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The Pathfinder Club - Members Only!

Joined
Feb 9, 2016
Messages
78
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.
 

TAH

Gold Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2001
Messages
5,876
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.

Welcome to the Pathfinder Club and to BladeForums, pope4 and Kostik! I feel comfortable speaking for all of our members - we 100% agree with your sentiment about the 105. Sometimes, I think the 105 gets overlooked because it's an old model with old school looks and people, especially the younger crowd, want the "latest and greatest" design on the market. The Pathfinder has been around for nearly 75 years for a reason. It simply works. And that's why people in the know are members of this club. :)

Pathfinder Club List of Members:

Hoyt Buck - Honorary Chair
TAH - Founder, President, and all-round Pathfinder enthusiast.

Ace Rimmer
Archie
Barman1
Barneycanoe
Behr95
BennyD
bertl
Bluf6
Brownwm
Buck_for_Life
bucklife301
BuckShack
bucksway
Buck21
Buck311
BusyDad
caine
caquino
Chalet
chuck4570
Cvrobinson
David Martin
David Nowlin
DDDWho
DeSotoSky
DOGPOUND77
dpsk
drei3ree
etexas
eveled
FLINT77
fuzzybuck
gedlicks
gordyt
GPyro
Greasepiggy
gunspease
gunstock
gunstockjack
Haebbie
Hawkeye5
hhmoore
Hjalmar69
Hornbill
iamjethro
IDhorace
ilvexyret
imafritz
Irishgrouch
ItsTooEarly
Jaxe
jbmonkey
JBuck
jb4570
Jeff of the North
JOE NOWICKI
junkenstien
justsaymo
koreamarine
Kostik
kyhunt
K1500
Lesknife
LostViking
Luke73
Makael
MarcelodiMarco
matthewtstock
MaxCast
Mitch110
m r merrill
MT_Pokt
Old Hunter
Ole Joe Clark
Pack Rat
plb
pjsjr
pope4
rje58
sassafrassdogs3
ScottK
sd550
sextant
shortwinger
skylercstevens
specgrade
sportingspecialist
STEELHEADBULLY
Stuffer
st8yd
sustratiotes
Switchblade61
Tecate
The Fort
tigerdale
Tim.E
tongueriver
topgun03
troutfisher13111
turbosquirrel
Weiss
westgin
Wicked Sharp
Wildcat
wonderboy1377s
Wood Splitter
zakjak221
1912er
7x57hunter

Members: 111
 

TAH

Gold Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2001
Messages
5,876
I just realized I do have a 105.
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. 😁

Welcome 2TONYB! Glad you were reunited with your 105. That's a nice Christmas gift two days early! 🎅🎄

Pathfinder Club List of Members:

Hoyt Buck - Honorary Chair
TAH - Founder, President, and all-round Pathfinder enthusiast.

Ace Rimmer
Archie
Barman1
Barneycanoe
Behr95
BennyD
bertl
Bluf6
Brownwm
Buck_for_Life
bucklife301
BuckShack
bucksway
Buck21
Buck311
BusyDad
caine
caquino
Chalet
chuck4570
Cvrobinson
David Martin
David Nowlin
DDDWho
DeSotoSky
DOGPOUND77
dpsk
drei3ree
etexas
eveled
FLINT77
fuzzybuck
gedlicks
gordyt
GPyro
Greasepiggy
gunstock
gunstockjack
Haebbie
Hawkeye5
hhmoore
Hjalmar69
Hornbill
iamjethro
IDhorace
ilvexyret
imafritz
Irishgrouch
ItsTooEarly
Jaxe
jbmonkey
JBuck
jb4570
Jeff of the North
JOE NOWICKI
junkenstien
justsaymo
koreamarine
Kostik
kyhunt
K1500
Lesknife
LostViking
Luke73
Makael
MarcelodiMarco
matthewtstock
MaxCast
Mitch110
m r merrill
MT_Pokt
Old Hunter
Ole Joe Clark
Pack Rat
pease
plb
pjsjr
pope4
rje58
sassafrassdogs3
ScottK
sd550
sextant
shortwinger
skylercstevens
specgrade
sportingspecialist
STEELHEADBULLY
Stuffer
st8yd
sustratiotes
Switchblade61
Tecate
The Fort
tigerdale
Tim.E
tongueriver
topgun03
troutfisher13111
turbosquirrel
Weiss
westgin
Wicked Sharp
Wildcat
wonderboy1377s
Wood Splitter
zakjak221
1912er
2TONYB
7x57hunter

Members: 112
 
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TAH

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Joined
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Messages
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Thought I'd kick off 2022 with a new photo of my old partner of 47 years. Wishing you all a safe and healthy new year! 🤠

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Old Hunter

Gold Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2012
Messages
7,091
Nice way to kick off 2022 TAH. I was thinking some about my late Cousin Mac, he was such a great mentor and friend to me all my life. His wife (now passed away as well) gave me his Buck 105 after his death. Here is his knife and a picture of Mac when he was young and vigorous, Chief of Smoke for his firing batteries in Korea ca. 50/51. OH
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TAH

Gold Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2001
Messages
5,876
My first Pathfinder arrived this week. It's the S30V limited factory run. I couldn't be happier.
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Welcome a"board", Kels73! :) Nice knife and photo! Is there a date code on the blade and do you know how many were made?

