will also turn where you least expect it to be. Keep looking.
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  8. BoozeFighter


    Jul 6, 2015
    I am still silently hoping it will turn up somewhere, but the hope is fairly faint. If it does magically reappear I will most likely retire it for fear of losing it again!
  9. Minnesota Man

    Minnesota Man Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2014
    What you need to do is buy a new one that way inevitably the old one will reappear. But seriously that sucks man!
  10. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    My mother would tell you to offer some money to St. Anthony. Scary how many times it works. Lol!

    I'm usually like, "I'll give $5 if you help me find it", then when I find it, "Never mind, I found it on my own". Then I donate the $5 anyway.

    I wouldn't give up hope it will turn up. It is a quandary, use the things you love, so you can really enjoy them? Or squirrel them away, for fear of losing them and never get to enjoy them?

    I think using them is best.
  11. J Buck

    J Buck

    Jun 10, 2011
    I lost my LL Bean Leather handled 105 last year. I had it and then I didn't! I can't for the life of me figure out what I did with it. I figure I must have tucked it away safely.......They say it's always in the last place you look.......
  12. bucksway

    bucksway Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    I bought a Lil'Jack from SK because it is in D2 steel and the last time I seen it it was by my desk. Then it was gone! I believe my wife KathyJo packed it up in a tote in one of her periodic rearranging of the living room..I have not given up hope of finding it!
  13. BoozeFighter


    Jul 6, 2015
    That always seems that be the way, doesn’t it?
  14. Darkera


    Oct 22, 2016
    I can be a very sentimental person: sometimes I put on an old jacket, find an old receipt or whatever in the pocket, remember that time and end up not throwing what is essentially pocket garbage out because of nostalgia. The knife I am most emotionally-attached to is some Buck 110 knock-off ("Pakistan" blade) that I've had for what seems like forever - I don't even remember what the make is, when I bought it, or anything like that. I'd probably rather lose one of my $200+ knives than that cheap knife.

    Thankfully I haven't lost a knife yet (knock on wood), but I understand your pain. I hope it turns up somewhere when you unpack! Keep us updated.
  15. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    It was most likely packed by accident. It will turn up when you unpack and you will wonder, "How in the world did that get in there?"
  16. Steve6387


    Jul 1, 2013
    +1 on this. I think Doc's right and I also suspect it will. It's super easy to misplace things in the chaos of a move. Hopefully it turns up sooner rather than later.

    I found my USA made Schrade LB7 from the early 80's after it had been "lost" for 25 years. It turned up in a forgotten about footlocker from.... Yep. One of my moves. Today, I have a bunch of other (better and more expensive) knives. But that one was the first knife I bought with my own money. That was the one I grew up with.

    Fingers crossed for you, Buddy !!!!
  17. Astronaut FX

    Astronaut FX Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2018
    You may still find it someday. About 10 years ago, I bought myself a Leatherman Juice CS4 in blue. The first time my girlfriend saw it, she was enamored with it, so I bought her one just like it.

    A few years later, mine went missing. I searched the entire house, yard, and both cars for it, several times. I asked several times if she was sure she didn’t have both of them. She insisted an equal number of times that she did not, and became quite perturbed by my having asked so many times.

    So I finally bought another. This time, an S2 in grey. Easier to distinguish mine from hers, and had no need for the corkscrew.

    Well, I suppose you all know where I’m going with this. One day, I was in her office, and saw hers in her office lazy Susan. I said, “huh, I thought you carried your Leatherman in your purse?” She said, “I do, why are you bringing that up again? You replaced yours.”

    I had a rare “told you so moment” when she discovered hers was in her purse, and there was mine in her Lazy Susan. Of course it was still my fault as I “clearly had left it laying out.”

    Lesson? Unless you live alone, you can never be sure that something has been lost forever. My two Leatherman Juices are proof.
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  18. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    BoozeFighter, I do hope your 55 turns up!

    I don't live quite alone, but, Dutch has away of making things disappear. Not missing any Bucks yet...
    He has made socks, shoes, hats and various other 'soft' goods disappear. Being the good retriever that he is most do find their way back to me. Preston
  19. imafritz


    Dec 30, 2008
    I lost the 500 my mom gave me for Christmas. Had to make a stop on the way to work and was parked up hill. It slid out of my pocket while getting out of the truck. I thought I heard something drop and took a quick peak around but didn't see anything. It wasn't until I got to work that I realized my knife wasn't with me and realized it was what I heard. Must have bounced under the truck and I never saw it again. Went back to look after work, but no dice. I figger someone in that neighborhood got themselves a real nice knife.
  20. Reitwagen


    Mar 2, 2009
    I had a knife that took regular sabbaticals, sometimes for over a year. This last time it's been gone for two years after giving me the slip at work. I think it found someone new--and we had been through a lot together.

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