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September 2021 BOTM - 301 Stockman 420HC FFG Long Pull, Black Burlap Micarta

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It's a little gritty opening it and I'm afraid to flush it out because I like how the micarta looks...I guess at some point its going to get oils from my hand
 

Invoice

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Dec 3, 2006
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I ordered one and got it today:)
I like it a lot.
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Comes in a very nice package. Wonder what that costs.
I do wish they would do the 301 in different looks. Oh well...
 
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Apr 26, 2021
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Just curious as to how many that bought one, will use as an EDC? If so, how will the Micarta hold up to EDC. Thanks
 

IDhorace

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Mar 22, 2021
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Mine came this afternoon as well. I like it. Fit is good, blade is sharp enough for arm hair. All in all, I'm satisfied and I like it. It won't be an everyday, but it will get carried some. And I think I may try oiling up the micarta just a touch.
 

BP_

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Got mine in today. I have to say, for the first time, I’m pretty disappointed. Blunted tip, big gap between main blade spring and frame, main blade rubbing the side of the frame, and main blade snap so weak I have to push it nearly all the way closed. I was really looking forward to dropping this one straight in my pocket. I love the BF 301 so much.

The really bad part is sending back and having to wait two or three months before I’ll see it again. Pretty disappointing :confused: I own a lot of Buck knives and this one slipped through quality control.

Congrats to everyone that got one! 😊😊

I’m sure after looking through the others that mine is not the norm by any means.
 
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Jan 24, 2006
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Got mine today. I gotta say that you all will love this one. I am a stickler on quality control, and this one I received is a gem. The springs are strong, the blade grind and nail pulls are excellent, the handle is handsome, and the two blades are centered and not rubbing.

This will be a user in my EDC rotation.

Well-played, Buck. Keep up the slipjoint love.

With 440 instead of S30v, I still think that a sub-$70 price point is more realistic if this becomes a normal offering in the future catalog.
 
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Matt_WY

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mine arrived today also. Fit and finish leaves a bit to be desired. Wonky piece of micarta as shown here. Clip blade rubs on the linear and the grinds could be cleaner. Definitely needs a good flushing, but the blades have a fair pull and good snap closing. Overall at this price point I think Buck needs to do a better job.
 

J Hubbard

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Joined
Mar 29, 2001
Messages
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Got mine in today. I have to say, for the first time, I’m pretty disappointed. Blunted tip, big gap between main blade spring and frame, main blade rubbing the side of the frame, and main blade snap so weak I have to push it nearly all the way closed. I was really looking forward to dropping this one straight in my pocket. I love the BF 301 so much.

The really bad part is sending back and having to wait two or three months before I’ll see it again. Pretty disappointing :confused: I own a lot of Buck knives and this one slipped through quality control.

Congrats to everyone that got one! 😊😊

I’m sure after looking through the others that mine is not the norm by any means.
PM me your address and I'll get a return label. I'll turn it quickly for you.
 

J Hubbard

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mine arrived today also. Fit and finish leaves a bit to be desired. Wonky piece of micarta as shown here. Clip blade rubs on the linear and the grinds could be cleaner. Definitely needs a good flushing, but the blades have a fair pull and good snap closing. Overall at this price point I think Buck needs to do a better job.
looks like we burned the micarta. PM me you address and I'll get that corrected.
 
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