Pathfinder Club List of Members:

Hoyt Buck - Honorary Chair
TAH - Founder, President, and all-round Pathfinder enthusiast.

Ace Rimmer
Archie
Barman1
Barneycanoe
Behr95
BennyD
bertl
Bluf6
Brownwm
Buck_for_Life
bucklife301
BuckShack
bucksway
Buck21
Buck311
BusyDad
caine
caquino
Chalet
chuck4570
Cvrobinson
David Martin
David Nowlin
DDDWho
DeSotoSky
DOGPOUND77
dpsk
drei3ree
etexas
eveled
FLINT77
fuzzybuck
gedlicks
gordyt
GPyro
Greasepiggy
gunstock
gunstockjack
Haebbie
Hawkeye5
hhmoore
Hjalmar69
Hornbill
iamjethro
IDhorace
ilvexyret
imafritz
Irishgrouch
ItsTooEarly
Jaxe
jbmonkey
JBuck
jb4570
Jeff of the North
JOE NOWICKI
junkenstien
justsaymo
Kels73
koreamarine
Kostik
kyhunt
K1500
Lesknife
LostViking
Luke73
Makael
MarcelodiMarco
matthewtstock
MaxCast
Mitch110
m r merrill
MT_Pokt
Old Hunter
Ole Joe Clark
Pack Rat
pease
plb
pjsjr
pope4
rje58
sassafrassdogs3
ScottK
sd550
sextant
shortwinger
skylercstevens
specgrade
sportingspecialist
STEELHEADBULLY
Stuffer
st8yd
sustratiotes
Switchblade61
Tecate
The Fort
tigerdale
Tim.E
tongueriver
topgun03
troutfisher13111
turbosquirrel
Weiss
westgin
Wicked Sharp
Wildcat
wonderboy1377s
Wood Splitter
zakjak221
1912er
2TONYB
7x57hunter

Members: 113
 

CVamberbonehead

Gold Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2017
Messages
1,246
Ok, I just got a Buck 105 yesterday at the Buck factory. Its a Heritage model in D2 and cocobolo, and I must say it is really nice. Mine is supposedly a factory blemish but I cant see anything wrong with it. I guess I'm not qualified to work for Buck. :( I put a picture on here and was told to come drop by your secret clubhouse here on Bladeforums. 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.
 

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TAH

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Messages
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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.

Honestly it seems like a refined, classier 119 Special. I think it would make for a good hunting/outdoors knife...
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! 👍

Pathfinder Club List of Members:

Hoyt Buck - Honorary Chair
TAH - Founder, President, and all-round Pathfinder enthusiast.

Ace Rimmer
Archie
Barman1
Barneycanoe
Behr95
BennyD
bertl
Bluf6
Brownwm
Buck_for_Life
bucklife301
BuckShack
bucksway
Buck21
Buck311
BusyDad
caine
caquino
Chalet
chuck4570
CVamberbonehead
Cvrobinson
David Martin
David Nowlin
DDDWho
DeSotoSky
DOGPOUND77
dpsk
drei3ree
etexas
eveled
FLINT77
fuzzybuck
gedlicks
gordyt
GPyro
Greasepiggy
gunstock
gunstockjack
Haebbie
Hawkeye5
hhmoore
Hjalmar69
Hornbill
iamjethro
IDhorace
ilvexyret
imafritz
Irishgrouch
ItsTooEarly
Jaxe
jbmonkey
JBuck
jb4570
Jeff of the North
JOE NOWICKI
junkenstien
justsaymo
Kels73
koreamarine
Kostik
kyhunt
K1500
Lesknife
LostViking
Luke73
Makael
MarcelodiMarco
matthewtstock
MaxCast
Mitch110
m r merrill
MT_Pokt
Old Hunter
Ole Joe Clark
Pack Rat
pease
plb
pjsjr
pope4
rje58
sassafrassdogs3
ScottK
sd550
sextant
shortwinger
skylercstevens
specgrade
sportingspecialist
STEELHEADBULLY
Stuffer
st8yd
sustratiotes
Switchblade61
Tecate
The Fort
tigerdale
Tim.E
tongueriver
topgun03
troutfisher13111
turbosquirrel
Weiss
westgin
Wicked Sharp
Wildcat
wonderboy1377s
Wood Splitter
zakjak221
1912er
2TONYB
7x57hunter

Members: 114
 

rje58

Gold Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2013
Messages
2,574
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. :)
 

TAH

Gold Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2001
Messages
5,876
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.

Legally, I'm not responsible. 😁
 
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