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- Jun 9, 2011
Pretty coolI usually carry the brass trimmed 703, sometimes the older 303. If I’m rememberizing correctly, these were done by Camillus? The 703 is one of my favorite Buck models. A forum knife with upgraded steel and maybe in stag would be fantastic. I’m still working on getting one from each year of production. Still have a few to go. Getting harder to find with a reasonable price.
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I have the series in brass except for the 701. Never found one. I have a couple extra 703’s packed away, otherwise I wouldn’t carry this one. The 709 shield looks silver but that’s just the lighting. Sorry for cluttering the thread.Pretty cool
I don't believe I ever seen a brass 700 series knife before
Awesome info. In the grand scheme of things, that’s a pretty low production run of each model. I’m still looking too! About the only place I know to watch is the auction site and here, so……keep an eye out.Nice set Joe! I've managed to find the 703 (1986), 704 (1987) and 705 (1986) in brass, but the 709 and 701 have eluded me...so far. About 10 years ago, Joe Houser wrote this:
"I checked and we only made about 1500 of the 704 with brass bolsters. Same quantity of 703's. The whole herd of 700's were offered in brass for a short while but they never appeared in a Buck catalog. I dont have any info on the one you have with the logo on the wood side. that 1500 of 703's and 701's were made and similar numbers of the other three."
They seem to be rare, but obtainable if you have patience. All of mine show some wear and seemed to have been carried. So I'm thinking they might not have been scooped up by collectors and preserved, back in the day.
Thanks, I have bought custom knives before with the intent of using them. Some how I find a reason to leave it home and pack my favorite, trusty old 118.Kudos to you!!!!!!