I’ve had my pathfinder for about 30 years and it still is one of my favorites for skinning and general knifey stuff! Hope I can be included in the club!
Just found this page. I'm a big 105 fan. Buck's most underrated knife. Don't have a big collection: a pristine pre-86 four spacer, a brass and cherry Dymalux/420HC, and a cocobolo/5160. I dunno why I haven't snagged a Heritage (cocobolo/D2) yet ... they're ridiculously cheap with the BCCI discount. I almost bought a stag recently, but it was expensive and when I asked for some better pictures I liked it a bit less. All-round superb knife, and (just my opinion here) a gorgeous, iconic shape.
I'm never lucky enough to find a "forgotten" knife. Whenever I find something, it's usually in the back of the frig and spoiled.I just realized I do have a 105.
Welcome a"board", Kels73! Nice knife and photo! Is there a date code on the blade and do you know how many were made?My first Pathfinder arrived this week. It's the S30V limited factory run. I couldn't be happier.
It seems to be. Honestly it seems like a refined, classier 119 Special. I think it would make for a good hunting/outdoors knife, but I suppose time will tell. Cant wait to take it fishing when it gets warmer outside.Just an all around good knife, very capable and versatile.
So what is so special about the 105? Mine seems pretty great from the limited cutting I have done so far, nice blade with a great hollow grind.
Welcome CVamberbonehead! What's so special about the 105? You mentioned a few qualities, but read my original post for other reasons I think the 105 is so special. The 105 has been in continuous production since 1948 - longer than any other model in Buck's line. To me, that says a lot. Enjoy your knife and thanks for joining the Pathfinder Club!Honestly it seems like a refined, classier 119 Special. I think it would make for a good hunting/outdoors knife...
It seems to be. Honestly it seems like a refined, classier 119 Special. I think it would make for a good hunting/outdoors knife, but I suppose time will tell. Cant wait to take it fishing when it gets warmer outside.
Warning: Membership in the Pathfinder 105 Club, that is supposedly 'free', has cost me a great deal of money, and resulted in the addition of many more knives - most of which are not 105s - to my collection.
Please consider this my official application for membership. I've read the by-laws and agree to all the terms and conditions.