I bought the Thug a couple months ago. The Punk yesterday and Hoodlum today. I hate seeing good knives be discontinued.
I made a sheath for the Thug and will make them for the other two. The blade shape is fun..
I've never done any leather work, but those stitches are as good as I've seen.
I have a Kydex sheath for my Hoodlum user that works nicely.
The name of the original knife in the series, The Hoodlum, was a play on Ron Hood's name.
Names don't always work...my 7th grade math teacher's name was Harry Butts.
I hitched into Bland, VA while hiking the Appalachian Trail and there was a large factory that had been long closed. I always thought they made a poor choice on their product name..."Bland Sportswear".
That is a nice set of knives. I too was not impressed with the name until I learned why they were called what they were.
Speaking of names we have a teacher in HS with the name Plucker. She has kids at the school and of course the kids call her Mother Plucker. True story and she laughs about it.
I have a punk and reaper at the moment. Had a few punks before and liked them but sold for some reason. Think it was the steel. I'm going to use this other punk and the reaper for good while so can give both a fair shake. Hate the names and sheaths. Blades are very comfy and ergonomic themselves though.
I wanted to get a Hoodlum a long time ago. I have seen at least 3 break where the notch is on the spine, so that kinda killed it for me getting one. Sure it's not a bad blade though, and sure if did break it Buck would try to make right somehow.
The Reaper is gonna accompany me river fishing alot this year I think. The skulls are either getting sanded off, or paracorded over or making some new scales for them.
Reaper seems like a descent cheap knife. I have next to no experience with Bucks 420 so wanting to see how holds up.
Anyone know why Buck decided to discontinue them. Easy answer I guess is sales figures. Beckers and Esse's sell very well. Don't know why these didn't catch on. I have the punk and thug. Really like the punk the best. I like Buck's camp knife, it's no Esse but I like it. Wish they'd do it in a color besides orange tho'.